The Thorn Healer - Penned in Time Book 3 - Pepper D.Basham

Thursday, November 17, 2016

My Rating
★★★★★ - You have bewitched me, body and soul. (More Info)

About the Book
A wounded nurse battles resentment against a German prisoner as the two work together to save an Appalachian town from deception and disease in the wake of America’s involvement of World War 1.
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 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 continues to write stories that sneak in and take up residence in my heart. The power of her words moves my soul. Make sure you grab your tissues before you crack the pages of this one!

August has found himself far from the place of his birth, but is quickly realizing that "home" is not necessarily where you come from. Will he find the freedom and the peace to find a home with the woman he loves?

Jess has seen her fair share of trials and heartache. It is no wonder that she is resentful and cold towards those who have hurt her. Will she see Jesus' love through someone she can only see as the enemy? Can her heart of stone be warmed with the everlasting, never failing love of her Heavenly Father? Filled with so many opportunities for hate and resentment, Jessica Ross begins her journey of faith with a hesitant step.

The world can be a cruel place. And we all bear scars. Too easily we can allow that betrayal and pain to blind us to the caring love of God. The one love that will never fail us, never leave us. The one that can heal our pain, take away our anxiety and our nightmares. Sometimes God uses the most unlikely of people to express His love to us. I pray that as you read The Thorn Healer you will witness the powerful beauty of healing and restoration in Him.

In addition to tissues you may need to keep a fan and fainting couch nearby. August is quite the swoony hero! And as Pepper says so eloquently, "Keep reading and swoon often!" 

I received a free copy of The Thorn Healer. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

Purchase Options (Pre-Order Now! Releases December 6, 2016)

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.

More Books by Pepper on Bookworm Mama
The Thorn Bearer Penned in Time Book 1
★★★★★ - You have bewitched me, body and soul. (More Info)

The Thorn Healer - Penned in Time Book 2
★★★★★★ (Yes there are 6 stars)
"Heaven help me, you taste like Christmas!" (More Info)

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