My Thoughts

Oh the joy I experienced reading this story.
Grace is my girl…in personality and love of solving a good mystery. Boy, does she keep Fredrick on his toes. I loved the pairing of these two characters and their passion for one another is endearing.
Some might find their connection unbelievable but when it is clearly a choice to let attractions build and choosing to love the way God instructs, it isn’t that unusual.
There was a beauty to this romance that was Beyond the cookie-cutter hallmark movie romance. I found myself wishing that there were more period dramas that take place at Christmas. The storyline in these characters are the kind of people that I want to see more of.
Thank you once again, Pepper Bashan, for writing the kind of story I needed to read to be inspired and maybe do a little daydreaming of my own.


About the Book

Author: Pepper Basham

Genre: Historical Christian Romance/Holiday Fiction

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Will the magic of Christmas bring these two newlyweds closer together, or will the ghosts of the past lead them into a destructive discovery from which not even a Dickens’s Christmas can save them?

Mistletoe is beautiful and dangerous, much like the woman from Lord Frederick’s Percy’s past, so when he turns over a new leaf and arranges to marry for his estate, instead of his heart, he never expects the wrong bride to be the right choice. Gracelynn Ferguson never expected to take her elder sister’s place as a Christmas bride, but when she’s thrust into the choice, she will trust in her faithful novels and overactive imagination to help her not only win Frederick’s heart but also to solve the murder mystery of Havensbrook Hall before the ghosts from Frederick’s past ruin her fairytale future. 


About the Author

Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes romance “peppered” with grace and humor. Writing both historical and contemporary novels, she loves to incorporate her native Appalachian culture and/or her unabashed adoration of the UK into her stories. She currently resides in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC where she is the wife of a fantastic pastor, mom of five great kids, a speech-language pathologist, and a lover of chocolate, jazz, hats, and Jesus. Her nineteenth novel, Authentically Izzy, debuts in November with Thomas Nelson. She loves connecting with readers and other authors through social media outlets like Facebook & Instagram.

You can learn more about Pepper and her books on her website at


1 Comment

  1. Trixi

    Wasn’t this a fun read? It was one of my top Christmas books of 2021. Pepper is definitely on my must-read-all-her-books list now, lol! I’m asking myself why I haven’t read her stories sooner? 🙂