Swoony Saturdays – Reese Mitchell

by | Mar 25, 2017 | Appalachia, Pepper Basham, Pepper Basham's books, Swoony Saturdays | 9 comments

Welcome! Welcome!

Swoony Saturdays are your opportunity to be introduced to a book hero who fits high quality hero characteristics. (okay, so he just makes us weak in the knees for all kinds of reasons, but you get the point)

The photos involved are chosen as the most representative of the heroes featured, so IF they look like someone you’ve seen before, that’s almost entirely accidental.

Reese Mitchell


Who? Reese Mitchell

Where can we find this dreamboat? A Twist of Faith by Pepper Basham (released April, 2016)

Personality summary: Reese is a good-hearted country boy who has been deeply wounded in the past and is now raising his two kids on his own. His mildly gruff exterior houses a quick mind, warm sense of humor, tender-heart, and forthrightness. Despite his wounds and his own avoidance of romance, he bears the spirit of a nurturer, and Dr. Adelina Roseland proves a woman in need of a patient pursuit. A big Appalachian family invades his life and holds him close with their idiosyncrasies and love, which is another aspect that not only helps Reese seek a relationship with the “citified” loner, but it is also a catalyst for keeping his opinions balanced when everything falls apart. He’s faithful—and when his focus is set on Dee, well, he’ll do about anything to sweep her off her feet and right into his arms.

What makes us swoon?A Twist fo Faith

Fire lighting proficiency (if you’ve read the book, you understand. Thank you, Beth Erin!)

He’s a great daddy. Loves his kids. And let’s face it! Guys with their little girls or babies? Exponential swoon factor!!

Smart – always a bonus

Willing to sacrifice his pride to give his lady-love a swoony moment

As mentioned by ladies from my Street Team:

Sexy mountain man accent

Sexy mountain man muscles

Sexy mountain man sense of humor

He takes care of his family

He’s the right amount of ornery and flirty

Kissing level of such swooniness: Reese is a solid #4 kisser, a smoldering sort of fire that causes the happy recipient to inwardly glow for hours later.

Basic hero type: Reese has been a tough one to place on the ‘hero’ scale. He’s a solid mix between Knightley, Darcy, Wentworth…and even Mr. Tilney. He can brood, when brooding is warranted, but for the most part he’s easy going. He has a fierce protectiveness about him and dedication to his family, but a quick sense of humor too. He’s hardworking, but not to the neglect of his family…or a few flirty moments.

How can I meet this swoony mister? A Twist of Faith is available on Amazon, B&N,  and Christian Book Distributors.

Kissing Levels & Hero Types


  1. Beth Erin

    Reece is my favorite 😍
    😘 Thanks for the shout out, Pepper! ❤

  2. Gail Hollingsworth

    Loved A Twist of Faith!

  3. Winnie Thomas

    Now I need to reread A Twist of Faith! With my fan and fainting couch handy. Loved this post, Pepper and Rachel!

  4. courtney207

    Yes to all of this! After all of the Reese discussion last week, I *might* have reread a good portion of ATOF, just to prepare for this post. Research.

    I think you have his “hero type” pinned down perfectly. And kissing level 4.25 🙂

    • pepperbasham

      LOL!!! Courtney!!! Kissing level 4.25!!!!

      • courtney207

        Yes! We can’t let Wes have ALL the fun (even though he has a lot of it)! 🙂

  5. Fiction Aficionado

    That is the perfect Reese Mitchell! I think I’ll have to take a leaf out of Courtney’s book (haha! Not literally!) and go and read my favourite parts again… ❤️

  6. pepperbasham

    So…here was a fun tidbit of info. My editors for Charming the Troublemaker said they like CTTM even better than ATOF!!!! WHAT??? I’ll be curious to see what you guys think once you read it. Most of you are rugged-hero lovers, so you might not like Alex as much, but you’re going to adore Trigg’s story!!

  7. Amy Willoughby-Burle

    I’m catching up on my blog reading and coming to this late–but you know I love me some Reese Mitchell. Thanks for picking one of my all time favorite characters for Swoony Saturday. Looking at these pics and thinking about Reese, I just might get this book back out for a second read….yep, that’s just what I’m going to do!


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