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.
I love the Culinary Mystery series by Josi Kilpack! If you haven't read this series and you enjoy laughter and a great mystery, then go buy it! You will LOVE it! Fortune Cookie is just what I expected and even more from Kilpack. In typical Sadie style, another mystery falls into her lap and she just can't stay out of it! Even when she tries she can't help herself! And in Fortune Cookie the mystery happens to revolve around her sister so in a way she feels obligated! I love how Kilpack incorporated the fortune cookies into Sadie's mystery solving, it was a great element to the book! A little detour in Sadie and Pete's relationship added another layer that makes Kilpack's story telling realistic and dynamic. Added to that are all of the wonderful foods and desserts described by Sadie that make Kilpack's Culinary Mystery series spectacular! I loved reading Fortune Cookie! Sadie is a favorite character of mine and I will be sad when the series ends, I feel like I will be losing a friend! Five stars for Fortune Cookie and please read this series if you haven't already, it is so fun!
Author 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.