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!
It's Memorial Day!! What better way to honor those who gave it all on a book blog then to share about a book with the same goal in mind? This is probably one of my top books of the year so far, so without further ado, let's get into it!
Oh, the Fallen
Abigail Kay Harris
May 31st, 2021
Military Romance (Mild)
Recommended 12+ for Understanding
About the Book ||
In the cause of freedom, some will give their all.
When Matt Renicker joins the Army, he's determined to give his best for his country and his Lord, even if it means risking everything he loves most. But when tragedy strikes on a routine patrol, more than one heart is left shattered and lamenting.
In the wake of a terrible loss, will those left behind find the strength to go on? Or will the faith, family, and freedom Matt fought to preserve be broken beyond repair?
Goodreads || Amazon
About the Author ||
Abigail Kay Harris is a daughter of the King with a personal degree in book-nerdiness. A sister to seven, her passionate love of the written word and deeper meanings hidden in normal things leads her to spend her time reading, writing, using sarcasm, and defining obscure words. When she’s not chasing words, she enjoys watching shows, classic romance movies, tea, sunrises, and the outdoors, especially mountains, beaches, and forests.
Guest Post || The Story Behind Oh, the Fallen
Oh, The Fallen is my first finished story over 10,000 words that made it to a final draft. I had nearly given up on ever finishing another story after dealing with writers’ block for a long time.
Oh, The Fallen came from a fun little (and yes, sad) flash fiction I wrote last summer based on the song I Drive Your Truck, it was super short, between 200-500 words and I set it aside after sharing it with some friends.
Well, my family was on a road trip and on road trips I got lots of time to read and write, I had already read like five books and we weren’t even halfway to where we were going. I was chatting with a friend who I wouldn’t be able to chat with again for a long time and I got new ideas for a short story.
The main idea was similar to the short flash fiction I had written so I dug that up from whatever lost doc it had been in, I cleaned it up, broke up the story into parts for a longer story, found a song to listen to on loop (Fallen Soldier by Nathan Fair) and wrote the first draft.
I was thinking I may share it on my blog, write another draft, and by that time I was thinking it may be a little longer than a short story.
Then, at the end of the month, I had a nearly finished short story, ideas to finish it off the story, and talking with a friend about publishing it.
Well, another draft or two and I had more ideas, some characters were taking over the story in ways I didn’t expect, and I had the idea for three other books.
Fast forward a bit more to right before release, I have the first draft of the next book finished and like five more ideas for short stories, flash fiction, a novelette, and a few novellas.
And, that’s the story of Oh, The Fallen.
Except for the flash fiction that started it all, there are about 150 days between starting Oh, The Fallen and release day with the millions of ideas that came into play as I went along. I'm not sure where this will end but I’m trusting God on that one.
My Review ||
A more thorough review is in the works, using my system, but since this post is already long, I'll just cut to the chase. (I read a pre-edited copy of the book as a beta-reader. I received a copy of the book from the author for promotional purposes. All thoughts are my own.)
This book is amazing y'all. At the point in which I was reading it, it was in the process of being edited, so of course I caught a few things here and there and even offered a few suggestions, but honestly, the story blew me away! The author's voice is unique and homey and steeped in patriotic passion for God and Country. I cried through the entire thing and debuts rarely do that for me. Abigail Kay Harris has been added to my list of auto-buy authors!
There is some mild violence and romance, but nothing gory or PG-13. I would recommend a family read it together for Memorial Day. It's the perfect tribute <3
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God Bless America and God Bless our Gold Star Families...
PS. What are your favorite Memorial Day reads? How do you honor those who have given their lives for us? Tell me in the comments below!
I haven't gotten a chance to finish the two books in this series yet, but I've started Promise's Prayer and I'm looking forward to the finish!
A new Christian kingdom adventure fiction novel hits the shelves! Victory's Voice by Erika Mathews, an indie author of Christian fiction and non-fiction for all ages, is book two in Truth from Taerna, and this post is part of the virtual launch tour. You can pick up the paperback and ebook on Amazon here.
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About the Book ||
When an extroverted bookworm discovers the hidden power of spoken words, death and life tremble in the balance on the tip of her tongue. But not only figuratively.
At seventeen, Ellisia’s passion for learning and books dominates her small-town existence. No wonder she’s elated when an opportunity to attend Academy arises: she can finally fulfill her lifelong goals to further her education and see the famed Palace BookHall. But as she begins to discover the true power of the spoken word, she faces a choice: join forces with a foreign physicist or relinquish her dream to someday work in the BookHall. Loyalties and ambitions war within Ellisia once the scientist’s projects begin to threaten her family's safety. When impending crisis brings a clash of spiritual kingdoms, Ellisia must once for all choose how she’ll harness the power of words. Spoken words transcend her reality, uniting heavenly with earthly and commanding the forces that drive the physical world, and Ellisia’s voice will be the catalyst for sure defeat—or decisive victory.
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About the Author ||
Erika Mathews is an author and editor who lives in the farm country of Minnesota with her husband and children. She’s a homeschool graduate with a Bachelor’s in Communications, a Master’s in Biblical Ministries, and a passion for sharing Jesus Christ and His truth. When she’s not working with books, she enjoys reading, outdoor activities, piano and violin, organizing, and using the Oxford comma. You can connect with Erika at restinglife.com.
Visit the Tour Kick-off Post on Erika’s blog.
Blog Tour ||
3/15/2021: Victory's Voice comprehensive book review by Chelsea at Sheep Among Wolves Publishing.
3/18/2021: LAUNCH DAY! Read Victory's Voice on Kindle today!
+ Character spotlight on Caeleb (27-year-old friendly elder-brotherly friend), shared by Abigail Kay Harris at Read Review Rejoice.
+ Character spotlight on Jolyn (an Academy student) shared by Tara at Tower in the Plains
+ Book spotlight & excerpt shared by Jenavieve Rose at Living Outside the Lines
+ Special release day post at Resting Life
3/20/2021: Book review by Katja at Old Fashioned Book Love
3/22/2021: Character interview with Carita (Ellisia's older sister who is devoted to God) shared by Chelsea at Sheep Among Wolves Publishing
3/25/2021: Character spotlight and interview with Aethelwyn (Wyn - a bubbly Academy student who plays cello) posted by Katja at Little Blossoms for Jesus
3/26/2021: Promise's Prayer and Victory's Voice book reviews by Jenavieve Rose at Living Outside the Lines
3/31/2021: Last day to enter the #VictoryContest
Have you ever read Mrs. Matthews? If so, what book?
Hope you have a blessed day!
God Bless America!
I am thrilled to be able to share about this truly amazing book! People. This is my #1 read of 2020, I'm not even kidding. Well, actually, it's tied with Tattered Wings, but we won't talk about that, will we Kass??
Stop the Rain
By Kassie Angle
(November 11th, 2020)
|| Kindle || Paperback || Goodreads || Soldier Girl Stories ||
About the Book ||
He left his entire world in Iraq. So why did the war follow him home?
Harley Keane and his best friend Nigel were just kids when 9/11 rocked their world and changed their lives forever. When they're finally old enough to join the Army, all their childhood dreams seem about to come true. But war wasn't supposed to be like this. A kid's dream isn't supposed to become a living nightmare. Fellow soldiers aren't supposed to bleed out in front of your eyes.
Back home, safe and unwounded, Harley feels anything but. Why would God spare him when so many others were taken? Why won't the nightmares stop, even when he's awake? And how long can he hide the truth that threatens everything he has left? When Harley's invisible scars refuse to stay hidden, will he let anyone close enough to help? And how do you go on with life when "okay" isn't okay at all?
About the Author ||
My Review ||
I cried. Through the entire thing. I barely got into it and I was an emotional mess in the best possible way. I don't talk about this much, but PTSD awareness is one of my heart causes, because so many people with invisible injuries are over looked. Or you have people with fake conditions stealing the spotlight. Kassie put the attention back where it belongs.
I love Harley. Har is my baby. If you don't like him, then oh well, we just won't talk about it... cause I would not take people criticizing him well at all. *halo emoji*
That being said, there is a soldier in this book that I do not hate. Kassie, you know who I'm talking about so that's that. *again, halo emoji*
And my Nigel and Levi. All my soldiers in this book. All of them. Ack! Did I ever mention I love our military???
I have? Oh...Well, I just told you again!
The writing was so deep, realistic and heart-wrenching. I feel like I traveled to the Middle East with them, learned about what it means to be a soldier with them, relived my personal 9/11 trauma with them and suffered with the wounded mind with Harley. This is real people. Step back from Hollywood. Let go of preconceived ideas of what PTSD is and let Harley show you. If this book doesn't affect you deeply, it's not the book's fault. My life has been deeply changed by this book.
Recommended for ages 16+
Buy. This. Book.
|| I was honored to be asked to Alpha read this book by my friend Kassie, but she did not require me to write a positive review. All thoughts a opinions are my own. ||
That's all I have for you today! Have a Blessed Day and Visit Kassie's site for more release day fun!
Have a Blessed Day!
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