Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Review + GIVEAWAY: A Match for Emma by Pepper Basham

A Match for Emma JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for A Match for Emma by Pepper Basham, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!



A Match for Emma by Pepper Basham Title: A Match for Emma
Author: Pepper Basham
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 21, 2019

Emma Mitchell may enjoy sprinkling romance into the lives of others, but her own plans involve a single first-class ticket to culinary school in Europe.

When her best friend, Jon Noble, suddenly moves back to Ransom, Emma’s fairly certain her life can’t get any better…until her matchmaking schemes nosedive, her culinary future falls flat, and a life-long friendship begins to teeter on the brink of something unexpected.

With a little inspiration from Jane Austen’s classic and a touch of Blue Ridge charm, will Jon and Emma discover that what they need the most may be the last thing they’re trying to find?

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A Match for Emma is a special story that speaks to my heart. No matter the location or time period, Pepper Basham spins a great story, but nowhere does she shine more than with Appalachian settings. Southern mores and phrases add to the story’s charm, taking me back to my growing up years in the mountains of north Georgia. Basham paints pictures with her words and creates rich, memorable characters.

A Match for Emma is the story of Emma and Jon – close lifelong friends, reconnected after a three-year separation during which they kept in constant contact. Their story is full of southern charm, snappy dialogue, brilliant humor, and spiritual gems applicable to our daily faith walk. In an effort to escape the expectations placed upon him, Jon moved to New York and became a counselor. The town of Ransom was everything to Emma and she loved playing the role of matchmaker.

The friends-to-something-more theme is a favorite of mine, for what better foundation upon which to build a lasting relationship is a true friendship? The pacing of Emma and Jon’s journey is perfect. And as in real life, conflict came from seemingly different life goals and from trying to direct their own paths rather than humbly seeking God’s guidance. Fans of Jane Austen will love the connection, but the story works well even if you’re one of those rare individuals (like me) who have never read any of her classics.

I hated to see A Match for Emma end and hope for more Mitchell’s Crossroads stories. Highly recommended.

I received a copy of this book through JustRead Tours. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.


Pepper Basham 

Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes romance peppered with grace and humor with southern Appalachian flair. Both her historical and contemporary novels have garnered recognition in the Grace Awards, Inspys, and ACFW Carol Awards. Her historical romance, The Thorn Healer, was a finalist in the 2018 RT Awards. Her most recent historical romance, My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge, showcases her Appalachian heritage and family history, as well as her love for humor and family.

She currently resides in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC where she is the mom of five great kids, a speech-language pathologist to about fifty more, and a lover of chocolate, jazz, hats, and Jesus. Her upcoming release, A Match for Emma, is the third book in her popular Mitchell’s Crossroads series.

Pepper loves getting to know readers and other authors through social media. You may also learn more about her on her website!

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(1) winner will receive a Paris cube decorative tote, paperback copy of Jane Austen's Emma, paperback copy of A Match for Emma (or another one of the Mitchell's Crossroads books, if preferred), a 'love' ornament,  a mug that reads "You're my cup of tea", and Misty Mountain handcrafted soap (made locally) - the scent is Mountain Berries!

A Match for Emma JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight November 9, 2019 and last through 11:59 PM EST on November 16, 2019. Open internationally except where prohibited by law or logistics. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize.
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  1. Love discovering new authors to follow and new books to read and add to my TBR. Thank you for sharing. Sounds wonderful.

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  3. The story sounds delightful, and the Blue Ridge Mountains are gorgeous! I'd love to read this new book.

  4. Carole!!! Thank you so much for this review! I'm thrilled you enjoyed Jon and Emma's story. It was such fun to write!!!

  5. Sounds like a great book. Looking forward to reading.

  6. I really enjoy Pepper Basham's books. She has really interesting characters with a great mix of humor and romance.

  7. Yay! Thank you so much!

  8. I can't wait to read it thanks for the chance

  9. Thank you for sharing. I love discovering new authors to follow and new books to add to my TBR. Looks and sounds wonderful.

  10. Pepper is one of my MUST read authors!

  11. Thanks for sharing the review. I love some "remakes" and look forward to reading this book.