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The Heart of the Mountains JustRead Takeover Tour

Welcome to the Takeover Tour for The Heart of the Mountains by Pepper Basham, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


The Heart of the Mountains

Title: The Heart of the Mountains
My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge #2
Author: Pepper Basham
Barbour Fiction
Release Date:
July 1, 2022
Christian, Historical Romance

Can their hearts overcome the darkness of the mountains?

To escape a forced marriage, Cora Taylor travels from England to the Blue Ridge Mountains in search of her brother, who is working as a teacher in a mission school. She hopes to find a place where her nursing skills and independent ideas will be accepted and appreciated, but nothing prepares her for the wild mixture of isolation, community, brokenness, and hope within these mountains…or in the person of Jeb McAdams.

Returning from the devastation of World War 1 emotionally damaged, Jeb McAdams struggles against the rampant mountain alcoholism to soothe his nightmares. It’s easy to hide within the mountains, or it was, before Cora Taylor arrived. Now, she seems to show up at every turn, bringing her modern ideas, curiosity, and beautiful eyes with her.

Bound by their shared war history, the pair develop an unlikely friendship, which unexpectedly hints to something more. But when Cora’s desire to help the women of the mountains crosses an unspoken line, will Jeb be able to protect this feisty flatlander from the wrath of the mountain men or will he end up losing much more than his heart?

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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 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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(1) winner will receive a print copy of The Heart of the Mountains and a $15 Amazon egift card!

Heart of the Mountain JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight July 20, 2022 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on July 27, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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The Heart of the Mountains JustRead Takeover Tour

Launch Post @JustReadTours

July 20
Adventurous Bookworm
Britt Reads Fiction
Heidi Reads
The Caffeinated Bibliophile

July 21
Lisa’s Reading
Roads to Everywhere
Bookworm Mama
Singing Librarian Books

July 22
A Modern Day Fairy Tale
Elisabeth Espinoza
June McCrary Jacobs


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  1. Nancy

    The Heart of the Mountains by author Pepper Basham sounds like a delightful romantic book. I love the setting in the mountains after WWI.

  2. Beatrice LaRocca

    A beautiful cover and I liked the synopsis, The Heart of the Mountains
    is a must read for me. Thank you for sharing the author’s bio and book details

  3. Teri DiVincenzo

    Pepper is the best! I love her historicals and contemporaries (and the split times, whew!) I absolutely love the cover, and this book’s predecessor Laurel’s Dream is one of my favorites!

  4. Laura Miller

    I have only read one of Peppers books but can’t wait to read more. This one sounds so good!

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