Today, as part of a Blog Tour organized by Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours, I am happy to introduce you to Joyce and Jim Lavene’s recently released cozy mystery– Give ‘Em Pumpkin to Talk About. This is the first book in their new Pumpkin Patch Mysteries Series.
Synopsis (from Amazon):
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!
Give ‘Em Pumpkin to Talk About is a light and enjoyable read. Sarah is a likable character, torn between her fond memories of the farm and her life in the city. Her attraction to the man squatting on the property further complicates her emotions and their interactions add a strong romantic element to the story. Together Sarah and Jack are determined to find out who is behind the murder and whether there is any connection to her grandparents’ disappearance. The more they find out, the riskier things become for them both. This fast-moving whodunnit was well written, and kept me guessing the identity of the culprit almost to the very end. I was just a bit disappointed that the circumstances of her grandparents’ disappearance were not fully revealed. But maybe we’ll find out more in the next installment in the series. If you like cozy mysteries with suspense and a hint of romance, you’ll want to add this book to your TBR list.
FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book as part of this blog tour in the hopes that I would post an honest review. This has not affected the content of my review in any way.
About the 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.
Purchase Link: Amazon
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