After years of mysteries, murder, and mayhem, the big day has arrived, and Sadie wants nothing more than for her wedding to Pete to be completely uneventful. When she receives a threatening, anonymous text message just days before the ceremony, she’s determined not to let it interfere with the celebration she has carefully planned for months. But as the threat escalates from a distant fear to a frightening reality, Sadie realizes just how much she’s underestimated the situation. Desperate to put an end to the games, lies, and manipulation that has shadowed her life, Sadie, her fiance, Pete, and her children pull out all the stops. What they don’t know, however, is just how far Sadie’s nemesis is willing to go to make good on the thread she made to Sadie three years ago.
Will the wedding go off without a hitch, or will “’til death do us part” come far too soon? There’s no turning back for anyone in the riveting conclusion to this twelve-volume culinary mystery series.
I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.
I had only read Fortune Cookie, the eleventh book in the Culinary Mystery series but I felt that I knew Sadie well enough to read Wedding Cake and I was right. Josi Kilpack does a good job at giving enough back story to make this a good stand alone book. I liked the last 2 books in the series well enough that I plan on reading the first 10 books when I get a chance.
I like Sadie and, although sometimes I wished she’d think before she acted, it makes for good reading. I was glad she and Pete were getting married in the last book. I thought that would be a good way to end the series.
Of course, for Sadie, nothing is simple. Even her wedding ends up bringing trouble into her life. I liked how Sadie and Pete and their families pulled together to figure out the best way to handle the latest threat to Sadie and her loved ones.
Wedding Cake is full of suspense and surprises. I thought the exciting ending, along with the epilogue, were the perfect close to a 12 book series. I also enjoyed the recipes and the author’s acknowledgments at the end.
Based on the last two books in this series, I’d say this a must read series for mystery series lovers.
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.
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