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Cover_Twitter_BlueRidge_JRWelcome to the Takeover Tour for My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge: Laurel’s Dream by Pepper Basham with JustRead Publicity Tours!


My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge1Title: My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge: Laurel’s Dream
Author: Pepper Basham
Collection: My Heart Belongs
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
Genre: Historical Romance
Release Date: January 1, 2019

Journey into the Blue Ridge Mountains of 1918 where Laurel McAdams endures the challenges of a hard life while dreaming things can eventually improve. But trouble arrives in the form of an outsider. Having failed his British father again, Jonathan Taylor joins is uncle’s missionary endeavors as a teacher in a two-room schoolhouse. Laurel feels compelled to protect the tenderhearted teacher from the harsh realities of Appalachian life, even while his stories of life outside the mountains pull at Laurel’s imagination. Faced with angry parents over teaching methods, Laurel’s father’s drunken rages, and bad news from England, will Jonathan leave and never return, or will he stay and let love bloom?

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pepper bashamPepper 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 win a lovely “Books in the Mountains” bundle from Pepper Basham, including a copy of My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge: Laurel’s Dream, plus a hardcover copy of Christy by Catherine Marshall and When I was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant.

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 January 3, 2019 and last through 11:59 PM EST on January 10, 2019. Winners will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. Due to shipping cost, only US mailing addresses valid for print copy of the books. For our giveaway rules and policy, click HERE.




(All stops expected to be live by 12:00 NOON EST)

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Kats Corner Books
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Beckie By The Book
Laura J Shuck
Mindy Song Houng
The Becca Files


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  1. susiesellnergmailcom

    I loved Christy! As a career teacher, I look forward to reading this novel as well. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

  2. Perrianne Askew

    I remember reading Christy many years ago. I would love to revisit Christy and read Pepper Basham’s latest as well.

  3. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for the Takeover Tour for “My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge: Laurel’s Dream” by Pepper Basham!

    Can’t wait for the opportunity to read this amazing sounding book. It’s definitely on my TBR list.

    Love this gorgeous cover! I do so love the mountains. We even moved to the Ozarks to be in the mountains. 🙂

  4. Linda Orr

    I have my mom’s copy of Christy. It looks well-loved (falling apart and held together with masking tape). I live near here and enjoy reading books about the area.

  5. Kimberly Linaburg

    I love Christy! Thanks for the opportunity to win. Pepper’s new book really sounds good!

  6. litteraegaudium

    I love this cover and this series and would be so excited to win! “When I Was Young in the Mountains” was one of my favorite books as a child, and I’ve always loved “Christy”!

  7. Vivian Furbay

    Read Christy many years ago and loved the TV series. Would enjoy winning print copies of these books and reading them.

  8. Carol Alscheff

    I read Christy years ago and have been thinking of reading it again. Pepper’s new book sounds good too.

  9. Debbie Clatterbuck

    I have yet to read anything by Pepper, but this book sounds interesting and I would enjoy reading it. Thanks for the opportunity to enter. Good luck everyone.

  10. Myra Ball

    When I read the synopsis I immediately thought of “Christy”. Christy was one of my favorite books when I was a teenager. We visit the Smokey Mountain area often and I love book set the Appalachians especially historical books. I’m a big history buff and the early 1900s fascinate me. Laurel sounds like an interesting. character and Laurels Dream seems to offer a different perspective on the same premise as Christy. I’ll definitely be checking this book out on Amazon. Nice cover art too.

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