On Sale: August 5, 2010
Featuring: Rose Ellen "Zell" Roy
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Women's Fiction Contemporary
Itâ€™s been over a year since Nick died tragically during a
post-Katrina relief mission in New Orleans. Long enough,
according to the grief pamphlets, to have begun moving on
with her life. But Zell is still unable to enter her
attic, which is full of Nick memories. She hasnâ€™t even
turned on her oven because cooking was Nickâ€™s chore. That
is, until she decides to enter celebrity chef Polly
Pinchâ€™s first annual Desserts that Warm the Soul baking
contest, hoping to win the $20,000 grand prize to donate
to Katrina survivors in Nickâ€™s honor.
Meanwhile, in the adjacent apartment of Zellâ€™s two-family
house, nine-year-old Ingrid Knox is learning to cope with
the loneliness of growing up without a mother. With an
imagination as big as her heart, Ingrid treasures her
doting father but begins to plot how she will meet her
mother, whom she fiercely believes is Polly Pinch.
When an embarrassing baking mishap brings Zell and Ingrid
together, they form an unlikely friendship that will alter
both of their lives forever. Together, and with the help
of a lively and loveable cast of friends and family, they
embark on winning the Desserts that Warm the Soul contest â€“
and learn that through the many sorrows and joys of life,
with a little bit of flour and a pinch of love, anything
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