Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Book of the Month--LEMON TART

Men, if you're looking for a great V-day gift, pick up Josi Kilpack's latest book (and a bag of Hershey's kisses) for your sweetheart!

My official review:

Lemon Tart
by Josi S. Kilpack
Deseret Book, January 2009

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.

This cozy mystery is just that--Cozy! Main character and amateur sleuth/busy-body neighbor Sadi Hoffmiller is a delight. At 50-something, Sadie is a single widowed mother who is in a steady relationship once again. She is the rock of her neighborhood and every neighbor has trusted her with keys to their homes. When a tragic murder takes place, Sadie is the first to discover the circumstances. Trouble is, she knows more about each neighbor than the police could possibly discover on their own.

Sadie is funny, quirky, and just the person to get her neighborhood back to normal. With a little romance and a lot of yummy baking, you'll have fun trying to guess "who-done-it" until the last couple of chapters. After reading this I baked some peanut butter bars--nothing as fancy as lemon tart or cinnamon-ginger cookies--but now I have a few new recipes to try . . .


Nancy Campbell Allen said...

This looks so good! I'm looking forward to reading it. Fun review!

Julie Wright said...

LOVED LOVED LOVED this book!!!! It was one of my favorites

Heather B. Moore said...

Nancy--you'll enjoye it for sure!

Julie--we can be Josi's fan club :)

Curtis said...

Thanks for the suggestion! I'll go pick it up for my wife first thing in the morning, along with a bag of hershey's kisses. I usually try to avoid books about murder as a rule, because I don't want to give her any ideas. But on the other hand, I do have a nice big insurance policy and as long as her and the kids are taken care of . . . plus, I wouldn't have to worry about this bloody economy any more . . . what the heck.

Heather B. Moore said...

Lol, Curtis. Hopefully it won't give your wife any ideas.

And, hey,--you can't cop out on the economy. You have to hang in there and stay tough like the rest of us :-)

Josi said...

You chose Lemon Tart as your book of the month. I'm verclempt. Thank you heather! I've linked to this from my blog. You're the best.

Sandra said...

I loved this book!