Posted in Author Spotlight, Book Reviews

April 2018’s Book of the Month

Hello everyone!

It’s been a while since we’ve had a book review, and I’m pleased to share this book with you that I’m on the Street team for.

About the Book

What if friendship cost you everything?
Stranded in Hawaii after the death of her mother, sixteen-year-old Olive Galloway is desperate to escape. She has to get back to Boston before her dad loses all common sense and sells the family house. But plane tickets cost money—something Olive gravely lacks.
With the help of Brander, the fussy youth group worship leader, and Jazz, a mysterious girl with a passion for all things Hawaiian, Olive lands a summer job at the Shave Ice Shack and launches a scheme to buy a plane ticket home before the end of the summer.
But when Jazz reveals a painful secret, Olive’s plans are challenged. Jazz needs money. A lot of it. Olive and Brander are determined to help their friend but, when their fundraising efforts are thwarted, Olive is caught in the middle. To help Jazz means giving up her ticket home. And time is running out.

What I loved:

What  I loved? Oh my goodness, what a question that I am asking myself 🙂

I really enjoyed the setting of the story, Hawaii, because it somehow managed to bring out the story and when it did, it was really beautiful and quite emotional.

I loved the journey that Olive, Brander and Jazz went on to get where they were at the end. Frankly, if I was any three of them and I looked back to see what had happened that summer, I’d be really proud and amazed to see what God had done through me.

Age Rating: 13+

Personally, I think that any preteen aged 11+ can read this book because it is so clean. However, because this book mainly covers the issues about illness and bereavement, there are some scenes where it can get a little bit emotional.

Why I recommend this book:

This was such an enjoyable and touching read about a teen girl who is dealing with teenage life general along with losing the world that she once knew and nearly loses one that she starts to adjust in after the death of her mum. It was so encouraging for me to see that in all trials, there is a way out, and as Christians, even when all else  seems to fail, God is always at work within us.

Where to buy this book:

Well, I am pleased to say that this book is coming out this week on May 1st in the US AND the UK!

You can preorder the ebook or the paperback on Amazon, and if you are British, you can preorder the ebook here

A quick note that I’d like to make is that Taylor is a teen author!

Awesome, huh?

How about you

Do you know of any teen authors?

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Posted in Author Interview, Author Spotlight, Writing, Writing Wednesday

At Her Fingertips Blog Tour-Author Q& A

Hello everyone!

I’m so excited to have Kellyn Roth on my blog today for an interview for her new book, At Her Fingertips.

Hi Kellyn. When did you start writing with the hope of becoming an author?

Probably when I was eleven or twelve. After I finished it back in 2014, I knew I wanted The Dressmaker’s Secret to be my first published work. That was also about the time I learned about Indie publishing and decided to pursue it.

What is At Her Fingertips about?

Well, because I can never sum it up in my own words, here’s the blurb:

Alice Knight is looking forward to her debut as it means she will be able to carry out her plan. She will have her first Season in London, she will meet her husband, and she will marry him. However, Alice struggles to make her feelings reconcile with her goals.
Alice is sure that, if she can only cling to her plans, she will manage without help from anyone — including God. A childhood friend returning unexpectedly, a charming gentleman who is not all he should be, and an American author with strange ideas about life all make her question the plan.
With the life she longs for at her fingertips, can Alice grasp it?


What inspired At Her Fingertips?

I always knew I wanted to write a book about Alice’s young adulthood – her first Season in London, meeting her future husband, etc. It was just a matter of deciding exactly how that would happen! It took a bit of brainstorming.

Who is the book for?

Young adults who want to serve God in their lives – though I think adults may be able to enjoy this story as well. It’s for fans of historical romance and Christian fiction with strong themes.

What do you want readers to gain from your book?

I’m told I have lots of “little lessons” sprinkled throughout my book – though I don’t see most of them. I’m like, “Whoa … you got that out of this story?” I suppose God must have helped! The main theme is following God – not your thoughts, not your feelings, not what may seem logical, and not what you feel is right.

Have you written any other books and where can we get them?

Yes, I have! Other than At Her Fingertips, there are the first two book in the series – The Dressmaker’s Secret and Ivy Introspective. I’ve also written a historical novella set in the 1930s, The Lady of the Vineyard, and its sequel, Flowers. I also have a short story, Esther Acton’s New Dress.

You can find all of these on my website, kellynrothauthor.com. They’re all listed on my ‘books’ page. Feel free to sign up for my newsletter to receive monthly updates and special features!

I’m British, and I was wondering if you’ve ever been to England before and if not, which city or landmark would you visit?

I’ve never been in Britain, though I travel there with my imagination through books, movies, and Google Streetview. 😉 I really want to, though … definitely on the bucket list!

I want to see Yorkshire – you know, The Secret Garden’s setting – and Oxford. The White Cliffs of Dover and basically any old mansions I could find. The Scottish Highlands would be amazing, too, if I had time.

Basically, I’d like to see everything I could! Just drink it all in.

If you could meet a famous person in the Victorian era, who would it be and why?

Abraham Lincoln! He’s one of my heroes. There’s something about him that just makes me happy. I think he was a very good man.

Where can we connect with you?

I’m on the following websites –

Facebook: @krauthor
Twitter: @ReveriesofRuby
Goodreads: krauthor
Google+: +KellynRothAuthor
Instagram: kellbellroth
Pinterest: krauthor
YouTube: Kellyn Roth
Amazon: author/kellynroth
Personal Blog: kellynroth.wordpress.com
Book Blog: reveriesreviews.wordpress.com
Official Website: kellynrothauthor.com

And finally, what tips you have for young aspiring writers?

Don’t give up! Writing is hard, and sometimes it may seem like there’s no point … but there is a point! I wrote a blog post on the subject as it is something I’m very passionate about. Just keeping writing!

Thanks so much Kellyn! And if what you want to know more about At Her Fingertips and Kellyn herself, then simply continue reading 😊

At Her Fingertips (Book #3, featured novel)

Alice Knight is looking forward to her debut as it means she will be able to carry out her plan. She will have her first Season in London, she will meet her husband, and she will marry him. However, Alice struggles to make her feelings reconcile with her goals.

Alice is sure that, if she can only cling to her plans, she will manage without help from anyone — including God. A childhood friend returning unexpectedly, a charming gentleman who is not all he should be, and an American author with strange ideas about life all make her question the plan.

With the life she longs for at her fingertips, can Alice grasp it?

Find Out More!

About Kellyn

Kellyn Roth was born and lives on a cattle ranch in North-Eastern Oregon. Always fascinated with telling stories, she created crazy games to play with her little brothers as a child. Today, she writes Christian and Historical Fiction with a focus on truth and family. Find out more about her and her novels at kellynrothauthor.com

This looks so much fun, don’t you think?

How about you?

Would you like to have lived in the Victorian era?

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March Reflections and April Resolutions

Hello everyone.

So, it’s kinda the middle of April (^^)

My excuses for writing this so late?

Travelling and Camp NaNoWriMo.

What? I don’t just blog you know!

Anyhew, so March was last month.

The main part of March? I went to France and had the best host family that I could dream off 🙂

Oh yeah, Easter was good too 😉

So these were my resolutions for last month:

1. Finish No et Moi

I did it, and I definitely recommend it.
2. Start preparing for Camp NaNoWriMo

Yup, and now I’m going through another horrible first draft 🙂
3. Compose, or finish, a song

Yay! Now onto April’s song!
4. Finish my outline for my novel.

The italics meant that I did it, sort of. I outlined A novel, but not THE novel that I’ve been outlining for the past few months.
5. Actually blog about a few upcoming travels.

This one, I didn’t do 😦

Buuut, you may see some of my adventures soon in a different way 🙂

Ok, now that March is done and dusted, let’s head on over to April:

  1. Camp NaNoWriMo. ‘Nuff said
  2. Start reading another French book.
  3. Compose another song/piece.
  4. Read more books in my spare time.
  5. Draft some reviews.

There we have it!

A quick note about April-June:

I will be in and out because school gets real busy this time of year.

How about you?

How was March?

How’s April?  😉

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