Hello! Popping in quickly today to share a new book with you! Hope you enjoy!
About the Book ||
Twenty-five short reads inspired by themes from the Christmas story
Celebrate the true spirit of the season with this collection of five-minute holiday stories. Perfect to pair with your morning coffee or binge-read while curled up with a favorite blanket on a snowy afternoon!
From a stately mansion to a rough barn, from a cheerful fireside to a lonely mountain road, from a chaotic church pageant to the grim aftermath of war, no heart is without its burden. But no trouble is too deep to be touched by the light of love and the warmth of Christmas.
About the Author ||
An avid reader and incurable story-spinner, Angie Thompson also enjoys volunteering in her church’s children’s program and starting (but not always finishing) various kinds of craft projects. She currently lives in central Virginia near most of her incredible family, including two parents, six brothers, one sister, and five siblings-in-law—plus four nieces, six nephews, and several assorted pets!
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Blog Tour ||
Tara | Tower in the Plains
Becky Dempsey | Blossoms and Blessings
Chelsea Burden | Sheep Among Wolves Publishing
Abby Elissa | Abby Elissa's Writings
Kelly Barr | Kelly F Barr
Rebekah Morris | Read Another Page
Abigail Kay Harris | Read Review Rejoice
Rachel Rossano | Rachel Rossano
Erika Mathews | Resting Life
Brianna Harpel | Spread the Spark
Ebos Aifuobhokhan | Batya's Bits
Natalie Claire | Kenmore Pines
Katja | Old-Fashioned Book Love
Emily Harris | E.J.’s Journal
Kylie Hunt - The Film Director's Wife
Ryana Lynn | Life of Heritage Corner
I will be reviewing this book in the future!
Have a blessed day!
Today it's my turn to share about a new book in Author Kellyn Roth's Chronicles of Alice and Ivy Series! I'm so excited to share an interview with you from my favorite character, Nettie Jamison! Let's jump into the fun!
Title: At Her Fingertips
Series: The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy, Book #3
Author: Kellyn Roth
Genres: Historical Fiction, Historical Romance, Women’s Fiction
Era: Late Victorian (1880)
Release Date: July 17th, 2021
She’s willing to do anything to follow her plan.
Debutante Alice Knight is ready for her first social season in London. She’s determined to impress society and her mother with an affluent match, at last escaping her past and embracing a future of her own making.
Peter Strauss, an American reporter visiting England, isn’t exactly what Alice had in mind. However, his friendship proves invaluable as Alice faces the challenges of her debut. Almost immediately, she attracts the attention of a well-born gentleman—perfect save for the simple fact that he’s not a Christian.
The life she longs for is finally at her fingertips, but between her own heart and the convictions of her faith, she isn’t sure she ought to grasp it.
Book Links ||
About the Author||
Kellyn Roth is a Christian historical women’s fiction & romance author from North-Eastern Oregon who has independently published multiple novels, the most notable being The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy series. You should definitely call her Kell.
Kell lives on family-owned property outside an unmemorable but historical town with her parents, two little brothers, arbitrary cat, precious border collies, a dozen cows, and lots of chickens. She also possesses a classic, vintage aesthetic which does not at all speak to her country girl side, but such is life.
When not writing, Kell likes to blog, teach writing to her various students, have day jobs which allow her to keep her car properly insured, and spend lavish amounts of money on Dairy Queen french fries. She also likes to talk about Keira Knightley and her own books way too much.
Get in touch with her!
An Interview with Nettie Jamison ||
1| What is your favorite pastime?
Oh, I enjoy knitting, and I like to read. However, I'd much rather spend time with my family, particularly my children. I enjoy watching them grow and learn, whatever that looks like. And I like talking to them, rather giving advice or simply chatting about their lives. I enjoy talking with my friends and my husband, too, of course, but there's a special delight when it comes to my own babies.
2| What is some advice you wish Alice would take to heart?
That she can't be in control. That, like Claire before her, she is going to have rough, hard times in her life ... and that those rough times will shape her into the woman God wants her to be, if she can only surrender. But she won't surrender, not easily. She's too much of a fighter - Heaven help me, I do raise fighters, even if that hadn't been my intention! And she may have to be beaten until she must give up, though of course, I would never wish that on my girl.
3| What is some advice you wish Ivy would take to heart?
I think, with maturity, she will realize the difference between humility and failing to understand the inherent value of herself. However, I'm not worried about Ivy. She listens to God. I've seen her doing this since she was a child, and I know she'll be all right in the end. Actually, she seems to have a strong connection to God than I do! I don't hear from Him the way she seems to.
4| If you could change anything about your life what would it be?
In the end, if I could go back, how could I do anything different? With a small glance into the future, I might've chosen to walk in a different passage or to trust in a different person or ... any number of things. But knowing all I know now, I wouldn't want to change a thing.
5| What is your favorite food?
I don't love food in particular. I sip on tea periodically throughout the day, though!
Tour Schedule ||
Wednesday, July 14th
Introduction Post // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries & Lilacs
Review // Hannah E.M. @ Precious Book Stacks
Thursday, July 15th
Introducing Alice // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries & Lilacs
Interview with Gibson Ashfield // SawyerMarie @ SundropGirls
Review // Kristina Hall, Author
Friday, July 16th
Introducing … Love Interests!? // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries & Lilacs
Interview with Ivy Knight // Grace A. Johnson @ Gabbing with Grace
Review // Jenavieve Rose @ Living Outside the Lines
Saturday, July 17th
Launch Day // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries & Lilacs
Review // Loretta Marchize @ Just Writing
Interview // Vanessa Hall
Sunday, July 18th
Themes // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries & Lilacs
Interview with Alice Knight // Katja L. @ Little Blossoms for Jesus
Monday, July 19th
Siblings // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries & Lilacs
Guest Post // Andrea Cox @ Writing To Inspire
Review // Tara Savanna @ Tower in the Plains
Interview with Nettie Jameson // Ryana Lynn @ Life of Heritage Corner
Tuesday, July 20th
Mothers // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries & Lilacs
Character Spotlight with Peter Strauss // Abigail Kay Harris @ Read Review Rejoice
Wednesday, July 21st
Wrap-up Post // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries & Lilacs
Review // Michaela Bush @ Tangled Up in Writing
Saturday, July 24th
Giveaway Wrap-up // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries & Lilacs
Have you read anything by Kellyn Roth? If so, what where your thoughts? I haven't read the latest book yet, but I have it in my kindle, ready to go! When I finish it, I will be reviewing it on Goodreads and Amazon. Would you like to see the review here?
Have a Blessed Day and God Bless America!
First off, I want to apologize for this post being late. My internet went out, I had to go out of town, and I've been scrambling to catch up ever since. But! Better late than never! So today, I bring you a short post to reveal the title of my Pro-Life WIP!
A Few of you guessed correctly and congrats to you! Thank you so much for your interest in this project! I will have a working blurb soon and I'm excited to share this story with you in more detail in the near future!
God Bless and God Bless America!
Just letting y'all know, I'm knee deep in edits of my pro-life novel and I just don't have time to post proper posts at this time! I'm sorry, It's just not happening...
Thank you for understanding and be sure to swing by on the 30th for the Title Reveal!
God Bless and God Bless America!
Ah, the South… So many things come to mind when I think of my home *heart-eyes* I have told my husband many times, you can take the girl out of the South but you will never take the South out of the girl! And that includes turning me into a Marylander. Not happening, LOL!
So with that in mind, we are gonna talk about some of the symbols of the south and what they mean to us. Read it with an open mind, cause some of this may surprise some of you. The accepted narrative is rarely correct.
1| The Confederate Flag
Few things make me happier than seeing the Southern Cross flying. It instantly fills me with love and sorrow for my home and my heritage. It’s no secret I’m proud of my southern history. And when I say that, so many people tell me it’s racist. More than you might think. I just laugh because I know it isn’t. A racist is someone who hates a certain race of people enough to want to wipe them out, Ex. Hitler wanting to kill the Jews. And I don’t believe in that and neither did my Confederate ancestors. Unfortunately, bigots have taken this beloved and sacred symbol and tried to twist and mar it into something hateful and disgusting.
But they will not prevail. Because the more the media harps on the evil of that flag, the more people research and find out the truth. That flag always has and always will represent a beautiful piece of southern history: the years that our men fought and died for the rights of all Americans. When they lost the war, America lost many of their freedoms that we haven’t regained to this day. So, next time you see that flag, show some respect and reflect on the men and women who died in an attempt to preserve your God-given rights.
I don’t care what you say, nothing says the South like driving by a nice big cotton field! Cotton symbolizes agriculture, self-sustainment, and the American work ethic. It represents the men and women who worked through the decades to pick, clean, card, spin, and weave clothing and contribute to the fashion world. It represents a simpler time and the American tractor *halo* It’s versatile, useful, and practical… all things that personify the South!
3| Fried Chicken
Need I say more? If you want a classic Southern meal, you gotta get yourself some fried chicken! And biscuits. And gravy and mashed potatoes. And Fried okra. You get the idea *halo*
4| Rocking Chairs
I love evenings in the South, sitting in a rocking chair, listening to the whippoorwills and cicadas (that for some reason Marylanders hate and I still don’t understand why! They are the most awesome bugs ever!) and the doves calling back and forth. I don’t really like the coyotes, but their solo howls ain’t too bad. A balmy breeze and maybe even a gentle rain… *sigh* Front porches with rocking chairs are the best thing ever…
5| Sweet Tea
And what is a post about the south without our classic beverage?? But I don’t mean just any sweet tea. I mean tea that is so sweet you don’t need to do any blood tests after drinking it cause they’ll be convinced you have diabetes! SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEET Tea. * in a toddler's voice* I must have all dey sugarses *halo* Sweet tea is a symbol of southern hospitality, friendship, and family. It’s a summer staple and year-round comfort beverage. You ain’t been down south until you’ve had you a glass of Southern Sweet Tea!
And on that note, I probably should go make a batch for my husband!
Have a Blessed Day and God Bless America!
Christian. American. Southern. Author.
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