22 October 2018

A Wonderful Delight to Read | When You Look at Me by Pepper Basham

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for When You Look at Me by Pepper Basham, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours.


An unexpected mother-to-be.
A romance-leery composer.
And a forgotten melody from the past that holds the keys to their futures.

When Julia Jenkins’ great aunt dies and leaves her a Victorian mansion with decades of secrets, Julia never expects to unearth a World War II espionage mystery. Struggling with her own past since an assault left her pregnant, her future as a solo parent leaves her dreams uncertain. The inheritance from her great aunt gives Julia the ability to take a step back into her future, but also sends her into the discovery of a love story she’d never anticipated. As she goes through her aunt’s treasured possessions, Julia uncovers some oddly written piano music with a musical code she can’t decipher on her own. Not to worry, introverted Englishman and composer, Henry Wright, is thrust on the scene by a pair of homespun matchmakers who know the ‘right’ man for Julia’s wounded heart.

Henry arrives in Pleasant Gap with the task of composing the soundtrack for his best mate’s newest film. The Jenkins’ family’s southern welcome and gregarious personalities set his reticent nature on edge, but he’s inexplicably drawn to his gentle and music-loving hostess, Julia. Uncertain how to build a friendship with the wounded woman, and rather hopeless in communicating well through words, the bond of music becomes a bridge between her uncertainty and his awkwardness.

But her broken past and his families’ expectations build a wall much greater than the cultures that separate them. As they work together to solve a musical mystery from the grave, will an unlikely romance from the past inspire their hearts to trust in a God who’s written the perfect melody for their lives?

Publisher: Woven Words Publications
Release Date: October 25, 2018



Another wonderful delight to read from Pepper Basham! When You Look at Me follows Julia Jenkins (who was introduced in Just the Way You Are—but don’t worry! If you haven’t read that book, you can still enjoy When You Look at Me.) and Henry Wright through a story full of music, family mystery, and utterly charming character interactions. I could not stop smiling as I watched the romance grow over the book’s pages, getting to know the character backstories and cheering for them to embrace the possibilities of a brighter future. An excellent story, I highly recommend When You Look at Me to any reader in need a contemporary read. 


Thanks to JustRead Tours, I received a complimentary copy of When You Look at Me and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes historical and contemporary romance novels with grace, humor, and culture clashes. She’s a Blue Ridge Mountain native and an anglophile who enjoys combining her two loves to create memorable stories of hope. Pepper is also a mom of five, a speech-language pathologist, and a lover of Jesus and chocolate. She resides in Asheville, North Carolina with her family.

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(1) winner will receive:

print copy of Just the Way You Are (Pleasant Gap Romance #1)
print copy of When You Look at Me (Pleasant Gap Romance #2)
a plaque which says: Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life…. love comes along and brings you a fairy tale

Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight October 22, 2018 and lasts through 11:59pm October 29, 2018. Void where prohibited by law. US addresses only. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

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  1. great review! thanks, Hallie!

  2. Hallie!!!! Thank you so much. I'm THRILLED you loved Henry and Julia's story!!!

  3. I can't wait to read both the books in this series! Thanks for sharing a great review!