Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Baked Alaska by Josi Kilpack: Review and Giveaway!

Baked Alaska by Josi S. Kilpack

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.

I'm so happy to be a part of the blog tour for Baked Alaska by Josi Kilpack.  I have really enjoyed this series and every book comes with a fun new setting and awesome recipes.

Sadie is honestly a busy body type that can't sit still.  She likes to know everything.  In the last few books she has calmed down a bit and I'm so glad.  She is still Sadie but just not quite so overboard.  She has been through a rough patch but she is rebounding and coming into a new and improved Sadie.  At least I think so.

It's funny because I started reading this book right as I was working out details with my family for a cruise.  We got it all booked as I am reading about a murder mystery on a cruise ship.  Eek!  Luckily I'm not going on an Alaskan cruise or there might have been one too many similarities!

I really related to Sadie's mother hen instincts with her son.  It's a hard thing to let your kids grow up and trust them to make their own decisions.  Especially decisions that don't involve you.  Poor Sadie.  Secrets are just no good.  And Sean's secret is a doozy!

I was glad to see Pete in this book, stepping up and taking some control, helping.  I've always loved Pete.  He is steady and you can count on him.  I'm so glad to see that to some degree, Sadie is giving up some of her crazy and trusting Pete's judgement.  That trust is huge.

I don't think I've ever eaten Baked Alaska.  It's such a shame because that cover looks really good and I'm thinking I've been deprived.  

If you love a good, cozy murder mystery, you should really try Josi's Culinary mystery series.  It's fun, easy reading.  If you've already read most of this series and Baked Alaska is next, you know what you are in for.  You won't be disappointed.

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.

Blog Tour Giveaway
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Ends 3/20/13

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