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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Just the Way You Are + Giveaway - Pepper Basham

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About the Book

Book: Just the Way You Are

Author: Pepper Basham 

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Single mom, Eisley Barrett, prefers to keep romance safely housed within a centuries-old mystery, but when she travels to England to unearth the secret, an actor with a sordid past offers her reluctant heart a very different type of discovery.

Wes Harrison has a past he’s ashamed to confess. Suspicious and cynical, he’s managed to avoid romantic entanglements since a tragedy upended his career and life, that is until American Eisley Barrett comes along. Her authenticity and kindness upend his bitter assumptions and send his heart into unscripted territory.

When his past threatens to ruin a second chance at love, can some Appalachian matchmaking and letters from the grace salvage their unexpected romance?

My Rating
★★★★★★ - Heaven help me, you taste like Christmas! (Yes...this is a Pepper Basham quote.) (More Info)

My Thoughts
When the hubby decides we need
to make a Costco run in the 

middle of Chapter 13. 

Don't mess with Chapter 13
Just the Way You Are is more than just a good book. It is a modern day fairytale filled with redemption and grace that will capture your heart from the first moment. Within the pages of this book you will find real people, with real life issues. This story will sweep you off your feet and drag you into a world that is every nerd girl's fantasy and you will soon find yourself consumed with researching history, "treasure" hunting, chocolate, British accents, Appalachia, AND.........Kisses.

Chocolate kisses, closet kisses, abandoned tower kisses, leave you senseless kisses...This book is PACKED with such romance that you may need to take precautionary actions to prevent injury from fainting! (such as a fainting couch, fan, smelling salts, etc.)

Don't let the passion fool you though. Pepper writes such sweet, unadulterated romance coupled with complete and total redemption. It blows my mind every single time I read one of her books. Just the Way You Are is the first contemporary novel I have read of Pepper's, and this easily makes it to the top of my favorite Rom Com stories EVER. I wish to see this in movie form so badly! "Ghirardelli  in human form"...yes please! Haha!
 
The adventure, the romance, the grace...all woven together creates a beautiful masterpiece. 

I received a complimentary copy of Just the Way You Are. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.


About the Author

Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes novels inspired by her love for history and the Blue Ridge Mountains. Her Penned in Time series has garnered recognition in the Inspys, Grace Awards, and the ACFW Carol Awards. Her contemporary romance novel, A Twist of Faith, received 4-stars from Romantic Times, and most recently, her newest release, The Thorn Healer, received a Top Pick from RT with 4 ½ stars. Her newest contemporary romance, Just the Way You Are, releases in April 2016. You can get to know Pepper on Facebook, or over at her group blog, The Writer’s Alley, or Instagram.


More Books by Pepper Basham can be found HERE!

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Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Pepper is giving away a Grand Prize consisting of: A ‘chest’ – in JTWYA historical letters are discovered in a chest that relates to the historical storyline, so all of these lovely goodies are going to be safely inside this chest.
  • Chocolate – several references take place in JTWYA that compare the hero to chocolate 😉
  • A plaque about family – because that’s a main point of importance in JTWYA
  • A Spider-man zipper pull – Pete, the heroine’s son, is a major Spider-man fan.
  • English Breakfast Tea – The hero is English…swoony English
  • A dishcloth – again, something that relates to a scene in the book regarding the hero and dishes (twice)
  • Stirring spoon and measuring cups – food and cooking are a big part of Appalachian culture and fellowship, something celebrated in JTWYA
  • A notebook – Eisley (the heroine) is taking notes about a historical family mystery
  • A lovely container full of cloth flowers (for fun, and beauty) – the container says – "Love and you will be loved. Loving others has an amazing way to find its way back to us" (as is what happens in JTWYA)
  • A little plaque that reads “You are Loved” – a theme of this story
  • A beautiful lace doily from England (the English part of the story)
  • Some “Pixie Dust” a fun visualization of the ‘magic’ of romance in this story
  • A copy of Just the Way You Are!!
Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries! https://promosimple.com/ps/b3e0



42 comments:

  1. So . . . You liked it, then? 😉 😁

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    1. hahaha!! Right? I'm so glad! I love enthusiasm!

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  2. I've heard so many good things about this one! 😍

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  3. I LOVE your review!!! 😍😍😍

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  4. Rachel!!! This is the BEST review!!! I love your enthusiasm for JTWYA. You have said everything there is to say about this book! I adore this story and it's absolutely going on my 2017 Top Ten Books!!!

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    1. Thank you Anne! Means SOOOOOOOO much to hear you say that!

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  5. Thanks so much, Rachel!! I've loved loved LOVED having you on this journey with me! You're AMAZING!!!!!

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    1. So excited for the journeys to come!

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  6. Looking forward to reading this one!!!

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  7. Lovely review! I would love to see it as a movie, too! But I'm not sure it could be the same swoony experience as reading it.....Wes's perspective is pretty special :) .

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    1. Oh my goodness, but I would love to "see' it!! Although, I've seen it hundreds of times in my head ;-)

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    2. Thank you Courtney! hehe #WesCandy!

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  8. Enjoyed the description of "Just the Way You Are". Looking forward to reading.

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  9. Enjoyed the description of "Just the Way You Are". Looking forward to reading.

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    1. Me too!! There's so much excitement about it :-) YAY!

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  11. I LOVED every part of this review, and agree wholeheartedly!!!!

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    1. Your review is amazing too, Becky!!! Makes me SMILE!!!

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  12. LOVE your review! I have heard so many good things about this book. I would have to say, your review is the best I've read yet! You have such a way with words and make it so fun that how could anyone resist not wanting to read this book! Sign me up on the TBR wagon!!! :) ~Alison

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    1. Oh Alison, then we need to share this review all over the place :-) BRING. On. The. Readers!!!

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    2. Alison!!! DAY.MADE!!! Thank you so SO much for your support and encouragement!!! Not only for me, but the authors I love! <3 GREAT BIG HUGS!!!!

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  13. You all are AMAZING!!! Thank you for your encouragement!!!

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  14. This book sounds amazing! Great review!

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    1. Thank you Heidi! <3 It truly is one of the BEST ever!

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  15. Yay Pepper Basham: the gift that keeps on giving!

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