Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Review of Pumpkin Roll by Josi S. Kilpack and iPad2 Giveaway!!

Pumpkin Roll

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.

For additional ways to enter, go to www.josiskilpack.com

Now on to my review!!

Goodreads Description:
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?

My Review:
I LOVE Josi Kilpack's culinary mysteries!!  I love Sadie Hoffman (oops, Hoffmiller, hehehe)!!  This is by far my favorite in the series.  It even passed up Key Lime Pie.

A few of the things that I really liked about the book were:  first, that we got to see a little bit more human side of Sadie's "leading man", Pete Cunningham.  I loved the interaction he had with his grandsons.  It was also nice to see a little more of his past, and a little of what made him how he is today.

Second, this book really creeped me out!  I am kind of a chicken when it comes to "things that go bump in the night", so the things that went on in Pete's son's house honestly scared me.  Yikes!

Thirdly, and by no means the last thing, is the fact that I was totally shocked by the ending.  I like books that I can kind of guess where the story is going, but to be really surprised is delightful!!

Once again, Josi Kilpack has outdone herself, and left me wanting more.  Speaking of more, what is with that sneak peek at Banana Split???!!!!  What?!!!!! And it doesn't come out until next Spring?  Josi, you're killing me!!!  :o)

27 comments:

  1. Great review! And I love your blog title. :)

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  2. Pumpkin Roll was awesome! I really enjoyed it, and like you, I was shocked at the ending. Wow, what a great twist!

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  3. Thanks for your review, Lori! Sadie is awesome and so is Josi.

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  4. Half way through Pumpkin Roll! Enjoying the read. Great books!

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  5. I'm partway through Pumpkin Roll.. Just need to find time to finish it. I've read the rest and loved them all.

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  6. I love this series, and I'm looking forward to reading Pumpkin Roll.

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  7. So, so fun. I love Josi; I love her books!

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  8. I agree that this book was more spooky, and had some fun, unexpected twists.

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

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  10. I love this book, Josi did a fantastic job leaving the reader in suspense the whole time!!

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  11. I am excited to read this book! I hope I win!

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  12. I love this series and Pumpkin Roll is my favorite of the series so far. Great review!

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  13. Thanks for a great review!

    books4me67 at ymail.com

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  14. Lori, I was just asking my readers if they knew of any great book review blogs...so cool that you have one. I love to read and will be following!

    Kari

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  15. Great review! None of Josi's books have scared me yet but this one might:)

    bchild5 at aol dot com

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  16. Great books & Great contest. Thank you.

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  17. Such an appetizing read!I highly recommended the whole series!

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  18. I am a librarian in a very small town, and when I suggest a book to my patrons they go for it. I have them hooked on all the delicious culinary mysteries. They all have to take their turn reading Pumpkin Roll. Thanks for sharing with us. Deanna

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

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

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  21. Nice review. I would love to win this book. Thanks!

    sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

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  22. Count me in! Thanks for the chance!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  23. I really love this series! Sadie is my favorite!

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