Sunday, April 13, 2014

Book Tour, Review and Giveaway - A Roux of Revenge by Connie Archer


About the Book:

"A Roux of Revenge"  by Connie Archer
Soup Lover's Mystery #3

Snowflake, Vermont, is known for its skiing in winter—and its soup all year round, thanks to Lucky Jamieson’s By the Spoonful. Autumn brings golden leaves, pumpkin rice soup, the annual Harvest Festival…and murder. 
Lucky’s soup shop is busier than usual this October, with groups of itinerant travelers in town to work the Harvest Festival. One newcomer seems to take a particular interest in Lucky’s young waitress, Janie, spying on her from across the street. Is the stranger stalking Janie?
After an unidentified man is found murdered in a van by the side of the road, simmering suspicions about the travelers are brought to a boil. But when Janie is put in harm’s way, Lucky must join forces with the travelers to turn up the heat on a killer…
My thoughts:

I really enjoy cozies that are centered around food and small towns, and this book has wonderful characters that are a lovely addition to this small town setting.
I like Lucky, who is the owner of  "By the Spoonful" Soup Shop.  Lucky wants to help people including Janie, one of her waitresses who is worried about someone who seems to be stalking her.  I thought the Pumpkin Carving contest was a charming part to the story, with the different people from town bringing in their creations to the Soup Shop to be judged by the Customers.
When a man is found dead in a vehicle on the side of the road, the police try to figure out who the victim is and how he died,  while the travelers in town for the Harvest Festival bring a uncertain "mysterious" feeling to the town and its residents....This is really a page-turner!

I have the first book in this series, and I cant wait to get the second book and the future books also, so that I can continue reading this series.   5 stars! 
 And I love the Soup recipes that are included at the back of the book!
Scroll down for your chance to win a print copy of "A Roux of Revenge".

 About the Author:
Connie Archer is the national bestselling author of A Spoonful of Murder and A Broth of Betrayal, the soup lover’s mystery series set in Vermont, from Berkley Prime Crime. The third book in the series, A Roux of Revenge, will be released on April 1, 2014. 
Connie was born and raised in New England, and now lives in Los Angeles with her family and a cat named Basil.

Visit Connie Archer's website 



For more information on this Tour, visit Great Escapes Book Tours!



Tour Participants
March 31 – Mystery Playground – Interview
April 1 – Books-n-Kisses – Review, Guest Post
April 2 – A Date with a Book - Review
April 3 – Read Your Writes Book Reviews – Review, Interview
April 4 – Books Are Life – Vita Libri – Review
April 5 – Booklady’s Booknotes – Review, Guest Post
April 7 – Girl Lost In a Book - Review
April 8 – Deal Sharing Aunt – Review, Guest Post
April 9 – Michelle’s Romantic Tangle – ReviewGuest Post
April 10 – A Chick Who Reads – Review
April 11 –Bookwyrm’s Hoard – Review, Guest Post
April 12 – Kaisy Daisy’s Corner - Review
April 14 – My Recent Favorite books – Review
April 15 – Community Bookstop – Review
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Disclaimer: This book was given to me by the publisher, through Great Escapes Book Tours, in exchange for my honest review.  I reviewed this book without compensation of any kind. All opinions are mine.






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59 comments:

  1. This series is one that I have been wanting to read. Thanks for a chance to win.

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    1. I really enjoyed this book Nancy! Do you have a favorite kind of soup?

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    2. Hi Nancy, thanks for stopping by today! Best of luck!

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  2. This looks like a great book. Would love to read it. My favorite kind of soup is tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich on the side.

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    1. Angie, I (( love )) Grilled Cheese sandwiches with tomato soup! That brings back childhood memories!

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    2. Hi Angie! It's funny you should say that. Tomato soup and half a grilled cheese sandwich figures prominently in A Spoonful of Murder! Best of luck in the giveaway.

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  3. My favorite is homemade chicken soup with knaidlach. thanks for this giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Best of luck ~ Glad you could stop by today!

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    2. I like Chicken Soup, but I'm not sure what knaidlach is?

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  4. My favorite soup is potato soup. Thank you for the giveaway

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    1. Hi Angela ~ Thanks for stopping by today! I love potato soup too. Best of luck!

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  5. My favorite soup is lobster bisque. Mmmmm!

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    1. Hi Carol ~ That sounds so good. I wonder if I have a recipe for that??? I'll have to check!
      Good luck!

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    2. Carol, I have never tried lobster bisque. Thanks for stopping by! =)

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  6. I like potato soup, preferably the thick kind like Chunky's or Progresso instead of Campbell's.

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    1. Yes, it has to be thick! That's how I like it too ~ Good luck with the giveaway, Michelle!

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    2. I agree also, Potato Soup has to be thick! =)

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  7. clam chowder boston style rlrlaney at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi Rhonda ~ Thanks for stopping by today! I love clam chowder too. Best of luck in the giveaway!

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    2. Rhonda, I have never had clam chowder, but it sounds good!

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  8. Tomato Parmesan Bisque... love it on a cold day!

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    1. Hi Merry - that sounds wonderful! I have so many faves but I think tomato based soups are my favorite. Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Thanks for stopping by Merry! Tomato Parmesan Bisque sounds delicious!

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  9. Spicy tomato soup with either a grilled swiss cheese sandwich or a grilled peanut butter. Takes me back to when I sat at my family's table as a child. Comfort, warmth and love, all wrapped up in a small bowl and a paper towel.

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    1. Hi DelAnne - Soups have to be the ultimate in comfort food! And I'll have to try the grilled peanut butter. Great suggestion! Good luck in the giveaway!

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  10. I love split pea soup! Or Old Navy Bean Soup!

    The book sounds great!

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    1. I hope you get to visit the village very soon! All the best in the giveaway!

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  11. My favorite soup is lentil soup that I make especially on a cold day. I enjoy split pea too with a ham bone in it . This books sounds good. Love cozies.

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    1. Hi Mary - That sounds delicious. I hope you get to meet everyone in the village. Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Mary, Thanks for stopping by! This cozy is one of my favorites! =)

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  12. Loaded potato is my favorite but I also love a good tomato bisque.

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    1. Hi Joy Anne - I love both of those too. I hope you get to check out the latest recipes in A Roux of Revenge. Best of luck!

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  13. My favorite soup...hmmm egg drop and potato are tied, oh wait my crock pot veggie soup too, giggle.
    A great giveaway, thank you for the opportunity to enter. I hope you will add your giveaway to my giveaway page. Hugs!

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    1. Hi Katherine ~ Thanks for stopping by. I absolutely love my crockpot and love to make soups in it too -- all kinds! Best of luck in the giveaway!

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    1. So many people LOVE split pea! Me too! Thanks for visiting today, Antonette!

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  15. I love my mom's Split Pea soup...especially during the cold winter months here in the Midwest!

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    1. Another vote for split pea! YAY!! There is absolutely nothing like hot hearty soup in the cold weather - glad you could stop by and good luck!

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  16. Kinda boring, but I love a good chicken noodle soup.

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    1. It's not boring at all. My grandmother used to make it a lot, and sometimes she'd add tiny little meatballs with grated cheese and drop them into the soup to cook. It was delicious! Good luck with the giveaway!

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  17. My mother always made a cup of tomato soup and half a grilled cheese sandwich when I wasn't feeling well. I love stories centered around soup and anything from my hometown in New England is a plus. I'm too far away to win but good luck to the person who does!

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    1. Hi Maureen - Catching up with my blog stops. I love that combo too, or tomato soup with tuna salad sandwiches as well. You're not too far away to be part of the giveaway at all. Thanks for stopping by. It's great to hear from a New Englander!

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    2. Connie, I think that Maureen now lives overseas...isn't the giveaway for USA addresses only? Thanks!

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    3. Hi Melissa - Maureen mentioned her home town in New England. I didn't realize she lived overseas, but I wouldn't mind mailing I'd she should win. Just let me know. Thanks!

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    4. I understand Connie. ( I follow Maureen's blog, and I think I saw her mention on her blog that she lives overseas ) =)

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  18. Corn chowder! Yummy! I love the corn, bacon and potato combination.

    This book sounds great too and I look forward to reading it. Thanks for sharing your thought, Melissa!

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    1. Hi Wanda! My aunt used to make that a lot, with the same ingredients too. Thanks for reminding me, I'll have to make that recipe again soon. I hope you're able to visit Snowflake, Vermont soon!

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  19. Cream of mushroom soup has always been one of my favorites. When I was visiting Cape Cod with my daughter several years ago, we discovered a little sandwich shop that had homemade Hungarian mushroom soup, and it was out of this world! Don't know how they made it, but I walked to that shop every day for a bowl.

    With a setting of Snowflake, Vermont and a soup shop, Connie's book looks like everything a cozy mystery should be. And I enjoyed your review, Melissa.

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    1. That sounds so delicious! Too bad you couldn't bribe them for the recipe! Glad you could stop by, Carole!

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    2. Carole, Cream of Mushroom soup sounds delicious!

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  20. I'm back today to wish you a Happy Easter. :)

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  21. Congratulations to our winner! Stephanie has won the copy of "A Roux of Revenge"! Thanks to everyone that stopped by and entered!

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  22. Congratulations to Stephanie! And a HUGE thank you to you, Melissa, for hosting my stop at My Recent Favorite Books!

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  23. THANKS for stopping by my blog giveaway post.

    Don't you just love LOOKING FOR ME? Beth Hoffman is fantastic.

    Have a great rest of your day.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Blog

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