Friday, November 2, 2012

Lemon Tart by Josi S. Kilpack

Lemon Tart by Josi S. Kilpack

Summary by Goodreads:
A recipe for murder!

* 5 families living on Peregrine Circle
* 1 flowered curtain tieback
* 1 missing child
* 1 body in the field

Mix with a long list of suspects and top with two very different detectives. Increase heat until only the truth remains.

Award-winning author Josi S. Kilpack introduces a new series of culinary "cozies" that is sure to tantalize mystery lovers. In this debut volume, cooking aficionado-turned-amateur detective, Sadie Hoffmiller, tries to solve the murder of Anne Lemmon, her beautiful young neighbor - a single mother who was mysteriously killed while a lemon tart was baking in her oven. At the heart of Sadie's search is Anne's missing two-year-old son, Trevor. Whoever took the child must be the murderer, but Sadie is certain that the police are looking at all the wrong suspects - including her!

Armed with a handful of her very best culinary masterpieces, Sadie is determined to bake her way to proving her innocence, rescuing Trevor, and finding out exactly who had a motive for murder.

Read November 2012

4.5 Stars

My Review:
What a fun culinary mystery!  I really enjoyed this story and the main character Sadie.  I thought the story had intrigue, heart (I really liked these characters and felt bad for them), and just a touch of romance.  And, I was totally surprised!  My one complaint is that it annoyed me how much Sadie got herself into difficult situations.  What was she thinking?!!!  But, I guess that is part of her charm.

Warnings: There is obviously murder (it is a murder mystery), some infidelity, lots of lying and deceit.  With all of that said, I still consider this a "clean" book.  

I would let my 14 year old read this.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there, the November edition of Books You Loved is now live. Here is the link Books You Loved November Edition Please do pop by and link in a post about a book you loved. Maybe this one? Cheers