Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pumpkin Roll by Josi Kilpack and enter to win an iPad!

Pumpkin Roll by Josi Kilpack
Pumpkin Roll is the perfect fall read!  Yummy comfort food recipes like Whitty Baked Beans, Cinnamon Twists, and Yorkshire Pudding (something I've never tried), ghostly happenings and scary situations make it a great choice as the weather gets cooler.  

Contest!!

In conjunction with the release of Pumpkin Roll the author, Josi S. Kilpack,and the publisher, Shadow Mountain, are sponsoring a contest for a new iPad.

To enter, leave a comment in the comment section of this blog before
November 1, 2011.  
Winners will be announced and notified November 3rd 2011.
More information can be found on Josi Kilpack's website

Sadie Hoffmiller is looking forward to spending her favorite baking season of the year making delicious New England recipes in Boston, Massachusetts, with her favorite leading man, Pete Cunningham, as they babysit his three young grandsons. But when the boys insist that Mrs. Wapple, the woman who lives across the street, is a witch, Sadie and Pete are anxious to distract the boys from such Halloween-induced ideas. However, it gets harder and harder to explain the strange things that keep happening, particularly after Sadie learns the eccentric Mrs. Wapple has been attacked in her home. As the unexplained occurrences escalate, Sadie finds herself embroiled in yet another mystery with life-or-death consequences. Can Sadie discover whoever—or whatever—is behind the mystery before anyone else gets hurt? Or will this be Sadie's last case?
I just love Sadie Hoffmiller.  She is a combination of Murder She Wrote and Anne of Green Gables.  A sort of busy body Nancy Drew grandma.  
The recipes and food preparation never feel forced--in fact they make me feel right at home in a cozy murder mystery.  I know, it's weird.  Food is such a part of our lives and I love how Josi incorporates the cooking and the recipes into each adventure. 
The cover of Pumpkin Roll is so mouth-watering that my dog tried to eat it.  I am not kidding!  He got sent to his kennel for chewing on the signed copy that the author so generously sent me in the mail (Bad boy, Nestle!).
What I find attractive about the culinary mysteries that Josi writes is the versatility--anyone can read them and enjoy them (I plan to give a copy to my grandmother for Christmas).
I have to admit that it took me awhile to get into Pumpkin Roll.  I just didn't know what to expect in the beginning.  I am so glad that I kept reading--I was rewarded with some serious suspense and entertainment for hanging in there.  
Pumpkin Roll is yet another masterful blend of suspense, romance and good home cooking.  Enjoy!

38 comments:

  1. Funny review. And the book sounds great :)

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  2. Great review. I've been really wanting to read this one for some time.

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  3. PUMPKIN ROLL looks wonderful ... and delicious.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  4. I want to read more about Sadie! I will have to keep the book away from my dog though *grin*.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

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  5. Reading it right now! Love this series!

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  6. Just testing to see if this works--someone said they couldn't leave a comment. Thanks for the great review, Christy!

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  7. i loved this book! it scared me a little (no joke) but it was the PERFECT fall read!!!

    ruesch.melinda@gmail.com

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  8. Great review. This book is my favorite!

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  9. In my attempt to catch up on other reading, I stupidly lent my copy to my SIL. She's a fast reader, but I'm already dying to get it back so *I* can read it for Halloween!

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  10. I love this series and I'm looking forward to reading Pumpkin Roll. Thanks for the great stories.

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  11. Such a fun series, and a great contest!

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  12. Great review! Wonderful contest! I can't wait to read Pumpkin Roll.


    judyjohn2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  13. I love this series. Sadie feels like my next door neighbor I can't wait to read Pumpkin roll. LG

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  14. I love this series and think Pumpkin Roll was possibly the best in the bunch so far! I'm also super excited about this contest - I would love to win an iPad 2!

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  15. I'm in the middle of reading this. Need to find some time this week to finish it. :)

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  16. I love these books and the recipes. People love it when I make the Devil's Food Cake.

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  17. Can't wait to read it. I'm reading all of the other Sadie books in anticipation.

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  18. I like all of Josi's books and I am excited to read this one as well!

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  19. Great review!! I love this book...well I love all of her books!! lol

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  20. Thanks for a good review: have you made all the recipes in the books?

    books4me67 at ymail.com

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  21. Thanks for taking part in this! Love these books!!

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  22. love this series and cant wait for the next book to come out!

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  23. Sounds like such a great read...just the title is making me hungry.

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  24. Fun review! I love Josi's books:) Thanks for the chance to win!

    bchild5 at aol dot com

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  25. I love the cover of the book...makes me want to eat it too! :)

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  26. Thanks Josi, found a lot of blogs because of this contest.

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  27. Such an appetizing read!I highly recommended the whole series! Let the cover draw you in, stay for a great story!

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  28. Love Josi's series. Pumpkin Roll was great!!! Can't wait for the next one. :)

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  29. love this series and pumpkin roll was my favorite- it did not disappoint! thanks josi!

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  30. Interesting review. I would love to win this book. Thanks!

    sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

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  31. Count me in! Thanks for the chance!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  32. This book was amazing! One of my very favorites.

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