Monday, September 2, 2013

Pretty Darn Funny: Budget Cuts

It's Monday and time for a new episode of Pretty Darn Funny! This week, the family is making sacrifices as they're working toward a financial goal together. I enjoyed seeing what they would come up with next and they get pretty creative. I love the support they show each other even when things don't turn out exactly how they had planned. There are lots of great lines again, so be sure to check it out:

I haven't personally done anything crazy to save money (all mine are boring and ordinary), but if you have, please share it here and be sure to comment on their video as well (it will also earn extra entries for the giveaway)!

I'm excited for the giveaway this week! I will be doing a review on this book towards the end of the month so be sure to check back here to see what I think and, if you've read it by then, I'd love to hear what you think as well!

Rocky Road, by Josi S. Kilpack
2013, 273p

Dr. Trenton Hendricks was last seen Friday, April 8, when he set out alone on a backpacking trip. Hendricks's Jeep Grand Cherokee was located Tuesday at the Chuckwalla Trailhead, but after six days and thousands of man-hours, the official search has been called off. He is presumed to be deceased.

It was supposed to be a girls' weekend in scenic St. George, Utah, that would included shopping, trying out the local cuisine, and participating in a breast cancer fund-raiser. The fact that one of the organizers of the fund-raising event, a local doctor, had disappeared two months before was not supposed to be Sadie's problem.

When Sadie learns that her friend Caro and Caro's cousin, Tess, have started a grassroots investigation into Dr. Hendrick's disappearance, Sadie graciously refuses to be a part of it. With her wedding to plan and her most recent case still fresh in her mind, Sadie is determined to leave this case to the police—until she meets the ex-wife of the missing man.

How could she not ask a few questions ... that lead to more questions ... that lead to a small town and even more questions? When the local police ask her to be their eyes and ears, Sadie can't help but jump in with both feet. Before she knows it, she is on the rocky road of another investigation, following a convoluted trail of good intentions, hidden motivations, and philanthropy turned big business. (Amazon)

About Josi

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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Sanz said...

Oh, I'll be back to watch Pretty Darn Funny when I have more time! I've seen the name Josi Kilpack before, I'm trying to think of what book it was...

Melanie said...

She's written quite a few books with the names of food in them: Lemon Tart, English Trifle, Devil's Food Cake, Key Lime Pie, Blackberry Crumble, Pumpkin Roll, Banana Split, Tres Leches Cupcakes and Baked Alaska. Yummy recipes are included, too!

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