Review: ‘Christmas In Mistletoe Square’ by Pepper Basham, Teresa Tysinger, Janine Rosche, Cara Putman

About The Book

Christmas is in the air in Kedgewick Creek, North Carolina, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Will romance find four couples in the month of December or will the pressure to keep the festivities Mistletoe Square is known for keep these couples apart? Find out in this collection of four novellas from inspirational authors Pepper Basham, Cara Putman, Janine Rosche, and Teresa Tysinger.

About Pepper Basham
Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes romance peppered with grace and humor with a southern Appalachian flair. Her books have garnered recognition in the Grace Awards, Inpsys, and the ACFW Carol Awards, with The Thorn Healer selected as a 2018 finalist in the RT awards. Both her contemporary and historical romance novels consistently receive high ratings from Romantic Times, with Just the Way You Are as a Top Pick. Most recently she’s introduced readers to Bath, UK through her novellas, Second Impressions and Jane by the Book, and taken readers into the exciting world of WW2 espionage in her novella, Façade. The second novel in The Pleasant Gap series, When You Look at Me, arrives in October and her contribution to Barbour’s wonderful My Heart Belongs series hits the shelves in January 2019 with My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge. Her books are seasoned with her Appalachian heritage and love for family. She currently resides in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC where she is the mom of five great kids, a speech-pathologist to about fifty more, and a lover of chocolate, jazz, hats, and Jesus.

You can get to know Pepper on her website,, on Facebook, Instagram, or over at her group blog, The Writer’s Alley.
About Teresa Tysinger
Teresa Tysinger is an author of Southern Contemporary Romance inspired by grace. She writes on the fringes of being a wife, mom, and full-time communications and public relations professional. She loves coffee, traveling, and prides herself in knowing and loving almost every genre of music. Born in Hawaii, raised in Florida, and educated in North Carolina, she now resides in Texas with her husband, daughter, and dog. Teresa is a proud member of American Christian Fiction Writers.
About Janine Rosche
Prone to wander, Janine Rosche finds as much comfort on the open road as she does at home. This longing to chase adventure, behold splendor, and experience redemption is woven into each of her rustic romance novels in the Madison River Romance series. When she isn’t writing or traveling, she teaches family life education courses to college students, takes too many pictures of her sleeping dogs, and embarrasses her four children and husband with boy band serenades
About Cara C. Putman
Since the time I could read Nancy Drew, I have wanted to write mysteries. In 2005 I attended a book signing at my local Christian bookstore. The rest, as they say, is history. There I met Colleen Coble. With prompting from my husband, I shared my dream with Colleen. Since those infamous words, I’ve been writing award-winning books with the count currently at 35 published and more in the works.

In addition to writing, I am a mom of four, attorney, lecturer at a Big Ten university, active in women’s ministry, and all around crazy woman. Crazy about God, my husband, and my kids. I graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Go Huskers!), George Mason Law School, and Purdue University’s MBA program. You can learn more about my books at And if you’d like a copy of my legal suspense novella, Dying for Love, simply connect with me here ( , and I’ll send you the link.
My Rating: 4 Stars!

This is a wonderful collection of Christmas novellas, all set in a wonderful little town in the Blue Ridge Mountains. They are so precious. I do indeed recommend them very much.

The Christmas Clue To Finding You by Pepper Basham

‘This was an incredibly delightful and sweet story set during the Christmas season in a small town in the Blue Ridge mountains. And Christmas is such a magical time, too. You can feel it throughout the book. Pepper Basham manages to make this novella seem like a full length novel in this sweet story of forgiveness and belonging. God indeed has a plan for our lives. Sometimes it just takes longer than we think it should. I was invested from the first page. Piper and Gage are great characters! And hello! There is a kilt!’

An Unscripted Christmas by Teresa Tysinger

Teresa Tysinger’s contribution features an older decades long married couple. Oh, how I enjoyed this story. She manages to just pull the reader right into their lives and emotions. I could ‘sense’ it from the very beginning, the troubles they were going through. It was incredible to have such emotions evoked in my heart by two characters. Full and rich, with emotions so powerful it stirred my heart to tears. Incredibly well done! I loved it!

Silver Bell Secrets by Cara Putman

Cara Putman’s offering in this collection gives us a sweet story of a book/coffee shop owner who needs to understand just how much of worth she is, not only to others, but to God. Kedgewick Creek’s book store portrayed here made me want to open the door, grab a cappuccino and settle in for a spot of reading. And there is a super hunky hero, too.

Dreams in Toyland by Janine Rosche

This one is just so sweet. An old fashioned toy shop’s owner, a million dollar toy company owner and a secret Christmas Santa all together in one story. I don’t want to say more for fear of a spoiler but this one just warms the heart strings. I loved it.

My thanks to the authors for providing me with their work. A positive review was not expected. The opinion here is my own.

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