Book Review: Baked Alaska

July 30, 2015


Baked Alaska
Josi Kilpack
368 pages
Hard copy edition

From the Publisher:
Sadie Hoffmiller is looking forward to an entire week cruising the Alaskan wilderness with her two grown children, Shawn and Breanna, and her boyfriend, Pete. Not only will they all have the chance to get to know one another better, but Sadie will finally be able to help Breanna plan her upcoming wedding. They board the ship with high expectations of a well-deserved vacation.
And except for the mysterious woman on the ship that Shawn seems to know but will not discuss, and the fact that Breanna’s future mother-in-law has already hijacked the wedding plans, and the unexpected death of a passenger in the middle of the buffet line, Sadie’s vacation would have been perfect.

As it is, Sadie will need all her investigative skills to navigate the deep waters of the mystery that is soon swirling around her family. Amid her growing fears for the future, Sadie must also come to terms with the fact that her role in the lives of her children is changing and that even the best laid plans can go awry when a secret gets thrown into the mix.

I liked this book, but it had it’s highs and lows for me.  I had a harder time keeping some of the characters and friends Sadie met on the cruise straight…it felt like there were just so many! I kept having to read and re-read selections to keep track of some of her new friends, or maybe I wasn’t being as attentive as a reader as I should have been.  I loved that Shawn and Breanna were in this book.  I hope that in the next couple books that we get to continue reading about some of their stories.  I really loved the ending, even though I knew it was coming.  I felt that the mystery in this book was a bit more predicable too, but that’s okay.  I still enjoyed it.

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