Saturday, September 3, 2011

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Pumpkin Roll

I love Josi S. Kilpack's Sadie Hoffmiller series and I wanted to take a moment to mention that the sixth book in the series, Pumpkin Rollhas just been released.  This is a culinary cozy series that has a more serious side to it as it progresses ~which is what I like about it.  It's also a shining example of an older female protagonist who still has moxie.  Of course, due to my towering review pile, I'm a book behind in the series (I still have Blackberry Crumble to read), but that doesn't mean you have to be! (My reviews, thus far.) 

Now, normally we don't do big announcements regarding book releases, but Ms. Kilpack has a giveaway connected with the release of this book that I thought was worth the mention...

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.

Yes, leaving a comment (with your email address) on this post is really all you have to do to enter.  It's that simple.  Only 1 comment below per person will be counted toward the contest. For additional ways to enter, go to

(Full disclosure, I, Jenn, am getting an extra entry by posting this on Girls Just Reading, but this is an awesome giveaway and creates extra chances to win for everyone.  I'd have shared it with you anyway!  Seriously.)



Margaret September 3, 2011 at 4:12 AM  

I love this series! Any book that combines it's story with food is definitely for me. thanks for the giveaway!


Anonymous ,  September 3, 2011 at 11:45 AM  

LOVE BOOKS, love the series & a giveaway! Wow!
Have a great weekend!


Lynn Parsons September 3, 2011 at 12:24 PM  

My daughter spotted "Pumpkin Roll" in the BYU bookstore, so I had to preorder it for my Kindle! Love Josie (and Sadie)!

Cheri Chesley September 3, 2011 at 12:29 PM  

Such a fun series. Can't wait!

Ariell Larson September 3, 2011 at 12:41 PM  

Read the rest and ready for more fun!

Lolawid September 3, 2011 at 1:35 PM  

I just love Sadie and am excited to read more of her adventures!!

widsfam7 @ digis dot net

Stephanie September 3, 2011 at 3:04 PM  

I really like this series and I am excited about the giveaway!!

Caren with a "C" September 3, 2011 at 3:20 PM  

Love her series! I can't wait to get the book!

Andrea September 3, 2011 at 4:00 PM  

Such a great series (and pretty sweet giveaway too).

frisbyfamily at gmail dot com

Susan B. Russell September 3, 2011 at 4:35 PM  

Josi, you are a wonderful writer! I feel honored to have met you, even at my home! I feel I am "addicted" to Sadie's adventures now (I've read all your books in the series) and can't wait to read "Pumpkin Roll"! Congratulations to you!

Hales Family September 3, 2011 at 5:09 PM  

I'd never heard of this author or book, but a friend just recommended it through this contest so I guess I'll need to get a hold of a copy to read!

Brittney Hales

Michelle September 4, 2011 at 1:54 AM  

This is a great contest and the books sound awesome.

Anonymous ,  September 4, 2011 at 12:18 PM  

cant wait to read it!

Dave and Michelle September 4, 2011 at 9:13 PM  

I love Josi's books! I must admit...I'm an addict. I am on the count down to the relase of Pumpkin Roll.....3 more day. I can't wait! Michelle -

Lacy September 5, 2011 at 3:57 PM  

This series is by far one of my favorite ones to read. cant wait until my copy of Pumpkin Roll arrives :) i am so excited!

suzy September 5, 2011 at 9:19 PM  

love this series. and pumpkin roll is just in time for my bday! yay!

Anna September 7, 2011 at 10:23 AM  

I'm really excited to read this book. The series has been a really fun good read.

Rebecca Sperry September 7, 2011 at 12:39 PM  

I love this series. Sadie reminds me of my mom.

fdigsby September 7, 2011 at 2:55 PM  

I have never heard of this book before but it is now on my wishlist!

felecia at twinoaksfl dot org

Sharee September 7, 2011 at 3:51 PM  

I am so excited to add "Pumpkin Roll" to my library and the recipes to my collection of great things to eat!

The Dales September 7, 2011 at 7:59 PM  

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

Linne September 7, 2011 at 8:22 PM  

I've never read her stories but they sound delicious!

Kah_cherub September 8, 2011 at 11:10 AM  

These books sound fantastic! I'm always on a diet, so this is the closest of super yummy desserts I'll ever be... and it'll be twice the fun = food+books. LOL

thank you for the chance!

kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

Kristin September 8, 2011 at 11:46 AM  

Love this series and love the giveaway!!!

k2reader (at) gmail (dot) com

Megan September 8, 2011 at 12:29 PM  

There is nothing better than good food and a great book. Can't wait to read the next book.

April September 8, 2011 at 3:07 PM  

Can't wait to read it...would be awesome to read on a new iPad!!!
malibu4me (at) hotmail (dot) com

Susan September 8, 2011 at 11:10 PM  

I have not read this cozy series but it sounds yummy! Thanks for the super awesome giveaway!!

Lacy September 9, 2011 at 6:54 PM  

such a great book! cant wait to see how it ends :)

Julie ,  September 11, 2011 at 6:52 PM  

I love cozy mysteries, and this looks perfect for fall! Count me in!

DarcyO September 12, 2011 at 7:15 AM  

I love a good cozy. Thanks for the great giveaway.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Amy September 12, 2011 at 8:48 AM  

How great is this? I don't know what I am more excited about...the contest or the fact that I just found a new series to read!

Amy September 12, 2011 at 8:49 AM  

Oh, and my email is

amytrimble92 at gmail dot com

Kristen Painter September 12, 2011 at 11:15 AM  

I might have to read this just because pumpkin roll is one of my favorite desserts!

kristenpainterbooks AT yahoo DOT com

Alice Beesley September 12, 2011 at 12:43 PM  

mmm. the rolls on the cover look yummy.

Anonymous ,  September 13, 2011 at 1:41 PM  

This looks fantastic! I'm living in an apartment for the first time and would love some tips!


Unknown September 13, 2011 at 7:14 PM  

Can't wait!

meland2lilones September 15, 2011 at 7:37 AM  

Awesome!! Looks like a fun read!

thanks for the giveaway!!


Karlene September 15, 2011 at 2:59 PM  

Loved Pumpkin Roll! :)

And this is a great blog. I'll be sure to come back regularly.

geschumann September 17, 2011 at 1:27 PM  

Love the cover! Thanks for the giveaway! Gloria

geschumann at live dot com

Mary September 17, 2011 at 1:41 PM  

I have to read this one and soon! Thanks for the chance to win!

mary_reiss @

Fireflywishes September 18, 2011 at 6:14 PM  

This is a brand new series for me, never having heard of it before. My mom loves recipes with her cozy mysteries, so definitely going to be recommending it to her - and hoping she makes me some pumpkin roll ;)

Thanks for the chance to win the iPad!

myshelfconfessions at gmail dot com
April @ My Shelf Confessions

brendajean September 19, 2011 at 4:15 PM  

These covers seriously make me hungry! Can't wait to read this one:)

bchild5 at aol dot com

Sherril ,  September 19, 2011 at 6:46 PM  

When a friend introduced me to the series, I Loved it when I read it.

books4me September 21, 2011 at 2:39 PM  

After reading about the books on the blogs, I'm very excited to read this culinary mystery series!

books4me67 at

Mari September 22, 2011 at 3:34 PM  

WHat a generous giveaway. I have not read this series, but they look great and the perfect reads for me. WIll definitely check them out.

Taffy September 23, 2011 at 9:47 PM  

Love, love, love the recipes in these books!

apple blossom September 27, 2011 at 9:05 AM  

Oh, I'm reading Pumpkin Roll right now. I'd love to win IPad for my hubby for Christmas.
ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

MStavros September 27, 2011 at 10:04 PM  

Way to go Josi - congratulations!

krstrpp September 28, 2011 at 3:37 PM  

Pumpkin Roll looks like a fun book. Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway! (krstrpp at hotmail dot com)

Cathy September 30, 2011 at 4:36 PM  

This series is so amazing. An awesome story with amazing recipes and Sadie!

Sidnie October 3, 2011 at 6:17 PM  

Mmmmm I love these books and am reading Blackberry Crumble right now. The other day my son asked "Mom how come you never make any of those recipe's?" I decided to change that so I made Blackberry Crumble(with fresh picked huckleberry's, raspberries, and rhubarb) for my in-laws last night and Second-Chance Potato Soup tonight. I am in trouble because these are both yummy.

Deb October 5, 2011 at 11:29 PM  

I am excited to read this book! Love the series and what a giveaway! Exciting!

pduthoy October 6, 2011 at 8:24 AM  

I love mysteries, and I would love an iPad. Thanks.

Cristina October 6, 2011 at 9:44 AM  

Both the giveaway and the book, Pumpkin Roll, are awesome.

Matt Ferrell October 8, 2011 at 9:07 PM  

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

animasou @ comcast . net

Sharon October 8, 2011 at 11:12 PM  

This series sounds wonderful!

GMR October 12, 2011 at 10:20 AM did I miss this? *adds to file of awesome-ness* I'm actually reading through this particular book right now in conjunction with a blog tour for the book (stopping by the 20th!) and I can certainly say that yes, your short assessment there of the series is right on target. It IS refreshing to see an older character in the for the story, my verdict is still out for discussion (got about 100 pages we shall see..). ^_^ Thanks for sharing the news on this promotion and giving everyone a chance to enter! Happy reading!


Nick October 12, 2011 at 10:23 AM  


Patrick Jolley October 12, 2011 at 8:49 PM  

Totally excited for this contest!

Juliette Sobanet October 13, 2011 at 12:32 PM  

This book looks great! The cover is making me hungry . . .

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) October 15, 2011 at 8:44 PM  

Sadie is such a fun character and this has been a terrific series. I'm excited to read this one.


2 Kids and Tired Books

Anna Maria Junus October 16, 2011 at 1:51 AM  

It looks like a good series and I would love to win the ipad.

Lady DragonKeeper ,  October 16, 2011 at 2:13 AM  

I've loved mysteries ever since reading Nancy Drew books in elementary school! Thanks for the chance to win!


Deborah Batterman October 18, 2011 at 4:34 PM  

Nothing like Josi Kilpack's oh-so-delightful series + an iPad giveaway to generate so many comments. Looks like I'm #68. Who will the lucky winner be? ;-)

Maya October 20, 2011 at 6:33 PM  

Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway!

Poof...books! October 22, 2011 at 10:09 AM  

Not familiar with this series but I see there are many fans so looking forward to getting involved.

Thanks for spreading the word.

poofbooks [at] gmail [.] com

Ms. Latina October 26, 2011 at 11:50 AM  

Never heard of the series but I'm intrigued. Will def. check them out. Thanks for the giveaway!

Twitter: @MsLatina
Email: latinaonamission (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Family Attic October 26, 2011 at 2:28 PM  

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

Merry October 27, 2011 at 11:52 AM  

I am excited to read this book! I hope I win!

Cassandra Carr October 31, 2011 at 11:52 PM  

Woo-hoo for older heroines! Doing some of those myself. :-)

AuthorCassandraCarr AT gmail DOT com

Naddez November 1, 2011 at 12:02 PM  

I would love to read this book. Thanks for sharing!

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