Thursday, March 3, 2022

Beyond Her Calling Book Review & Book Tour Giveaway

This week, I am sharing my reviews of the novels in the historical fiction Alice & Ivy Chronicles by Kellyn Roth.  Today, I have Book 4 of the series, Beyond Her Calling, in our book review spotlight.  Check out the book, learn about the author & series & be sure to enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

Book Title: Beyond Her Calling (The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy, Book 4) by Kellyn Roth
Category:  Adult Fiction (18 + yrs), 254 pages
GenreChristian Historical Romance
PublisherWild Blue Wonder Press
Release date:   January 2022
Content Rating:  G: ​Clean for all audiences
About the Book

Ivy Knight feels that her life may never start. Though her loving family assures her that her place in the world is close to home, she still feels a push to move out of her comfort zone. Hoping against hope, she travels to her old friends at McCale House, seeking a purpose.

Jordy McAllen has just returned to Scotland after his education in London. He fears that what everyone has always said about him may be true: he can’t be a good doctor, let alone a good man. Determined to prove himself, Jordy snatches up the opportunity to become the doctor in the village of Keefmore near his parents’ farm.

​When an old friend decides to travel to Keefmore and visit a relative, Ivy follows. She soon finds herself drawn to Jordy, but as their attraction grows, they both face doubts. A relationship between the two of them feels improbable—and might just require a step of impossible faith.
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My Review

Beyond Her Calling Follow Ivy Again in The Series. I adore Ivy's character. If you haven't read the other books of the series--I highly recommend that you read them because the characters have grown and developed through many challenges and life events. You could read this book as a stand-alone. However, there is so much depth to Ivy and Violet, created through earlier novels. I feel that you would miss too much that adds to the strength of this book. While I have enjoyed the faith-filled elements of this series--I feel that Ivy's faith, understanding, and trust in God are the most authentic and endearing. 

The Author Creates A Wonderful Romance for Ivy. Ivy's character feels real. Roth presents Ivy's mental health struggles and challenges genuinely but in a very inspirational and motivational way. As Ivy follows her calling from God--she finds so much beyond that calling in store for her. 

Would I Recommend Beyond Her Calling by Kellyn Roth? Ivy is undoubtedly my favorite character in this series--and her role in this novel was well executed, nicely paced, and so well written. I have enjoyed all of the books in this series, but this one is clearly my favorite. As always, I would recommend reading all of the series' books to appreciate the storyline and the emotions involved. This book is a must-read for fans of historical romances with Christian elements and character struggles that cross time. 


Book TitleAt Her Fingertips (The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy, Book 3) by Kellyn Roth
Category:  Adult Fiction (18 + yrs), 300 pages
Length: 9 hours and 7 minutes

Genre:  Christian Historical Romance
Publisher:  Wild Blue Wonder Press
Release date:   July 2021
Content Rating:  G: ​Clean for all audiences

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About the Book

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.

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Book TitleIvy Introspective (The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy, Book 2) by Kellyn Roth
Category:  Adult Fiction (18 + yrs), 256 pages
Length: 8 hours and 2 minutes

Genre:  Historical Women's Fiction
Publisher:  Wild Blue Wonder Press
Release date:   July 2020
Content Rating:  G: ​Clean for all audiences

About the Book

Ivy Knight lives her life in a blur of confusion as the world passes her by in a tumultuous melody. She isn’t the perfect daughter or student, but as long as she can be with her family, she doesn’t mind watching rather than living.

Mrs. Chattoway treasures both of her granddaughters now that they’re reunited. When Ivy’s parents enroll her in a Scottish school for unique children, she’s happy to chaperone.

​In a new place with a new guardian, Ivy discovers a special talent that helps her see the blurred world in a new way. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and Ivy becomes determined to find it—and help others do the same.
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Book TitleThe Dressmaker's Secret (The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy, Book 1) by Kellyn Roth
Category:  Adult Fiction (18 + yrs), 270 pages
Length: 7 hours and 58 minutes

Genre:  Historical Women's Fiction
Publisher:  Wild Blue Wonder Press
Release date:   January 2020
Content Rating:  G: ​Clean for all audiences

About the Book

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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Meet the Author

Kellyn Roth is a historical romance & women’s fiction author who writes about the empty places where hope has the most room to grow. Her novels include the inspirational Victorian family saga, The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy, and the Kees & Colliers series, which follows a broken family in the tumultuous years of the first half of the 20th century.

Kellyn is a student of the Author Conservatory, a virtual assistant, and a writing coach. When not building her author career, she is likely getting lost somewhere in the Pacific Northwest with her friends, watching period dramas and facetious comedies, or spending time with her husband.

connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook  ~ pinterest ~ instagram

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BEYOND HER CALLING (Chronicles of Alice and Ivy) Book Tour Giveaway


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