Aug 30, 2019

A Little Bit About Me - #2



My mother instilled in me the love of reading. From the time we were little children, she used to read to us at bedtime. Since that time I read every night in bed before falling asleep. I recently saw a sign that said:

 "I don't have a bedtime, 
I have a booktime." 

That is exactly what I have!

Luckily I married a man who also loves to read. His reading schedule is kind of brutal. Each night he reads a page or two from the following: an LDS author, one of his favorite authors, a new author, Personal Come Follow Me, Primary Come Follow Me, a Church Doctrine book, The Ensign, The Book of Mormon, the German Liahona, a book in German, a science textbook, a classic, a Franklin Classic, and a book from his to-be-read pile.

As a young mother I read to my children every night. I allowed all three of them to choose a book. We would then get onto one of the beds where I would read all three stories. As they got older and wanted longer stories, I encouraged them to read after school and before they fell asleep.

I love reading and firmly believe that children should be taught how to read.

This is the book I am reading right now- 
Watch for my upcoming review.
(Click on the picture to learn about the plot)

Aug 29, 2019

Josi S. Kilpack


"Josi S. Kilpack has written twenty-five novels, a cookbook, and several novellas. She is a four-time Whitney award winner, including Best Novel 2015 for "Lord Fenton's Folly, and has been a Best of State winner for Fiction. Josi loves to bake, sleep, eat, read, travel, and watch TV--none of which she gets to do as much as she would like. She hates to talk on the phone, learn how to do new things, and sweep--all of which she gets to do a lot :-)

Josi and her husband, Lee, have four children and live in Northern Utah." - Amazon

I am holding her upcoming book,

About the Book
The theft of a friend’s priceless, family-legacy Christmas ornaments brings amateur detective and culinary expert, Sadie Hoffmiller, back on the case in a new standalone cozy mystery.

In the latest chapter to the Culinary Mystery series, amateur detective Sadie Hoffmiller continues combining her sleuthing with her cooking and baking to connect with people and gain information she might otherwise not have access to. Moreover, now that Sadie is married to Detective Pete Cunningham, she has a street-savvy husband to test out her crime-solving theories.

With Christmas approaching, Sadie is preparing for a large blended-family gathering—including many new grandchildren—in their home in Fort Collins, Colorado. Even with the festive chaos, Sadie drops everything when word gets out that her friend, Mary, is the victim of a holiday robbery.

At ninety-four years old, and nearly blind, Mary knows this is may be her last Christmas and the last year to enjoy her family heirloom Christmas tree ornaments. She wants just one more holiday to display her ornaments and following Christmas Eve Mass, she’ll pass them on to her great-granddaughter, Joy. Though priceless to the family, the collection has been valued at $40,000, and the Christmas tree in the care facility has never looked so good. But before the ornaments can be retrieved by Mary, eleven of the most expensive ornaments are stolen.

A holiday Christmas caper might be new to Sadie, but she’s ready to mix in her seasoned crime-solving skills with a pinch of new holiday recipes.

My Thoughts
I had a chance to read an Advanced Readers Copy and I completely adored this book! In fact it is my favorite Sadie book! The story setting is wonderful. The crime is perfect-- until Sadie solves it :) The recipes are calling my name and the ending is heart-melting. LOVED. LOVED. LOVED. IT!

Josi S. Kilpack's Cozy Culinary Mysteries
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