Welcome to the Pinned in Time Blog Hop: a twelve day party celebrating Pepper Basham’s Penned in Time series! There is a Pinterest scavenger hunt, exciting giveaway, behind the scenes looks into the worlds of The Thorn Bearer and The Thorn Keeper — as well as a glimpse into the heart of their talented author.
Reader friends, it’s been silent here on A Way With Words but have I got a treat for you today! Pepper Basham, one of my all-time favorite authors and fabulous dear friend, has written two of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read: The Thorn Bearer and The Thorn Keeper. Later this fall her third novel in this historical set will debut–The Thorn Healer, starring American nurse Jessica Ross and German prisoner of war August Reinhold. I am *so* excited for this book, readers!
To celebrate the Penned in Time series, Pepper and some of her loyal readers have created the Pinned in Time scavenger hunt between our blogs and Pintrest (get it–penned and pinned). I confess, reader friends, that I had a fun bookish Q & A with some Penned in Time characters in mind. Alas, life got the best of me, so in lieu of that I’m going to share with you a little about the two fabulous books in the Penned in Time series.
ABOUT THE PENNED IN TIME SERIES
Title: The Thorn Bearer
Series: Penned in Time, Book 1
Author: Pepper D. Basham
Publisher: Vinspire Publishing, LLC
Release Date: May 7, 2015
When Ashleigh Dougall’s fiancé leaves her eight months before their wedding, the unexpected blow ignites a battalion of insecurities stemming from her father’s intimate betrayal. In an attempt to escape her shame, Ashleigh boards the ill-fated Lusitania to cross the war-torn waters of Europe. Much to her dismay, she isn’t traveling alone.
Sam Miller is always making up for his best friend’s mistakes. Determined to help his childhood friend, Ashleigh, he offers his compassion and companionship as she ventures across a perilous sea. With the faint hope of renewing his lost love for Ashleigh’s sister, Sam never expects to find the woman of his dreams in the love of his childhood friend.
Neither are prepared for the life-altering and heart-breaking journey of their friendship.
Read my review of The Thorn Bearer here (5 stars!).
Title: The Thorn Keeper
Series: Penned in Time, Book 2
Author: Pepper D. Basham
Publisher: Vinspire Publishing
Release Date: February 28, 2016
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 pumps 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.
Read my review of The Thorn Keeper here (4 stars!).
Curious as to what Pepper is going to gift one lucky winner who makes it to end of the scavenger hunt? Well, get pinning reader friends! To be eligible for a fun prize, follow the clue in each blog post to Pepper’s Penned in Time Pinterest board. The more clues you follow the more chances you have to win!
Here’s the schedule of the blog tour:
August 1 l Reading is My Superpower
August 2 l Mikal Dawn
August 3 l Just Commonly
August 4 l A Way With Words
August 5 l A Northern Belle
August 8 l Fiction, Faith, and Fun
August 9 l Stuff and Nonsense
August 10 l Gardens & Books & Good Things to Cook
August 11 l Bookworm Mama
August 12 l Faithfully Bookish
While I admit just sifting through Pintrest boards about this fabulous would be enough to satiate my desire for gorgeously written historical romances, Pepper’s certainly going to make one reader yearn for England with this prize!
Join the PINNED IN TIME scavenger hunt for your chance to win this awesome Penned in Time-themed prize pack plus a $25 Amazon gift card!
Pinned in Time Scavenger Hunt Rules:
- Each blog hop stop contains an image clue from either The Thorn Bearer or The Thorn Keeper, with a link to a Pinterest Board filled with pictures related to the Penned in Time series.
- Using the image clue, find the corresponding answer image.
- Create a Pinterest board, titled “Penned in Time,” and pin the answer image to your board, and hashtag #pinnedintime.
- Enter your pinned (answer) image link on the Rafflecopter entry form, corresponding to the stop on the Blog Hop.
- Check out the other blog hop stops for more entries!