Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fortune Cookie by Josie Kilpack + $25 Giveaway!

   Fortune Cookie
Sadie Hoffmiller has always liked things to be just so. A place for everything and everything in its place. Order over chaos. And of all things Sadie should be able to control, her own wedding is at the top of the list. With the big day just three weeks away, Sadie is busily adding the final touches to her wedding plans but the arrival of a mysterious letter from San Francisco changes everything. The only person Sadie knows in San Francisco is her older sister, Wendy, whom she hasn’t seen since their mother’s funeral nearly fifteen years ago. Sadie has faced off against murderers and criminals in recent years, yet the possibility of reconnecting with her sister is both overwhelming and frightening. Sadie soon discovers, however, that the letter is just the beginning when Wendy’s world turns out to be a place of unanswered questions, twisted truths, and more than one person with a motive for murder. The more Sadie digs into her sister’s past, the more she places her own future at risk.

This is the first of two books in the next week up for review that have a fortune cookie on the front.  It sort of puts me in the mood to eat Chinese food.  :)

First off, I love the setting of this book in San Francisco.  I love that city.  There is so much diversity and life pulsing all around you.  I love the hills and the houses and the water.  Hanging out along the pier is one of my favorite things to do.  And if you haven't ever caught a baseball game there- you should.  

In this book, Sadie's murder adventure turns more personal as it involves her sister.  Given it's a sister she hasn't seen in a very long time, and a sister that has caused a lot of grief and heartache, but it's still hits close to home.  This brings up old insecurities and memories that Sadie hasn't thought of or dealt with in a long time.  

One of the things I love about this series is that even after so many books, I feel as though I am still discovering layers to Sadie.  I'm getting to know her.  That's quite a feat in a series this big.  Even though I'm always learning more about Sadie, she is still Sadie.  Although over the many books, she has matured and learned things too.  These books are easy to read.  The thought process of the characters just makes sense.  The dialogue is natural and easy.  These are awesome books to curl up with.  They are clean and fun.

As much as I love this series, I am really looking forward to the next book which is also the last, I hear.  I'm hoping that Sadie and Pete finally, finally, get their happily ever after.  Obviously, it can't be that easy, but I'm hoping it will come.  I'm ready for that.

Culinary Mysteries

Author Josi S. Kilpack Josi S. Kilpack hated to read until her mother handed her a copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond when she was 13. From that day forward, she read everything she could get her hands on and accredits her writing “education” to the many novels she has “studied” since then. She began writing her first novel in 1998 and never stopped. Her novel, Sheep’s Clothing won the Whitney Award 2007 for Mystery/Suspense. Lemon Tart, the first book in the Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery series was a finalist in 2009. Josi currently lives in Willard Utah with her husband, children and super-cute cat.

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