Contemporary Fiction Novella Review: Second Impressions

Publisher's Description

"He likes streamline. She prefers embellishments. His forte is business. Hers is atmosphere. Will they realize each has what the other needs most to create the perfect romance with a touch of Jane Austen flair? When a country girl travels to Bath, England to visit Jane Austen country, will a serious businessman ruin her regency-dream?"

My Review

Second Impressions, by Pepper Basham, is a wonderful novella that fans of Jane Austen will find particularly delightful. Set in Bath, England, the historic charm of British literature and all things Austen provides the ideal setting for an unexpected romance to flourish. Full of wit and humor, Second Impressions, is especially funny and endearing. The characters are engaging and relatable, and the plot is quickly paced and truly entertaining. At all times, this novella finds the perfect blend of comedy, romance, and faith making it a love story that is thoroughly fun and memorable. There is quite a lot to enjoy about this darling novella, and I eagerly recommend it!

My Reflection

What a treasure it is to spend time reading uplifting stories! I truly believe that humor is good for the soul and laughter is good for the spirit. A story that can foster authentic smiles and give rise to genuine giggles is a true gift. Second Impressions is a novella that brims with comical scenes that are simply joy-inducing. When stories lighten the heart of the reader, they deserve a special place on the reader’s shelf. Second Impressions deserves just such a special spot.

About the Author

"Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes romance peppered with grace and humor. She currently resides in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC where she is the mom of 5 great kids, speech-pathologist to about fifty more, lover of chocolate, jazz, and Jesus. Her debut historical novel, The Thorn Bearer, released in May 2015 and has garnered awards such as Reader's Favorites Award, finalist in the Grace Awards, shortlisted for the Inspy Awards, and a finalist in ACFW's Carol Awards. Her second historical novel, The Thorn Keeper, released in Feb 2016 and her first contemporary romance, A Twist of Faith, released in April 2016 with a 4 star review from Romantic Times. In December 2016, her third historical in the Penned in Time series, The Thorn Healer - released with a 4 1/2 star review from RT and a Top Picks rating. You can get to know Pepper on her website,, on Facebook, or over at her group blog, The Writer's Alley." --Biography from Pepper Basham's author page on

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*I was given a copy of this book from the author. A review was not required. The review I have written contains opinions that are entirely my own.


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