A Twist of Faith- My Review  | The Engrafted WordOnce again, another powerful story from this talented author. A Twist of Faith drew me in effortlessly and I read the entire thing in two days. It’s full of heart and had me laughing at many points. Yet, there’s also a serious side to the tale that shares a beautiful message of forgiveness and trust. Readers will be highly entertained with this one.

I loved the contrast between the hero and heroine in this story and watching how the opposites attracted. Their witty banter back and forth was absolutely adorable and their budding romance sweet as could be. The secondary characters are just as lovable. In fact, at times I thought they stole the show! πŸ˜‰ I loved the rural setting and charm of country life too. It was all painted so very well.

Usually I prefer historical romance fiction. When I do read ( and enjoy ) contemporary for a change, I still end up missing my history. Does that make any sense? πŸ˜‰ Well, I never even had the chance to miss my favorite genre with this book. The story so captivated me, I was immersed in that world, its players, and its setting. The plot was so real and believable. I could feel the life and love on every page.

If you haven’t yet read any stories by Pepper Basham, you are missing out. She really has become one of my favorite authors. Her stories are something special. Read one and you’ll understand. πŸ˜‰

This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the author for my copy.



Maybe the language of love doesn’t have an accent, but with any other type of accent, Dr. Adelina Roseland feels confident she can correct it. Accent reduction is her specialty and she’s worked ten years in research with it to attain her dream job: Professor at the University of Virginia. But all rookies must pass through the fire, so Adelina is sent to a tiny town in a crevice of Appalachia called Wise, Virginia, to begin a new program for their satellite university there. Determined to prove herself, Adelina makes a daring wager with her arrogant supervisor, Dr. Alexander Murdock. If she can pass Appalachian cow farmer, Reece Mitchell, off as a Harvard grad and help him with a job interview for a corporation in Chicago, then she can present her research at the National Convention in front of her newfound colleagues and hundreds of other professionals, launching her career to further heights and moving her as far away from Appalachia as possible.

But Adelina didn’t plan for the faith and friction of single-dad Reece Mitchell or his chaotic family. Drawn into a culture she’d been trying to forget for the past fifteen years, Adelina finds the warmth of family, the hope of faith, and the joy of love melting away at the deep wounds of her past. But when Reece discovers that he’s been a mere pawn in her step up the corporate ladder, will he be able to forgive her deceit or will their miscommunication end in two broken lives.

Will some good old-fashion Appalachian grit from a meddling mother bring rescue this culturally-diverse couple before they lose their chance to build a future of their own?

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The Thorn Keeper - My Review  | The Engrafted WordPepper D Basham is a native of the Blue Ridge Mountains, mom of five, speech-language pathologist, and lover of chocolate. She enjoys sprinkling her native Appalachian culture into her fiction wherever she can. She currently resides in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC, where she works with kids who have special needs, searches for unique hats, and plots new ways to annoy her wonderful friends at her group writing blog, The Writer’s Alley. She is represented by Julie Gwinn of Seymour Literary Agency.

Her debut novel, The Thorn Bearer, arrives on May 7th 2015 in paperback, but can be purchased in digital form on amazon now. Her first contemporary romance, A Twist of Faith, is slated to release later the same year. You can find her at www.pepperdbasham.com or follow her writing antics on her Facebook page or Twitter.