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#86: Rocky Road - Josi S. Kilpack (With #Giveaway & Excerpt)

 
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Rocky Road

Rocky Road

It was supposed to be a girls’ weekend in scenic St. George, Utah that would include shopping, trying out the local cuisine, and participating in a breast cancer fundraiser. The fact that one of the organizers of the fundraising event, a local doctor, disappeared two months ago was not supposed to be Sadie’s problem. In fact, she refuses to participate in the grassroots investigation her friend Caro, and Caro’s cousin, Tess, have put together prior to her arrival. But then she meets the ex-wife of the missing doctor. How could she not ask a few questions . . . that lead to a few more questions . . . that lead to a small town and yet even more questions. Before she knows it, Sadie is in the middle of yet another murder investigation and trying to piece together a convoluted trail of good intentions, hidden motivations, and philanthropy turned big business.



 
Author Josi S. Kilpack

 Born and raised in Salt Lake City Utah, I met my husband in high-school--well, he wasn't my husband then, just the cute guy in weight training with the permed mullet--and we married in 1993. I wrote my first book while on bed rest with my third child and have gone on to publish 20 novels, the most recent being part of The Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery Series. I currently live in Willard, Utah with my husband, children, and cat.  

 
Culinary Mysteries by Josi Kilpack
culinary mysteries

EXCERPT
As soon as she stepped outside, the heat was forgotten due to the amazing smells coming from the two Dutch ovens. One had chicken and the other a potato type casserole. Sadie had to swallow in order to keep her enthusiasm in check. Really, her food obsessions were a bit out of hand.
“This is wonderful,” Sadie said after Paul slid into his seat at the head of the table. She’d already enjoyed a few bites of both the chicken and the potatoes. They were both delicious.
Paul grinned his appreciation for the compliment but said nothing, probably because his mouth was full. She waited for him to finish before asking about the recipe, which he said he’d be happy to share. Sadie would have to buy a Dutch oven and make it for Pete sometime. Maybe after they were marriedZing.
“Oh, I forgot the rolls.” Tess jumped up and headed for the kitchen, returning seconds later with a basket of rolls that completed the meal perfectly. Tess also put a small bowl of what looked like strawberry cream cheese in the center of the table.
“When we got married Paul’s mom gave me a whole cook book full of her families favorite recipes including this one,” Tess explained as she returned to her seat. “It’s from a restaurant called Maddox in Northern Utah—that’s where Paul’s from. They’re especially good with raspberry butter.”
Raspberry butter, not strawberry cream cheese.
Sadie was happy to give the rolls a sampling and spread both halves with a generous helping of the raspberry butter. “These are delicious,” Sadie said one bite later. “Is it a batter roll?” The roll was so light it couldn’t possibly be from a traditional kneaded dough.
“It is a batter roll. They’re my go-to roll recipe—so easy to whip up and so good. I’m glad you like them.”


REVIEW:

Another culinary mystery from Josie, that had me from beginning to end!
Sadie is a no-nonsense, intelligent and spunky former P.I. that can't seem to retire. So glad she doesn't retire though or this book wouldn't have happened.
The story had it's moments, but honestly, wasn't my favorite of the three in the series I have read. Baked Alaska still tops the cake for me!
All of these stories have mystery, adventure, intrigue and wit. I just can't wait to read more and I love the fact you don't have to read them in order.

5/5

My review of Lemon Tart
My review of Baked Alaska


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  1. I have a few of the books in this series, but haven't read them yet. I didn't know you could read them in any order, so I'm glad you mentioned that!

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