Book #Review and Blog Tour: Pumpkin Roll by Josi S. Kilpack - Plus an iPad2 Contest

Wednesday, October 05, 2011 Posted by Dina N

Book 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 Thoughts
Pumpkin Roll is the first novel by Josi S. Kilpack I've read. It's the sixth book in her Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery series. I would define it as a cozy mystery rather than a culinary one. Although there is some cooking involved, it is not really part of the mystery - more like a side dish. The story line was developing a bit slowly for me and I guessed who was behind it all about halfway through. Overall, I enjoyed Pumpkin Roll enough to be checking out Ms. Kilpack's other books.

The 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 iPad2. In addition, there will be two secondary prizes of $30 Amazon.com gift certificates and copies of other Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mysteries.

To enter, leave a comment below before November 1, 2011. The winner will be announced and notified on November 3, 2011.

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

Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation - monetary or in kind - has been obtained for this post. Photo and book info courtesy of the publisher.

102 comments:

  1. Debra said...

    I've enjoyed reading her other books in the series (although I'm only on #4 right now), and I will definitely be checking this out. I have really liked the recipes I've made from the books too.

  2. chey said...

    Sounds like a great read!
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  3. Cheri Chesley said...

    Really fun series.

  4. brendajean said...

    This will be one more amazing book by Josi! Thanks for hosting today:)

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  5. Jane said...

    I'll definitely have to check out Josi's Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery series.

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  6. Ariell Larson said...

    Looking forward to reading it.

  7. Anna said...

    As soon as I'm done with my current book, Pumpkin Roll is next on the list. Have loved all the others in the series.

  8. Andrea said...

    A very fun series with the most delicious sounding recipes. The "bad guy" was a surprise to me (although once it came out it made sense).

    Great contest.

  9. DarcyO said...

    Sounds like a fun cozy. I haven't read any of Josi's books before, but will check them out.

  10. Sherry said...

    I've never read any of her books but this sounds like it will be a great book to read.
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  11. Renee Simmons said...

    Thanks for giving your readers such a great opportunity! Very cool!

  12. AnneLoyd said...

    I love reading your reviews! Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  13. Crissy said...

    This sounds like a great book, and the cover art is very appetizing! Thanks for the giveaway! gandcdurst at hotmail dot com

  14. Kristin said...

    I love this series and just finished reading Pumpkin Roll. I am super excited about this contest!

  15. pduthoy said...

    I love mysteries. Thanks.

  16. Cristina said...

    Enjoyed your review. I was surprised by the who was behind it. I had figured a different scenario. lol.

  17. Michelle said...

    Can;t wait for the next book. Great giveaway and super recipes.

    Thanks

  18. Stephanie said...

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

  19. Tes283 said...

    I am a reader. I would enjoy being introduced to a good author. I am currently trying to g=read the 500 best stories / novels of the world.....ha-ha. I bite off a lot. It has introduced me to very different subjects that I normally would not read Expanding my views. Thank you for hosting.

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  20. winnie said...

    This looks great. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. books4me said...

    I am an avid reader and have no idea how I didn't come across this series before!! Josi sounds like a great author.

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  22. suzy said...

    reading right now and i love it so far!!!

  23. Lynda Del. said...

    Mysteries are my fave! Thanks for the chance!
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  24. The Dales said...

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

  25. Lacy said...

    love all of her books, and cant wait for the next one to come out!

  26. Anonymous said...

    Sounds fun! Great contest. Thank you, Donatella.

  27. esluka said...

    It seems like a great book! I will have to look into it further! erinnsluka@gmail.com

  28. Ashley said...

    Awesome post! I seriously love Josi's books! :) It would be awesome to win the ipdad for my husband! :) Thanks for being a participating blog

  29. Dealsfan32 said...

    Great giveaway, thank you for the opportunity to win!
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  30. Kris said...

    I haven't read this series yet; looking forward to it!
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  31. kalea_kane said...

    I have not read any books in this series, but I love a cozy mystery. Thanks for sharing the review and giveaway.

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  32. Patricia N said...

    This sounds like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway -
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  33. Matt Ferrell said...

    Nice giveaway! Thanks to you, Josi S. Kilpack and Shadow Mountain for it!

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  34. Sharon said...

    I love a good mystery!

  35. Jesse said...

    Sounds like an awesome read
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  36. Charity and John said...

    I love culinary mysteries. Will be looking for her series. Thank you.
    Primabee at hotmail dot com

  37. collifornia said...

    sounds great! :)
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  38. mrsshukra said...

    Looking forward to reading this series, thanks!

  39. eileeninmd said...

    Great review and would love to read this book. And what a cool giveaway.eileen3600atlive dot com

  40. sohamolina said...

    Who wouldn't want an iPad? I'd love one.

  41. Cathy said...

    This is an awesome series with some really fun recipes!

  42. SweetMarie said...

    I saw this book also on Squirrel Queen's blog. Just stopping by and checking you blog out. :)The giveaway of an ipad2 is terrific!
    Have a great week!

  43. apple blossom said...

    thanks for a chance to win an ipad

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  44. CindyWindy2003 said...

    awesome giveaway! and I love mystery series, will def have to check this series out, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

  45. Patrick Jolley said...

    Sweet! Dessert and Technology, my favorite!

  46. bettycd said...

    Thanks for introducing me to this author and her series.
    A mystery named Pumpkin Roll is so right for the fall season.

  47. Jennifer T. said...

    This series sounds really good and delicious ;)
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

  48. MStavros said...

    Looks like a great mystery series

  49. KD { Mom of 3 Dolls } said...

    Thanks for the great R&G!

  50. MyTwoCents said...

    I'll be adding "Pumpkin Roll" to my wishlist on Amazon if I am not chosen for this one!

    Thank you for your reviews

  51. Sassy said...

    I really look forward to checking her books out~! Thank you so much.

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  52. pamela b said...

    All her books sound really good. I will have to check these out. thanks for the post.
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  53. Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

    I have loved this series and when I missed the blog tour I was so bummed. Sadie is such a wonderful character. I am so excited to finally read this one.

    je2kids(at)gmail(dot)com

    2 Kids and Tired Books

  54. Tish said...

    I will definitely have to check it out!

  55. Julie said...

    love her books and cannot wait to get this one:0
    @hbgarden

  56. Anna Maria Junus said...

    Josi is a good author and I can't wait to read this series.

  57. Sheila said...

    Nice review and good for you for figuring out the ending so soon. I never do.

  58. Joyce@MommyTalkShow said...

    My 19 month old son loves books. Sounds like we should include this one too.

  59. Queen B said...

    I'm excited to start reading these!

  60. stefanie gladden said...

    I am really looking forward to reading this book! looks great!

  61. Debbie said...

    I am so excited, thanks for the giveaway!

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  62. My4boysand1 said...

    Wow I love mysteries and this sounds fantastic!
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  63. Laura said...

    Sounds like a fun and interesting mystery.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win.
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  64. mendyd said...

    Sounds like a great giveaway.

    Thanks!
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  65. Chelsea S said...

    Haven't heard of this series yet. New books for me to sink my teeth into. Yeah!

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  66. Anonymous said...

    This is an amazing giveaway...the blend of literature and technology is just what I need! Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Lauren S

  67. 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!

  68. Claudia + Ben said...

    Love books and would love an IPad 2!

  69. melissa @ 1lbr said...

    Cozy mysteries haven't really been my thing before, but the delicious covers are tempting me...

  70. wfnren said...

    Love the blurb, this sounds kind of good. Don't read a lot of mysteries, but sounds like it might be a good story for Halloween.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com
    wrensthoughts.blogspot.com

  71. Angela said...

    Thank you for the chance to win. I am a cozy mystery fan and am going to check this book out.

  72. wfnren said...

    This sounds like a good book for Halloween. My daughter loves Cozy mysteries, I may have to give this one a try.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com
    wrensthoughts.blogspot.com

    Sorry if this is a second post for me, but my other one never showed up.

  73. Jenn said...

    I love this series! Great food-lit.

  74. Emily said...

    Sounds great! good contest!

  75. Carol said...

    I'm always looking for a good read - thanks for the review.

  76. Amanda said...

    Sounds awesome! :) great contest by the way

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  77. Anonymous said...

    Count me in! :)

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  78. Mrs. K said...

    Sweet contest!

  79. MagabyN said...

    I would like to read this amazing book!!!!
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  80. Kay M said...

    I've never read these books, but from all of the comments, I'm thinking I should! Looking forward to it!~

  81. Kittenish said...

    Sounds like a great book!

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  82. amweeks said...

    This book likes like a wonderful read! Will have to check it out!

  83. AshbeeDesigns said...

    Thanks for such a great opportunity!

  84. Family Attic said...

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

  85. Anonymous said...

    sounds like a good book and i love the title
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  86. Linda Garner said...

    Thanks for this fun series, Josi. I hope to read them all. Love, LG

  87. Merry said...

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

  88. Katherine said...

    Pumpkin Roll sounds like a great book! Can't wait to check it out!

  89. Bee W Bedard said...

    Thanks for hosting - fingers crossed
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

  90. polly said...

    looking forward to reading this book. thanks so much!
    pkeintz@gmail.com

  91. Dutch Girls Favorite Things said...

    sounds like a great book!
    bdavisnc at gmail dot com

  92. Tannie's Chatter said...

    Sounds awesome, thank you!

    tanandjosh@telus.net

  93. Theresa said...

    Sounds like a fun book. And a great giveaway.

  94. Theresa said...

    Sounds like a fun book. And a great giveaway.

  95. Kristie said...

    I have never heard of this author but her book sounds good. I'm hoping that it includes recipes. I like fun, cozy mysteries. Thanks for the great giveaway. I love pumpkin roll too, the way. My mom's is the best. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  96. Beverly Hoagland said...

    Cannot wait to snuggle up on the couch with this one !!

  97. Brittney said...

    I love Sadie!!!

  98. Karlene said...

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

  99. Kristie said...

    Sounds Great!

  100. Naddez said...

    It sounds like a great book & author. Thanks! :)

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  101. Suzanne said...

    What a great giveaway. I've never read any books by this author, so I'm going to have to check her out. Thanks!
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  102. Nancye said...

    Great giveaway! thanks for the chance!

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