Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Fortune Cookie by Josi S. Kilpack -- Blog Tour/Giveaway

Fortune Cookie Tour

Fortune CookieFortune Cookie

Author: Josi S. Kilpack

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Published: March 2014

ISBN13: 9781609077877

Paperback: 356 pages

FTC, I received a PDF copy in exchange for an honest review.

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.

My Review

There are few things I love more than a Sadie Hoffmiller mystery by Josi.  Sadie has become like an old friend to me.  Everything about her makes me smile.  I worry for her, I cheer for her, and I laugh with her.

This time the mystery is different for Sadie.  It involves her estranged sister, Wendy.  Sadie's memories of Wendy were not pleasant.  Wendy was troubled and treated Sadie very badly.  She left home when Sadie was 12, and they didn't hear from her much.  So, when Sadie receives a letter from Wendy's son, 3 weeks before her wedding to Pete (one of my all-time favorite characters), she and Pete travel to San Francisco to try to figure out what happened to her.  What they find are more questions than answers at first.  It turns out, Wendy was awful to everyone.  And Pete is plagued by memories of his late wife, making Sadie feel he may not be ready to re-marry.  

The climax of this book had me down right anxious.  I could not stop reading, and at one point felt this was Sadie's most dangerous mission yet.  And, if you like teasers, make sure you read the sneak peak chapter of Wedding Cake, due fall 2014.  If you are like me, you will be counting the days until it is released.

5 out of 5 stars.  This series is one of my all-time favorites.  They can be read as stand alones, but why not start at the beginning...
Culinary Mysteries
JosiAuthor 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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Ends 4/30/14
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  1. Yum! I've got a coworker who's a huge fan!

  2. I love Josi! Congrats to her on her new novel!

  3. I am so glad you liked it as well! I loved it! Really, Mystery and Food, what's not to love :)