Missing! Name: Megan Burton Age: 25 Description: dark hair, blue eyes; no identifiable scars; wearing a diamond tennis bracelet Last seen three years ago in Key West, Florida. If you have any information, please contact the police immediately. When Sadie Hoffmiller's new friend, Eric Burton, receives word that his missing daughter's body may have been found in Florida, he immediately packs his bags, but Sadie is determined to stay home and prove to everyone that she is not a busybody. But when she senses Eric is hiding something, Sadie is compelled to take action. Before she knows it, she’s in the heart of Miami, trying to piece together a trail littered with broken relationships, mysterious strangers, and forged documents that might just provide Eric the answers he’s been desperately searching for–-or reveal a truth he may not be ready to face. Sadie must also face a difficult question: Where is her heart leading her? Onward into Eric’s adventurous arms? Or back home to the stable and steady Pete Cunningham? If only love was as easy as following a recipe. Once again, Sadie finds herself in the company of some colorful characters and on the hunt for some good old-fashioned Southern cooking. But despite the drama and intrigue, all Sadie really wants is to go home . . . as soon as she does just one more thing.
About the Author
Josi S. Kilpack is the author of twenty-five novels—including the twelve-book Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery series—one cookbook, and has been part of several coauthored projects and anthologies. She and her husband, Lee, are the parents of four children.
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Sadie stared into his eyes and when he leaned into her, she found that she was steeling herself expectantly. He was going to kiss her. And she was totally going to let him. Inches from making contact, however, Eric paused. “Mark my words, Sadie Hoffmiller, the first time our lips meet, it will be you kissing me.” He stepped back while Sadie tried to make sense of what he’d just said, and what he hadn’t done. Her eyes snapped to meet his laughing ones, and the expression on his face told her in no uncertain terms that she’d proved something he’d suspected all along. Sadie opened her mouth but could find no words. She wasn’t used to being made a fool of and felt instant heat rush up her spine. The ringing of his cell phone saved her from having to respond. It was some heavy metal song she didn’t want to know the title of—AC/DC she thought. He winked at her while digging the phone from his pocket. “This is Eric,” he said, turning away from Sadie who stood with her hands balled into fists at her sides. How dare he trick her into saying things she shouldn’t have said! She narrowed her eyes, waiting for him to get off the phone so she could tell him what she really thought of him, but then she noticed his eyes go wide. “What?” he breathed before going silent again. He glanced at Sadie, a pleading, scared look on his face that drained her of all her anger. “Yes,” he continued, “I can fax them to you in about ten minutes.” He pulled the phone away from his ear and stared at it for a moment before turning it off. “What?” Sadie asked as he turned toward her. “What’s happened?” “They found a body in Florida,” he said, looking away for just a moment and taking a deep breath. “They think it might be my daughter, Megan.”
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is an intense installment in the Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery Series. Sadie adores Pete but can't ignore that their is a certain chemistry with Eric, the Clyde to her Bonnie. So when Pete bows out gracefully, and Eric seems to be in trouble, Sadie flies to Miami to see if she can help. She walks into a far larger mess than she imagined possible, Eric is in overhead, and drags Sadie in with him. Once again, I feel Josi S. Kilpack has left the cozy of culinary cozies far behind... and I like it. While the mystery unravel a little slower than the last book, it's no less enticing. The plot is a little more direct, with fewer surprises, but the journey is a good one. Again, Sadie pushes the envelope with her investigation, going perhaps further than I would, but she stays true to her gutsy self. She also has learned a bit of a lesson about interfering with a police investigation from her last adventure, but Eric puts her in a bad position and circumstances prevail... however, it's nice to see the character of Sadie growing and learning from her mistakes and from some introspection she was previously lacking. I must admit, I love the direction Kilpack is taking this series, while still managing to include her marvelous recipes. I can't wait for the next addition to the Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery Series!
I would love to cuddle-up with the Sexy, Alluring, Tantalizing, Enchanting, Drop Dead Gorgeous and Irresistibly Appetizingly Delicious "Anita Pelaez". I would love to Eat-Out Her Key Lime Pie while she is screaming in extacy and squirting load after load of her sweet love juices into my hungry eager mouth. That's what dreams are all about........My name is Bond,....James Bond.
Whenever I hear the name key lime pie, I automatically think of Anita and Kutchie Pelaez's Key Lime Pie Factory in NC next to the Biltmore House. Together that married working team has been baking those world famous key lime pies over thirty years. Anita and Kutchie are the couple who wrote the book on key lime pies and that's not fiction either! Sunshine Smith