When You Look At Me by Pepper Basham


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Title:When You Look at Me (Pleasant Gap Romance #2)

Author:Pepper Basham

Publisher:Woven Words Publications

Release Date:October 25, 2018

Genre:Inspirational Contemporary Romance


Book Summary:

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?

My Thoughts:

I absolutely adored this book.  It literally stole my heart.  These characters were so incredibly relatable and this story was beautiful.  I loved every single page.  Its totally going to be in my top 10 reads for the year.  Its possible that this story spoke to me more because it is written about two introverted characters and I am an introvert.  Whatever the case Henry and Julia will be two of my favorites from now on!  Henry is perfection.  I think he melts readers hearts with his kindness and subtle romance.  Julia is so selfless and tenderhearted, even after experiencing such hard circumstances.  This story showed a different side of romance and it was magic!  The way these two characters communicated with music instead of words, and unspoken actions to show kindness really captures an introvert at the core.  It was extremely well written and a story that continues to stick with me long after I have read the last pages of this novel.  The romance was so fragile and achingly tender that it will just capture your heart when you read it!  You have to add this book to your reading list!  I just loved it!

If you would like to purchase a copy of When You Look At Me or learn more about Pepper Basham, visit the links below!

Amazon: When You Look At Me



About the Author: 

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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Want a chance to win?



(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

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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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*I was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions and thoughts are my own.


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