Hope Between the Pages.

Clara Blackwell helps her mother manage a struggling one-hundred-year old family bookshop in Asheville, North Carolina, but the discovery of a forgotten letter opens a mystery of a long-lost romance and undiscovered inheritance which could save its future. Forced to step outside of her predictable world, Clara embarks on an adventure with only the name Oliver as a hint of the man’s identity in her great-great-grandmother’s letter. From the nearby grand estate of the Vanderbilts, to a hamlet in Derbyshire, England, Clara seeks to uncover truth about family and love that may lead to her own unexpected romance.

My thoughts:


Let’s just open with that. If you’re looking for a tender, emotional story, Hope Between the Pages is the ticket. My goodness. It’s like catnip for book lovers and emotional cheese puffs.

With her trademark humor and heart, Basham delves into the world of split-time and excels at it. The storylines are strong and beautiful, and the romances are gentle and sweet, but the characters make this book the gift that it is. Sadie’s strength is awe-inspiring and encouraging. And Clara! With her vintage soul and book-loving heart, she’s sure to capture the hearts of readers.

I was genuinely moved by this book–challenged to consider my own life and the legacy I’m leaving behind. When my story is told for generations to come, will it be one of encouragement, love, and hope regardless of the trials I endured?

This book truly is a gem. Do yourself a favor and don’t miss this one, friends. It releases on April 1st.

I received a complimentary copy of this novel from the publisher. All expressed opinions belong to me.

Purchase: Amazon | Christianbook | Baker Book House | Barnes & Noble

Book Boyfriend(s):

Max (!!!) and Oliver. Oliver is a knight in shining armor from the beginning. With a heart of gold set on the woman he loves, he’s the quintessential book boyfriend. It is physically impossible for readers not to love him. BUT MAX. *cue heart eye emojis* I love Max with an embarrassing intensity. He’s gentle and tender and scarred and giving and brilliant and I love him. I can’t say anything else or I’ll say EVERYTHING, which would likely include a PowerPoint presentation (with effects).


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