Monday, August 10, 2015

Book Review and Giveaway: Give Em Pumpkin to Talk About by Joyce and Jim Lavene

Give Em Pumpkin To Talk About
(Pumpkin Patch Mysteries Book 1)

Cozy Mystery
Print Length: 199 pages
Publisher: J. Lavene (August 4, 2015)
Richmond attorney Sarah Tucker returns to sell her family’s abandoned farm in Misty River, Virginia despite unanswered questions about her grandparents’ disappearance sixteen years earlier. Sarah was only twelve when she went to visit and found her grandparents had vanished. No amount of searching has brought answers.

Now Sarah is faced with other issues when a man is killed who claimed to have information about what happened to her grandparents. She learns of a Confederate chest of gold that is said to be buried on the property, and treasure hunters who are willing to do anything to get their hands on it.

Were her grandparents murdered for the gold? Sarah can’t sell the land and go back to her life until she has answers. But the cost of the answers may be her life.

Includes farm-fresh recipes!

My Review
Yay!  Another new cozy mystery series from the Lavenes.  Their books are always great reads ... and Give Em Pumpkin to Talk About is no exception!  

Sarah Tucker is a strong, likable character.  Readers will empathize with her when she arrives at her grandparents' home and pumpkin patch, nostalgic and missing them, and determines to find out why they disappeared years ago.

I loved the way Sarah works with Jack to solve this mystery, and also enjoyed their friendship (with a hint of romance!).   The mystery was well written and kept me guessing until the end.   The rural setting was a nice plus.  I also loved the neighbors that we meet in this book.

I would recommend Give Em Pumpkin to Talk About to other cozy mystery readers.  It would make an especially enjoyable Autumn read!

About these Authors
Joyce and Jim Lavene write award-winning, bestselling mystery fiction as themselves, J.J. Cook, and Ellie Grant. They have written and published more than 70 novels for Harlequin, Berkley, Amazon, and Gallery Books along with hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. They live in rural North Carolina with their family. 

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Purchase Link
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I received a copy of this book from Great Escape Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review.


Peggy said...

Love your books. :) Thank you for this awesome giveaway and the opportunity to enter!!

Kathleen C. said...

Great writing team! I'm very interested in their new book...

Anonymous said...

Love the books you & your Husband write, they take me to a special place of Mystery & joy, keep them coming. Linda May

holdenj said...

Nice review! I am looking forward to this new series from Joyce and Jim too!

Anonymous said...

This is a great first book, in a new series...I loved it!