Book Review

Just The Way You Are by Pepper Basham

Just the way you are comes with a warning, folks:



– In a good way!

I have been hearing some buzz in the book world about Pepper Basham’s upcoming release, mumblings about swoony heroes and closets and thought, “What are they on about? I will have to investigate further and find out if this book is as good as they say it is?” The cover is beautiful and I could not wait to read it! Good thing I had cleared my schedule because I may, or may not, have been up until 2 am. reading about Wes and Eisley.

Yes, there are swoony


, cute heroines and funny scenes that will make you laugh out loud, but there is more! Eisley and Wes’ journey to forgiveness, restoration and healing top it all off and make this read one to go back to over and over again. This is one we can relate to and it is also one with a strong reminder that we can’t get through this messy life alone.

Along with the love story, there is a mystery to solve, and this Brittallachian romance, although full of fun and laughs, will touch your heart in a profound way. It did mine!

Pepper Basham is a genius, she has mixed up just the right recipe of entertainment, romance



PLEASE tell me there is a book #2 in the works for Pleasant Gap.




I received a copy of this book from the publisher. My opinions are my own.

Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes romance peppered with grace and humor. She currently resides in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC where she is the mom of 5 great kids, speech-pathologist to about fifty more, lover of chocolate, jazz, and Jesus. Her debut historical novel, The Thorn Bearer, released in May 2015 and has garnered awards such as Reader’s Favorites Award, a finalist in the Grace Awards, shortlisted for the Inspy Awards, and most recently a finalist in the ACFW Carol Awards. Her second historical novel, The Thorn Keeper, released in Feb 2016 and her first contemporary romance, A Twist of Faith, released in April 2016 with a 4-star review from Romantic Times. The third book in the Penned in Time series, The Thorn Healer, released in December 2017 with a 4 1/2 star review from RT and Top Pick rating.

Pepper’s first novella arrives in March as part of a Love at First Laugh novella compilation and her novel, Just the Way You Are, releases on April 6th – a fun-filled Britallachian romance! Both books are up for pre-order on Amazon.

Melony Teague is a Freelance Writer and Columnist who lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The Biographer for Portraits of Giving (2014-2016), Aurora Sports Hall of Fame (2015 -2017) and teaches seniors in her community how to write their personal story.


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