I'm so happy with our local library. Its very LDS reader friendly - even though its located in Idaho. I enjoy competing with other patrons to get on the waiting list of new books.
Don't get me wrong, I also love some YA fantasy like the Alanna series by Tamora Pierce, as well as the Pendragon series by D.J. MacHale.
But I love me some LDS fiction. Although, with some authors it tends to get repetitive. Girl is older, considered an old maid in the LDS world. She gets into trouble somehow (the law, on the run, someone wants to kill her, has to find a killer, etc) and a guy saves her, they fall in love. Most of the time, one or the other of them is inactive for some reason or another. But despite this inactivity they are able to get married in the temple a short while later. Uh huh.
That is why I really have been enjoying the new series by Josi Kilpack. Its a great mystery without feeling like it has to have LDS characters or theme. And its clean.
The series is about Sadie Hoffmiller, a lady who likes to cook and also likes to solve a mystery. Although she didn't really know this until a neighbor was killed in "Lemon Tart". I enjoyed this book. I enjoyed the recipes at the end of most chapters quite a bit. My family loves the recipe for Alfredo sauce.
Just a few weeks ago I finally read "English Trifle", the second book in this series. Life got the better of me and I got on the list rather late. It was quite a good read, and I would highly recommend it.
Now after the "English Trifle" debacle, I decided to get on the list for the next book in the series " Devils Food Cake" earlier. I filled out a request card at the same time I picked up "English Trifle" . I was surprised to find that I am going to be the first person!
If you are interested in reading some of the book, the first chapter can be found at Josi's website www.josiskilpack.com . If you want to buy it go here http://deseretbook.com/item/5033744/Devil_s_Food_Cake .
If you are interested in a good blog to read, go here http://josikilpack.blogspot.com/ .
And if you want a list of my favorite books, go here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOU8GIRUd_g