I received a copy of From Scratch by C.E. Hilbert from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Maggie McKitrick loves everything about her new life in Gibson's Run, Ohio—her charming bakery, her quirky customers, her distance from the past. Yes, she loves everything…except her new landlord. Police Chief Sean Taylor is like a piece of sand in an oyster—irritating, but with the promise of something beautiful. Despite Maggie's self-imposed man-fast, she wonders what kind of treasure she and the lawman could create together. Sean Taylor likes to keep the peace, but his new tenant is making it nearly impossible to keep anything on an even keel—including his heart. Despite her sassy attitude, Sean is drawn to the beautiful pastry chef and has an overwhelming need to serve and protect her. As Maggie and Sean draw closer together, her long buried dreams about her life are reawakened into a hopeful prayer…until a threat from her past promises to destroy their future. Will Maggie be forced to run—again—starting fresh? Or will God answer her prayer and give her the happily-ever-after she's started from scratch?
This was a really good book that hooked me from the beginning. Maggie is a new baker in Gibson's Run. Her landlord Sean Taylor, who also is the Chief of Police, and her haven't started out on the best of terms. The only time they speak is when she's telling him how many things her bakery needs fixed. Can they get to know each other enough to become friends or maybe something more?