Pumpkin Rollby Josi S. Kilpack
Paperback, 368 pages
Published September 7th 2011
by Deseret Book Company
Book Source: publisher
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?
Don’t ask me how I have gone so long without reading one of Josi Kilpack’s culinary mysteries, but I have obviously been missing out on all the fun. Pumpkin Roll is absolutely perfect for Fall and Halloween! Set in Jamaica Plain, a small township of Boston it is close to heart of the Salem Witch Trials. Things get spooky fast for Sadie and boyfriend Pete who are on vacation together while watching Pete’s grandchildren. Between light bulbs exploding, strange faces in the window, night time visitors and the witch across the street who is always digging in her yard, Sadie is sure there’s a mystery to be unraveled. In her nosy neighbor way she offers a plate of cookies to Mrs. Wapple and is determined to figure out why she’s so strange. But danger lurks around the fence!
With mouthwatering recipes for cookies, whoopie pies, clam chowder and cinnamon twists, Pumpkin Roll is one you don’t want to read while hungry! Sadie will have you itching to bake and trying to put together all the little clues behind this who done it. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to all readers as a must have before Halloween. The atmospheric creepy tone is topped off with lots of comfort foods for a perfect combination. Now that I’ve discovered The Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery Series I can’t wait for Banana Split coming in Spring 2012. Thanks so much to Deseret Book for sending me Pumpkin Roll!
Content: some violence and creepiness
About the Author: 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. Her most recent book, Blackberry Crumble, is the fifth book in the Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery Series. Josi currently lives in Willard Utah with her husband, four children, one dog, and varying number of chickens.
Enter to win copy of Pumpkin Roll on Goodreads.
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 http://www.josiskilpack.com/
Bought the book, but haven’t had a chance to read it quite yet. I earned $50 watching my sister’s dog and blew it all on books. It was a fun way to spend it. 🙂
I love Josi’s culinary mystery books. Actually, I’ve liked everything I’ve read from her. 🙂
This is my favorite out of Josi’s culinary mysteries!! I thought that Sadie’s adventures in Key Lime Pie were over the top, but Pumpkin Roll was so much more suspenseful and scary!! Aw, that Sadie…
I think I just found a new series to read, which is great since I’ve been looking for more mystery books to read. Thanks for the great review (and adding a bit about content). =)
The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia
really? It would be fantastic participate if it’s international. Thanks to Josi, too 🙂
I love this series and have read books 1-5. I have Pumpkin Roll on the shelf just waiting to be read. I’m so excited about this giveaway!!!
I love this series! I’m looking forward to reading this.
Thanks Josi for a great contest. Nice blog.
I love Josi’s books!
I love hearing about new Josi fans! I love her books and have enjoyed watching her career grow from almost the start, well before Sadie.
Thanks! Great contest, love Josi’s books! Thanks for taking the time to interview her!
Great giveaway and the books sounds pretty good! 🙂
Great contest. The book sounds yummy 🙂
WOW, epic contest!!
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I’ve eaten dinner and the food still makes me hungry!! I love stories of witches, or supposed witches, as I am related to a famous witch in Enlgand, Mother Shipton! Would be kinda cool to be able to create and use spells but since I can’t and don’t, I’ll have to settle with reading good books such as Pumpkin Roll!
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I love all of Josi’s books, they are so good!
I’ve heard great things about Josi’s culinary mystery books — they’re definitely on my TBR list!
Love Josi’s books! Can’t wait to read Pumpkin Roll! Would love an Ipad!!!
Thanks for the review!! This one looks good 🙂
Thanks for the review and the Pumpkin Roll on the cover looks GOOD!!
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I love Jodi’s books! I can’t wait to read this one. Thanks for the review. jersqueenie(at)gmail(dot)com
A great book! The recipes sounded great too. I’d love an iPad.
I heard this book was terrific, thank you so much for the chance! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom
Wow! Another new to me author!! The books sound fantastic. I can’t wait to read her books.
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I am a voracious mystery reader and love culinary mysteries the most. This a great series and I can’t wait to read Pumpkin Roll.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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Oh, I’m reading Pumpkin Roll right now. I’d love to win IPad for my hubby for Christmas.
ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com
I’d love to enter too if this is open internationally. Thanks!
spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com
The cover looks tasty & makes me really hungry. 😀 hehe
Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂
Would love to win this!
This book sounds so fun! Thanks for the giveaway.
angel28140 (at) yahoo (dot) com
so excited for the book and the giveaway!
The cover looks delicious!
I love anything that Josi writes! She is fantastic and her books are too. Thanks for the chance:)
bchild5 at aol dot com
Josi Kilpack’s mystery series sounds like great fun. Thanks for introducing me to her. (krstrpp at hotmail dot com)
This ending SHOCKED me, and I was jumpy the whole time I read it!
I loved this installment of the Sadie Hoffmiller series. It even gave me chills at some points! It was all tied together nicely in the end with a very surprising twist. Can’t wait for the next one!
I really love this series! I can’t wait to get a copy to read (I am really wishing they had a Nook version, because I would be even more tempted to just buy it right now in ebook if they did)
kissyjensen at gmail dot com
Two of my primary hobbies are reading and baking, so it’s a wonder that I haven’t picked up a culinary novel yet! Those recipes must be mouth-watering and the mystery sounds intriguing as well! (extemter at hotmail dot com)
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The iPad? Wow. That’s amazing. I’d love to have one of those and make blogging so much easier! Especially on the go.
I would love to win an ipad! Amazing book!
Thanks for the opportunity!
littleone AT shaw DOT ca
You just can’t go wrong with one of Josi’s Books and I love the chance she’s giving to win an ipad!
Luvdaylilies at bellsouth dot net
I loved Pumpkin Roll, it is such a great book to read!
LOOOVE PUMPKIN ROLL!!!!! ITS THE BEST BOOK YET!!!
WOW This book sounds so delicious! Thanks for the giveaway.
Cassandra (The Book and Movie Dimension blogger)
Have never read many culinary mysteries and this looks really great for Halloween.
Thanks for giveaway too.
~ Cassandra Ruiz
awesome review. I just completed a review – now I want to read the others.
I love mysteries. Thanks.
love her books!
I’m interested, I’m interested! 🙂
Nice giveaway! Thanks to you, Josi S. Kilpack and Shadow Mountain for it!
animasou @ comcast . net
would love to participate in this fab giveaway ^_^ count me in! it is such perfect read for Halloween!
Thanks for the contest!
All her book covers make me hungry! I would love to win an ipad2!
Thanks! Those books sound yummy and interesting! Now to put them on my TBR list 🙂
Jolene and Family
I’m all for Violence and creepiness in my books 🙂 Sounds like a great read and thanks for the amazing giveaway
Looking forward to enjoying such a tasty treat!
I love cozy mysteries!
Sounds like a fun cozy. Great contest, too.
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Holly (2 Kids and Tired)
I have read this series and loved it. When I missed the blog tour I was seriously depressed! Sadie is such a terrific character.
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Anna Maria Junus
Josi’s a good writer and this one looks like a winner.
Sounds like a delicious read! thanks for sharing!
I love a good mystery. 🙂
aikychien at yahoo dot com
I love this series! Great food-lit.
This looks like a really good book.
I love this series and I’m looking forward to reading Pumpkin Roll. Thanks for the great stories.
Sounds like a really good book, great giveaway. (=
I love Sadie!
Love Josi’s series. Pumpkin Roll was great!!! Can’t wait for the next one. 🙂
I love this book, I can’t wait to use the recipes!!
I would love to read this book. Thanks for sharing!
I would loooooooooove to read this book!
I’m a foood lovah 😀
tanya_starpower at yahoo dot com!