A Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Inspirational
Publisher: Lighthouse of the Carolinas
Reviewed by: Rachel Dixon
Fiction Addict Scorecard: A
Dr. Adelina Roseland has worked ten years in research as an accent reduction specialist to attain her dream job. But a secret wager to transform Appalachian cattle farmer Reese Mitchell into corporate material challenges Adelina in ways she never expected, threatening her new position.
For one, Adelina didn’t plan for the faith and friction of Reese, or the unexpected influence of his chaotic family. Now, drawn into a culture she’d tried to forget, Adelina finds the warmth of family, the hope of faith, and the joy of love melting away the deep wounds of her past.
But when Reese discovers that he’s a pawn in her climb up the academic ladder, will he forgive Adelina’s deceit or will their miscommunication end in two broken lives?**
First let me say that the main character, Reese Mitchell, is all kinds of swoony. I mean he’s completely swoon-worthy – all the way from his unpolished accent to his tender-loving heart. Then our heroine, Dee, swoops into town. Frankly, she is hoping to swoop out just as quickly. Well, that is she wants out of this area until God grabs a hold of her heart. Tormented with the fears and expectations of the past, Dee has very low expectations that anyone will ever be able to accept her for who she is.
I LOVE when authors infuse the love of the Father into the hero. Reese is a fire-lightin’, dirty diaper changin’, backwoods raised, pure Appalachian, man. Dee, although raised in the mountains has her eyes set on what she thinks is a much bigger prize. Time will tell.
Both Dee and Reese have unforgiveness and hurts of the past that they must learn to let go of. Forgiveness can be hard to give, and harder to receive in some cases. Especially the forgiveness that God has for us. Knowing that we don’t deserve it and yet He showers us with His grace daily.
Pepper Basham captures the grace and love of the Father in a tender and touching story that will move your heart and open your eyes to the forgiveness and redemption that He has for you.
**Synopsis from Amazon.com