By: Pepper Basham

I fell in love with this story from the first paragraph. The characters are dynamic, realistic and seem to come to life. This book is packed full of wonderful discoveries. Beginning with a trip across the pond to England. Come along and explore a century old mystery, enjoy discovering secret passageways and try not to get lost in the maze, all while uncovering long-lost love letters. You will enjoy moments that will have you laughing out loud, and reaching for your chocolate stash. The perfect meet-cute and of course swoon worthy kisses. I didn’t want this story to end!

(I received a free copy of this book.  I was not required to write a review. All opinions expressed are my own)

About the Author:

pepperbarnsmilePepper 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. In December 2016, her third historical in the Penned in Time series, The Thorn Healer – released with a 4 1/2 star review from RT and a Top Picks rating. You can get to know Pepper on her website,, on Facebook, or over at her group blog, The Writer’s Alley.