Thursday, August 9, 2018

Review: Jane By the Book by Pepper Basham

About the Book
Four years ago, Jane Warwick escaped the shame and heartbreak of being jilted at the altar by becoming a housekeeper at the secluded Inn at Simeon Ridge. Predictable and quiet, the inn helps Jane find a place to heal and celebrates her strengths, where she is promoted to head housekeeper. But an unexpected visit to Bath, England, upsets Jane's plans and sends her out of her comfort zone, directly into the harrowing path of historical detective author, Titus Stewart.

The only plans Titus sticks to are family holidays and the ones that send him careening into his story worlds, but when an uptight and nervous innkeeper stumbles into his life - and his latest novel - nonfiction begins to take on a much more interesting gleam.

As the unlikely pair delve into the mystery behind a one-hundred-and-fifty-year-old letter, will they both uncover a romance that stands the test of time?

My Thoughts

Jane by the Book is my new favorite story from Pepper Basham. I've loved every one of her books that I've read, but this one tops them all.

I'd been hearing about Titus and wondered if he was truly as terrific as everyone said. Well, let me tell ya', he most certainly is! Oh my! He's so wonderfully weird and likable and oh so swoonworthy. He's a genuinely great guy and my new favorite leading man.

I loved the faith element in this story. It was so great! There's also an intriguing mystery surrounding Jane's ancestral namesake that I really enjoyed.

I loved every single second of this feel-good romance and can't recommend it highly enough! It's a story that's sure to leave a big smile on your face!

Five Stars

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Under the Honey Moon by Jessica R. Patch
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A (wildly) Wonderful Wedding by Krista Phillips
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Save the Last Word by award-winning author Betsy St. Amant
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  1. AShley!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!! I'm so glad you loved this story!!! Titus makes me smile so much!!!

    1. Me too! He's an awesome leading man! Thanks for stopping by, Pepper! :)