If you like my book, you may also like …

  • dessert, cooking shows, and/or baking
  • winter sports such as snowshoeing, skiing and sledding
  • breakup songs by Gladys Knight and the Pips
  • volunteering
  • illustration, painting, sculpting, photography, pottery, and the artistic process in general
  • spending time with children
  • belonging to a library or church
  • small communities
  • sisters
  • supporting special causes
  • New England
  • New Orleans
  • dogs, especially greyhounds
  • catching up with old friends
  • falling in love or realizing you love someone
  • memories.

The above list represents leitmotifs in Simply From Scratch (obvs!), which has been described as Good Grief meets Love Walked In meets P.S. I Love You.

People magazine calls it “tasty” in the Great Reads section of this week’s (8/14) issue, and Library Journal says it’s “strong, richly detailed, with a truly lovable heroine.” It has enjoyed five straight weeks on the Spiegel bestseller list in Germany (danke, Germany).

I hope you read Simply From Scratch, and I hope you love it, too!

~Alicia Bessette

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4 thoughts on “If you like my book, you may also like …

  1. your list of leitmotifs includes so many things I like, too.
    Spending time with children (and now our grandchildren!!)is so important for me and my husband.It was a great experience to watch the process of writing here in this blog.
    I enjoyed reading your novel soooooooooooo much!

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