Josi S. Kilpack’s Pumpkin Roll & iPad 2 Contest

I like mysteries and I like food, so of course I’m interested in Josi S. Kilpack’s Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery Series.  As a matter of fact, one of my kiddos and I have been drooling over her covers for quite some time.  She even gave me one of the books for my birthday, thinking it was the first one in the series.  But it turned out it was the fourth, Key Lime Pie.  Life’s been so crazy since then, I haven’t taken the time to see how important it is to read the books in order.  Maybe you can let me know in a comment so I know if I’d be lost starting with number four.  I better get a move since the 6th book, Pumpkin Roll,  just came out!

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.

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61 Responses to Josi S. Kilpack’s Pumpkin Roll & iPad 2 Contest

  1. Quanda says:

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

  2. Merry says:

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

  3. Diane says:

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

  4. Lady DragonKeeper says:

    I haven’t read mysteries in awhile, but this sounds like a yummy series. Thanks for the chance to win!


  5. Amy DeWidt says:

    Oh, my gosh! I already read the first book and I was completely hooked! Can’t wait to read Pumpkin Roll…I hope I get it for Christmas!

  6. Necia Jolley says:

    These books sound delicious! :)

  7. I would love to win the ipad and read these books.

  8. The books do build on each other, so starting with Lemon Tart would be a good idea. You see how Sadie gets into the mystery solving thing and her relationship with Pete progresses through the stories as well. This is such a great series.


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  9. DarcyO says:

    I love cozy mysteries and would love to win an iPad.

  10. Dina says:

    I love cozy mysteries!

  11. catherine moore says:

    I’ve read all of Josi Kilpack’s books and am looking forward to reading Pumpkin Roll. I enjoy the character in this series and find the books to be wonderful culinary cozy mysteries. What else would be wonderful is to win the Ipad in the Shadow Mountain contest. Please enter my name to win and thanks.

  12. SweetMarie says:

    These books have had the best reviews and interviews!
    I would love to win an ipad2! Hope you have a wonderful week!

  13. Sharon says:

    This series sounds wonderful!

  14. Matt Ferrell says:

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

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  15. Cristina says:

    I reviewed Pumpkin Roll today. It was the first book I read of the series. Josi did an awesome job with writing the book in a way that let you know it is not the first in the series but giving you enough information to be able to read it out of order. I am going back to read her previous ones. When I finish with 5 I will probably re-read Pumpkin Roll. So really it is up to you if you want to read them out of order. Based on how she pulled Pumpkin Roll together I would say they can be read either way.

  16. Peter says:

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

  17. Debbie Gibb says:

    Exciting! Can’t wait to read the Book… Such a great giveaway too!

  18. Lisa says:

    Pumpkin Roll was another one of those amazing books by Josi Kilpack, I continue to love to read her great mystery books!

  19. Amazing books. I love them!

  20. Kris T. says:

    Guess I better start at the beginning of the series! Thanks for the chance to win an iPad. What a great giveaway.

  21. Mike S says:

    Congratulations on your new book – how exciting. The cover looks wonderful.

  22. Oh, I’m reading Pumpkin Roll right now. I’d love to win IPad for my hubby for Christmas.
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  23. Pam says:

    I loved Pumpkin Roll. Congratulations on a great new book, Ms. Kilpack!

  24. Natalie says:

    I love her culinary recipes & books

  25. Taffy says:

    Loved Key Lime Pie book. My neighbor and I are going to get together and make the recipes in ALL the books :)
    THANKS for the giveaway!

  26. books4me says:

    I keep hearing more and more about Josi’s books! Can’t wait to read them…in order, though, just because that is the way I read (kinda anal…I know!)

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  27. Shannon Smellie says:

    I read the “Key Lime Pie” book by Josie S. Killpack. It’s fun how she puts all of her rescipe’s throughout, yum!

  28. Sherril Stephens says:

    Josie’s books are amazing, I like Lemon Tart the best so far, but I can’t wait to read Pumpkin Roll

  29. brendajean says:

    How can you not love a mystery and recipe book in one? Thanks for the chance to win:)

  30. Brody says:

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  31. I haven’t read Josi’s books, they look interesting, I’m a fan of mysteries, although I usually don’t read very many “cozy” type mysteries, I have found some in the genre I enjoy, and my mom LOVES them. I’ll definitely have to let her know about this series!

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  33. Heidi says:

    I totally love her books! love the recipes!

  34. kay swederski says:

    I love to read culinary mysteries ~ can’t wait to read this one.
    thanks for the giveaway

  35. Looking forward to reading it. Thanks! Gloria

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  36. Mary says:

    I haven’t read anything by Josi! I have to start =)
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  37. Carina says:

    Josi’s books are great!

  38. Karlene says:

    I loved Pumpkin Roll. It’s my favorite of the series. And with this one, you really need to have read the others to get the full impact.

    While I think you could enjoy any of the other books in the series as stand-alones, they will all be much better if you start with the first one and read them in order.

  39. Tina Johnson says:

    Reading Pumpkin Roll right now! Great book.

  40. Megan says:

    Love Josi’s books! Can’t wait to read Pumpkin Roll! And would LOVE and Ipad!

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  42. Christine Jensen says:

    You can probably read the book without having read the others, but that particular book deals a bit more with what happened in past books along with the book specific story line, so you might be a bit lost when it comes to the relationship between some of the characters. But, I would say go for it! I love these books :)

  43. Rhonda Miller says:

    Sounds like another fun book from Josi Kilpack. I can’t wait to read it.

  44. Kristin T. says:

    I love this series and love the giveaway!!! As far as reading the books in order, I always find it helpful because you can fully see the character develop.

  45. lacy says:

    loved this book! cant wait for the next one to come out!!!

  46. I love this series! Great food-lit!

  47. Mindy Holt says:

    I would start at the very beginning! They’re all awesome. PR is now my favorite though :)

  48. Andrea says:

    I’ve read all Josi’s other culinary mysteries. The mystery in each book is specific to that book, so in that sense reading them in any order is fine. But, there are some developing relationships that build throughout the series that might not be as enjoyable if not read in order.

    I’m very excited to read Pumpkin Roll. And, I’d love an iPad. :)

  49. suzy says:

    love me some josi! heard this is the best book yet!

  50. Steph P says:

    I really like these books and am excited about the contest!!

  51. Cammi says:

    I’ve only read Key Lime Pie but it was good!

  52. Kirsten says:

    wow. that sounds cool

  53. Ariell Larson says:

    Can’t wait to read Pumpkin Roll. Thanks for hosting this contest on your blog!

  54. Michelle says:

    Great contest – Great book. Thanks

  55. I’m really excited about this new one! :)

  56. Rebecca says:

    OMG!!! Please tell me this isn’t a scam! i loved ur book btw and it was really useful. :) i really want the ipad so bad, but i just cant offord it with $500 dollars. I would DIE if i got that ipad (not really, but i would be so freaked out) PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE send me a ipad because i have searched up free ipads on youtube and google and some of them have offers (dont wanna pay) and most of them or complete scams who want people’s money. Please dont tell me this is a scam. I really want a ipad so badly. if u get me a ipad, i will like you on facebook and tell my friends about u, so please please PLEASE send me that free ipad, cause i have diabetes and i have a rough life, not to mention, i dont have any cool electronic things like the iphones, or ipods, or mp3 players. :( i would be so thankful to have a ipad. SO PLEASE PICK ME. My email is in case you want to email me.

  57. Anna says:

    I don’t think you necessarily need to read in order to enjoy the story. BUT … there is back story stuff that will be told in the next few books, so you might not be as surprised about those events. But as far as the mystery goes, each story is okay read out of order.

  58. Annette says:

    I admit I haven’t read all the Sadie books–or in order. (Eep?) But I love all the ones I’ve read, and PR looks absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to dig into that one.

  59. April Flake says:

    Pumpkin Roll is the best one yet!!!

  60. Cheri Chesley says:

    I love Josi’s books! She has never let me down as a reader.