Sunday, August 9, 2015

Review: Give 'em Pumpkin To Talk About by: Jim and Joyce Lavene



Title: Give 'em Pumpkin to Talk About
Author: Jim and Joyce Lavene
Publisher: J. Lavene
Series:  A Pumpkin Patch Mystery #1
Pages: 199
Format: e-book ARC
Source: Great Escapes Book Tours

Description:


First in a New Series 


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 Thoughts: 

This book follows Sarah Tucker whose returning to her Grandparent's abandon farm in Misty River to find out what happened to them long ago and to sell the property.  Jack Collins a local boy who has been residing on the property for 16 years wants to keep Sarah from selling the land and does everything he can to get her to realize it, but someone wants Sarah to leave and not look into the family history,.  Is it worth killing for and what happened to Sarah's grandparents?

This book was great it connected some characters from Joyce and Jim Lavene's previous books to incorporate them into this story to find out the big mystery.  I loved how you read about Sarah and her experiences in Misty River and her family's connection to the land.  This book had tons of action and adventure and kept on going until the end and even then I wasn't sure who the murderer was.  Can't wait to see what is next in this Pumpkin Series.

3 shout outs:

Patricia T said...

Thanks, Paula! I loved this first book, in a new series, and already look forward to the next one!

Joyce Lavene said...

Thanks for hosting us today, Paula!

Paula Mitchell said...

your welcome love your stories they are so great!