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Book Spotlight, Excerpt & Giveaway. A Match For Emma by Pepper Basham

A Match for Emma JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for A Match for Emma by Pepper Basham, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


A Match for Emma by Pepper Basham

Title: A Match for EmmaAuthor: Pepper BashamGenre: Contemporary RomanceRelease Date: November 21, 2019Emma Mitchell may enjoy sprinkling romance into the lives of others, but her own plans involve a single first-class ticket to culinary school in Europe.When her best friend, Jon Noble, suddenly moves back to Ransom, Emma’s fairly certain her life can’t get any better…until her matchmaking schemes nosedive, her culinary future falls flat, and a life-long friendship begins to teeter on the brink of something unexpected.With a little inspiration from Jane Austen’s classic and a touch of Blue Ridge charm, will Jon and Emma discover that what they need the most may be the last thing they’re trying to find?
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“And I brought along some of Daphne’s apple tarts, Daddy Cam.” Emma placed the bags on the counter and sidled right up to his dad to place a kiss on his cheek. “Fresh from the oven.”
“You know you’re my favorite, don’t you?”
“Yep, I know.” Emma shot Jonathan a self-satisfied smirk then turned back to his dad.
Jonathan closed in, saving the introspection for later. “I see you’ve picked right up where you left off. Wooing Dad and feeding people.”
Her smile beamed up at him, brightening a little more of the stuffy space. “If you have a gift…”
She drew items out of her bags as if he’d made an emergency list for her. “How…how did you know what we needed? Have you been spying already?”
“Spying? Me?” She rolled her eyes and went back to her work unpacking the bags and placing them in strangely perfect places in the kitchen. “I haven’t spied on you since I was—”
“Fourteen? Fifteen?”
Her mouth widened as big as her eyes. “No! Surely not.”
“Emily Johnson.” He crossed his arms over his chest and leaned back against the counter to watch the familiar expressions move across her face. Well, maybe he had missed in-person exchanges with her. The glimmer in her eyes appeared much more vibrant in real life than over Skype, and the way she pursed her lips to keep from giving away her grin held a much more comical shift.
“Who?” Her much too innocent look didn’t fool him.
“Oh, you remember her. I think she may have been the one to inspire your broken arm?”
Emma rubbed her left arm as if re-experiencing the fall from the great oak at the entry of his driveway. “Really, Jonathan. How could Emily Johnson have had anything to do with my broken arm?” She turned back to the groceries, obviously avoiding eye contact.
“Curiosity? A certain friend eavesdropping on a goodbye kiss?”
She spun around, index finger raised. “But you didn’t kiss her. You didn’t even give her a hug. Ha! You had much better taste than the likes of—”
His raised brows must have given away the clue he’d proven his point, because her bottom lip dropped. With only a slight hesitation, she snapped those lips closed and narrowed her eyes at him. “Nicely done.”
“I’ve missed this sort of entertainment,” Cam picked up an apple Emma had placed on the counter and rubbed it against his thigh before taking a crunching bite. “Doesn’t seem as if three years has passed a ‘tall.”
“I’m glad to provide entertainment to you, Daddy Cam, but I’m not too sure about that son of yours.” Emma slipped past Jonathan to place a dozen eggs in the refrigerator, her chin tipped in defiance.


Pepper Basham

Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes romance peppered with grace and humor with southern Appalachian flair. Both her historical and contemporary novels have garnered recognition in the Grace Awards, Inspys, and ACFW Carol Awards. Her historical romance, The Thorn Healer, was a finalist in the 2018 RT Awards. Her most recent historical romance, My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge, showcases her Appalachian heritage and family history, as well as her love for humor and family.She currently resides in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC where she is the mom of five great kids, a speech-language pathologist to about fifty more, and a lover of chocolate, jazz, hats, and Jesus. Her upcoming release, A Match for Emma, is the third book in her popular Mitchell’s Crossroads series.Pepper loves getting to know readers and other authors through social media. You may also learn more about her on her website!
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(1) winner will receive a Paris cube decorative tote, paperback copy of Jane Austen’s Emma, paperback copy of A Match for Emma (or another one of the Mitchell’s Crossroads books, if preferred), a ‘love’ ornament, a mug that reads “You’re my cup of tea”, and Misty Mountain handcrafted soap (made locally) – the scent is Mountain Berries!

A Match for Emma JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight November 9, 2019 and last through 11:59 PM EST on November 16, 2019. Open internationally except where prohibited by law or logistics. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize.

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