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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Review: BAKED ALASKA by Josi S. Kilpack

From http://www.josiskilpack.comSadie 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 daughter’s 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, Sadie’s 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.

Audience: Adult (Clean)
Genre: Cozy Mystery (Culinary)
Length: 368 pgs.

Rating: **** (Really liked it)

Review: This is the first of the Sadie Hoffmiller mysteries and it's number 8...what a time to jump in, right? But you can see how it's totally appropriate. (Long story short--I sat down at my first day in church in Alaska and saw that this book was on top for their book club. I downloaded it the next night.)
I really enjoyed it. I can see how reading the books in the series before it would have enhanced how I read this one, but I didn't feel lost and the book could stand on its own. The recipes were awesome! I've already tried one (the Red Potato and Salmon chowder. It was great!) I enjoyed reading them almost as much as I enjoyed reading the book. I loved the characters. I loved the setting. (So excited to go on my own Alaskan cruise, probably next summer!) 

Source: Bought a Kindle copy from Amazon.

Content: 1-5 (1 being minor instances, 5 being saturated)
Sex: 0 (some kissing)
Language: 0
Violence: 0

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I've been writing since I was old enough to grasp a crayon--my grandma even has an early copy of a "book" I made her. I have a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Wyoming and will (hopefully) soon be starting a graduate program in English. When I'm not breaking up impromptu UFC fights in the living room or losing miserably to my boys at Uno, I'm ... well, writing or editing, of course! I'm married to my best friend, and we have three rambunctious but simply amazing little boys.


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