Welcome to a new week of the Readers Appreciation Giveaway (put together by 10 of your fave authors)! Today, we get to hear a special message from one of my very fave people – Pepper Basham!
Readers make this journey remarkable.
Thank you to all of you who’ve read my novels, found hope within their pages, and let me know about it. I’m thankful you took the time to try out a new author who is still learning her craft but loves sharing these stories with you. I pray God will use my words to touch your heart and strengthen your knowledge of His beautiful love!
One of the books that someone will win in the Readers Appreciation Giveaway is Pepper’s contemporary novel A Twist of Faith.
Dr. Adelina Roseland has worked ten years in research as an accent reduction specialist to attain her dream job. But a secret wager to transform Appalachian cattle farmer Reese Mitchell into corporate material challenges Adelina in ways she never expected, threatening her new position.
For one, Adelina didn’t plan for the faith and friction of Reese, or the unexpected influence of his chaotic family. Now, drawn into a culture she’d tried to forget, Adelina finds the warmth of family, the hope of faith, and the joy of love melting away the deep wounds of her past.
But when Reese discovers that he’s a pawn in her climb up the academic ladder, will he forgive Adelina’s deceit or will their miscommunication end in two broken lives?
Pepper D Basham has been telling tales ever since she was a little girl and fell in love with storytelling while listening to her granny share oral history. A native of the Blue Ridge Mountains, mom of five, speech-language pathologist, and lover of chocolate, Pepper 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, arrived on May 7th 2015 and is the first book in the Penned in Time series. The Thorn Keeper, the second book, released in February 2016, and has already garnered fantastic reviews. Her first contemporary romance, A Twist of Faith, released in April 2016 and is a modern day retelling of My Fair Lady. You can find Pepper at her website or follow her writing antics on her Facebook page or Twitter.
Pepper will be attending the big author/reader event that I’m co-hosting on August 24th in Nashville!! If you’d like to fangirl over her in person (lol), go here for more info or send me an email via my contact form!
Did you say, PEPPER?! LOVE EVERY ONE. OF her books! Hi Pepper!
Hi Annie! And Carrie, thank you so much for featuring me today 🙂 two of my favorite readers and friends 🙂
the feeling is so very mutual <3
O yes! What MeezCarrie said! ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
Pepper Basham?! EEEEEKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (hee hee!) You KNOW I love you, Pepper!!! You’re not just a phenomenal author (which you so totally are!), you’re an even more incredible woman. Love you so much!!!
(what Mikal said) lol
You guys are super!!I just finished taking a class with James Rubart, and it was phenomenal… Of course. I will be asking you guys some serious questions inspired by his presentation 🙂
Ooohhh…sounds like a FAB class!! Must. Look. Into. It.
This sounds like a good book. I do not believe I have read any of her books. Will need to see if the library has any.
her books are marvelous!!
It’s a fun one, Stephanie!!! 🙂
I think we are all fangirling here! I remember when I first came across her books, pure love and oh so good. Pepper is wonderful!
Haha! Yes she so is!!
Bree!! Oh my goodness, I just grinned Big enough to overshadow the Cheshire cat !!! What a sweet thing to say!!! I have the hardest time believing people actually fangirl over me
I bought your new book and it is the next one I my list to read. I can’t wait.
Yay!!! I can’t wait to hear what you think, Angela
I dint believe I’ve read any of Pepper’s books, so now I have another author to investigate and read. I feel a kinship with her because I work with Special needs children too. I was planning on working with the deaf, but God had other plans and now I work with many different students who have many different issues. I love it! Reading is my release.
Oh you should definitely read Pepper’s books – they are so great!!
I second this! Read them! And if they’re in your TBR pile, move them up a little or a lot!
How great to hear from a fellow teacher of special education!!! I hope you enjoy my stories
This looks like such a fun read. Wish I could join you all in Nashville.
Hello PEPPER and Carrie! I have all of Pepper’s books in my TBR. I am working toward reading them soon. Have a blast in Nashville 🙂
Whooohooo!!! Hi Caryl!
Caryl, I tip my hats to you.
Hey Carrie! This is such a fun way to do a giveaway 🙂
Pepper, I haven’t had the chance to read any of your books yet, but they’re on my list!
Sarah!! I hope you enjoy them 🙂
Thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone.
I read this book and loved it!
Thanks so much, Brittaney!!! I am so glad you enjoyed Reese and Dee’s story 🙂
Hi Pepper! I’ve already told you I LOVE your books–just write a little faster, please! 😀 I also love your enthusiam and zest for life, and your willingness to share that with us! You’re awesome!
Hi Carrie! You’re amazing! (Actually, you’re awesome, too, but I need to vary my words, and that would be too many awesomes in one post, even though you and Pepper share in your awesomeness!) Thanks for keeping us amused and amazed! I look forward to your posts everyday.
Haha!! Winnie, you’re so fun!
Winnie, you are SUCH an encourager!! I am so thankful God brought you onto my writing journey
I have enjoyed every book I’ve read written by Pepper!! I love the comedy, characters, and most of all the inspirational messages in her books! Hope all of you have a great time! Congrats Pepper on three published reads. Hope to see more soon! ❤️❤️
Thanks so Rachael! You are such a beautiful person
I am right in the middle of reading A Twist of Faith – my first book by Pepper! I am loving it! I hope I can meet her in Nashville!!
Woohooo, Melissa!!!! I am tickled pink that you like it!! Such a fun family
I LOVE Pepper’s books!!! Everyone should read them!! 😀 Thanks again for the fantastic giveaway!! 😀
PS Pepper is really great fun to work with too!! 😀
Hi Sydney! Good to “see” you here! Come visit when you’re up this way!:-D And, yes, Pepper’s books are soooo good. I can’t wait for the next one, or two, or three!
Sydney, you are amazing!! I can’t tell you how many people I’ve encouraged to get in touch with you about blog tours!!! Fantastic job and person 🙂
I am such a “Pepper Fan” and look forward to meeting her this summer. Her books are so enjoyably (is that a word??) inspirational.
Rebecca! You are awesome! I can’t wait to see you really soon!!
This book looks so fun. Can’t wait to read it.
Jill, it is a fun book. I loved getting to write it!!
Hi Pepper! I missed this yesterday 🙁 my internet was flaking out on me.
You write Reese’s accent so well, I find myself speaking with it after reading it. (I have a tendency to pick up accents when ever I’m around them, listen to them or read them)
Is it hard to write in an accent then in “normal” speech?
HAHA!! Oh Andrea, I love this question!! Well, since Reese uses my native accent, it makes it a little easier. AND since I’m a speech-language pathologist by day, I’ve learned to enjoy the differences in dialect
Sometimes it’s hard to write. I LOVE writing British accents, but since I’m not a native, I strive to get as close as I can 🙂
Pepper, you have an awesome day job. I too love British accents. Two of my high school years, I got off the bus with a British accent. First class after lunch was German, my partner was British, so I spoke German with a British accent. My last two classes of the day, I had British teachers. Living in a multi-cultural area, I have to be very aware of my problem when I speak to people. I don’t want people to think I’m making fun of them.
Since you are a professional, is there a name for my condition?
Andrea, it means you have a good ear 😉 And are highly influenced by them. I’m not sure if there’s a name for it, but I think it’s cool 🙂
Oh gosh! I have not read Pepper’s books…YET…But she is one of my favorite people!!!! Can’t wait to see her in Nashville!!! 😀
Rachel! Soooo looking forward to meeting you 🙂 I already like you
Aw shucks!!! #fangirl moment! Hehe
Clearly I really like exclamation marks!! What does that say about me? 😉
Wow Pepper! It looks like you have had a very busy two years. You were blessed to have a story teller grandmother.
It HAS been a busy two years and I’m beyond thankful for my granny’s faith in me! God used her to light that spark inside of me. I like to think of it as her legacy.
I’ve read some reviews and an excerpt of A Twist of Faith that made me really want to read this book. Thanks for offering it as part of this fantastic prize package.
Pam K, I hope you have a chance to read it! Let me know. I love to hear what people think!
I can’t wait to read this book! It’s sitting in my Kindle Unlimited folder as we speak! Just gotta find a free moment to start it!
Julie, I totally understand about those ‘free moments’. I’m always searching for them 🙂
Can’t wait to read this one!
JJ – hope you enjoy it!
So excited about this book, I finally got my hands on a copy now I just have to make it over the post-vacation hump and read it!!! Yay! Now that is motivating!
After reading the historicals, I’m really curious what you think of the contemporary difference 🙂
I pray the same thing as you do Pepper, that God will use your words to touch our hearts and strengthen our knowledge of His beautiful love! 🙂
I SO appreciate an author who’s a willing vessel for Him to speak through & who won’t compromise their faith in their writing! Although I do have your books, they are yet to be read…I’ve heard SO many good things that it makes me look forward to when I can read them!
I can’t wait to find out what you think once you get the chance to read them 🙂
Hi all 🙂 I don’t think I’ve read any of Pepper’s books…yet! I am fond of speech-language people as after 3 1/2 years, my youngest is about to graduate out of speech. (He was dropping the beginning and ends of words–so house sounded like ow) I was wondering…is Pepper a nickname? My Aunt Phyllis goes by Pepper now.
It’s a very rewarding job. Challenging, but rewarding 🙂 And Pepper is my real name. My mom’s name is Ginger. We’re both rather spicey 😉
I loved the Appalachian setting in A Twist of Faith!
Heidi, I hope I brought out that culture well. I sure do love it!
I’m new here….sounds like good reading!
Hi Pepper. I’m late commenting, but I just want to say that I’m so happy you’re sharing your writing talent with us. I loved Dee and Reese so much, and I felt at home with the Mitchells because so many of my friends and family live in East Tennessee. I really, really hope Alex has a story. I wanted to dislike him but I almost couldn’t. Totally loved Ashleigh and Sam. I only have Catherine’s to go. Last, I’m so happy someone asked about your name because I thought perhaps it was a pen name. Kuddos to your mom for creativity. 🙂
Thank you SOOOOO much for supporting these stories with your enthusiasm!! YAY!!! I think you might have a really good guess on who the next story is going to be about in the Mitchells Crossroads series – and I’m writing it right now 🙂
I cannot WAIT to see what you think of Catherine’s story. I totally fell in love with her!
I had so much fun reading these comments! You are a new author to me, and I am now following you on Amazon. I definitely look forward to reading your books!
Please let me know what you think. I love to hear from readers!
You are definitely on my list of new authors to read. I have one of your books on my kindle that is on TBR list! Thanks for the opportunity to win a free book!
Brenda, i’m tickled to have a new reader 🙂
I don’t think I’ve read anything Pepper has written but, judging by many of these comments, I need to remedy that!
Yes you do 😀
Pam, I hope you have the opportunity 🙂 I do love stories
I really enjoyed A Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham. Looking forward to reading more stories by Pepper.
Melissa, I am so glad you enjoyed it 🙂 and thank you so much for spreading the word!
I looking forward to reading Pepper’s books! The the covers!
I’m so tickled with the covers! My cover artists did a very nice job 🙂
A Twist Of Faith is a great book!! Thanks for this giveaway.
Donna, I am so glad you enjoyed it. It was a really fun book to write 🙂
Another new author I’m looking forward to reading!
This looks like a fantastic book – I have added it to my lists. Thanks
This sounds like another great read – it’s now on my list! Thanks for the chance to win!
Love the plot! Definitely on my reading list!
I just soaked up A Twist of Faith. Bring on the next one in that series….at least I’m expecting more of those side characters….please 🙂
Yes! I agree!!
I just love secondary characters! They can add such depth and fun to the plot, can’t they? the Mitchells are so much fun to write!!
You are a new author to me and I would enjoy reading your work. Great giveaway, thanks.
First book I read by Pepper and LOVE it! Will def look for more by her!!
Thanks, Becky! I’m so glad you enjoyed A Twist of Faith! YAY!
I love pepper’s books.
Thanks so much, Kim 🙂
A Twist of Faith sounds very energetic and dramatic. A story worth keeping up with. Such a beautiful cover.
It is energetic and fun 🙂
I seriously need to sit down and read your books, I know once I do I will enjoy it. Thanks.
Justina, I wouldn’t mind if you did 🙂
We’re practically neighbors, well about 90 minutes away. I’d love to read this book.
HAHA, BJ – where do you live?
Can’t wait to read fun sounding book adding it to goodreads right now.
I hope you enjoy it 🙂
Can’t wait to read fun sounding book. adding it to goodreads right now.
The Thorn Keeper was great!
You just made my night! The Thorn Keeper is my favorite historical so far 🙂
I’m adding your book to my wishlist and can’t wait to read it.
Hope you enjoy it, Cynthia
I just finished A Twist of Faith today. It is an awesome book. I will be recommending it to several people so that they can enjoy it, too.
YAY!!! Thank you, Melissa 🙂
I love Pepper’s books!