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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

{Review} Pumpkin Roll By Josi S. Kilpack

Pumpkin Roll
by Josi S. Kilpack
Released: September 7th 2011
Publisher: Deseret Book Company
Genre: Adult- Fiction: Culinary Mystery

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?

Review: I enjoyed the recipes in this book. I liked Sophie and Pete. Sophie who's inquisitive and sharp. Pete who's the strong, silent, yet supportive type. Sophie seemed like the type of person who was helpful to a fault. Which means she should keep to herself, but that wouldn't have made a good story. I liked the story, but had issues with it as well. One of the things I enjoy about mysteries is figuring out who did it, that fun is sort of squashed when the clues don't make sense. Yet I found I had to keep reading just so I could figure out what was going on and how the clues worked together. I was utterly surprised by the ending, which made it worth while.
Disclaimer: I received this book from Pump up Your Book Tours via the author.

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