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Hope Between The Pages by Pepper Basham. A Review.

Uncover the Story Behind a One-Hundred-Year-Old Love Letter

Walk through Doors to the Past via a new series of historical stories of romance and adventure.

Clara Blackwell helps her mother manage a struggling one-hundred-year old family bookshop in Asheville, North Carolina, but the discovery of a forgotten letter opens a mystery of a long-lost romance and undiscovered inheritance which could save its future. Forced to step outside of her predictable world, Clara embarks on an adventure with only the name Oliver as a hint of the man’s identity in her great-great-grandmother’s letter. From the nearby grand estate of the Vanderbilts, to a hamlet in Derbyshire, England, Clara seeks to uncover truth about family and love that may lead to her own unexpected romance.

My Thoughts

Love is powerful. It has the strength to change hearts, restore broken lives, bring healing from grief, and provide courage to push us beyond our self-defined limits. Love makes us brave. And hope inspires our imaginations.

Honestly, I’m at a loss of how to put together my review. This book is so beautiful written and touched me in a the right ways that I fear I may not do justice to the story but let me try.
You know when you read a story and it’s just right. That’s how I felt when I was done with this story.
From the start of the story, I wanted to know more both about Clara and Sadie. This legacy that spanned through decades but yet nothing was really known and I found out and I fell in love with them. Both Heroines for stepping out of their comfort zones and following their dreams even in the midst of struggles and heartaches at times, they lived.
I loved Oliver for not conforming to the norms expected of him but living life to the best of his ability and standing up for what he believed despite the sometimes harsh consequences. And Max, quiet simple but he understood Clara’s heart and gave her the best gift. Helping her find out more about her family band just being the perfect hero.
This book is definitely one that will stay with you long after you’re done because it leaves you with the reminder that your dreams are valid and they matter.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author. All opinions expressed are solely mine.

About The Author

Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes romance peppered with grace and humor with a southern Appalachian flair. Her books have garnered recognition in the Grace Awards, Inpsys, and the ACFW Carol Awards, with The Thorn Healer selected as a 2018 finalist in the RT awards. Both her contemporary and historical romance novels consistently receive high ratings from Romantic Times, with Just the Way You Are as a Top Pick. Most recently she’s introduced readers to Bath, UK through her novellas, Second Impressions and Jane by the Book, and taken readers into the exciting world of WW2 espionage in her novella, Façade. The second novel in The Pleasant Gap series, When You Look at Me, arrives in October and her contribution to Barbour’s wonderful My Heart Belongs series hits the shelves in January 2019 with My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge. Her books are seasoned with her Appalachian heritage and love for family. She currently resides in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC where she is the mom of five great kids, a speech-pathologist to about fifty more, and a lover of chocolate, jazz, hats, and Jesus.

You can get to know Pepper on her website, www.pepperdbasham.com, on Facebook, Instagram, or over at her group blog, The Writer’s Alley.

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