‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Star Vanessa Lachey Celebrates a Major Accomplishment

by Leanne Stahulak
Pictured: Vanessa Lachey as Special Agent in Charge Jane Tennant. Photo: CBS ©2021 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

“NCIS: Hawai’i” star Vanessa Lachey published her first book today, called “Life From Scratch: Family Traditions That Start With You.”

Lachey poured a lot of heart and soul into this book over the last few years. And now, you can find it at bookstores near you or available online. The “NCIS: Hawai’i” star celebrated her book’s release day with a heartfelt Instagram post featuring her and the book.

“PUB DAY! It’s Here!!! ‘Life From Scratch: Family Traditions That Start With You’!” Lachey begins in her caption.

“So much Love to my writing partner in crime @dgachman. My publisher @harperonebooks, my manager @ashjosephson, my agent @brandibowles. My publicists @alignpr,” Lachey continues.

“And most importantly, my husband @nicklachey & kiddos who have inspired me to create this Life… From Scratch. I Love You! To ALL of YOU who continue to Love & support me, I’m grateful! I hope you enjoy this book and create new traditions of your own. ❤️ #LifeFromScratchBook,” the author and actress concluded.

HarperOne, who published the “NCIS: Hawai’i” star’s book, reposted her photo and gave a quick rundown of the book.

“Congratulations to @vanessalachey on the publication of her beautifully personal new book, Life from Scratch, out today,” the publisher wrote.

“In ‘Life from Scratch,’ Vanessa shares stories, ideas, delicious recipes, and parenting tips you can use to make your own celebrations unique and unforgettable. Discover the simple gift-giving custom Vanessa shares with her best girlfriends each year; the date-night tradition that she and Nick swear by; and her fool-proof recipe for Chicken Adobo!” HarperOne concludes.

Lachey herself also opened up about the book and what it means to her earlier this week.

‘NCIS: Hawai’i’ Star Vanessa Lachey Shares How Her Mother’s Absence in Her Life ‘Still Bothers’ Her

In a recent interview with ET Online, “NCIS: Hawai’i” star Vanessa Lachey opened up about a piece of her childhood that stuck with her. When she was three, Lachey’s parents split. Several years after that, her mother, Helen Bercero, left the family altogether.

As a mother of three herself, Lachey couldn’t imagine doing that to her own children.

“I struggle with my mom leaving because I look at these kids and Camden is the age when my mom left,” Lachey said, referencing her 9-year-old son, Camden, 6-year-old daughter, Brooklyn, and 4-year-old son, Phoenix. “And there’s not a bone, an ounce, in my body that could ever just walk away from [them].”

Over the last few decades, the “NCIS: Hawai’i” star’s only seen her mother a handful of times. And she still has unanswered questions.

“I’ve made the peace that I need to make to be able to speak about it. And I think I made that peace because I now know the choices I’ve made as a mother and the things I will not do to my children,” Lachey explained. “But I would be lying if I said it doesn’t still bother me and why it’s more fascinating than anything because she was the best mom until she left.”

Read personal stories like this one and more in Lachey’s new book, “Life From Scratch.”