Friday, October 16, 2015

It’s time to party!!

We are having a Cover Release Party for Pepper D. Basham’s second historical romance, The Thorn Keeper, set to release in February 2016. Pepper’s debut novel, The Thorn Bearer, arrived in May 2015 and has been met with fantastic reviews.

A few notes of praise for Peppers debut novel, Book #1 in The Penned in Time series, The Thorn Bearer:

“Tucked inside a wonderful romance, you will find more depth here than most books you’ll ever read.” – Charity Andrews, book reviewer at A Transparent Mom

“Wonderful story-telling, a realistic faith journey, memorable prose and a dry wit that I appreciate very much all make this book one I won't soon forget.” – Catherine West, award winning author of Yesterdays Tomorrow, Bridge of Faith and Hidden in the Heart

“This just-released debut is a special one. The historical pieces of the puzzle were there and added a great punch – and often surprise – to the story, but the real focus of The Thorn Bearer was about the people and their faith in God. Books like this make me so happy to be a reader and reviewer.” – Savanna Kaiser, book reviewer at The Engrafted Word

And, of course, my own endorsement of The Thorn Bearer is as follows...

“Dealing with the bravery it takes to work past dark secrets and misplaced guilt The Thorn Bearer is more than a historical romance; it’s also a story about God’s ability to redeem souls and conquer strongholds. Pepper Basham’s writing is heartbreakingly raw at times, but always beautiful because of the redemptive scope of the story.” – Dawn Crandall, award winning author of The Hesitant Heiress, The Bound Heart and The Captive Imposter

As we look forward to the second book’s release, here’s a little blurb to tempt you.

With her past in shambles, how can she fashion a future of hope?

Catherine Dougall’s past of manipulation has left her future in threads. With a new faith, she longs to take the remnants of her life and make something beautiful, but shame, societies’ judgments, and the natural consequences of an unplanned pregnancy test her newfound hope. Dr. David Ross doesn’t help either. His kindness, sacrifice, and tenderness tempt her to impossible dreams. A fallen woman doesn’t merit a fairytale.

David Ross has made every effort to keep his life above reproach. His passion for the sick pump fresh purpose through his choices, but without financial support to maintain his war hospital, all is lost. When his notorious aunt offers an easy solution, David is tempted to give in to her demands, but his growing affection for the reformed flirt, Catherine Dougall, unwinds the careful wall around his heart and offers an unexpected choice.

When the worst of war tears them apart, can love renew the memory of what was lost or will tragedy steal away their hope forever.

From the beautiful Derbyshire countryside to the trenches of World War One, Catherine and David must learn to trust in a God who designs a masterpiece out of brokenness and fashions hope in the most unlikely places.

This book has many of the same things enjoyed in book one – historical details, deep emotions, adventure, humor…and, of course, romance... actually, theres an extra dose of romance in this one!

So without further ado, we introduce The Thorn Keeper – available February 1, 2016 from Vinspire Publishing.


***And…don’t forget that Pepper’s first contemporary romance novel will be available in January 2016! A Twist of Faith is a modern retelling of My Fair Lady with an Appalachian twist.

Leave a comment for your chance to win a digital advanced review copy of The Thorn Keeper, which will be sent to the winners near the end of November!!

What’s one thing you like about this cover? Or, if you read The Thorn Bearer, what was one thing you enjoyed about Pepper’s debut?

More about Pepper!

Pepper Basham has been telling tales ever since she was a little girl. When her grandmother called her a “writer” at the age of ten, Pepper took it as gospel and has enjoyed various types of writing styles ever since. 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 writing blog, The Writer’s Alley. She is represented by Julie Gwinn.

10 comments:

Meghan Gorecki said...

What a gorgeous cover! :)

R Merr said...

Beautiful cover for an amazing author! :)

Caryl Kane said...

AMAZING cover that exudes mystery! I can't wait to read this series! :)

Pepper Basham said...

Ooo, Dawn, I love the font you used for this :-)
Thanks so much for celebrating with me. I'm honored to be compared to you in my writing!!!

Bonnie Roof said...

Congrats, Pepper, on your next 2 releases!!

Love everything about this cover - the colors, hat, synopsis - would love to read the book!! Love stories with Appalachian twists, also. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!!

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Debby Radmacher said...

I like the hat and the planes as the background - piques my curiosity!

Karen Hadley said...

Thanks to those hosting this cover release!

trosado said...

I had already wanted to read The Thorn Bearer, but I love getting your endorsement, Dawn. I excited for Pepper's contemporary romance, as well.

Rachelle said...

Congrats, Pepper! So exciting--and lovely! :)

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