My Life in Words {Blog Tour}!

Hi everyone!

Sorry for being absent for awhile; I’ve been busy. :/ I don’t have time for a super long post, so here it is.

As some of you know, Anya has a NEW BLOG!

The header is just gorgeous, and her blog name is really unique! Blogspot used to host her blog, but she has recently switched to WordPress. 馃檪

She would really appreciate it if you would check out her blog. She will start posting once the tour is over!

Comment down below to congratulate her, and be sure to check out her new blog. The navigation is simple, the design is lovely, and her blog name; I love it!

>> CHECK OUT HER BLOG! <<

Fine out more about Anya and her blog by following the tour!

{23rd September}
Mirra @ AYoungWritersDream
Mukta @ BornFree
Angela @ AWritingRose
Maryam @InfinitelyDaydreamer
Saanvi @ A Notebook, One Pen, & Me
Emmie @ AmericanGirlWorld
Hannah @ CraftsofallSeasons
{24th September}
Zielle @ MyHomeschoolNotebook
Arunima @ Dreamer’sDreams
Hazel @ ZellaBooks&Blog
Saanika @ SaanisDiy
Eliza @ WritingWonderland
Danielle @ AutumnSongs and NearbutFar
Tanisha @ BothSidesoftheEquation
{25th September}
Starling @ Starling7
Enni @ HoovesandPens
Neria @ Writing4Fun
Rachel @ NancyDrew and MessyBun
Yashvi @ BornFree.
Don’t forget to celebrate with her!
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Blog Tour Part Two: Ivy Introspective – Kellyn Roth (Book Review)

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Hi everyone! Kellyn Roth is hosting a blog tour for her recently published books, The Dressmaker’s Secret and Ivy Introspective, the first two books in her series, The Alice And Ivy Chronicles. This book review is going to be shorter than usual.

-> CLICK HERE TO SEE PART ONE OF MY CORNER OF THE BLOG TOUR, MY REVIEW OF THE DRESSMAKER’S SECRET<-

Ivy Introspective

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I love this cover!

Trapped in a world where she doesn鈥檛 belong, twelve-year-old Ivy Knight struggles to keep her head above water as her simplicity is brought to light by her new position as a young lady growing up at Pearlbelle Park.

Worried about their daughter鈥檚 inability to fit in, Ivy鈥檚 parents decide to send her to McCale House, a boarding school in Scotland for boys and girls like her. However, alone and frightened without her beloved mother, sister, and nurse, Ivy can鈥檛 seem to focus.

Will Ivy ever learn what Dr. McCale is trying to teach her? Or will she remain lost in her own mind forever?

Amazon ~ Goodreads

 

 

Title: Ivy Introspective

Author: Kellyn Roth

Rating: 4/5 stars

Age range: 12+

Era: Late 1800’s (4 years after the happenings in book one, The Dressmaker’s Secret)

Source: received an free e-book copy of it in exchange for an honest review

Where you can find it: Amazon ~ Goodreads


Wow! I loved this book! I felt as though the plot was ‘too small’ for the length of this novel, but that’s probably just me imagining things. 馃槈

Violet Angel was my favorite character. She’s a sarcastic, rebellious, girl who needs love and is hurting. I felt so sorry for her, and I just loved her to bits. I’m so glad Kellyn included her in this book.聽 I liked how it didn’t exactly ‘show’ that she became a christian, because in real life, sometimes it’s not like that. It was implied that she would think about it, and that she was open minded about it all. But it wasn’t very clear that Mr. Parker became a christian, it was only left for us to think, although that didn’t change how I saw the book.

I thought Dr. McCale would be a guy who deems these children in his school as ‘insane and teach them in a whole different way as it showed in the book. But I really liked his character. I loved the way he taught his students. I sort of found McCale House not very believable because of how little students there were, but that didn’t matter.

Posy is such a sweet girl; tough, yet yearning for the love of her father.

I loved how Ivy’s newfound hobby was (SPOILER ALERT!) music. (END OF SPOILERS) I believe that music is a powerful and beautiful thing, and I just loved it! She is such a sweet young lady.

The setting, as usual, is very clearly and wonderfully described all in dialogue, description, and names.

Kellyn’s writing is amazing. I very much enjoyed reading her book, and look forward to reading the next books in this series!

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Be sure to check out this giveaway included in Kellyn’s blog tour.

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-> CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY<-

(for wordpress.com bloggers)

or

-> CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE

GIVEAWAY <-

(for Blogger bloggers)

Unfortunately, this is open only to residents of the US, but there is an international version that gives away free e-book copies. Be sure to check it out!

Author bio:

Kellyn Roth was born and raised in the country outside a small town in North-Eastern Oregon. Ever since she could talk, she鈥檚 had a fascination with words, always coming up with songs, poems, and stories. Now a homeschooled highschooler, she spends her spare time penning historical novels, several of which have been published.

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Website Blog Newsletter Facebook Amazon Goodreads

Follow along on the blog tour:

Tuesday the 20th

-Lana @聽The Music of Words聽(book and character spotlight)

Wednesday the 21st

-Faith Blum @聽Bookish Orchestrations聽(author interview)

Thursday the 22nd

-Leona @聽Great Books for God鈥檚 Girls聽(review of IvIn, author interview)

Friday the 23rd

-Jordy @聽Jordy Leigh聽(author interview)

Saturday the 24th

-May Everly @聽Forever and Everly聽(author interview)

-Zane Jones @聽Simple Impossibilities聽(author interview)

Sunday the 25th

-Dani Eide @聽Perspective of a Writer聽(character interview and spotlight)

Monday the 26th

-Anika Joy @聽This Journey Called Life聽(review of TDS and IvIn)

-Maddy @聽Girls Living for God鈥檚 Glory聽(book spotlight)

Tuesday the 27th

-Heather @聽Frozen Books Blog聽(guest post)

-J.C. Buchanan @聽Beyond the Amethyst聽(review of TDS and IvIn)

Wednesday the 28th

-Jesseca Wheaton @聽Whimsical Writings for His Glory聽(author interview, book spotlight)

-Jaylee Morgan @聽Jaylee Morgan Writes聽(character interview and guest post)

Thursday the 29th

-Zielle @聽My Homeschool Notebook聽(review of TDS and IvIn)

-Sarah Briel @聽Penumbra Reviews聽(review of TDS and IvIn, author interview)

-Sel H. @聽Hearth聽(author interview)

Friday the 30th

-Angela R. Watts @聽The Peculiar Messenger聽(author interview)

-Lainey @聽Direct My Paths聽(reviews of TDS, character interview and spotlight)

-Dawn Dagger @聽Dawn Dagger鈥檚 Official Blog聽(review of TDS, author interview)


chat with me!

Will you read IvIn? | What did you think of this review? | Help congratulate Kellyn with me by commenting and liking and following along with the blog tour!

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*UPDATED* Blog Tour Part One: The Dressmaker’s Secret – Kellyn Roth (Book Review)

*UPDATED 1/07/2017*

Hi everybody and you probably know that Kellyn Roth is hosting a blog tour for her first two books in the Alice And Ivy Chronicles: book 1, The Dressmaker’s Secret and book 2, Ivy Introspective. I am reviewing Ivy Introspective in a separate post that I will link RIGHT HERE, so be sure to check that out as soon as you finish this. 馃檪 Let’s dive right in!

Review of The Dressmaker’s Secret

Rating: 4/5 stars

Age range: 12+

Era/setting: Late 1800’s

Genre: Christian historical fiction and romance

Source: was given in exchange for an honest review

You can find it at: Amazon,聽Goodreads,聽Barnes&Nobles,聽Createspace, Kobo, iBooks, and聽Inktera

Blurb:

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this cover is gorgeous!

After a revealing conversation with the first children of her age she鈥檚 ever met, curious eight-year-old Alice Chattoway realizes that one ought to have a father 鈥 and she doesn鈥檛. Having determined that his absence is making her mother unhappy, Alice resolves to find him and create a family for herself.

However, Alice鈥檚 mother, Miss Chattoway, is reluctant to answer any questions posed about a man she鈥檇 much rather forget. While Alice investigates, Miss Chattoway tries to balance her own spiritual turmoil with her need to be both mother and provider to her daughters.

Will Alice ever unravel her mother鈥檚 secrets? Can Miss Chattoway let go of the past to reach for the future?

 

**This is a review聽of the second edition of The Dressmaker’s Secret, published June 2017**

Bravo, Kellyn! You are an amazing, talented authoress! You should be amazingly proud of yourself. 馃檪

Characters:

Alice Chattoway: I loved Alice’s inquisitive, brave character, and I loved the relationship between she and Ivy. Alice is an 8 year old girl, the twin of her sister, Ivy, but a little bit older. I loved her character, and Kellyn did a great job of portraying her.

Nettie (Annette) Atwater: Nettie is Miss Claire Chattoway’s (Alice’s mother) maid, and good friend. She is also the Alice and Ivy’s nurse/governess. I loved her character; the way she was friends with Claire Chattoway, and how she loved the two girls.

Mr. Knight: Mr. Phil Knight is the owner of Pearlbelle Park, and (SPOILER ALERT) the newfound father of Alice and Ivy. (END OF SPOILERS) He is another character I like as well.

Claire (Molly) Chattoway: Miss Chattoway is a young mother trying to support her two little girls and trying to let go of her path. Kellyn did an amazing job showing her character, and just forming her all together.

Kirk Manning: I loved Kirk’s character (and I love it even more in Ivy Introspective!). I just wished there was more scenes with him included, and was so happy to see that he was also included in book two! He is the stable boy at Pearlbelle Park, and a mischievous boy.

I’m not going to include all the characters here, because there are quite a few, but let’s just say, they are all amazing.

Setting:

Kellyn did a superb job in writing out the setting. The character’s dialogue was perfect in time with the era she chose, and just the description, the names of the characters added into the touch of remembering that we were dealing with the late 1800’s. And just the way Kellyn described everything in her language as the storyteller, and not just showing it in the character’s dialogue really made me feel I was in the 1800’s as well. I could never do something like that.

Writing:

The writing was very very good! That’s all I can say. Her writing is prolific!

Overall:

Although the genre of this book is not usually my type, it was a good and worthwhile read. I didn’t really like the way things ended with them, but I got over it. 馃檪

I would recommend this book to any lover of historical fiction. You’ll find it is worth your time and money. 馃檪

Go ahead and check out this book! (Amazon,聽Goodreads,聽Barnes&Nobles,聽Createspace, Kobo, iBooks, and聽Inktera)

Kellyn Roth is also hosting a book giveaway of her two books, so go ahead and

-> CLICK HERE <-

(for wordpress.com bloggers)

or

-> CLICK HERE <-

(for Blogger bloggers)

 

Author bio:

Kellyn Roth was born and raised in the country outside a small town in North-Eastern Oregon. Ever since she could talk, she鈥檚 had a fascination with words, always coming up with songs, poems, and stories. Now a homeschooled highschooler, she spends her spare time penning historical novels, several of which have been published.

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Website Blog Newsletter Facebook Amazon Goodreads

Follow along on the blog tour:

Tuesday the 20th

-Lana @聽The Music of Words聽(book and character spotlight)

Wednesday the 21st

-Faith Blum @聽Bookish Orchestrations聽(author interview)

Thursday the 22nd

-Leona @聽Great Books for God鈥檚 Girls聽(review of IvIn, author interview)

Friday the 23rd

-Jordy @聽Jordy Leigh聽(author interview)

Saturday the 24th

-May Everly @聽Forever and Everly聽(author interview)

-Zane Jones @聽Simple Impossibilities聽(author interview)

Sunday the 25th

-Dani Eide @聽Perspective of a Writer聽(character interview and spotlight)

Monday the 26th

-Anika Joy @聽This Journey Called Life聽(review of TDS and IvIn)

-Maddy @聽Girls Living for God鈥檚 Glory聽(book spotlight)

Tuesday the 27th

-Heather @聽Frozen Books Blog聽(guest post)

-J.C. Buchanan @聽Beyond the Amethyst聽(review of TDS and IvIn)

Wednesday the 28th

-Jesseca Wheaton @聽Whimsical Writings for His Glory聽(author interview, book spotlight)

-Jaylee Morgan @聽Jaylee Morgan Writes聽(character interview and guest post)

Thursday the 29th

-Zielle @聽My Homeschool Notebook聽(review of TDS and IvIn)

-Sarah Briel @聽Penumbra Reviews聽(review of TDS and IvIn, author interview)

-Sel H. @聽Hearth聽(author interview)

Friday the 30th

-Angela R. Watts @聽The Peculiar Messenger聽(author interview)

-Lainey @聽Direct My Paths聽(reviews of TDS, character interview and spotlight)

-Dawn Dagger @聽Dawn Dagger鈥檚 Official Blog聽(review of TDS, author interview)


chat with me!

What do you think about The Dressmaker’s Secret? | Will you read TDS? | Will you enter the giveaway? | Are you excited for Kellyn? Congratulate her along with me!

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My Corner of The Charis Rae Launch Tour

Hi everyone! Charis has officially launched her new blog, CHARISRAE.COM. I’m so excited for her! Most of you will most likely know her as Grace (TheGirlUpstairs), which is greek for Charis.

About the Author:

Among many things, I am a dreamer, dancer, writer & photographer, blogger, bibliophile, and daughter of the King. I enjoy blogging and am excited to move my blog to the next level.

About Charis Rae:

Charis Rae is a self-hosted, more professional version of my former blog, The Girl Upstairs. After blogging for quite a while, I decided to switch to a more professional platform and share more about me, my life, and my name. 馃槈 On Charis Rae, I鈥檓 going to be sharing my interests, abilities, and journey through life and blogging, with all of you along for the ride.

My Blogging Journey:

My journey in the vast universe of the World Wide Web began at about age 9. My dad set up a private, Blogger-hosted blog read only by my friends and close family. I loved blogging, and although I wasn鈥檛 consistent, I enjoyed creating content.

Now, several years later, I am creating my own self-hosted, professional blogging platform.

My Hopes for Charis Rae:

I hope that Charis Rae will become just as successful as The Girl Upstairs, but will reach more people, and eventually grow into something beyond my wildest dreams. I鈥檓 also excited to 鈥渓earn the ropes鈥 of self-hosting, coding, and WordPress.org. I can鈥檛 wait to see what the future has in store!

MY REVIEW FOR CHARIS RAE

Design (4/5 stars)

I love the font, and the flowers are all so pretty! I think it could use a bit more graphics, though. Overall, I think it’s a lovely design!

Content (4/5 stars)

I’m just gonna give it a 4/5 star rating, because she hasn’t really posted anything yet, although I’m sure, judging by what she’s put on The Girl Upstairs, her content will be worthy of five stars. 馃槈聽 But I like what Charis has put on her pages.

‘About’ page (5/5 stars)

I enjoyed reading her about page (and by the way Charis is pronounced cair-iss, and it rhymes with Paris 馃槈 ok, admit it, you needed you needed to know that; how beautiful is her name!! 馃槷 鉂 ). It covered a lot of the lovely things about her! Go read it! 馃槈

Finding Stuff 馃槢 (5/5)

There is a search box at the top of the sidebar, and the pages are really easy to find.

Overall (4.5/5)

Overall, her blog is lovely, and I’m super excited to see what amazing things she’ll do with it! 馃榾

Don’t forget to check out her website, CHARIS RAE.

 

Follow along with the blog tour!

 

{ June 16 } – Abi Leah –聽Bella –聽AnikaPip & Lolly聽


{ June 17 } – May –聽DanielleNicole – Enni


{ June 18 } – Rebecca Hope –聽NabilaCourtney


{ June 19 } – Light4theLordZielle (MEEEE!)聽 –Evelyn

 

chat with me!

Do you think Charis Rae.com is pretty? 馃檪 Do you think the name Charis is lovely? Will you check out Charis’s blog? Are you mad at me for not posting in a long time? 馃槢 What do you think of Charis Rae?

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