It's book review day! Today's featured book is Ivy Introspective by Kellyn Roth. I "met" Kellyn when she joined my writers community, Noble Novels, a few years back. I say "met" because she is one of the many dear writers I have yet to meet offline and in person! Kellyn is not only an inspiration to me, but a lovely writer as well! Allow me to introduce you to her!
Kellyn Roth is a Christian historical women’s fiction & romance author from North-Eastern Oregon who loves border collies. A ranch girl with a love for storytelling, she’s been writing since she was seven and published since she was fourteen.
Kell lives in the country outside a small town in North-Eastern Oregon with her family, cat, and three puppy-dogs. When not writing, she teaches writing and talks about writing, but she also enjoys other things. She just can’t think of any right now.
Y'all! The girl has been published since she was FOURTEEN! How cool is that? I think it is fitting to say that she has become quite familiar with the self publishing route, so much so, that she is the founder of Reveries Co., a company that offers services to help you on your own self publishing journey! Definitely check it out if you are planning to self publish.
Now on to the book review!
In a world that doesn’t understand her, how can she grow?
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.
Ivy Introspective was a surprisingly charming story. From Ivy's steady growth to Mrs. Chattoway's heartfelt interactions, the story touched my heart. I was especially touched with Ivy's sweet connection to music. Being a musician myself, I know what it is like to be inspired by music and moved beyond words.
Kellyn has a unique style I would describe as a Jan Austen and Louisa May Alcott combo but with a modernized flair. She did a wonderful job portraying children with special needs in a way that was realistic and true to the time era. The plot felt a little slow sometimes, but overall the pacing was just right for a slice-of-life, historical novel.
Overall, I give this novel 3 stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️
This post is part of a blog tour for Ivy Introspective. Be sure to check out the other fun posts in the list below!
Beth Buckles - Book Spotlight - https://www.instagram.com/efbuckleswriter/
Michaela Bush - Book Review - https://tangledupinwriting.com
Riley Vallier - Book Review - https://aval2359.wixsite.com/storywell
Rebecca - Book Review - https://www.instagram.com/rebeccawashburnwriter/
Maya Joelle - Author Interview - https://mayajt.wordpress.com/
Tara - Book Review - www.instagram.com/towerintheplains
Eloria - Book Spotlight - https://eloriascreativefishworld.wordpress.com/
Merie Shen - Interview with Jordy McAllen- https://imperialscribis.wordpress.com/
Bethany Rose - Book Review - https://wildrosejournal.com/
Kaitlyn S. - Book Spotlight - https://www.maidensformodesty.com
SJ Barnard - Book Review - https://sjbarnard.blog/
Megan - Book Spotlight - https://perfectpossibilities.wordpress.com/
June - Book Spotlight - https://authorjunemccraryjacobs.blogspot.com/
Ryana Lynn Miller - Book Review - www.lifeofheritage.com
Eva Joy - Author Interview - www.classicsandcraziness.wordpress.com
Loretta Marchize - Book Review - https://lorettamz.com/
Alicia - Book Spotlight - https://www.instagram.com/aliciagruggieri/
Jane Mouttet - Book Review - https://janemouttet.wordpress.com/
Tarissa - Book Review - http://inthebookcase.blogspot.com/
Hannah M. - Author Interview - https://tinytownstories.wordpress.com/
Ruth - Book Spotlight - https://ruths-real-life.blogspot.com/
Jana - Book Spotlight - https://reviewsfromthestacks.wordpress.com/
Abigail Harris - Book Spotlight - http://readreviewrejoice.com/
Hanne - Book Review - losingthebusyness.wordpress.com
Maddie - Book Spotlight - https://www.instagram.com/hotchocconfess/
Holly - Book Review - https://holly-christine.wixsite.com/adventure
Kylie Hunt - Author Interview - https://www.instagram.com/thefilmdirectorswife/
Kim - Book Spotlight - https://instagram.com/all.the.lovely.pages
Abigail - Book Review - https://novelsdragonsandwardrobedoors.blogspot.com/
Until next time, adventure is out there!