I’m so excited to be participating in my first ever blog tour! When I saw this advertised I just knew I had to participate, having loved the previous two books in this series.
Pepper Basham is an awsome author, and I’m pleased to share an interview with her as well as a review of her latest book.
Jessica Ross’ scars run much deeper than the wounds of war. Determined to escape the ghosts of her past and the German influence on her nightmares, she returns home to the sleepy Appalachian town of Hot Springs, NC, only to find the renowned Mountain Park Hotel has been converted into a ‘prison’ for displaced Germans. To Jessica’s dismay, her grandparents have befriended one of the treacherous internees.
August Reinhold has not only found kinship with Jessica’s grandparents, but as they share their granddaughter’s letters from the Front, he discovers a surprising bond drawing him toward the independent and beautiful woman. Displaced by a war and a painful history, he finds Hot Springs and the intriguing Jessica Ross a tempting place to start over. Determined to scale the heights of her bitterness and show her the power of love, August faces more than just Jessica’s resistance but a more devious design to harm the civilian sailors housed in Hot Springs.
Will August’s tender pursuit bring Jessica the healing and hope she needs, or will bitterness force her into the hands of a “true” enemy waiting to destroy much more than her heart?
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, finalist in the Grace Awards, shortlisted for the Inspy Awards, and a finalist in ACFW’s 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. You can get to know Pepper on her website, Facebook, Instagram, or over at her group blog, The Writer’s Alley.
As I previously mentioned I loved the first two books in this series. They are Christian fiction books that aren’t afraid to tackle hard topics, real emotions, and the complications they can create.
This book was no different. Jessica has spent the previous years serving as a nurse in the war, and has seen more pain and suffering than anyone woman should ever endure. This has, understandably, left her feeling bitter, and enormous resentment towards the Germans she encounters upon returning home. Especially one in particular.
Although I know most of us will never have to face such an extreme situation, I’m sure we can relate to these emotions, whether in our own personal lives, or in relation to the current political climate of distrust of foriegners.
I know fans of historical romance will love this book, but as it deals with such timeless issues as love and jealousy, I’m sure that other readers will enjoy it too. Just make sure to read the previous two books in the series first! Although this book does stand alone, you would be missing out on a huge treat in avoiding the first and second instalments!
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