Becoming Miss Knight Review

About the Book:

BECOMING MISS KNIGHT IS NO EASY TASK, BUT SURRENDER IS NOT AN OPTION.

Alice Knight’s debut is in less than a year, and everything has to be perfect. Of course, she’d rather be riding her horse or playing with her younger siblings than learning to curtsy. But, with her mother in France for a holiday, the care of the house falls to her—and what better time to learn what it really means to be a lady?

Ivy, her twin sister, has other things on her mind. Namely, the endless conundrum of why she promised to keep an eye on her younger siblings while her parents are gone. She’s the least-qualified person to take care of them, but, bound by her word, she’s determined to try.

Even with all the guidance and advice available, becoming Miss Knight isn’t proving to be easy for either of them. However, any amount of work is worth keeping a promise to their mother.

Purchase link: https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Miss-Knight-novella-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B08RZ2ZDS8/ref

My Review

In this beautiful novella, the two young girls from the first two books are becoming young ladies on the brink of their adult selves. A few secrets remain from their parents’ past that could alter their courses.

I love the continuation of the Knight family in the addition of more children. I will not divulge any plot designs. I am intrigued with the character growth of Mrs. Knight and Nettie. Do not the years and time have a way of developing depth in all of us? If only we would learn from our past and choose to take lessons to heart.

I look forward to following Alice and Ivy in the next novel. Bravo, again, for this installment.

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 just … way too much.

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I will continue to follow Kellyn throughout her promising career! Leave a comment about the cover, the content, or this beautiful young author.

Review and Giveaway The Dressmaker’s Secret

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About the Book

Book:  The Dressmaker’s Secret

Author: Kellyn Roth

Genre: Christian historical women’s fiction

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IF THEY KNEW WHO SHE WAS, THEY’D NEVER ACCEPT WHAT SHE’S BECOME.

Claire will stop at nothing to provide for her daughters. An unwed mother, she does everything possible to raise them whilst avoiding her scandalous past. Some secrets are best kept, even between mother and daughter. Alice longs for a father, especially if that means her mother will be happy. She takes matters into her own hands—but she never expected what she finds.

Despite her efforts to shelter her daughters, Claire’s ghosts rise up to haunt her, and any semblance of control over her life vanishes. If her secrets are uncovered, what will become of her family?

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My Review

A few years ago, I found Kellyn Roth’s The Dressmaker’s Secret and remembered being so startled that a young teenager could produce such a piece of art. Now, she has rewritten and repackaged an already good book turning it into a more awesome read. I love the new twists and depth of character. My promise to follow Kellyn’s writing career holds strong.

The “secret” drives the story, shrouding it in mystery. The secret manipulates the lives of two innocent little girls. Isn’t that the way with secrets and falsehoods? They become live entities, intending to cushion life but making the fall rather jarring.

How long have you kept a secret? Was it as a child or a mature adult? Some secrets last a lifetime. Kellyn uses her imagination and writing skill to present a beautiful, yet imposing, adventure of love, protection, and promise in a situation made into a prison, impregnable due to society and the dressmaker’s unbendable parent.

I loved the point of view of eight-year-old Alice. Children see the world differently, challenging adults to break from the confines of black and white. The world is a little brighter because of them.

Bravo for Kellyn and The Dressmaker’s Secret.

About the Author

Kellyn Roth

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.

More from Kellyn

I’ve honestly never rewritten a book as many times as I rewrote The Dressmaker’s Secret, and I hope I never do.A first draft flew out of me one November when I was fourteen, and before the next November had come around, I’d gone through twelve drafts, changed points of view multiple times, and eventually rewrote the whole thing from scratch.The ending especially went through many, many versions … until at last I settled on the final. Or so I thought.Not long after, some more issues were called to light, and I revised again. And again. Years passed. I went through over twenty-five drafts! And, at the time, I liked all of them. Would I ever like one for longer than a month, though?Well, turns out, it was possible! I’m over a year and a half into loving my draft of The Dressmaker’s Secret – e.g. the published draft – and that’s not likely to change any time soon.This book taught me a lot. It practically taught me how to write – and edit! – a good book, and it made me really focus in on quality, even when it took some humility to admit I was wrong and critics were right – or, sometimes, that my gut was right. It taught me to not give up on something I love. It taught me that the risks I always wanted to take are worth taking. It taught me that no mistake is too great to be corrected … well, in some ways, at least.And it taught me that there’s a great God out there who has grace for all my delays and mistakes and learning experiences.So, that’s the story of how The Dressmaker’s Secret came to be written!

Blog Stops

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, February 2

Inklings and notions, February 3

lakesidelivingsite, February 3

Betti Mace, February 4

Reflections From My Bookshelves, February 4

deb’s Book Review, February 4

For Him and My Family, February 5

Connect in Fiction, February 5

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, February 6

Connie’s History Classroom, February 6

Locks, Hooks and Books, February 7

Godly Book Reviews, February 7

Labor Not in Vain, February 7

Artistic Nobody, February 8 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

Blogging With Carol, February 8

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, February 9

Sodbuster Living, February 9

Bizwings Blog, February 9

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Kellyn is giving away the grand prize package of a paperback copy of both The Dressmaker’s Secret and Ivy Introspective, as well as a $25 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/10689/the-dressmaker-s-secret-celebration-tour-giveaway

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