Book Review

Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham

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 five 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, finalist in the Grace Awards, and shortlisted for the Inspy 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. You can get to know Pepper on her website, on Facebook, or over at her group blog, The Writer’s Alley.


Will a wager against her future steal her chance for true love?

A Twist of Faith is a “Mitchell’s Crossroads” book, published by Firefly Southern Fiction. “What was all the fuss about?” I wondered this after hearing so much about this book, and naturally, I just HAD to read it. I wondered if it would live up to my great expectations and well, it did, and more!

I just loved this book.

Set in the heart of Appalachia, I had also heard that the hero was quite something, and it turned out to be true. Adelina Roseland, PhD (or Dee, as her family call her) is out of her depth, but she is not about to let anyone find out about it, particularly not her boss. While working as an accent reduction specialist, her supervisor and the professor in charge of her progress, Dr. Alex Murdock, challenges her to work her magic on Reese Mitchell.  She must succeed in order to fulfill her dream to become a full professor at UVA Charlottesville. Reece must learn to lose his country drawl if he is to land the job he needs to save the family farm.

 “Ain’t is not a word”

— Dr. Adelina Roseland

I don’t know who changes who the most, but Reece softens Adelina’s hard edges and Reece cleans up for his job interview pretty good and we even ‘see’ him in a tux.

“We’re gonna need to hone those country-girl skills of yours Doc. You’re a bit out of practice….”

—Reece Mitchell

You will quickly fall for Mr. Reece Mitchell and watch as Adelina does her best not to. Adelina must deal with her childhood hurts and Mr. Mitchell must learn to trust again. His last relationship did not go so well. Then you add in some adorable children, a dog, and even a new born calf, and sparks between Dee and Reece flying, and you have quite a story to remember. This is a sweet romance that will have you laughing and crying along with the characters.


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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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