Friday, January 25, 2019

TWIST OF FAITH by PEPPER BASHAM, Reviewed by Kim and Paula

Kim's Review
I’m kicking myself for not reading this book sooner! This story is absolutely brilliant! ❤️ 

Reese is incredible! He is charming, considerate, humorous (sometimes without even trying to be) and will do anything for his family. He seems to have it all together after some really rough things have happened in his life. His growth throughout this story is wonderful. 

Dee, on the other hand, can be a bit prickly, BUT, when you learn more about her and see her start to change, you can’t help but root for her and Reese! I loved her interactions with Reese’s kids and his mama and even Haus the dog. Her transformation is so believable and just beautifully done. 

As for the faith message, it is never too preachy or in your face and really shows what God’s grace and love can do to those who are broken and hurting. I love that! I can’t wait to start Rainey’s story! 

*I was gifted this story and under no obligation to review it.

Paula's Review:
I don’t usually read contemporary works but I’ve been hearing good things about Pepper Basham ‘s newer books. I’m glad I took the plunge!

In this book, we meet Dr. Adelina Roseland ( Dr. Dee), who has a fresh PHD as a speech, language pathologist specializing in accent modification. She is trying to prove herself in order to get a boost in her dream career. She has landed in a place close to her roots: Appalachia. On her first day she encounters farmer Reese Mitchell who is sent by his mother, her landlady, to help unload boxes and show her where her rental house is. Thinking she can get her assignment done and move up to a professorship, she is all business. That is until she reacts to the kindness of the Mitchell family. Dr. Dee gets more than she bargained for and finds a closeness she never had in her own family. Is her quest for a job in Charlottesville a dream fulfilled or is she , out of guilt, trying to live up to the impossible expectations of her dead father.

Reese Mitchell is a challenge to Dee. She offers to help him shed his Appalachian speech patterns before he interviews for a job in Chicago. If he can land this job, he will be able to help keep the family farm. Reese is battling his own demons as well. Can Dee and Reese help each other or will they butt heads?

There are many humorous moments in the story, especially when peeking into the Mitchell household.( seems like Pepper was eavesdropping on some neighbors)! It’s easy to see why Dee had a sense of belonging as they welcomed her into the fold. Along with the fun, Pepper addresses some serious issues. Formost is how to handle unforgiveness. The faith of the Mitchell family is very natural ; even how their challenges are handled show spiritual growth.
The secondary characters were fun to get to know and they fleshed out the story well. I’m looking forward to seeing what develops in the next book.

I gave A Twist of Faith a 5 star rating because it was fresh and fun and relevant . It made me laugh and cry and nod my head “ yes” at the spiritual depth of the overall message.

*I purchased this book from Amazon. All opinions are my own *

BackCover Blurb:
Dr. Adelina Roseland has worked ten years in research as an accent reduction specialist to attain her dream job. But a secret wager to transform Appalachian cattle farmer Reese Mitchell into corporate material challenges Adelina in ways she never expected, threatening her new position.

For one, Adelina didn't plan for the faith and friction of Reese, or the unexpected influence of his chaotic family. Now, drawn into a culture she'd tried to forget, Adelina finds the warmth of family, the hope of faith, and the joy of love melting away the deep wounds of her past.

But when Reese discovers that he's a pawn in her climb up the academic ladder, will he forgive Adelina's deceit or will their miscommunication end in two broken lives?

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  1. It's hard to keep up with Pepper lately! She has a devoted fanbase that always will because her unique voice shines through in all of her wonderful stories. And she's just as super in person as you'd expect!


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