This is a double-whammy Christian Romance novel that portrays the contemporary romance of Clara Blackwell who works with her mother in a one-hundred-year-old Asheville bookstore along with the romance of Clara’s great-great-grandmother who was a housekeeper assigned to the library of the Biltmore Estate. Both women love books as well as their suitors. “Enchanting from the first page, readers will be swept along on a journey that proves true love isn’t just a fairy tale to be found in books. Romance and charm are around every corner as two people find that differences mean nothing when they share the same heart.”
–J’nell Ciesielski. “A hauntingly beautiful dual-time story laced with the elegance of the Vanderbilts and the lure of a cozy bookstore. Pepper Basham entrances readers with a love story that will linger long after they tuck the book gently back onto their shelf. This is a story of love, of challenge, and most of all, legacy.” –Jaime Jo Wright. “An amiable escape into the beloved world of books. Splitting time between the present and the past, Basham creates vivid historical landscapes to transport the reader to the age of the Great War and to the lavish world of the famed Vanderbilts’ mansion. Paired with modern-day jaunts from a storied bookshop to the famed Asheville estate and the charm of the English countryside.”–Kristy Cambron. The author, Pepper Basham, grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains where her family has resided for generations. She is a speech pathologist and the mother of five children who has been writing Christian romances since 2015.
Uhrichville, Ohio: Barbour Publishing, 2021. 252 pages. Trade paperback.