Authentically, Izzy

by Pepper Basham, Ferah Ahmet, Christopher Ashman

On Sale: 2022-11-15

Book Summary

In this charming epistolary romance, a book-loving librarian is unwillingly enrolled in an online matchmaking service and embarks on a journey toward love that starts with emails to a quirky islander and ends in a choice that will change her future forever.

About the Book

Dear Reader, My name is Isabelle Louisa Edgewood—Izzy, for short. I live by blue-tinted mountains, where I find contentment in fresh air and books. Oh, and coffee and tea, of course. And occasionally in being accosted by the love of my family. (You’ll understand my verb choice in the phrase later.) I dream of opening my own bookstore, but my life, particularly my romantic history, has not been the stuff of fairy tales. Which is probably why my pregnant, misled, matchmaking cousin—who, really, is more like my sister—signed me up for an online dating community.

The trouble is . . . it worked. I’ve met my book-quoting Mr. Right, and our correspondence has been almost too good to be true. But Brodie lives across an ocean. And just the other day, a perfectly nice author and professor named Eli came into the library where I work and asked me out for a coffee. I feel a rom-com movie with a foreboding disaster nipping at my heels.

But I’ve played it safe for a long time. Maybe it’s time for me to be as brave as my favorite literary heroines. Maybe it’s time to take the adventures from the page to real life. Wish me luck.



  • Witty, hilarious, and heartwarming contemporary romance about book lovers
  • A sweet, kisses-only romance
  • An epistolary novel written mostly in emails and texts
  • Stand-alone novel
  • Maps are included in the audiobook companion PDF download


'Authentically, Izzy is an absolutely adorable, charming, sweet romance that genuinely made me laugh out loud. A wonderful escape you're sure to fall in love with!' --New York Times bestselling author Courtney Walsh

'Authentically, Izzy is witty, endearing, and full of literary charm. Grab your favorite blanket and get ready to snuggle into this sweet book that will make you believe your dreams will find you.' --Jennifer Peel, USA TODAY bestselling author

'Basham's Authentically, Izzy was smart, funny, and adorably bookish. I smiled all the way through.' --Colleen Coble, USA TODAY bestselling author

Product Details

  • Imprint: Thomas Nelson
  • On Sale: 2022-11-15
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Publication Date: 2022-11-15
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  • Category 1 : FICTION / Christian / Romance
  • Category 2 : FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
  • Category 3 : FICTION / Romance / Romantic Comedy