Baked Alaska Blog Tour: Double Review

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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.


Jen's Thoughts:

Baked Alaska is the 9th book in the Culinary Mystery series. It can be read as a standalone, which is what I did, but I don’t really recommend it. The characters are likeable but I didn’t feel like I knew them as well as someone reading the entire series would. Some of the connection was missing as well as the background stories that were referenced.

Aside from the missing connections and background I did like the book. It’s an interesting mystery with a couple unexpected twists. I especially liked the parts where the suspense was ramped up and I was on the edge of my seat wondering how it would play out.

Overall rating: 3.5 out of 5

Wendy's Thoughts:

I enjoyed the mystery and it kept me guessing. There wasn't as much romance as I would have liked but it was still enjoyable. I thought the addition of the recipes throughout the book added to it, but I prefer them at the end or beginning of the books. Overall I liked the storyline and probably would have enjoyed it more if I had read the previous books in the series first.

Overall rating: 3.5 out of 5

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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1 comment

  1. Both of you should have great recipes now! It's hard to jump into a book in the middle of a series. You were brave.


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