When You Look At Me Blog Tour and Giveaway!

26 Oct

When you look at me

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for When You Look at Me by Pepper Basham, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours.


when you look at me frontTitle: When You Look at Me
(Pleasant Gap Romance #2)
Pepper Basham
Woven Words Publications
Release Date:
October 25, 2018
Inspirational Contemporary Romance

An unexpected mother-to-be
A romance-leery composer
And a forgotten melody from the past that holds the keys to their futures

When Julia Jenkins’ great aunt dies and leaves her a Victorian mansion with decades of secrets, Julia never expects to unearth a World War 2 espionage mystery. Struggling with her own past since an assault left her pregnant, her future as a solo parent leaves her dreams uncertain. The inheritance from her great aunt gives Julia the ability to take a step back into her future, but also sends her into the discovery of a love story she’d never anticipated. As she goes through her aunt’s treasured possessions, Julia uncovers some oddly written piano music with a musical code she can’t decipher on her own. Not to worry, introverted Englishman and composer, Henry Wright, is thrust on the scene by a pair of homespun matchmakers who know the ‘right’ man for Julia’s wounded heart.

Henry arrives in Pleasant Gap with the task of composing the soundtrack for his best mate’s newest film. The Jenkins’ family’s southern welcome and gregarious personalities set his reticent nature on edge, but he’s inexplicably drawn to his gentle and music-loving hostess, Julia. Uncertain how to build a friendship with the wounded woman, and rather hopeless in communicating well through words, the bond of music becomes a bridge between her uncertainty and his awkwardness.

But her broken past and his families’ expectations build a wall much greater than the cultures that separate them. As they work together to solve a musical mystery from the grave, will an unlikely romance from the past inspire their hearts to trust in a God who’s written the perfect melody for their lives?

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When You Look at Me is certainly a delicious love story with a swoony hero that any fan of romance will devour. But, but . . . it is soo much more! With a message of God’s healing love, this one is a highly recommended read from the talented pen of Pepper Basham. Set in Appalachia and England it can accurately be described as a Britilachian delight! I loved it!

The setting is fun, the romance is sweet, the characters are like old friends or family, and God is in middle of it all. When You Look at Me really has everything that a reader could want. There is no fluff, only great story told in a meaningful way. The raucous Jenkins family welcomes the very British and very timid Henry Wright into their heart. Family members are fun and memorable, especially Nate, the patriarch, but this is Julia and Henry’s story. Attracted to each other by their mutual love of music and their introverted ways, this unlikely couple is right, right from the start. But this novel is more than just a love story, at least a love story between a man and a woman. It reveals the love God has and the way He looks at our hearts. It also has themes of courage, sacrifice, and overcoming fears to find God’s plan. Was there a down side to When You Look at Me? Yes! It ended way to soon for my tastes. 😉  I hope that future books featuring the Jenkins family will give me a glimpse of Julia and Henry’s happily-ever-after.

If you are in the mood for a great romance, then look no further. When You Look at Me will be just the ticket. Although this is the second installment in the Pleasant Gap Romance series, it is easily read as a standalone. It did reinforce my need to read book 1, Just The Way You Are, which is FREE on Kindle for a limited time. I grabbed my copy, and I recommend you do too as quickly as you can.

Highly Recommended.

Audience: Adults.

(Thanks to the author for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone)


pepper basham

Pepper 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. Pepper is also a mom of five, a speech-language pathologist, and a lover of Jesus and chocolate. She resides in Asheville, North Carolina with her family.

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(1) winner will receive:

  • print copy of Just The Way You Are (Pleasant Gap Romance #1)
  • print copy of When You Look at Me (Pleasant Gap Romance #2)
  • a plaque which says: Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life…. love comes along and brings you a fairy tale

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight October 22, 2018 and lasts through 11:59pm October 29, 2018. Void where prohibited by law. US addresses only. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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7 Responses to “When You Look At Me Blog Tour and Giveaway!”

  1. pepperbasham October 26, 2018 at 7:11 am #

    Beckie!!! Thank you so much for this wonderful review. I’m so glad you enjoyed Henry and Julia’s story. True Britallachian, eh? 🙂

    • rbclibrary October 26, 2018 at 7:41 am #

      Oh yes! Current status: drinking tea while sitting in my Appalachian cabin. All I need is a scone. Or a cupcake!

      • pepperbasham October 26, 2018 at 10:48 am #

        Oh, very nice!!

  2. Marion October 26, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

    A wonderful giveaway.

  3. Carrie October 26, 2018 at 3:54 pm #

    yay! thanks, Beckie! 🙂

  4. MJSH October 26, 2018 at 4:38 pm #

    Thanks for the review and hosting the tour/giveaway. Sounds like a great book.

  5. Chanel M. October 29, 2018 at 10:26 pm #

    I love reading series I’m excited to return to! I can’t wait to check out the Pleasant Gap books! Thanks for sharing a great review!

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