Saturday, June 27, 2020


I'm so excited to get to be a stop on the book tour for
Book 4 in the Cast Iron Skillet Mysteries
by Jodi Rath and Rebecca Grubb

On again, off again, ON AGAIN–Jolie Tucker and Mick Meiser are giving their relationship another try. Things seem to be working out for them so far, and love is on the menu all over Leavensport! An unexpected pregnancy with a surprising partner, a therapist pairs off with the chief of police, and the mayor of Leavensport falls for Jolie’s Aunt Fern!

Although Leavensport is serving up affairs of the heart, there are a lot of mysterious activities lurking in the air. The townspeople awake to find freshly dug empty holes throughout the fields that were recently up for sale under suspicious circumstances. Jolie and Ava believe they are taking a break from solving murders when they start teaching an online cooking course–until they witness one of their students take a stake through the heart!

Welcome to Leavensport, OH, where DEATH takes a DELICIOUS turn!



1 lucky reader will win a print copy of 


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Winner will be chosen after July 3 at the end of the tour.

This giveaway is through Great Escape Book Tours, not Lisa Ks Book Reviews.

This was my first book by the in the Cast Iron Skillet Mysteries, and with it being the fourth in the series, I was concerned I wouldn’t be able to get up to speed. But I soon discovered the authors planned for newbies like me and they made it easy to follow. Not only that, but there’s a map of the town and a character list at the beginning of the book! Way to go ladies!

At twenty-five years old, Jolie Tucker is one of the youngest protagonists I’ve read in sometime. I wasn’t sure I would be able to relate to her. In all honesty, I didn’t. However, that didn’t take away from how much I enjoyed getting to know her, as well as the other characters in this story or the fun of CAST IRON STAKE THROUGH THE HEART.

A witty whodunit, I was drawn into this tale very quickly and found myself lost in the mystery. Authors Jodi Rath and Rebecca Grubb gave me a real run for my money trying to solve the creative riddle of who and why. Once all became clear, I was amazed at how the authors pieced everything together. I mean, there were so many twists and turns I felt like I needed GPS to find my way to the answer!

Rather this is your first dip into the series or you’re a returning fan, CAST IRON STAKE THROUGH THE HEART is a book you’ll be happy you read.

About Rebecca Grubb

Rebecca Grubb utilizes her experience in the high school English classroom and her decades as a bookworm to coach writers and edit fiction and creative non-fiction. She enjoys reading and writing books, particularly mysteries and science fiction. She lives in a small town in Ohio with her husband and the three mischievous children. 

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  1. Thank you for your review on "CAST IRON STAKE THROUGH THE HEART" by Jodi Rath and Rebecca Grubb and for being part of the book tour.

    Sounds like a great book. I've not read any of this series yet either and good to know you can read it as a standalone. Great cover!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. I'm so happy you enjoyed the book, Lisa. Honestly, when I started the series, I was 45 (47 now) and I almost made Jolie my age to relate better--then, I did a TON of journaling about my life the last twenty years and thought it would be fun at this age to write about that age now to show growth in aging. I'm so happy it is translating! If you go back to books one, 1.5, two, 2.5, and three--you will see EXTREME growth and you believe how much she has changed in a short year and a half--and there is SO much more coming at this poor girl! Have a great day! Jodi Rath

  3. Sounds like a fun read. Looking forward to reading the book.

  4. Great blog - always interesting and great giveaways - thank you

  5. Thanks for having us! It was fun to write, and fun to work with the Amazing Jodi Rath! Hope everyone enjoys it!

  6. This book sounds great for summer reading
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  7. Yay! Thanks Lisa! nani_geplcs(at)yahoo(dot)com