Friday, October 5, 2018

A Twist of Faith

RETRO READ


GIVEAWAY
BASHAM, PEPPER
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 the 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 forgive Adelina's deceit or will he forgive Adelina's deceit or will their miscommunication end in two broken lives?

My Review:
published in 2016

Whew!!! Even though the weather's getting colder, you might need to bring the fans up from the basement, for this read due to the scrumptious amount of toe-curling kisses peppered throughout (get the pun?) That Reese is one swoonworthy hero! A gentle mountain man filled with faith and unending love for his family. Layered  with intriguing depths that uptight Adelina doesn't recognize at first.

Ewwww --- sometimes I wanted to slap that girl! She was that snooty and aloof and Reese was so charming, no matter what he was really thinking. His mama raised him to have gentlemanly manners and I appreciated it even if Dee didn't. But then the kissing started and that swayed her some and pretty soon these two are on a delightful romantic romp towards....

...well, not a happily ever after because there's complications and secrets and my tummy was tied up in knots as Dee blunders on and I might have reached for a kleenex or two along the way. A slow reveal of the wounds from her childhood explain a lot and had me rooting for her even though that meant I wouldn't get to keep Reese for myself! But that's a sacrifice this avid reader was willing to make for the greater good of the story. :-) Emotional angst nicely balanced with romantic comedy make this the perfect kind of frantic-page-turning- must-finish-it-right-now kind of read.

And there's a profoundly beautiful inspirational thread about the power of Grace and forgiveness -- some of the best conversations on the subject I've ever seen in a novel. Uplifting and toe-curling liberally dosed with humour. Sweet perfection!

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITYi

If you would like a chance to win a copy of A Twist of Faith, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easy to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday October 7 2018. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

28 comments:

  1. I have a couple of Basham's books sitting on my Kindle yet-to-be-read. I haven't discovered her delightful writing *sigh*

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    1. I'm a newbie too, Trixi. This is just my second book by her but I'm going to make out for lost time! Good luck!

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  2. Loved this book! Pepper is a great author! Loved your review, Kav!

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    1. Thanks, Jackie. I'm on the hunt for more of Pepper's books!

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  3. Woo Hoo! I love Pepper's books! KAV, Thank you for the great review and opportunity to win a copy.
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    1. You're welcome, Caryl! Good luck!

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  4. Great review Kav! Book 2 in this series came out last Nov, Charming the Troublemaker, also very good. Pepper also has book 2 after Just the Way You Are (my personal fav) coming out Oct 25th, When You Look at Me, and I'm really excited for it!
    She also is doing a new book for Barbour coming out Jan 1st, My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge!
    And now that I've concluded my Pepper commercial of upcoming books, lol, hope everyone has a great reading weekend. Temps are finally cooling off today and may actually feel like fall :)

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    1. Eeeep! When You Look at Me is the first (and only other) Pepper Basham book I've read...but I aim to catch up right quick! Thank you for the Pepper commercial -- feel free to advertise great books here any time! :-)

      It's very fallish here -- at long last! Nice and crisp at night and perfect gardening temps in the days!

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  5. I remember this book coming out. I might need to add it to my TBR pile! lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. You just might, Susan! Good luck!

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  6. What a great review! Sign me up for this one....pleeeeease!!! mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks, Melanie -- signed up and good luck!

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  7. Love Pepper Basham! Haven’t read this one yet though. Thanks for the chance.
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    1. You're welcome, Mindy. Good luck!

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  8. For me her books are a fun read. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. She's so great a snappy dialogue and humour! But there's a strong thread of truths running through her stories as well. Good luck, Kim.

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  9. Sounds good. Thank you for sharing.
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    1. You're welcome, Lucy. Good luck!

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  10. I have this on my want-to-read list!

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  11. Thank you for the review on "A TWIST OF FAITH".

    Love the cover, adore the author and can't wait for the opportunity to read this amazing sounding book. Box of kleenex and fan at hand all prepared. :)

    Thanks for the great chance to win a copy!
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    1. That cover is something special, isn't it? Good luck, Kay!

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  12. Great review, and what a beautiful cover! I love the color scheme. Sounds like a really good one!
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  13. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. Pepper's books 📚 always sound really good. 👍
    Thanks for sharing this book with us 😍🍯🐝😍
    Thanks for the chance to win 😃 iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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