Today is my birthday and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by talking about books! Every once in a while, a story comes along that pulls the reader in. A Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham did that for me. The author cost me a couple late nights as I became so entrenched in Reese and Adelina’s tale that tearing the book from my fingers proved as challenging as prying a complete and proper sentence from Reese. It thrills me to share a glimpse of the tenacious heroine and handsome hero (ladies, prepare to swoon).
Reese Mitchell is a hard-working, soft-hearted farmer who dreams of using his agricultural engineering degree to train other farmers. He’s a single dad with two adorable kids and his family is his heartbeat. But … his thick Appalachian accent may keep him from getting his dream job as an agricultural consultant, and as much as he hates to admit it … he needs help.
Dr. Adelina Roseland has known her share of heartache – and most of it happened in the Appalachian mountains. She blames the culture for her mother’s alcoholism, which led to her father’s death. The last thing she wants is to return to the Blue Ridge Mountains … but her first assignment lands her right in the thick of the culture she wishes to forget. She’s hard-working too and is very much like a lost child, looking for the answer to what real love is … what family is.
What is a birthday without a gift? However, true to the title, I’ve added a twist of my own. Rather than receive the gift, I’m going to give an e-book to one lucky winner. The giveaway is open to everyone and ends April 8 at 11:59 pm. (Click on the link below or the book cover to enter.)
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?
About the Author:
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, is slated to release in April 2016 and is a modern day retelling of My Fair Lady.