Friday, February 27, 2015

Blog Tour: Ladle to the Grave by Connie Archer Giveaway $50 Amazon Gift card

Ladle to the Grave
By Connie Archer
 Ladle to the Grave
(A Soup Lover’s Mystery)
4th in Series
Cozy Mystery
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley (March 3, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-0425273111

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…

About This Author

Connie Archer is the national bestselling author of the Soup Lover’s Mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime. 
A Spoonful of Murder, []
A Broth of Betrayal []
and A Roux of Revenge []
are set in the imaginary village of Snowflake, Vermont. 
The fourth book in the series, Ladle to the Grave, [] will be released on March 3, 2015.

My review: Ladle to the Grave by Connie Archer
Ladle to the Grave is the fourth book in the A Soup Lover's Mystery series.  This is the first one that I have read though.  I liked it.  I thought it stood alone alright.  The characters had a past, and were interesting.  I was wrong on what I believed about who were the murder was and the motive.  Other twists I saw coming.
Lucky Jamieson is the main character.  She is a good friend, talented and owns By the Spoonful.  A soup shop.  Lucky is hosting a wedding for her fiend Sophie.  Even going to the trouble to make her dress.
In Snowflake there has been two mystery deaths.  The first one it looks like Lucky's Grandfather Jack might be at fault.  The second one is on Sophie's family land and found him.
Jack is Lucky's grandfather.  He has PSTD from the war years ago.  He is a gardener and knows wild plants.
I liked the humor of the town on planning to go to  the wedding even though they were planning a small wedding. (That might be just because my daughter's wedding was just two weeks ago.) I liked the wedding plans.
The setting is small Vermont town with a ski resort up the mountain.  The ski resort wants to buy Sophie's family property. Sophie works as a ski instructor for the resort.
 I would like to go and read the first three books of the series sometime and look forward to reading more about Lucky and friends.
I was given this ebook to read so that I could give a honest review in return and be part of Ladle to the Grave blog tour.

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Tour Participants
February 16 – Books Are Life – Vita Libri – Review
February 17 – Read Your Writes Book Reviews  – Review, Interview
February 18 – A Chick Who Reads – Review
February 19 – I Wish I Lived in a Library – Review, Giveaway
February 20 – Babs Book Bistro – Review
February 21- Lisa Ks Book Reveiws – Review, Guest Post
February 22 – Mystery Playground – Interview, Giveaway
February 23 – fuonlyknew – Review, Giveaway
February 24 – A Blue Million Books - Interview
February 25 – The Gal in the Blue Mask – Interview
February 26 – The Bookwyrm’s Hoard – Review, Guest Post, Giveaway
February 27 – readalot – Review
February 28 – Melina’s Book Blog – Review, Guest Post
March 1 – Brooke Blogs – Review, Giveaway


Anonymous said...

Release day us not far away..hooray!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this Contest. The Books sounds great...I cannot wait to read.

Unknown said...

Hi Patricia ~ Nice to see you here! I know, Release Day is next TUESDAY!!!

Unknown said...

Hi Marilyn ~ I hope you enjoy the latest adventures in Snowflake, VT!

Terri said...

Thanks for the chance! I love this series!

Laura S Reading said...

I wish we had a local soup shop, or a Panera Bread. But something just cozy and local would be better.

Cecilia said...

This sounds like a great book.

Unknown said...

Hi Terri ~ Thank you! Best of luck for your next visit to the village!

Unknown said...

We have a Panera Bread not too far away, but it's not the By the Spoonful, I wish it were! Thanks for visiting today!

Unknown said...

Hi Cecilia ~ I hope you get to catch up on the all the stories in Snowflake, VT! Good luck today!

cyn209 said...

would love to read this!!
thank you for the giveaway!!

Shannon M. said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love this series especially having grown up in the Northeast!

Grandma Cootie said...

The wait is almost over! Anxious to get back to Snowflake.

Unknown said...

You're very welcome, Cyn. Best of luck in the giveaway!

Unknown said...

Hi Shannon ~ It's really an amazing part of the country. Writing this series has been like a trip back home for me. Good luck!

Unknown said...

Hi Sally ~ Release Day is almost here! Only, let's see, 61.5 hours ~ I'm not counting! Hope you really enjoy this visit to Snowflake!!!

Unknown said...

Hi Rhonda ~
Many thanks to you for hosting me on this stop! It's been great fun!