Monday, October 3, 2011

Book Review: Pumpkin Roll

I am very excited to be participating in this tour, there have been some amazing books released lately! I have loved mystery books since I began reading, and as I grew older and moved out on my own and began cooking for myself and my family, I began to have an appreciation for food related mysteries as well. I have often found some fantastic recipes in this genre of book!

I don't know how I haven't read any of the books in this series before, but they are ALL on my wish list now. I also want to point out here that while I check most mystery books out of the library (because storage space is a premium at home) this is a series where I'd recommend purchasing a hard copy, mainly because of the fabulous recipes that are so nice to have in context with the story where you got them. I am sentimental like that:)

I loved this tale of a grandma with a "B"oyfriend who has opened her own PI business, and is helping watch after her "B"oyfriend's grandkids. I can't help but imagine my own grandma and giggle as I think of her taking on these challenges. This book is very fitting for this season of year, and the setting just outside of where the historical real life witch trials took place makes this story seem so real! It's not a fantasy type book based on witchcraft or anything like that, so don't get turned off at the mention of witches in the story. This is an enjoyable mystery that I think anyone would enjoy, especially on a cool autumn afternoon curled up with some fresh baked goodies:)

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?

***Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate my review. No positive review was expected or required, and no monetary compensation was exchanged. All opinions expressed are solely mine and were not influenced in any manner.***

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