Thursday, October 13, 2011

Pumpkin Roll by Josi S. Kilpack with IPAD contest






Josi has done it again.  She's brought together an excellent culinary mystery.  This one with the fall flair is just right for a cozy fire and popcorn and a warm blanket.  But don't get to relaxed because there is no falling asleep reading this mystery.  It is a page turner you want to see what is going to happen next.  Kilpack tops it off with some yummy recipes sprinkled thought out the book.  This time I had to try a few.  I made the pumpkin roll and the ginger cookies.  They turned out just yummy. To see pictures of my pumpkin roll click here.  You can read the first two chapters of this book here and get Josi's pumpkin roll recipe and others by clicking here
  To be true to my three strikes rule I must say that Josi does use some curse words in this book (see my curse words post here for clarification.)   However, I totally enjoy Josi's books and look forward to reading more of them.  You'll be surprised at the outcome.  I was. 




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?

Read the First two chapters here.


Chance pointed out the window, his mouth open. Sadie turned to follow his gaze and startled to see Mrs. Wapple facing them, now on the sidewalk that ran parallel to the street rather than the walkway leading to her house. The streetlight down the block illuminated the grey hat made of some type of coarse fabric on her head, and long dark hair that fell in frizzy waves past her shoulders. As they watched, Mrs. Wapple lifted her hand and with her pointer finger began drawing pictures in the air.
“Okay, boys,” Sadie said, standing and ushering them off the couch. “She’s just a silly old lady,” Sadie said. “And there’s cake in the kitchen, so let’s eat.” She chose to believe Mrs. Wapple hadn’t caught them spying, but was simply . . . being weird, like Kalan said.
“Cake!” Fig shouted as he bounded off the couch. Chance and Kalan followed, though Kalan kept looking back over his shoulder. Pete finished herding them into the kitchen and soon they were arguing about which piece of cake was the biggest. Once the boys were gone, Sadie hurried to the side of the window near the floor lamp where the pull cord for the heavy blue drapes was tacked behind the curtains, along the right side of the window. Before she pulled the blinds closed she turned the light off, hoping it would make her less visible. Then she looked at Mrs. Wapple one last time. The woman was still on the sidewalk. Still staring with her finger pointing toward the house. No, not the house—pointing at Sadie. Sadie swallowed and pulled a little further behind the heavy curtains. But she didn’t take her eyes off the strange woman outside. Mrs. Wapple lifted her hand higher, so that it was pointing at the sky and then closed her fingers into a fist. Still staring in Sadie’s direction, she punched her hand upward at the precise moment that the light bulb in the lamp next to Sadie exploded with a pop. A thousand tiny shards of paper-thin glass tinkled to the floor while Sadie jumped out of the way.
“What was that?” Pete asked, stepping into the doorway.
Sadie looked at him. “The light bulb exploded,” she said, not allowing herself to even consider the coincidence of it happening at the same time Mrs. Wapple punched an invisible button over her head. Didn’t light bulbs have to be turned on to shatter like that? She looked back at the sidewalk but Mrs. Wapple wasn’t there.
She wasn’t on the sidewalk; she wasn’t digging in the garden. She was gone. Sadie felt a strange tingling sensation wash over her skin, a kind of breeze without air movement as Kalan’s words came back to her, “Mama says she’s a witch.”
Good thing Sadie didn’t believe in that kind of thing.

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Josi has combined her love of MOST things edible and her love of writing into the Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery series. Blackberry Crumble is the fifth book in what will be an eight book series. When Josi isn’t cooking or writing she’s trying to say ahead of her four children, hiding somewhere with a book in hand, or enjoying her backyard chickens. Josi and her family live in Willard, UT.

For more information about Josi, you can visit her website at www.josiskilpack.com or her blog at www.josikilpack.blogspot.com



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


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For additional ways to enter, go to participating blog sites schedule here, one entry per site you leave a comment, plus other ways to win here
My site Scraps of Life here is another place





Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery Series:






Be sure to leave a comment here on my blog to be entered in this giveaway.  Just for fun why not speculate what might be Josi's next culinary mystery coming out in Spring of 2012?  Then click here to find out how you can get additional entries


A copy of this book was provided for  this review by Pump up your Book tours










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37 comments:

Lolawid said...

It was a very surprising ending! I really didn't see that coming! Thanks for doing this giveaway.

Mindy said...

This one is my fav in the series! Awesome contest!

Lacy said...

i love all of these great books, and i cant wait to try out the recipies :)

Ariell Larson said...

Thanks for sharing! Happy to join the contest, and I am soon to begin the reading of Pumpkin Roll.

Michelle said...

Thanks for the contest Josi. The recipes from the books are terrific and every time I see a book cover it makes me hungry.

Stephanie said...

I really like Josi's series and I am excited about this contest!!

Anna said...

I finally started reading this. Wish I had more time to read it all at once. :)

Lady DragonKeeper said...

What a cute theme for a series! I'd guess that it would be another sweet type of food, since all the other book feature a dessert in its title. =)

Thanks for the chance to win!

jafuchi7[at]hawaii[dot]edu

brendajean said...

I'm excited for this new book of Josi's. Thanks for participating:)

bchild5 at aol dot com

Kristin said...

This is one of my favorite series and I cannot wait for the next one to come out...too bad it doesn't come out until next Spring. I am also super excited about the contest!

books4me said...

Maybe the spring book will have a photo of pineapple upside down cake!

Thanks for participating in this great giveaway!

books4me67 at ymail.com

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

I missed out on this tour and I was so bummed. I have loved this series. I'm glad this one is just as good as the others.

DarcyO said...

Sounds like a fun cozy. Great contest, too.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Anna Maria Junus said...

This looks like such a fun series. My guess for the next one on the list - Apple Crisp

suzy said...

read it! loved it! way to go josi! thank you for the chance to win an ipad2!

Sheila said...

Love Josi and love this contest! i am dieting or I would try the recipes! LOL. Love your blog too! :)

Andrea said...

I was shocked when you wrote that Pumpkin Roll has curse words. Your clarification post helped, but didn't specify that the words you flagged in Josi's book weren't actual swear words (the words you didn't specify on your curse words list).

Love Josi's books, and find them totally clean and appropriate for any audience. Love the contest too!

Beth said...

I couldn't begin to guess which tasty treat she'll highlight next, but I'm sure whatever she chooses will make me hungry!

Thanks for the giveaway.

wordygirl at earthlink dot net

Queen B said...

Hard to imagine what delicious treat she will come up with as the "star" of her next book! I love the recipes in the series!

Debbie said...

I am so excited, thanks for the giveaway!

hisherand4 AT aol DOT com

The Dales said...

Love Josi's books! Can't wait to read Pumpkin Roll! Would love an Ipad!!!

Patrick Jolley said...

Yummy looking books!

Amy DeWidt said...

Oh, my gosh! I already read the first book and I was completely hooked! Can't wait to read Pumpkin Roll...I hope I get it for Christmas!

Carol M said...

I haven't read any of these books. They sound great! Blueberry Crumb Cake sounds good to me!
mittens0831 at aol dot com

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

I totally need to get these books! Can't wait to read Pumpkin Roll!

Thanks so much for the very fun and generous giveaway!!!

Claudia + Ben said...

Love books and would love an IPad 2!

Claudia + Ben said...

Love books and would love an IPad 2!

melissa @ 1lbr said...

I've not read these books yet, but the covers always induce me to drooling. Now I am craving some delicious cakes!

Family Attic said...

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

Linda Garner said...

I love this series. Hope I win the contest. LG

April said...

Woo hoo Josi you did it again, good job with this book!!!!

Merry said...

I am really excited about this giveaway and this book series! I hope I win!

Crissy said...

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

Karlene said...

Love Josi's series. Pumpkin Roll was great!!!

Brittney said...

I love Sadie!!!

Naddez said...

I would love to win this book. Thanks!

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Naddez said...

Interesting review. I would love to read this book. Thanks!

sam94son05@sbcglobal.net