Debut author Alicia Bessette gently blends the lives of two characters to create a sure-to-please recipe of tender insights. When Rose-Ellen’s husband dies, she is devastated. Her husband loved cooking, so now she refuses to do so—until she hears about a baking contest sponsored by celebrity chef Polly Pinch.
In another part of the duplex, where Rose-Ellen lives, nine-year-old Ingrid Knox is convinced that Polly Pinch is the mother she’s never met. When chance brings Ingrid and Rose-Ellen together, they form afriendship that changes their lives.