22 October 2010

Key Lime Pie | Book Review & Contest Too


Series: A Culinary Mystery Book #4
Authoress: Josi S. Kilpack
Pages: 360 (Paperback)
Publisher: Deseret Book
Goodreads: Key Lime Pie
Genre: Mystery, Cozy Mystery, Female Sleuth

My summary: This time Sadie follows her crush (Eric) to Florida as he searches for his missing daughter. While Eric hunts the truth, Sadie hopes to unravel the secrets of her heart and Eric.

My say & recommendation: While I savored English Trifle, I labored through Key Lime Pie. What could possibly be the difference you ask? While English Trifle was very much a murder mystery, Key Lime Pie felt more like chick lit with a dash of intrigue. I often found myself wishing Sadie would stop worrying about her heart and start working the case. For that reason, the story felt slow to me. However, while this failed to entice my mystery loving palette, I do think it's perfect for fans of contemporary women's literature and/or chick lit.

My whodunit verdict: The ending and mystery was tart, creative, and I did not see it coming.

My star rating: 2 stars

My contest: Thanks to Pump Up Your Book Promotions, I have 2 signed paperbacks up for grabs. If you are interested and live in the US or Canada, comment with your email address below. The winners will be announced November 25th.

My final say: Have you ever had chocolate dipped key lime pie? It is divine!

Review copyright © of Tales of Whimsy.com

Thank you to Pump Up Your Book Promotion for making this review possible.

Key Lime Pie is my 10th entry in my Thriller and Suspense Reading Challenge 2010 hosted by Book Chick City.

48 comments :

  1. I'll watch out for this book when I read the series! Thanks Juju! :D

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  2. Hi Juju! This sounds compelling. First of all, when I saw the cover...I thought is this a cook book?? haha...but then when I read your review...I know that it's a mystery book. well... Don't judge a book by it's cover is my lesson learned. haha... well. Thanks for this Juju..

    -CJ @ Coffee N Crackers

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  3. Hey Juju, I send an emeil to Pump Up Your Book to be a reviewer but I got no respond. Hmm... What should I do? email again..??

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  4. chocolate dipped key lime pie? no i've never had it. it sounds YUMMY!! :D

    (not an entry)

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  5. mmmm, two stars is not that great. :(

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  6. CJ: I would monitor there web page and when a book comes up you want, comment on it and say you are interested in reviewing that book. Then the person in charge of that book should contact you. Good luck :)

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  7. I so need to read this series!! Thanks. I've grabbed the first one for my Nookie!

    BTW - JD Robb (my review yesterday) is a pseudonym for Nora Roberts. She really only writes the 'In Death' series under that name. I love how she writes so those books were an obvious choice for me - BUT a couple of them are a bit scary or gory so if you don't like either check the reviews before grabbing them!!

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  8. This series sounds like a lot of fun - I'm sorry to hear this story was hard for you to enjoy though!

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  9. Sorry this wasn’t what you hoped for. & no I’ve never had chocolate dipped key lime pie, but it sounds delish :)

    (not an entry)

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  10. oh wow, chocolate dipped key lime pie? that sounds divine and i don't even like key lime pie! (not an entry)

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  11. Yum, culinary mysteries! And yes, key lime pie dipped in chocolate is incredible!

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  12. I love Josi Kilpack's books and would love to win this one!

    freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

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  13. Mmmmm oh please I want pie :D *goes to look for recipe*

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  14. Aww..too bad it didn't quite satiate your appetite for mystery...but I think you made quite a few people hungry for Key Lime Pie! ^_^ Happy reading...

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  15. My review for this one posts on Tuesday so I can't say too much... but chocolate dipped key lime pie sounds divine!

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  16. I don't think this one is for me. But it sure does make one hungry.

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  17. Regarding your final say -it sounds soooo delicious!!!

    Maya @ Completely Coastal

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  18. The cover is definitely delightful. Too bad the book isn't that great.

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  19. Sorry this disappointed.

    I love Key Lime Pie so now I'm hungry!

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  20. Not an entry. But I would love to read a cozy mystery too. Never try one though =)

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  21. well, now I want to read the first one on the series but not so much this one. I guess go ahead and enter me, though - I could get it sent to my mom in the states if I win.
    Maybe I'll like it better than you did, as the cover does have me salivating. . . (and now I'm wanting chocolatey key lime pie!)

    zedster.tbb(at)gmail(DOT)com

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  22. All: Thank you ladies for all your lovely comments.

    Stacy: Ooo that's how I feel. I'm not a huge Key Lime Pie girl but dipped in chocolate changes everything ;)

    Gina Hott: I had no idea! And thank you darling for the tip. You know me so well. I probably wouldn't dig that. :)

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  23. Hey Juju, Sorry you didn't like this one. I think I just might skip over it and go straight for the chocolate dipped key lime pie ;)

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  24. Key Lime pie---yum!! I've never had the chocolate dipped version but now I need to! sorry you didn't like this one more Juju!

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  25. awww, too bad!! I gotta say i love key lime pie tho!!

    (not an entry :))

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  26. Don't think this one's for me but I'd love some Key Lime Pie anyday.

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  27. Chick lit? Ooh, I think I'm up for this. I'd love to enter, Juju! I'd really like to try this one. Sorry you didn't like it very much, though. But key lime pie? Man, I've yet to try that!

    justeena_25(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  28. You ALWAYS read books with a very interesting covers and titles! I really love the look of this one and it sounds like an interesting read as well! (Not an entry)

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  29. Ahh I love key lime, Though the book doesn't seem to hit the mark.

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  30. I SO need to try that chocolate key lime thing!!

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  31. Hmm...I'm not sure if I'd feel any different than yourself, but I'd be game to try something new. Usually it's all vampires and werewolves for me. A changeup would be good. Great review--you really gave an insightful look into the book!

    Kim
    bookbutterfly9(at)gmail(dot)com

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  32. Oh! I'm sad. I actually had my book club read English Trifle after your review of it! :o) Quite a few of them really liked it and were wondering how this one turned out. It's too bad it didn't turn out any better!

    And yes, Key Lime dipped in chocolate is absolutely divine! ;o)

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  33. Chocolate key lime sounds delish! I have seen a lot of these food books pop up seems like they are the new Chick Lit

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  34. Hmm... that story does sound a bit different from the last. I feel like if I'm trying to read a mystery, then I don't want too much of the love/relationship thing going on. I may have to check out English Trifle though. :)

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  35. Please include me in this contest!

    seizethebookblog(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. 1st daughter: Ahhhhh well maybe they will like this one :) Maybe it's just me and my stick-to-the-mystery loving ways :)

    Sandy: Agreed! :)

    Shy: Thanks Shy darling :)

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  37. I want to win!!!

    Danielledrn(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  38. Annerszz101@wowway.com

    !!!! Thanks!

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  39. key lime pie!! jon1968mustang@gmail.com

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  40. I'd love a chance to read this. Thanks, Juju! reneeasmoth61 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  41. I do enjoy your very short to the point reviews!!

    Most interesting... I used to live in Key West for a period of time, however, I'll leave the era up in the air. *evil grin*

    madsteampunkery@gmail.com

    Pleasant Evening,
    Mad Scientist
    http://madsteampunkery.blogspot.com

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  42. Ooh, I love chick lit and mysteries! Please count me in!

    stephaniet117 at yahoo dot com

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  43. Chocolate dipped key lime pie sounds amazing!

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  44. Ju, you're making me hungry again :D

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  45. **Please note: This contest is closed. The winners were announced 11/25/2010.(http://www.talesofwhimsy.com/2010/11/thanksgiving-and-key-lime-pie-contest.html) Please continue to check my right hand sidebar for more upcoming contests.***

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  46. That sounds like a really interesting book! I love the title. I just finished reading some lds books, so I think a murder mystery would be a good change of pace.

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  47. RH: There's a whole series. My favorite was English Trifle

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