Thursday, April 1, 2021

Hope Between The Pages By Pepper Basham

Hope Between the Pages
by Pepper Basham
Publisher: Barbour
Series: Doors to the Past
ISBN: 978-1643528267

Is there anything better than when an author reaches out to you and asks you to read her next book? I think not! Especially when you LOVE their writing. So thankful for the chance to review Pepper's newest release via ebook!

Summary:

Clara Blackwell helps her mother manage a struggling one-hundred-year old family bookshop in Asheville, North Carolina, but the discovery of a forgotten letter opens a mystery of a long-lost romance and undiscovered inheritance which could save its future. Forced to step outside of her predictable world, Clara embarks on an adventure with only the name Oliver as a hint of the man’s identity in her great-great-grandmother’s letter. From the nearby grand estate of the Vanderbilts, to a hamlet in Derbyshire, England, Clara seeks to uncover truth about family and love that may lead to her own unexpected romance.

My Review:

Reader friends, if you could think of a perfect setting for us to be reading in a book, what would it be? Would it be like me, and a bookstore? How about a library on a beautiful estate? What if you got both together? Hope Between the Pages gives us BOTH! BOTH my friends!!

When I met Sadie I instantly fell in love with her. She's so genuine in who she is. She knows her place at Biltmore and she loves it! It's inspiring that she picked up where her mom left off. How spectacular to follow in her mother's footsteps - and at Biltmore! And if you love fellas who are swoon worthy, look no further than Oliver. His character is what will make you fall for him!

Next we are introduced to Clara, her cousin, Robbie, and her mom. They own a book store that's been in the family for generations! What they have to do to make sure they save the book store is a daunting task. Clara is determined, but the odds are stacked against them. And with the clock ticking, not only was she stressed out, so was I! hahaha Clara was so used to being a caregiver and holding tight to the reins of life that she could, going to England on a moment's notice was such a huge stretch for her. I really enjoyed seeing her sprout her wings as the story progressed.

I loved how the possible solution to the mystery of keeping hold of their store comes in the most unlikeliest of ways. Pepper brings to life Oliver's life in England and how their lives are all entwined together. The way she described where he lived made me long to be there, too! I wasn't expecting the twists and turns, but loved each and every one. Of course, there's always a villain or two and they were VERY easy to dislike. HA!

The love story lines throughout the book just made my heart feel warm all over and seriously makes you believe in true love! If you haven't read any of Pepper's books before, this is the perfect place to start. If you HAVE, you do NOT want to miss this one. I'm in love with this story.

About the Author:

Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes romance peppered with grace and humor with a southern Appalachian flair. Her books have garnered recognition in the Grace Awards, Inpsys, and the ACFW Carol Awards, with The Thorn Healer selected as a 2018 finalist in the RT awards. Both her contemporary and historical romance novels consistently receive high ratings from Romantic Times, with Just the Way You Are as a Top Pick. Most recently she’s introduced readers to Bath, UK through her novellas, Second Impressions and Jane by the Book, and taken readers into the exciting world of WW2 espionage in her novella, Façade. The second novel in The Pleasant Gap series, When You Look at Me, arrives in October and her contribution to Barbour’s wonderful My Heart Belongs series hits the shelves in January 2019 with My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge. Her books are seasoned with her Appalachian heritage and love for family. She currently resides in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC where she is the mom of five great kids, a speech-pathologist to about fifty more, and a lover of chocolate, jazz, hats, and Jesus.

You can get to know Pepper on her website, www.pepperdbasham.com, on Facebook, Instagram, or over at her group blog, The Writer's Alley.

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