From Scratch by Gail Anderson-Dargatz
The bakery Cookie has worked at for years will be closing soon. She knows her baking is wonderful but her financial situation and lack of business know-how keeps her from pursuing the idea of opening her own business. But what Cookie really needs to take the next step in her career, and her life, is a little bit of self confidence.
Cookie is a single mother who struggles to balance being a supportive mother, a good provider and having a fulfilling career. It is easy to identify with her and have empathy for a woman branching into areas outside her comfort zone.
This is a slim book written for adults that struggle with reading. It is perfect for people wanting to improve their literacy in English as well. Even though this book, and the entire Rapid Reads imprint, is based in Canada and some of the business resources the author includes are Canadian, I still think these books are a great resource for adult literacy learners.