First Line Friday: A Match for Emma

Welcome to First Line Friday’s hosted by Hoarding Books.

Today I am excited to be featuring A Match for Emma by Pepper Basham. This delightful story is set in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. With delightfully charming characters, and a beautiful setting you are sure to be charmed from the very first chapter. Click here to read my full review and be sure to add this book to your Goodreads list!

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          “Molly Caudwell needed the perfect match, and Emma Mitchell was the woman to give the newest waitress her very own happily-ever-after.”

 

This new story from Pepper Basham is scheduled to release this month, so be sure to pre-order you copy today!

A Match for Emma (Mitchell’s Crossroads #3)

 

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A Match for Emma (Mitchell’s Crossroads #3) by Pepper Basham

Synopsis:

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?

A Match for Emma (Mitchell’s Crossroads #3)

My Thoughts:

What a super fun story! Pepper Basham’s town of Ransom is such a delightful place to visit, filled with charming characters that are so realistic you feel like you are right there with them! Woven into the very fabric of this story is a reminder of forgiveness and grace, not only for others, but also a reminder of the importance of forgiving yourself.

Vivacious and full of big dreams, Emma has a big heart and wants to see others happy and in love. She loves to cook up delicious, mouth-watering meals as well as cook-up plans for a happily-ever-after for those nearest and dearest to her heart. She has good intentions, but will she take her match-making ideas too far?

When Jon Noble returns to Ransom to help his ailing father, his long-standing friendship with Emma picks right up as if he never left. But as their close friendship starts to change, and challenges arise, will it push them together or pull them apart?

I greatly enjoyed reading Emma and Jon’s story! With realistic characters that grow throughout the story, a beautiful setting, laughter, fun and a gentle reminder of God’s grace. This is a story that has earned a place on my keeper shelf!

(I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including Netgalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own.)

Favorite Quote:

About the Author

PepperBashamPepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes historical and contemporary romance novels with grace, humor, and culture clashes. She’s a Blue Ridge Mountain native and an anglophile who enjoys combining her two loves to create memorable stories of hope. You can connect with Pepper over at her group blog, The Writer’s Alley, her websiteFacebookInstagramPinterest, or Twitter.

A Match for Emma (Mitchell’s Crossroads #3)

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Cover Reveal – A Match for Emma by Pepper D. Basham

I am so excited to be able to join with Pepper Basham and share with you all the cover of her new book “A Match For Emma”. A Match for Emma is set to release on November 21, 2019. It will be available for preorder by the end of August.

Those who follow Pepper Basham on Facebook may have noticed all the fun cover reveal excitement this past week. We have enjoyed talking about various movies and voting on our favorites.

The big day has finally arrived and now I can share the cover with you! But first, let’s take a quick look at the back cover copy and read what the story is about, shall we?!

About the Book

back cover - A Match for Emma Could an unending scrabble match lead to an unexpected happily-ever-after?

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?

The Cover

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Cover-A Match for Emma

 

 

About the Author

PepperBashamPepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes historical and contemporary romance novels with grace, humor, and culture clashes. She’s a Blue Ridge Mountain native and an anglophile who enjoys combining her two loves to create memorable stories of hope. You can connect with Pepper over at her group blog, The Writer’s Alley, her websiteFacebookInstagramPinterest, or Twitter.