With a Book in Our Hands

Eighteen reviewers telling you the good, the bad, and the ugly

With a Book in Our Hands

Eighteen reviewers telling you the good, the bad, and the ugly

April 2, 2021

Hope Between the Pages

Hope Between the Pages

by Pepper Basham

March 31, 2021 by Barbour Fiction

Rating: 5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Christian | Historical Fiction | Romance


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.


“Keep to your Bible and to your fairy tales, sweet girl. One is for your soul and the other is for your daydreams. Both will help you through this, and in both you’ll find your story.” 

If you love books and all the worlds they open up, you will love this book. Hope between the pages was a beautifully written story. The author is so talented at wording different sentiments and some of the phrases were so gorgeous.

“My father always told me to never outgrow my belief in faith and fairy tales, but fear has a way of darkening one’s vision, and so I’d lost sight of the beauty God displayed through magical stories. Not so much the glass slippers or the poisoned apples, but the deeper truths. The light overcoming the darkness. The rewards of perseverance. The beauty that can come through trials of thorns or battles or even sleeping death. I’d forgotten that imagination gives me so much more than the ability to fall into the world of a book. It motivates my dreams, inspires remarkable love, and helps me to see beyond this world to a greater one.” 

I’m not one who typically highlights passages in my books, but in this one I did. Sadie and Oliver’s story was so tender and so was Clara’s and her mister. (Don’t want to share any spoilers)

I can’t wait to read more from Pepper Basham.

Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance One Reply to “Hope Between the Pages”
Olivia Atkinson


One comment on “Hope Between the Pages

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    You had me at “bookshop” and “North Carolina” – I’m going to have to look for this one! I love a good book set in the South! 🙂

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