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Monday, December 5, 2016

Special Post & GIVEAWAY! The Thorn Healer - Pepper D. Basham - Singing Librarian Book Tour


Y'all, I am so SO excited for this book!!! Pepper Basham has far exceeded all of my expectations!

Today I am happy to share with you 10 Behind the Scenes Facts About the Book and.......a GIVEAWAY!!!

 Thank you for joining with us to celebrate the release of this fabulous book!


Series: Penned in Time
Genre: Fiction, Historical, Romance, Christian

Publisher: Vinespire Publishing
Publication date: December 6, 2016
Number of pages: 327Fiction, Historical, Romance, Christian

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.




  1. Jessica was an EXTREMELY difficult character to write, from beginning to end. I think it was a personality trait for her ;-)
  2. I had not planned on Anna showing up in this story…or Cliff – but I’m so glad they appeared.
  3. Hot Springs is a real place that had a real German internment camp during World War 1 (not 2)
  4. The author of the book The German Invasion of Hot Springs was an amazing resource for history into both Hot Springs AND the internment camp
  5. A little historical tidbit here – many of the people in Hot Springs didn’t know about the existence of the internment camp because everyone stopped talking about it when World War 2 broke out. They were ashamed of their involvement in having Germans in their town.
  6. There is still one artifact left in Hot Springs of the Germans presence there – but only one – except for any personal artifacts family members have passed down (a painting is one I know of)
  7. The Hot Springs in the town are still active and people still come to use them, though the site is NOTHING like the grandeur and elegance of the former hotel that used to stand on the site.
  8. In history, nobody knows who started the typhoid epidemic that takes place in the book.
  9. I created Sylvie to go with Jude so I could write a World War 2 romance of them ;-)
  10. There’s a funny story to the cover design. The stock photo of the woman used is of a woman in a strapless wedding gown…neither of which was appropriate for the era OR my heroine. So…we had to decide on a ‘romantic’ way to cover those shoulders….thus the train smoke emerged. :)


You can read my review HERE
I also have a special sneak peek post with quotes you can view HERE.



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6 comments:

  1. I'm so excited! TOMORROW the book releases!!!!

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    1. Me too!! Wow!! Becky, I can't wait to see what you think of it!! You'll totally have to PM me as you read it with your thoughts :-)

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  2. I've heard so many great things about this book! I can't wait to read it!

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