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The Thorn Keeper Birthday Blog Tour
Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for The Thorn Keeper by Pepper D. Basham, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


The Thorn Keeper by Pepper D. BashamTitle: The Thorn Keeper
Series: Penned in Time #2
Author: Pepper D. Basham
Publisher: Vinspire Publishing
Release Date: February 28, 2016
Genre: Historical Romance

With her past in shambles, how can she fashion a future of hope?

Catherine Dougall’s past of manipulation has left her future in threads. With a new faith, she longs to take the remnants of her life and make something beautiful, but shame, societies’ judgments, and the natural consequences of an unplanned pregnancy test her newfound hope. Dr. David Ross doesn’t help either. His kindness, sacrifice, and tenderness tempt her to impossible dreams. A fallen woman doesn’t merit a fairytale.

David Ross has made every effort to keep his life above reproach. His passion for the sick pump fresh purpose through his choices, but without financial support to maintain his war hospital, all is lost. When his notorious aunt offers an easy solution, David is tempted to give in to her demands, but his growing affection for the reformed flirt, Catherine Dougall, unwinds the careful wall around his heart and offers an unexpected choice.

When the worst of war tears them apart, can love renew the memory of what was lost or will tragedy steal away their hope forever.

From the beautiful Derbyshire countryside to the trenches of World War One, Catherine and David must learn to trust in a God who designs a masterpiece out of brokenness and fashions hope in the most unlikely places.

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



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 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.

Pepper loves getting to know readers and other authors through social media outlets like Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. You may also learn more about her on her website at

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(1) winner will receive all three Penned in Time novels in print or ebook format plus a stained glass dragonfly!

The Thorn Keeper 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 April 14, 2020 and last through 11:59 PM EST on April 21, 2020. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US mailing addresses only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.


Launch Page at JustRead

April 14
Beauty in the Binding
Soul of a Librarian
Reading Is My SuperPower
She Lives To Read

April 15
By The Book
Woven by Words
Christian Chick’s Thoughts
Faithfully Bookish

April 16
Batya’s Bits
Read Review Rejoice
Wishful Endings
Hallie Reads

April 17
The Green Mockingbird
Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic
Angela Walker’s Reviews

April 18
Splashes of Joy
Just Your Average reviews
Christian Bookaholic

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  1. Diana Hardt

    Nice cover. I liked the synopsis. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Roxanne C.

    I have not read many books set during WWI, but Pepper Basham’s Penned in Time novels will fix that very nicely. I look forward to this series.

  3. hendeis

    Sounds like there will be a lot of testing of faith. Is David the baby’s father? So sad that Catherine has to have that fallen woman label!

  4. Pam K.

    I’ve read most if not all of Pepper Basham’s contemporary novels so I’m eager to read her historical books too. This sounds like a great series.

  5. Alicia Haney

    This series sounds intriguing and like good page turners, Thank you for sharing about them, I love the covers.

  6. Paula Shreckhise

    I love Pepper! I had my local library purchase these a few years ago but only read the first one. How I would love to have these on my keeper shelf!

  7. Tammy Hudson

    Beautiful covers and they sound amazing. I love Historical Fiction. Thanks for the chance


  8. Debbie Clatterbuck

    I would love to read these books they sound intriguing. Thanks for the opportunity to win them and good luck everyone.

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