Thursday, November 21, 2019

A Match for Emma by Pepper Basham Blog Tour, Guest Post, & Giveaway!

A Match for Emma JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for A Match for Emma by Pepper Basham, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


A Match for Emma by Pepper Basham
Title: A Match for Emma

Author: Pepper Basham

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: November 21, 2019

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?

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Pepper Basham 

Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes romance peppered with grace and humor with southern Appalachian flair. Both her historical and contemporary novels have garnered recognition in the Grace Awards, Inspys, and ACFW Carol Awards. Her historical romance, The Thorn Healer, was a finalist in the 2018 RT Awards. Her most recent historical romance, My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge, showcases her Appalachian heritage and family history, as well as her love for humor and family.

She currently resides in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC where she is the mom of five great kids, a speech-language pathologist to about fifty more, and a lover of chocolate, jazz, hats, and Jesus. Her upcoming release, A Match for Emma, is the third book in her popular Mitchell’s Crossroads series.

Pepper loves getting to know readers and other authors through social media. You may also learn more about her on her website!

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(1) winner will receive a Paris cube decorative tote, paperback copy of Jane Austen's Emma, paperback copy of A Match for Emma (or another one of the Mitchell's Crossroads books, if preferred), a 'love' ornament,  a mug that reads "You're my cup of tea", and Misty Mountain handcrafted soap (made locally) - the scent is Mountain Berries!

A Match for Emma JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule shown below. Giveaway will begin at midnight November 9, 2019 and last through 11:59 PM EST on November 16, 2019. Open internationally except where prohibited by law or logistics. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize.
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Guest post from the author:

Some of my favorite stories with an Appalachian setting
by Pepper Basham

It’s hard to find books or movies that get Appalachia right, but I LOVE trying to find them. 
The Songcatcher (and most of Sharyn McCrumb’s books) are solid with getting the culture and people right. Her stories aren’t my favorites, but she does a great job of portraying Appalachia in both historical contexts and contemporary.

Catherine Marshall’s Christy is one of the best books (as a whole) but also in its view of the people and culture of Appalachia. I love the book and the t.v. series that came from the book. (And my novel, My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge, has some similar themes as Christy) 
Some of Laura Frantz’s books take place in Appalachia (particularly Kentucky) and they are fabulous! You get some sense of the culture in them during the colonial period, plus Laura Frantz’s writing is eloquent, lyrical, and just lovely. 

Heather Gilbert writes contemporary novels set in Appalachia. She gives an authentic look at the culture…and spices things up with suspense (plus she writes great stories).

Robert Morgan’s Gap Creek is such a good book and an excellent look at the day-to-day life of Appalachia in the early 1900s. 

Joanne Bischof is a wonderful storyteller and though her books aren’t focused on Appalachian culture, her Sons of Blackbird Mountain is set in Appalachia and is a fantastic story!! (She also has an earlier series that is more deeply rooted in Appalachian culture and life).

Cindy Sproles is known for her Appalachian fiction and has a book coming out with Revell in 2020 that looks beautiful!! I can’t wait to read it. What Mama Left Behind. As a native, she really ‘gets’ the heart of the Appalachian culture and you can see her love for it flowing in her stories (and when she talks about it). I hope people can see that in my writing too because I LOVE my mountains.  

I really enjoyed Laurie Alice Eakes book Choices of the Heart which is about a midwife in the mountains of Virginia. It talks about some of the Appalachia culture as well and has such a sweet love story.

Thanks so much for hosting me on your blog, Caitlyn!!

Caitlyn: Thank you so much for being here, Pepper! It was a delight and an honor to have you! And happy book birthday!