Baked Alaska: A Culinary Mystery by Josi S. Kilpack
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Book Description: An Alaskan cruise is the setting for amateur detective Sadie Hoffmillers latest adventure. Sadie plans to spend time relaxing with her two grown children, Breanna and Shawn, and her boyfriend, Pete, while enjoying the luxury and cuisine of an elegant cruise ship and helping to plan her daughters upcoming wedding. But even as the crew prepares to leave port, Sadie has suspicions about the voyage ahead and the relationship between her normally easygoing son and a mysterious female passenger he obviously knows but refuses to discuss. When the woman is discovered unconscious during the second night at sea, Sadies apprehension escalates. Over the last few years, Sadie has developed an extreme dislike for secrets and it would seem her son is keeping one from her. *Includes eight new mouthwatering recipes, tested and approved by the official bakers of Sadies Virtual Test Kitchen.
My thoughts: Sadie is a character that you can't help but love. Her intentions are always great and she finds herself in the most precarious positions. She is smart and has a great sense of humor. She keeps going even when the road is rough.
In this book she is on an Alaskan Cruise with her boyfriend and her son and daughter. She wants her children to get to know Pete and connect with him because she is planning on getting married sometime in the future.
From day one, things go horribly awry and she finds her mother bear kicking in on several occasions. Her maternal instincts lead her to investigation to help out someone she loves.
This book is engaging and fun to read. Some of the recipes in the book look so yummy that I will be trying them out on my family.
This is a great cozy mystery and a fun series to read. This is a clean book, no content warnings.
Praise for Baked Alaska
Josi 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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