Book Review: A Twist of Faith

7 Apr

7311818_origDr. 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?




8541259_origPepper 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, and proud AlleyCat over at a group writing blog, The Writer’s Alley. Her debut historical romance novel, The Thorn Bearer, released in May 2015, with the second arriving in February 2016. Her first contemporary romance debuts in April 2016.






A Twist of Faith is a delicious story perfect for the most devoted fan of contemporary romance. Sparks fly, kisses linger and true love is found! Additionally, you get a big ole family complete with a hugging mama, adorable kids and a grinning dog. But the best thing about Pepper Basham’s book? The natural unfolding of God’s romance with His people. Put this one on your must-read list.

Adelina Dee Roseland has a lot of preconceived notions about life in Appalachia, and at first glance the people of Ransom confirm every prejudice and stereotype. A list-making, goal-setting woman who knows nothing of God, love or family is soon overrun by all three in the form of the big Mitchell clan. Will a sweet-talking mountain man change her to-do list and dreams?

Fans of My Fair Lady (or Pygmalion, the play the musical is based upon) will be pleased with the plot of A Twist of Faith. A bet, a challenge and a very handsome man play big roles in this novel. The setting is rural Virginia — you can almost smell the fresh air, feel the breeze on your face, taste the home-cooking and feel yourself relaxing into the slower pace. Main characters have definite chemistry — oh yeah! — but you’ll also love the supporting cast of the Mitchell family and friends. Adelina and Reese have pasts full of hurt and betrayal that must be overcome, and it takes a bit of intervention on the part of stubborn women and a persistent God to heal and restore.

A Twist of Faith starts out like most romances, but it soon becomes apparent that there is more going on than a love story between a man and a woman. God shows up in big ways — as a true Father, finder of the lost, and giver of grace and forgiveness. No plans or lists or faulty thinking can stand against His love. Well done, Pepper!

A Twist of Faith is Pepper Basham’s first contemporary romance, but hopefully not the last. I look forward to many more great stories coming from Mitchell’s Crossroads.

Highly Recommended.

Audience: adults.

To purchase this book, click HERE.

(Thanks to SLB Tours for a review copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)


Be sure to check out all the blogs participating in this tour.

April 4–Reading Is My SuperPower
April 5–Toni Shiloh Prayerfully-Lifted Romance
April 6–The Power of Words | Puddletown Reviews
April 7–The Green Mockingbird | Smiling Book Reviews | By The Book
April 8–Wishful Endings | Katie’s Clean Book Collection | Deal Sharing Aunt
April 9–Rachael’s Reads | Singing Librarian Books


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4 Responses to “Book Review: A Twist of Faith”

  1. Carrie April 7, 2016 at 6:33 am #

    “God shows up in big ways” – YES! Love this review! <3

    • rbclibrary April 7, 2016 at 6:37 am #

      Thanks Carrie! 🙂

  2. courtney207 April 7, 2016 at 4:47 pm #

    I can’t wait for more about the Mitchell clan, either! Great review.

    • rbclibrary April 7, 2016 at 8:13 pm #

      Me too! Thanks Courtney!

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