Julie Seedorf

Monday, March 2, 2015


I'm so happy to be hosting this giveaway for 
a copy of  
LADLE TO THE GRAVE 
Book 4 in the Soup Lover's Mystery series
by one of my favorite authors
Connie Archer!


By the Spoonful is Snowflake, Vermont’s most popular soup shop, but owner Lucky Jamieson doesn’t have any time to enjoy her success—she’s too busy trying to keep a lid on false accusations against her loved ones… 

It’s almost May, and some of the local ladies have organized a pagan celebration in the woods to welcome spring. But the evening goes terribly wrong when one of the attendees winds up dead, apparently poisoned by an herbal concoction prepared by Lucky’s grandfather, Jack.

Lucky’s sure her grandfather could not have made such a tragic mistake. But before she can clear him of suspicion, her best friend, Sophie, is diverted from planning her wedding to By the Spoonful chef Sage DuBois when she finds a dead man floating in the creek on her property. Now it’s up to Lucky to get both Sophie and Jack out of hot water before a killer stirs up more trouble…

Recipes included!

Giveaway open to USA and Canada
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MY REVIEW


Connie Archer’s Soup Lovers Mystery series is one of my favorites. I always look forward to a new book in this series and couldn’t wait to get my hands on LADLE TO THE GRAVE. I was not disappointed.

The story wasted no time getting started, with the victim dying within the first few pages. Naturally, I figured the rest of the book would be devoted to finding out what happened, and it was. But that death in the beginning was just the start to an amazing, head spinning ride.

Lucky, her grandfather Jack, and the Spoonful had so much going on in this book! Jack is a possible suspect in the death, though not by something he did intentionally, Sophia and Sage have their wedding coming up, Lucky is trying to help Jack, and Sophia and Sage and finds herself in yet another mysterious situation! I don’t know how author Connie Archer kept everything straight!

I was so proud of myself for guessing “whodunit”. But in the middle of patting myself on the back as I read, I found I was dead wrong.

Have tissues ready around page 146 with issues dealing with Lucky’s grandfather Jack. Jack is my favorite character in this series, and I have to tell you, my heart was breaking! I am not ashamed to admit that I cried like a baby!

LADLE TO THE GRAVE was just as wonderful as the first three books in this series. No, wait. Scratch that.  LADLE TO THE GRAVE was even MORE wonderful than the first three titles.  And I look forward to many more installments to come.

As if the wonderful story telling isn’t enough, Mr. Archer also includes yummy recipes!

If you already love this series, you’re not going to be disappointed. If you haven’t read this series, please do! You will fall in love with the characters, the location, and with author Connie Archer herself!

LADLE TO THE GRAVE 
is available today!


Author Connie Archer


Connie Archer is the national bestselling author of the Soup Lover's Mystery series set in Snowflake, Vermont: A Spoonful of Murder, A Broth of Betrayal and A Roux of Revenge. Ladle to the Grave, the fourth in the series, will be released on March 3, 2015. You can also find Connie in The Cozy Cookbook from Penguin/Random House to be released in March 2015. Connie was born and raised in New England and now lives on the other coast. 






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31 comments:

  1. Love cozies, love recipes.... the two together...heaven! Thanks for the chance!

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    1. Hi Barbara ~ thanks for following along! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  2. I haven't read Connie Archer’s Soup Lovers Mystery series but I will have to do so. Ladle to the Grave sounds like a great book, and I am looking forward to reading it.

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    1. Hi Jen ~ great to see you here. I hope you get to meet everyone in the village very soon!

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  3. Looking forward to reading Ladle to the Grave

    BJ

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    1. Thanks for joining in today! Here's hoping you enjoy Ladle!

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  4. Happy Release Day! Going to Snowflake now.

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    1. Oh, wonderful, Sally! Can't wait to hear your thoughts! Enjoy!

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  5. I love this writer's work—can't wait to read Ladle to the Grave!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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    1. Oh, thank you!!! I really hope you enjoy Ladle to the Grave!

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  6. would love to read this book, thanks for the chance, looks great :)

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    1. Hi Lisa ~ Good luck in the giveaway today!

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  7. Thanks for the chance to win, Lisa!

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    1. Good luck, Dawn! Lisa's a doll to do this today ~ especially since it's Release Day! YAY!

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  8. Thanks, Lisa for this book review and giveaway. I am looking forward to reading this new book! Who doesn't like mysteries and food together? Have a great day!

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    1. Hi Deb ~ Very best of luck today! Yes, mysteries and food . . . yummm!

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  9. Happy (new release) Tuesday, Lisa! Great review!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Patricia! And yes, another thank you to Lisa!!!

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  10. this is a new series for me. Sounds interesting.
    thanks.

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    1. Hi Mary ~ I hope you have a chance to visit the village of Snowflake soon!

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  11. I need to visit Snowflake, Vermont! This is on my list to read.

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    1. Ah, Snowflake's a wonderful place! I wouldn't mind living there myself! Good luck, Elaine!

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  12. I love the review , I have not read anything by this author , but always live to try new authors . I would love to be a winner . Thanks
    lizd225(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Elizabeth ~ I'm so thrilled Lisa loved this book! I hope you get to read about all the characters in the village!

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  13. I have read the first 3 and loved them. I SEE this one in my future per my Crystal Ball!!!!!!!

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    1. Crystal balls never lie! And thanks so much for your kind words. I think you'll enjoy this fourth entry in the series too! Good luck!

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  14. This is an ideal book for a cold winter day along the northeast shores of Lake Erie here in Ohio. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win a copy. robeader53@yahoo.com

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    1. Brrrrr . . . you must stay warm and read mysteries and eat soup today! Best of luck, Robin!

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  15. I've read Roux of Revenge, and looking forward to reading the others in this series.Thanks for the chance to win Ladle To The Grave.

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  16. Looks like another great cozy mystery. Congrats on the new book.

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  17. What a great giveaway. Definitely my type of series to read.I have the first couple of books in my to read list.

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