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 Pepper’s 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 Yesterday’s 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, there’s 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!!