Pepper Basham's Pinned in Time Scavenger Hunt: It's Game Time! + Giveaway

Welcome to the Pinned in Time Blog Hop: a twelve day party celebrating Pepper Basham's Penned in Time series! There is a Pinterest scavenger hunt, exciting giveaway, behind the scenes looks into the worlds of The Thorn Bearer and The Thorn Keeper -- as well as a glimpse into the heart of their talented author.

If you've been following my blog, you know this series is one of my absolutely fave! So, for my stop, I created a very simple crossword puzzle that you can find all the answers on my reviews of both books, which I've conveniently linked below. (*wink wink) If you've already read both these books, how many can you answer without looking it up?!


 Have fun and don't forget the giveaway below!

So, before we head to the giveaway, let's check out a little more about The Thorn Bearer and The Thorn Keeper.

Title:  The Thorn Bearer
Series: Penned in Time, Book 1
Author:  Pepper D. Basham
Publisher:  Vinspire Publishing, LLC
Release Date:  May 7, 2015

When Ashleigh Dougall’s fiancé leaves her eight months before their wedding, the unexpected blow ignites a battalion of insecurities stemming from her father’s intimate betrayal. In an attempt to escape her shame, Ashleigh boards the ill-fated Lusitania to cross the war-torn waters of Europe. Much to her dismay, she isn’t traveling alone.

Sam Miller is always making up for his best friend’s mistakes. Determined to help his childhood friend, Ashleigh, he offers his compassion and companionship as she ventures across a perilous sea. With the faint hope of renewing his lost love for Ashleigh’s sister, Sam never expects to find the woman of his dreams in the love of his childhood friend.

Neither are prepared for the life-altering and heart-breaking journey of their friendship.



Title:  The Thorn Keeper
Series: Penned in Time, Book 2
Authors:  Pepper D. Basham
Publisher:  Vinspire Publishing
Release Date:  February 28, 2016

With her past in shambles, how can she fashion a future of hope?

Catherine Dougall’s past of manipulation has left her future in threads. With a new faith, she longs to take the remnants of her life and make something beautiful, but shame, societies’ judgments, and the natural consequences of an unplanned pregnancy test her newfound hope. Dr. David Ross doesn’t help either. His kindness, sacrifice, and tenderness tempt her to impossible dreams. A fallen woman doesn’t merit a fairytale.

David Ross has made every effort to keep his life above reproach. His passion for the sick pump fresh purpose through his choices, but without financial support to maintain his war hospital, all is lost. When his notorious aunt offers an easy solution, David is tempted to give in to her demands, but his growing affection for the reformed flirt, Catherine Dougall, unwinds the careful wall around his heart and offers an unexpected choice.

When the worst of war tears them apart, can love renew the memory of what was lost or will tragedy steal away their hope forever.

From the beautiful Derbyshire countryside to the trenches of World War One, Catherine and David must learn to trust in a God who designs a masterpiece out of brokenness and fashions hope in the most unlikely places.


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 most recently a finalist in the ACFW 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. You can get to know Pepper on her website,, on Facebook, or over at her group blog, The Writer's Alley.

CONNECT WITH PEPPER: website,  facebook,  twitter,  pinterest

Prize:  Everything shown in this picture AND a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Pinned in Time Scavenger Hunt Rules:

1.  Each blog hop stop contains an image clue, with a link to a Pinterest Board filled with pictures related to the Penned in Time series.

2. Using the image clue, find the corresponding answer image.

3. Create a Pinterest board, titled "Penned in Time," and pinned the answer image to your board, and hashtag #pinnedintime.

4. Enter your pinned (answer) image link on the Rafflecopter entry form, correspond to the stop on the Blog Hop.

5. Check out the other blog hop stops for more entries!

AND here's the CLUE for my stop! Click on it to head straight to the Pinterest board for the answer!

August 2  l Mikal Dawn
August 3  l Just Commonly
August 4  l A Way With Words
August 5  l  A Northern Belle
August 9  l Stuff and Nonsense
August 11 l Bookworm Mama
August 12 l Faithfully Bookish




  1. Glad you like it!! =) Did you have to look up to answer all of them?!!

  2. Wonderful, fun post, Annie - thank you!! Beautiful mountain scene - would love to be there right now, lol!!

    Shared your post!!

  3. Thanks so much, Annie!! I really appreciate you!!

  4. I am going to have to set aside some time to figure out how to do this scavenger hunt!

  5. Annie, you are so awesome! I particularly like 14 Down on the puzzle ;-)

  6. HEIDI, CARYL AND DIANNA!Thanks for stoppong by! I hope you'll have fun with the scavenger hunt!

  7. Hi PEPPER! thanks! I certaintly appreciate you! Thanks for stopping by and both 7 & 14 are great! Hahah.

  8. I accidently put my pinterest post on stop #6. I should have put my pinterest post.


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