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Give 'Em Pumpkin to Talk About

TFirst in a New Series 

Richmond attorney Sarah Tucker returns to sell her familyís abandoned farm in Misty River, Virginia despite unanswered questions about her grandparentsí 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 canít 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! 


Book #1 Pumpkin Patch Mysteries

Available August 4th  Amazon logo and link

Praise for Pumpkin Patch Mysteries:

Great start to a new series by the Lavenes!

By April Schilling 

Sarah Tucker has to return to her grandparent's farm in order to sell the place. Your grandparents disappeared when she was 12, never to be seen again. Unfortunately for Sarah, one problem after another crops up and the sale looks like it may not happen. But, is this such a bad thing? Sure, she loves her life in Richmond but, there are some fond memories of her childhood spent in the pumpkin patch. And more fond memories of Jack, the current "caretaker" and squatter on the land. What happened to her grandparents all those years ago? Where are they? And why was the journalist who wanted to talk to her about them killed in the living room of the old house?

Such a great start to this new series by Joyce and Jim Lavene! I was sucked in from when I first started reading it. Plus I love when they have special guests from their other series in the books and this one was a really neat surprise hehe! Can't wait to read the next in the series!

Wow.. Fast Read and quickly engages you

By Mary Mc 

 Wow. This is the first in a new series and features Sarah Tucker who comes back to sell her Grandparents property 16 years after they vanished without a trace. Memories flood back and she wants to know what happens to her beloved Grandparents... murder happens quickly and the fun begins. Mystery within a mystery.

I honestly do not know how this team of writers can come up with such good material that just sucks you into the story. This is a fast read and I cannot wait for the next installment.