English Trifle

English Trifle Things to do in England Visit Westminster Abbey the Tower of London and the London ZooTake the Jack the Ripper tour creepy Sample authentic English scones and crumpetsDiscover a dead bodyWhat begins

  • Title: English Trifle
  • Author: Josi S. Kilpack
  • ISBN: 9781606411216
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Paperback
  • Things to do in England Visit Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, and the London ZooTake the Jack the Ripper tour creepy Sample authentic English scones and crumpetsDiscover a dead bodyWhat begins as a holiday trip for amateur sleuth and cooking aficionado Sadie Hoffmiller and her daughter, Breanna, turns into a bizarre mystery when they discover a dead body in the sitThings to do in England Visit Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, and the London ZooTake the Jack the Ripper tour creepy Sample authentic English scones and crumpetsDiscover a dead bodyWhat begins as a holiday trip for amateur sleuth and cooking aficionado Sadie Hoffmiller and her daughter, Breanna, turns into a bizarre mystery when they discover a dead body in the sitting room of an English manor Breanna s boyfriend, Liam, is heir to both the family title and the family estate of Southgate, where everyone seems to have a secret or two When the body in the sitting room disappears, Sadie and Breanna are stranded at the estate until the police can clear them to leave With their departure delayed, they might as well solve the murder.Armed with a jogging whistle, her personal recipe collection, and an unfailing sense of American justice, Sadie begins her own investigation to find the killer But as Sadie uncovers layer after layer of misdirection, secrets, and outright lies, she wonders if anyone is telling the truth or if the case is really as hopeless as it appears to be Take a missing family fortune, toss in a secret romance, mix with a mysterious murder, and this is one vacation Sadie will never forget.

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    2 thoughts on “English Trifle

    1. I wrote my first book while on bed rest with my third child in 1998 and haven t stopped My most recent books have been Historical Romance through the Proper Romance line with Shadow Mountain Publishing.I currently live in Willard, Utah with my husband, and children.

    2. I have to say that I enjoyed the first book in this series a little more than this one, but it was still a fun, whodunit mystery. Sadie (the main character) got a little annoying and over the top for me in this one. This book is about Sadie and her daughter, Breanna, and the mystery they encounter at a Christmastime vacation in England, while visiting Breanna's boyfriend.

    3. This is book two in the Sadie Hoffmiller Mystery series. Sadie and Breanna find themselves caught up in a murder investigation in Devonshire England. It's a fun book with seven original recipes including Crumpets and English Scones. Enjoy!

    4. If you can survive the first third of this book, when likable busybody Sadie Hoffmiller transforms into a rude, inconsiderate, ugly American while she's a guest in an English country house, you'll like the rest of the book as well as Lemon Tart, the first of Kilpack's culinary mystery series. Sadie's egregious behavior is especially disturbing because the character claims to have read books in which English country houses play a role, and so should understand why her intrusiveness and rudeness a [...]

    5. I didn't like this one nearly as well as Lemon Tart. For a fluff book, I'm probably analyzing it too much, but I really felt like it was an unbelievable plot with too many angles (most of which didn't really seem to matter in the end anyway) that was executed poorly. I think a good mystery should have the reader guessing and leave them just a trifle confused, but in the end, things should begin to start clicking, leaving the reader with many "aha moments" and recognizing the significance of vari [...]

    6. The second of Josi S. Kilpack's culinary mysteries is set at an earl's elegant estate in English where spunky heroine Sadie Hoffmiller busybodies her way into another murder case. Sadie, a 56-year-old widow from Colorado, has accompanied daughter Breanna to the home of Breanna's love-of-the-moment, Liam Martin, who is heir to his father's title. When the earl's male nurse turns up dead in the stately home with a poker in his chest, Sadie can't resist the urge to snoop around the estate, asking q [...]

    7. lucky, lucky me - i got to read 'English Trifle' before it's even on the book shelves (it helps to know the author:) ) I loved this second installment in the Sadie Hoffmiller mysteries. Sadie is a fun, spunky character whose determination to make things right gets her in some pretty tight spots. i enjoyed the look at modern England, the lines of 'titles', the yummy recipes. the only one missing was chocolate torte but it was a frozen dessert in the story, not homemade so that's probably why.:( T [...]

    8. These books will not win any awards in my book, but I just can't help reading them. And I will probably continue to read them. Here are a few reasons1) They are perfect "escapist reading" for me. I had a too busy Harvest Break and just needed something light-hearted, simple, and entertaining to read. This fit the bill.2) The main character's name is Sadie. My daughter is named Sadie. I just think that is fun.3) The main character reminds me a little of me. Or how I imagine I might end up in anot [...]

    9. I love the premis of this book. To be honest, it was very appealing to me and I had heard good things about the book.I found the book to be slow and dull. After sticking with the book, I came to a point where I was going to quit half way. I stayed through it but decided to just skim the last few chapters. I found Sadie, the main character, a little annoying. She was very pushy and a bit self-righteous for me. Her daughter Breanna was a weak character who was engaged to the potential next Earl an [...]

    10. I had a great deal of fun with Sadie this time around. I'd even go so far as to say I liked English Trifle better than Lemon Tart, but I think that has more to do with the setting of English Trifle than anything else.I see Sadie as kind of like my mom, if my mom were remotely adventurous (luv ya Mom!). The recipes at the end of some of the chapters make my mouth water, but I have to confess it's the peek at Devil's Food Cake at the end of the book that really has me excited. If that delicious so [...]

    11. I enjoyed this book, but found Sadie's gung ho attitude just a little annoying at the beginning of the investigation. I found the mystery plausible and the characters believable. It was interesting to watch Sadie's opinions shift as she found out more about each character and how she had to change her initial assumptions as more facts were uncovered. The recipes look wonderful and I will be trying them, especially the crumpets. I had no idea they were made the way they are. If I had to choose, I [...]

    12. My grandmother had a word for people like Sadie Hoffmiller - -Nebby. And that is not a compliment. Mostly predictable plot and Sadie is more annoying than ever. I know people like Sadie - always right, know it all, can't mind their own business, come up with their own rules (everything on the bulletin board must be stapled and not pinned), fake smile to get what they want, and generally not helping. If I read another one of these books it would be for the recipes.

    13. I must make crumptets!!!! I really enjoyed this book. It's the second in a series, but can be read on it's own. None of that review of previous book, which I find obnoxious and tedious. Each of the characters stands on their own. Side note: I thought English food was supposed to be awful. This book has several recipes that look good and I will be making some of them in the future.

    14. So dull I couldn't even finish it. I skipped to the end to find out who the killer was and left it at that. Wish I could give it some stars, but I just didn't have the energy to trudge through it.

    15. What are the chances of finding a dead body stabbed into the wall of a sitting room while on vacation? For Sadie Hoffmiller, they must be higher numbers. Sadie and her daughter, Breanna, go to an English estate for a vacation and new recipes. Near the end, John Henry is stabbed with a fire poker. The body mysteriously disappears and everyone is a suspect. And the murderer did it for love. Sadie and Breanna only wanted a vacation with fancy food! Now they must figure out who did it and tell the a [...]

    16. Sadie and her daughter go to England, and they find a dead body in the hotel lobby. The police officers come and investigate, but Sadie still wants to help out. She knows all the maids, the butler, the cook and other workers at the hotel and she ends up helping them cook the meals. Sadie goes in the freezer, and someone shuts it. Now she knows, whoever was trying to lock her in was most likely the killer. She eventually gets out and they find out who the killer is. I don't want to spoil anything [...]

    17. Uhhat wasdramatic? It really made no sense to me and was just soooo much ridiculousness which for some reason I could accept and love in the last book but the balance was off here. The main character was NOT the same person from the last book (excepte likes to cook and has the same name). But the spunk of the Sadie in the last book was totally gone and I missed her. I'll try the next one, maybe she's back? I save one star ratings for real atrocities and this wasn't that, it just wasn't good eith [...]

    18. My favorite part of this book? How nearly-obnoxious Sadie Hoffmiller is about making a pest of herself. Especially in the setting of a super-posh British estate. In any other genre that would be annoying, but this is mystery. Nothing happens if nobody is nosy. Sadie's style of nosiness is particularly fun in contrast to the stuffy-bordering-on-suspicious characters.Just a fun read, still enjoying this series.

    19. I just couldn’t anymore with this book. I really wanted to like it because I love a clean mystery series but the main character is just so juvenile! I mean she’s Grandma age and acts like I would except from a tween “investigator” series.

    20. I enjoyed the first in this series, but just couldn't get into this one. I read the first 10 chapters and then the last three. I thought I had figured it out alreadyturned out I knew part but not all of it.

    21. The book got better as it went along, but the first part was so hard to read! I felt like there were random paragraphs missing that would tie things together and make it less choppy, less confusing.

    22. Can't wait to try the tikka masala recipe! Her writing just flows so smoothly to me. It's easy and fun to read these books.

    23. This book took too long to get to the point. I finally gave up about 200 pages in and started skimming so I could see how it ended.

    24. I enjoyed this more than Lemon Tart because Sadie's character was a bit more subdued. This was an interesting and good story. A fun clean mystery.

    25. I was surprised how much I enjoyed what I expected to be another cozy mystery--which it was with slightly more depth.

    26. This was a little in the fluffy side, but I needed something fluffy. It's a fun, fairly light-hearted mystery. I liked the recipes interspersed through the story, and I think I'm going to try them.

    27. In English Trifle by Josi S. Kilpack what seems to be a normal holiday trip for Sadie and Breanna Hoffmiller turns out to be a very bizarre mystery when they discover a dead body in the sitting room of an English manor. Breanna’s boyfriend, Liam, is heir to both the family title and the family estate of Southgate. Everyone there seems to have a secret… or two. When the body in the sitting room disappears, Sadie and Breanna are stranded at the estate until the police clear them to leave. With [...]

    28. I got lucky enough to be a stop on Josi Kilpack's blog tour. Today I'll be reviewing English Trifle. English Trifle is a culinary mystery set in an English Manor. It is the second in a series, the first being Lemon Tart: A Culinary Mystery. I haven't read the first one and was a bit concerned about it but it really didn't make any difference. This was a completely separate story and the previous story didn't seem at all important to this one. In this one Sadie and her daughter Breanna are in Eng [...]

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