Monday, March 9, 2015

Book Review/Giveaway: Ladle to the Grave By Connie Archer

Title: Ladle to the Grave
Author: Connie Archer
Series: Book 4 Soup Lover's Mystery
Publisher: Berkley Prime Crime
Format: Paperback
Source: Received for Review from Publisher
Rating: Four Stars
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Reviewed by: Tina 

Restaurant owner of By the Spoonful Soup Shop, Lucky Jamieson's Grandfather Jack is deeply haunted by visions and dreams of his heartbreaking and terrible past to the point of sometimes he feels there's no return.

He truly feels lost and past the point of no return when a group of local ladies are having a ritualistic celebration in the woods. He is asked to pick herbs from his garden for the wine that the ladies are to drink during the celebration.

When one of the women Agnes suddenly dies after drinking the wine. Agne's husband accuses him of tampering with the herbs Jack gave to them. Lucky does not believe her grandfather could have made such a terrible mistake and quickly jumps to his aid to help clear his name.

Meanwhile, Lucky's best friend Sophie is getting married to By the Spoonful's chef, Sage and Lucky is helping her plan the wedding.
While visiting Sophie's dead mother's property they stumble upon a dead body beaten beyond recognition in the creek on her property.
Lucky has a tall order to fill helping her grandfather and her best friend to discover who could have murdered these people. Sophie is also a woman with a past she discovers is not what she thought.

 This book is filled with characters that come right off the page and make you feel for them and think about them long after you finish reading. This fourth book in the Soup Lover's Mystery was a page turner. With a little bit of every thing you could love about reading a cozy mystery, food, books, murder and compelling and flawed characters and best of all soup. 

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Enter with a comment with your email below to win a paperback copy of Ladle to the Grave by Connie Archer. If you do not want to leave your email here please send it too acozygirlreads@gmail.com with "Ladle to the Grave Giveaway" in the Subject line.

 Open to US Residents Only and Closes at 12:00 am EST March 10th. 

 Winner will be announced on the Blog and Facebook page March 10th and notified by email.



 Good luck to all who enter and thank you for following A Cozy Girl Reads.

49 comments:

  1. Love the title; looks great; thank you for the chance to win :)
    jslbrown2009(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hi Lisa ~ Great to see you here! And thanks for following my tour. Good luck in the giveaway!

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  2. Have been looking forward to reading this book.
    thanks for the chance
    txmlhl@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Mary ~ All the best! And thank you for visiting today!

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  3. Please don't enter me in the giveaway, but I just wanted to come by and say how much I love this series :)

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    1. Oh, thanks so much for your kind words! I'm so happy to hear you love this series. The opportunity to create these characters and reach mystery lovers has meant the world to me. Thanks for visiting today!

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  4. Ohhh, I would love the chance to win this book! Stdragonfly@yahoo.com. Susan

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    1. Hi Susan ~ Best of luck in the giveaway. I really hope you get to visit Snowflake, Vermont and meet everyone who lives there!

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  5. Cute cover. Thanks for the giveaway!!! raquel36m(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Raquel ~ Best of luck in the giveaway! Thanks for entering!

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  6. This looks so interesting! Great giveaway!!

    sharonbabyme@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Julie ~ I posted earlier today to you, but I think I did it in the wrong spot. In any case, I wish you luck and hope you get to read Ladle to the Grave very soon!

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  7. Looking forward to reading this book! I've read all the others in the series and loved them! Shmcgee0905@aol.com

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    1. Hi Shazia ~ Thanks for stopping by today. I'm so glad to hear you love Snowflake, Vermont and all the stories there! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  8. Hi Julie ~ Thanks for visiting today! Hope you get to visit Snowflake, Vermont very soon ~ good luck!

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  9. Soup is smelling good!! Love your covers they are mouthwatering. Do you design your own covers? Thanks for a chance to win.
    Carol Smith. penelope223@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Carol ~ Thank you! The covers are gorgeous aren't they? I wish I could take credit for them, but they're designed by the very talented people in the art department at Berkley Prime Crime. Thanks for stopping by today and good luck to you!

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  10. Looking forward to visiting Lucky and Jack in Snowflake before the snow goes away.
    rjprazak6@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Becky ~ Great to see you here! It's springtime in Snowflake in Ladle to the Grave, so maybe that will make the snow melt faster. Stay warm! And good luck!

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  11. I am really looking forward to reading this book. So glad for the opportunity to win it. Thanks
    karolyn.yoakum@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Karolyn ~ Thanks so much for joining in today. Really hope you love the stories in Snowflake this time around. Good luck!

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  12. Lovely cover. Sounds like a book I would love to read. Adding to my TBR list. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hi Mary Anne ~ Thanks for stopping by. And best of luck in the giveaway!

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  13. This would be a great intro to start reading the series....So hoping to win
    vernagass@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Verna ~ Thanks for entering the giveaway today! I hope you get to meet all the characters in Snowflake, VT soon!

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  14. Fantastic giveaway! Thank you for the chance! Fingers and toes crossed! jillian.lauder@yahoo.com

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    1. Good luck, Jillian! I hope you'll be in Snowflake soon!

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  15. Not only do I like books about cooking and soups... I have 3 soups that I constantly have supplies of in my freezer. My chicken soup is made 15 qts at a time, and so is my turkey, bean, barley and veggie soup. I make my split pea soup in only 10 qt batches because they are mostly for my FIL.

    I'd love to be the lucky winner of this book.

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    1. You're a girl after my own heart, Nora. Wonderful to meet another soup lover! Best of luck in the giveaway!

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  16. congrats to Connie!!
    this book is on my WishList!!
    thank you for the giveaway....

    cyn209 at juno dot com

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    1. Best of luck to you! I hope you'll be visiting Snowflake soon! Happy reading!

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  17. Love your books. Who doesn't love soups.
    xzjh04@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Kiki ~ Thanks for stopping by today! I know I love soups! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  18. Sounds interesting!! Vpnieto@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by today ~ and good luck in the giveaway!

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  19. This one sounds a good one to add to my reading. I love the cover.

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    1. Thanks, Betty ~ the cover really is beautiful. I hope you get to enjoy Ladle to the Grave soon! Good luck!

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  20. Love this series! Look forward to the newest. Thanks for the giveaway. Fingers crossed! :)
    Scouts579 (at)aol(dot) com

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    1. Hi Stacie ~ So glad you could stop by today. I really hope you enjoy the latest story(ies) in Snowflake, Vermont. Best of luck!

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  21. Thanks for the giveaway! This one of my favorite series because I grew up in the Northeast and learned to ski in New Hampshire and Vermont. There are some great small towns up there.

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    1. Hi Shannon ~thanks for dropping by! I agree with you, New England is so quaint, like stepping back to a more peaceful time. Good luck in the giveaway!

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  22. Sounds like a fabulous book and I would love to read it.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Marilyn ~ Thanks for following the tour. Lots of luck in the giveaway!

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  23. Sounds like a great cozy mystery, and I have added it to my TBR list. The cover is lovely. Thank you for the giveaway!
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  24. Cozies with food..what could be better... grammyd01@comcast.net

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

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  26. I just finished reading A Roux of Revenge and loved it so much. The characters are wonderful, if they were real, I would like them for friends.

    CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com.

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  27. Thank you, Tina! Congratulations, Connie! I'm looking forward to reading "Ladle to the Grave" and, like so many others, love the cover! patucker54 (at aol dot com)

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  28. I love this series and the recipes

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net

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