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Summary

What happens when your life takes an unexpected turn? What happens when you need to protect the one you love from the one you want to love? What happens when you lose something you never knew you wanted? Lambda and Golden Crown Literary Award-winning author Georgia Beers brings to you her long-awaited seventh novel, Starting from Scratch, a story where learning, laughing, loving, and baked goods are just a few of life’s basic ingredients. Starting from Scratch…where life is what you make it.

©2010 Georgia Beers (P)2012 Dog Ear Audio

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  • S. Watson
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
  • 04-11-15

Snorted!

The author uses the word snorted (and variants thereof) LIBERALLY. It grated but that's just me.

Also a lot of stating the obvious when dialogue had already done it's job.

Whilst this isn't a literary work of art... it's a sweet little love story all the same.

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Another great listen

I have to say that this was one of the most enjoyable books I've listened to in the last few weeks can't wait for the next book

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it grows on you

I'll be honest the stories good if a little predictable. it's sweet and made me feel all fluffy inside.

well read too, though originally I was hesitant about Georgia Beers narrating, I think it worked well, like I said, it grows on you.

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  • kate_monster
  • 20-01-15

Simply Wonderful!

I sit here sobbing, my heart hurting and filled with joy for Avery & Alena at the same time. I have to start by saying that with the exception of the rating with stars at the end of books, (I mean, who would care what I think of a book... Right?) I have never left a review of a book. But I have never felt so compelled to do so as right now.

I do tend to "love" almost all the books in this genre after I've finished them. But this book is BY FAR the best I've read by Georgia Beers! Idk if it was the fact that she narrated it herself or not, (which I do prefer to hear books read by the author ... Stories seem to have that, idk... lil somethin extra that you don't get when it's not read by the one who wrote it. Even the best of performers) but I have read/listened to all of Ms. Beers novels on Audible thus far & this book is...really wonderful.

Georgia Beers writes & in this case narrates in such a way that I felt I was IN the story. Maybe its how she creates real life characters with everyday conflicts & combine that with a storyline that you don't necessarily see coming a mile away, which can be difficult in this genre at times.

In my opinion this the BEST novel I've read so far by Georgia Beers, & I said that same thing last week when I finished "Olive Oil & White Bread."
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  • Holly
  • 14-10-15

Better than expected

At first, I was hesitant, but I like other Georgia Beers books so I gave it a shot. The narrating was different than I'm used to, and I almost stopped listening because of it. Once I accepted that just because the narration was different than I was used to, it didn't mean it was bad. In fact, it was great and I was so caught up with the characters that I found myself laughing and crying with them. The ending was bitter sweet, but felt very real. This was the most realistic love story in this genre that I've ever read.

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  • Carla
  • 13-01-15

Great Book!!

I really enjoyed this book, I think the author did a great job with the flow of the book. I will read others of hers ;-)

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  • Snochic48
  • 29-06-15

Nice happy story

I like the overall story and thought they pick trail of a lesbian relationship was accurate. The intimate scenes were tasteful. But I had a problem listening to the author. I didn't care for the way it was narrated.

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  • Jena
  • 24-04-16

This book is fantastic!!!

This book is fantastic!!! I love the way it was written that I was able to connect to the the writer and the book. Also because it was read by the author gave it an even better depth.

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  • Sara
  • 03-02-16

Wow

Absolutely loved this book from start to finish. Georgia Beers makes you forget about all else.

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  • cj
  • 19-01-16

Beers captures the reader

This book is one of my favorites of Georgia Beers. It's a treat to enjoy the audio version because she's narrating.

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  • karen
  • 30-07-15

awesome, a must read. the narration is outstanding

I loved it. when the author narrates her own work, you know it's going to be great, and it was.

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  • cindy schmall
  • 22-06-15

Good story

This book was entertaining and genuine! A Very sweet story that I didn't want to end.

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  • Tash
  • 11-06-15

A love story without the mush

Finally, a love story for the other team!
It allows audiences to relate or experience the unknown, yet similar lifestyle.

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