A Match for Emma ~ Review with Giveaway

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A Match for Emma
Mitchell's Crossroads #3
By Pepper Basham

Emma Mitchell has always considered  Jon Noble to be her best friend and when he left town 3 years ago nothing was the same. But now Jon and his father are returning to Ransom and Emma is thrilled to once again have in-person time with two of her favorite people.

Jon's less than thrilled to be back in Ransom - the expectations placed on him were what made him leave. But sometimes returning to what you left behind brings with it a realization of just how much running away hurts. And then there is Emma who has grown-up but is still the person who knows him best. If only she'd leave off her new matchmaking endeavors.

The only question everyone in Ransom is asking is when Emma and Jon will see what is all too obvious to them - they are perfect for each other. But Emma is tied to Ransom and can't see making her home anywhere else, while Jon is more than ready to head back to New York and the practice he left behind.

Loosely based on Jane Austen's Emma, A Match for Emma is a fun and enjoyable read that offers a good dosing of Southern charm, cooking, and sweet tea to bring a smile to the eyes of many a reader who likes snappy dialog, entertaining characters, and sweet endings.

This is the third book in the Mitchell's Crossroads series but you don't need to read the other two books in order to enjoy this book. It could easily be a standalone book as the story is complete with nothing to make the reader scratch their head and go "What???" If you want a clean gentle read here you go.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by the author with no expectations but that I provide my honest opinion - all thoughts expressed are my own.

About the Book:

Title: A Match for Emma

Author: Pepper Basham
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 21, 2019

Emma Mitchell may enjoy sprinkling romance into the lives of others, but her own plans involve a single first-class ticket to culinary school in Europe.
When her best friend, Jon Noble, suddenly moves back to Ransom, Emma’s fairly certain her life can’t get any better…until her matchmaking schemes nosedive, her culinary future falls flat, and a life-long friendship begins to teeter on the brink of something unexpected.
With a little inspiration from Jane Austen’s classic and a touch of Blue Ridge charm, will Jon and Emma discover that what they need the most may be the last thing they’re trying to find?
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About the Author:
Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes romance peppered with grace and humor with southern Appalachian flair. Both her historical and contemporary novels have garnered recognition in the Grace Awards, Inspys, and ACFW Carol Awards. Her historical romance, The Thorn Healer, was a finalist in the 2018 RT Awards. Her most recent historical romance, My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge, showcases her Appalachian heritage and family history, as well as her love for humor and family.
She currently resides in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC where she is the mom of five great kids, a speech-language pathologist to about fifty more, and a lover of chocolate, jazz, hats, and Jesus. Her upcoming release, A Match for Emma, is the third book in her popular Mitchell’s Crossroads series.
Pepper loves getting to know readers and other authors through social media. You may also learn more about her on her website!
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To learn more and to visit all the tour stops be sure to visit JustRead Tour Launch Page
Tour-wide Giveaway:
1) winner will receive a Paris cube decorative tote,
paperback copy of Jane Austen’s Emma,
paperback copy of A Match for Emma 
(or another one of the Mitchell’s Crossroads books, if preferred),
a ‘love’ ornament,  a mug that reads “You’re my cup of tea”,
and Misty Mountain handcrafted soap
(made locally) – the scent is Mountain Berries!

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win.
Giveaway will begin at midnight on November 19, 2019, and last through 11:59 PM EST on November 26, 2019. Open to residents of the US only.  Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of the close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of the prize.

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  1. Meagan, THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I loved getting to write this story. The friendship between Jon and Emma makes me smile so much - even now as I think about it!! I can't wait to return to Ransom for another book!

    1. This was fun reading seeing the scenes that were a nod Jane Austen's Emma but with the unique spin you put on it so it was something new.


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