Pinned In Time Blog Hop - Pepper Basham - GIVEAWAY!!!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Welcome to the Pinned in Time Blog Hop: a twelve day party celebrating Pepper Basham's Penned in Time series! There is a Pinterest scavenger hunt, exciting giveaway, behind the scenes looks into the worlds of The Thorn Bearer and The Thorn Keeper--as well as a glimpse into the heart of their talented author.

Welcome to my stop on the "Pinned in Time" Blog Hop. I am so incredibly honored to be a part of this tour to share with you the books written by one of my favorite people! Pepper Basham is an incredible woman, mother, author...I am blessed to know her and can't wait to give her a real life hug later this month at Christian Fiction Readers Retreat! THE THORN BEARER

Title:  The Thorn Bearer
Series: Penned in Time, Book 1
Author:  Pepper D. Basham
Publisher:  Vinspire Publishing, LLC
Release Date:  May 7, 2015
When Ashleigh Dougall’s fiancĂ© leaves her eight months before their wedding, the unexpected blow ignites a battalion of insecurities stemming from her father’s intimate betrayal. In an attempt to escape her shame, Ashleigh boards the ill-fated Lusitania to cross the war-torn waters of Europe. Much to her dismay, she isn’t traveling alone.

Sam Miller is always making up for his best friend’s mistakes. Determined to help his childhood friend, Ashleigh, he offers his compassion and companionship as she ventures across a perilous sea. With the faint hope of renewing his lost love for Ashleigh’s sister, Sam never expects to find the woman of his dreams in the love of his childhood friend.

Neither are prepared for the life-altering and heart-breaking journey of their friendship.
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Title:  The Thorn Keeper
Series: Penned in Time, Book 2
Authors:  Pepper D. Basham
Publisher:  Vinspire Publishing
Release Date:  February 28, 2016

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.

To Purchase Options:
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About the Author

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 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. You can get to know Pepper on her website, on Facebook, or over at her group blog, The Writer's Alley.

I am so excited to share with you, Interior Design of World War I. I absolutely adore this era of interior design. Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong time period. However, being born when I was, I can appreciate so many different eras of fashion, design, and style. *Confession* I am a HUGE fan of Downton Abbey. Highclere Castle's interior design is so breathtaking that I just HAD to include some shots of the castle.  I hope you can imagine yourself stepping into these pictures and being transported back to 1914. In a time when the world was at war and everything about society was changing. Don't forget to enter the giveaway! Rules are at the end of this post. (Click on the images to be taken to Pinterest to find out more about that particular room.)


Sir Robert Walpole entertained in Houghton Hall’s “marble parlor” dining room. Paintings of George I and Queen Caroline flank the central portrait of Walpole.: diningroom-highclere:

Drawing Room
Castle Howard-the interiors of 10 rooms were used in BBC production of 'Death comes to Pemberley'. This is the turquoise drawing room - what a diorama this might make!: ♜ Shabby Castle Chic ♜  rich and gorgeous home decor - Highclere Castle:



Because I adore Mrs. Patmore... 

First Class Smoking Room
RMS Lusitania

RMS Lusitania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Interior of the Lusitania: The Lusitania, 1905-1907. First class lounge and music room. Love the way this looks. Would be a nice dance/party/lounge room for events.:

Giveaway Time!!!

Join the PINNED IN TIME scavenger hunt for your chance to win this awesome Penned in Time-themed prize pack plus a $25 Amazon gift card!

1.  Each blog hop stop contains an image clue, with a link to a Pinterest Board filled with pictures related to the Penned in Time series.
2. Using the image clue, find the corresponding answer image.
3. Create a Pinterest board, titled "Penned in Time," and pinned the answer image to your board, and hashtag #pinnedintime.
4. Enter your pinned (answer) image link on the Rafflecopter entry form, correspond to the stop on the Blog Hop.
5. Check out the other blog hop stops for more entries!

Here the Pinned In Time CLUE for my stop!! Click on the picture below to head straight to the Pinterest board to find the answer.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

August 2  l Mikal Dawn
August 3  l Just Commonly
August 4  l A Way With Words
August 5  l  A Northern Belle
August 9  l Stuff and Nonsense
August 11 l Bookworm Mama
August 12 l Faithfully Bookish

**I do not take any credit for any photos in this post. All pictures are linked back to the original site. I found the title picture on Pixabay. And the rest on Pinterest.** 

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