Please note that NetGalley provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. I received no monetary compensation, and the following review is completely honest and entirely my opinion.

Loyally Luke is the third novel in Pepper Basham’s Edgewood family series. After binging many of Pepper’s books and anxiously awaiting this book, I hopped on NetGalley on a whim to try to review this book. I really didn’t think I’d get the chance, so I was so excited when I was accepted.

During the previous books, I had fallen in love with both Brodie (Authentically, Izzy) and Matt (Positively, Penelope) (though Brodie a bit more), but Luke. Wow, Luke. (Fanning self.) The everyman with the huge heart of pure gold, the sweet personality, the southern drawl, the romantic bent that he fights in himself; this guy is swoony! I enjoyed this “secret royal” story so much. Though this is an overused trope (as hilariously mentioned many times in the book), it was still told in a fresh, fun way. I loved how the whole story unfolded, and how the characters from the first two books were brought back. I liked Ellie and I loved their relationship.

I think my biggest disappointment would be that Josephine is treated so poorly by her Christian family in each of the books. She wasn’t mentioned as much in this book as the first, so it wasn’t a huge deal.

Pepper is an amazing writer. Every book I’ve read of hers has shown her talent, and Loyally Luke is no exception! I adore how Pepper infuses faith in her books so perfectly. Not ever preachy, but seasoned with scripture and love. These are real people who are true Christians, not just in name only. Pepper Basham has a fan for life. She’s proven time and again that her books are on my “read immediately” list.

4 1/2 stars

JennAbout Jenn: I’m a Christian wife to an amazing man (since 1998) and a stay-at-home-teaching mom to four special & incredible boys (born in 2004, 2005, 2007, & 2009). I’m messy and cluttered, but working on that (really, I am!). I’m a discouraged perfectionist and a classic procrastinator who probably has both ADD & Autism, so I tend to jump from topic to topic (and activity to activity) without notice. My Love Languages are Words of Affirmation and Physical Touch. I’m an INFP who enjoys friends but loves to be alone. I love getting and giving hugs, and encouragement is a Spiritual gift of mine that can too-easily be turned into the weapon of discouragement, if I’m not careful. I enjoy writing, singing, words, drawing, photography, digital creations, and reading. Oh, and pizza, tacos, and steak. Now I’m hungry. That reminds me; I eat gluten free and try to eat organic and avoid white sugar and GMOs as much as possible.  Find me on Facebook (Writer/Editor page) (Fan page), Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram.

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