Today my “First Line Friday” is extra fun! I’m also sharing my review for “Charming the Troublemaker” AND there’s a GIVEAWAY!! Thanks to Pepper, one of you lucky readers will win a free ebook copy of her new release. You’re going to LOVE it! πŸ™‚

Here’s my REVIEW:

Once again, Pepper Basham had me laughing and tearing up with another adorable story in the Mitchell’s Crossroads series. I was delighted to be back in the Blue Ridge Mountains with the Mitchell family to watch Rainey’s story unfold. Only, it’s so much more than that. I fell in love with the whole cast of characters and wished for each of them a β€œHappily-Ever-After”.

Rainey’s a mom on a mission, ambitious and strong. The handsome, new doctor in town quickly flips her world upside down. Awww, Alex. πŸ˜‰ They’re both searching for happiness, purpose, and healing. Rainey is struggling to forgive her ex and afraid to open her heart to someone new. Alex carries his own baggage from the past, including a tense relationship with his father and shame over previous mistakes. They both long for a new beginning and β€œCharming the Troublemaker” is all about second chances. What’s not to love about that, right? πŸ™‚

If you’re new to this author’s work, you’ll undoubtedly be entertained by her witty dialogue, charming characters, and rich settings. There’s always a beautiful Spiritual message woven delicately throughout. And the romance will leave you blushing! πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to read her next book!

I received a free copy from the author. No review, positive or otherwise, was requiredβ€”all opinions are my own.




When Dr. Alex Murdock is demoted to a university in rural Virginia, the last thing he expects to find is a future. But country charm never looked as good as it did on Rainey Mitchell.

Rainey Mitchell does not need a high-class flirt in her wounded world, but trouble and temptation wafts off the new professor as strong as his sandalwood-scented cologne. When circumstances thrust them together to save her tutoring clinic, can the troublemaker find the hero inside and encourage the reticent Rainey to open her heart again?


And the first line is:

“Loser ex-husbands and freezing January afternoons left a nasty chill.”


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