Posted in 5 paws, Cozy, Giveaway, mystery, Review on August 13, 2015

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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!


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I’ve read several books by this author but this one just roped me in from page 1. I will say that I thought Jack was a scarecrow come to life at first just because he would appear and disappear with no sound/notice. (He’s not by the way! but it wouldn’t have surprised me based on some of the other books by this author)

It was hard to know who the killer might be and their motives. I think I figured it out right before this person was kind of mystery, keep me guessing but just enough clues to maybe figure it out near the end. It was an intriguing twist that is for sure!

The characters are interesting and it will be fun to watch their lives unfold as we get to know them better.

I think this is going to be a fun series and I can’t wait for the next book.  We give this 5 paws up


About the Authors

joycejimJoyce 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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