Contemporary Fiction, Review

A Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham

Meet the Mitchell family in the first of a new contemporary romance series set in the beautiful Appalachians. Here’s my review of A Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham!

about the book

A Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham

A Twist of Faith by Pepper BashamDr. 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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my thoughts

This book is perfectly perfect! Mountains, accents, rugged hard working man with a soft heart, comfort food, sweet little people (with adorable accents!), and HEALING!!! Love. Love. Love! Okay, deep breath, let’s talk about this story!

Dr. Adelina Roseland is a serious workaholic and her determination level is somewhere between obsessive and insane. I completely respect that. This gal is white-knuckling her way through life, completely terrified of failure. Somewhere along the way, Dee’s understanding of God’s nature has gone all cattywampus and she just feels completely alone. Life is hard, people need the REAL Jesus.

Reese Mitchell is wow. (Pepper, WOW!) He’s a down-home kind of hero. Reese is ruggedly handsome, perfectly flawed, he loves his family, works hard, and best of all, he loves Jesus and lives it. I won’t spoil any of the delightful surprises for you, readers, but know this: Reese is the real deal. The whole Mitchell family is genuine and authentic. His sassy young daughter and adorable toddling son stole my heart. Reese’s mama and siblings are fiercely supportive and completely entertaining!

Pepper Basham has firmly planted herself on my all-time favorite authors list. I don’t even need to know what her next book is about to know that I want to read it!!!

I requested this title from the publisher, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, in order to present an honest review. The opinions expressed are my own.


about the author

Pepper D. BashamPepper 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, and has already garnered its first award with Readers’ Favorites International Awards. Pepper’s second book in the series arrived in February 2016. Her first contemporary romance debuted in April.

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Mitchell’s Crossroads series

A Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham Charming the Troublemaker by Pepper Basham A Match for Emma by Pepper Basham

Penned in Time series

The Thorn Bearer by Pepper D. Basham The Thorn Keeper by Pepper D. Basham The Thorn Healer by Pepper D. Basham


Tell me how you feel about a fictional hero with facial hair. How does that relate to the reality part of your life?
I’ve had a shift in my opinion on this topic in the last few years and I’d like to hear what you think!
Be sure to add A Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham to your tbr!

15 thoughts on “A Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham”

    1. Didn’t sound very eloquent but I know he wouldn’t mind. 😉 That reminds me, I need to get a fireplace or wood burning stove of some sort…


  1. I LOVED this book and the other two by her also! 😀 To answer your question – I don’t mind facial hair on the heroes. In real life, I know several men with facial hair and as long as they keep it nicely trimmed, I think it can look really good. It totally changes the way a guy looks though! My husband likes to grow his beard out on vacations and once it gets past the scratchy part, it doesn’t bother me. 🙂


    1. Ah, Rachel, we are like-minded! Shaggy beards need not apply. 😀 My husband always shaved once a week until a few years ago. Now, I love his trimmed beard and I never even thought I’d like it. Thanks for stopping by and talking guy hair with me 🙂


  2. Beth! THANK YOU SO MUCH for this amazing review! Wow!! I’m thrilled at the response readers have had to this story. CANNOT believe all the fantastic reviews – and this one is in the top 10 of my favs!! I’m so glad you fell in love with the Mitchells too!!


    1. Pepper, I am absolutely honored to be in your top 10!!!! Wow! If the Mitchells were non-fiction, I’d be packing my bags for a visit and hoping they’d want to adopt me too!


  3. This makes me so happy 🙂 I love rereading this!!! You totally deserve a sneak peek at Charming the Troublemaker, Beth Erin!!


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