Saturday, March 2, 2013

Baked Alaska by Josi Kilpack

Blurb:
Sadie Hoffmiller is looking forward to an entire week cruising the Alaskan wilderness with her two grown children, Shawn and Breanna, and her boyfriend, Pete. Not only will they all have the chance to get to know one another better, but Sadie will finally be able to help Breanna plan her upcoming wedding. They board the ship with high expectations of a well-deserved vacation.

And except for the mysterious woman on the ship that Shawn seems to know but will not discuss, and the fact that Breanna's future mother-in-law has already hijacked the wedding plans, and the unexpected death of a passenger in the middle of the buffet line, Sadie's vacation would have been perfect.

As it is, Sadie will need all her investigative skills to navigate the deep waters of the mystery that is soon swirling around her family. Amid her growing fears for the future, Sadie must also come to terms with the fact that her role in the lives of her children is changing and that even the best laid plans can go awry when a secret gets thrown into the mix.

My Review: How fun and completely original is a cozy mystery set on an Alaskan cruise??? This was my first forway into Josi Kilpack's long running Culinary Mystery series even though the yummy looking covers have caught my eye for some time.

Sadie is a middle-aged protagonist who has planned this family vacation in order for her two grown children to spend more time with the new love in her life. Little does she know that her adopted son Shawn has been communicating with his birth mother, who shows up on the same cruise and ends up getting poisoned. Her daughter Breanna is dealing with future mother-in-law problems as she readies to marry into London society. Hardly the restful break Sadie was hoping for...and then another cruise passenger ends up dead!

This is an action-packed adventure set against the backdrop of Alaska's beauty.

Praise for Baked AlaskaJosi Kilpack has done it again. You would think that all these events that occur in Sadie's life wouldn't be natural, but Josi Kilpack has a way of making you believe that it just "happens" and it is normal. I have grown to love Sadie's character, even if she is a busybody, you can't help but cheer for her as she attempts to solve a mystery or crime. One of my favorite series. :)
~Goodreads Reviewer Lacey McNeill









Author Josi S. Kilpack

Josi S. Kilpack grew up hating to read until she was thirteen and her mother handed her a copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond. From that day forward, she read everything she could get her hands on and credits her writing “education” to the many novels she has “studied” since then. She began her first novel in 1998 and hasn’t stopped since. Her seventh novel, Sheep’s Clothing, won the 2007 Whitney Award for Mystery/Suspense, and Lemon Tart, her ninth novel, was a 2009 Whitney Award Finalist. Josi was the Best in State winner in literature for 2012 and currently has two books (Banana Split and Tres Leches Cupcakes) as finalists in the 2012 Whitney awards.

Josi currently lives in Willard, Utah, with her family.







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3 comments:

  1. This sounds really good Melissa and I am delighted you enjoyed it. I have never tried Baked Alaska..but i love to cruise!

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  2. This sounds like a great mystery, and I will start this series someday soon :) I like older sleuths.

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  3. I loved reading this, too! Such a fun tour to participate in. Great review!

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