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Key Lime Pie

Because it’s pie and it’s a book, and Josi Kilpack is awesome.

Now that I’m done writing a book (and putting off editing that book) I am in read-and-review other books mode. It won’t be long before I have to get back to the grind, so go ahead and be shocked that I’m posting more than once a month and know that the once a month schedule could pop up again at any moment.

The only thing more awesome than me loving a book, is one of my kids loving a book. I’ve read Key Lime Pie twice now (once before and once after publication) My daughter decided she liked mystery books about a year and a half ago. She finished Key Lime Pie about a week ago. Now I want it stated for the record that it totally ticks me off that my daughter reads and loves the books my friends write, but would rather drink anti-freeze than read one of my books. Kids . . . pssshhhh!

Because my daughter is going to school in a different city, we spend a LOT of time on the phone (because even if she won’t read my books, she still likes to chat with me on the phone). Some of our conversations went like this:

Rae: I am so dang mad at Josi. She’s making everything go wrong in this book! Why didn’t you stop her before it got published?

Me: Just keep reading, honey. You’ll like the ending.

Rae: No,  I won’t! Everyone I like is either a bad guy or written off at this point.

Me (smiling): I promise. Just keep reading.

Rae: Well of course I’m going to keep reading. I have to know what happens.

The conversation after she finished the book went like this:

Rae: Well I’m done! (you can hear in her voice, she is grinning)

Me: And?

Rae: It was awesome! Tell Josi I forgive her for driving me crazy. It ended exactly like it should have.

And so it did. Josi has done it once again, and it makes me happy to see my daughter get so emotionally invested in the story. Sadie Hoffmiller and her insatiable curiosity lands her in the middle of another mystery, one that means life or death, and hunger or starvation. Sadie finds herself in Florida–trying to help a friend, but also trying to discover what really happened to his daughter. What she finds is a web of lies, cover-ups, and of course–food.

The plot is great, the setting delicious, and the characters are as fun as ever as Josi ramps up the series with a romantic twist I never saw coming.
I loved it!

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6 Responses
  1. Helen Belen says:

    I really liked “English Trifle”. Maybe I’ll have to pick this one up.

  2. Kristina P. says:

    I will have to check out her book!

  3. Heather says:

    Key Lime Pie is a GREAT book. I can’t decide which book is my favorite. They are all so clever and Sadie Hoffmiller just keeps getting funnier!

  4. Kimberly says:

    I absolutely loved this one and Sadie is SUCH a character. I just love that woman and keep forgetting she’s fictional!

  5. I’m definitely going to have to check this out now. That’s a lot of endorsements!

  6. Hey, Jules! Any chance we can put this review (and any others you have of LDS fiction) on the AML Review Archive? AML = Association for Mormon Letters, and the Review Archive is at

    http://www.mormonletters.org/Reviews/

    Also, I’m looking for reviews of your books to put up there, because we only have a couple right now.

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