Visit historic American landmarks through the Doors to the Past series. History and today collide in stories full of mystery, intrigue, faith, and romance.
Clara Blackwell helps her mother manage a struggling one-hundred-year old family bookshop in Asheville, North Carolina, but the discovery of a forgotten letter opens a mystery of a long-lost romance and undiscovered inheritance which could save its future. Forced to step outside of her predictable world, Clara embarks on an adventure with only the name Oliver as a hint of the man’s identity in her great-great-grandmother’s letter. From the nearby grand estate of the Vanderbilts, to a hamlet in Derbyshire, England, Clara seeks to uncover truth about family and love that may lead to her own unexpected romance.
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This was such a fun book to read! I absolutely love how books and reading were the center of this story and everything revolved around it. Hope between the Pages is a split time novel that set in 1915 and the present day. It switches back and forth between Clara and Sadie. It’s easy to tell who’s story I am reading. I liked both of them. Clara owns a bookstore and Sadie works in a library for the Vanderbilts. It’s magical and a perfect job for a book lover. I like how both stories intertwine throughout the story. t’s a perfect blend of mystery and romance that kept my attention. I liked how Pepper Basham weaved the Lord’s truth throughout the story. I liked how the characters grew and changed as well.
I really must talk about how many quotable book quotes are in this story. It’s really cool! I’ve highlighted a couple that really stood out.
“Any story that begins with a library is bound to be an excellent tale.” – Sadie’s mom
“George used to say that stories carry their own special magic every time you turn a page.”- Mrs. Vanderbilt
This story perfectly captures the magic and joy a reader gets when they hold a book in their hands.
I recommend this book to my family and friends.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.
About the Author
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 historical romance novels, My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge and The Red Ribbon, and her contemporary novels, the Mitchell’s Crossroads and Pleasant Gap series, showcase her Appalachian heritage, 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.
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