Monday, June 13, 2022

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: Souls Astray by Kellyn Roth

Book: Souls Astray

Author: Kellyn Roth

Genre: Historical Women’s Fiction

Release date: April 5, 2022

Adele Collier has sought a carefree lifestyle ever since her tragic childhood. Determined to never allow anyone or anything to control her life or emotions again, she consistently seeks distraction in gaiety. But shaking her ghosts isn’t as easy as she’d like.

Troy Kee has been alone in the world since the Great War took his parents and left him in charge of his younger sister. When she marries, he’s left to seek after his goal of a healthy, complete family. But how can he focus on his dream when trouble plagues his family vineyard?

When Adele and Troy meet, a whirlwind romance begins—but can two lost souls have a healthy relationship?


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Historical Fiction is an interesting genre to read. I have read one other book by Kellyn Roth and I was very interested in reading more. Souls Astray by Kellyn Roth is Book 1 in the Kees and Colliers Series. 

The time is after WW1. Lives and Families were drastically changed due to the War. Adele Collier had a very rough and tragic childhood and is determined to have a much happier life as an adult. She finds it isn't easy to learn to trust because of her childhood. Troy Kee lost both of his parents because during Wartime. He has been raising his little sister since they died. He is looking forward to one day having a healthy and happy of his own, once his sister leaves the nest. He is worried his dreams won't come true because the Family Vineyard needs a lot of attention and care. Adele and Troy meet and there is instant Romance. They both know there is quite a bit of Baggage in the relationship from both sides. Can Adele and Troy overcome the differences and baggage? Will there be a healthy relationship between the couple? 

WOW, what a way to start a new series. I will admit the book did start off a little slow, but by Chapter 2 it picked up. I couldn't put the book down once I really caught onto the storyline. Adele is a determined woman who experienced so much, that it seems she has to "overprotect" herself from others. Troy is very protective of his sister and only wants the best for her. He matured quickly due to being a caregiver for his sister at an early age. He is a Christian and is disappointed when he finds out Adele is not a Christian. He really wants to LOVE her, but also wants a Christian Marriage. I really enjoyed this book and do recommend it. It is a book of Heartbreak, Loss, Faith, LOVE and Family. I am looking forward to future books in this Series. FANTASTIC BOOK!

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 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.


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Hello everyone!

First, I wanted to thank you all for checking out this blog tour! In this fast-paced world, the fact that you took a moment out of your day to read this is actually a pretty big honor. I appreciate you checking out my little book and taking the time to read my introduction.

Souls Astray was the book I wrote when my granddad died. We were very close, and at the time he died, I was a lonely teenager, recently graduated from high school and unsure of my next step. I was heartbroken by his death – it felt like the nail in the coffin of my family, and it felt a little like he was the last person who believed in me.

This wasn’t true, but my, did it feel my dramatic self with lots of thoughts! I poured those into the book, writing it all in about three weeks, and then I spent the next few years revising it.

This book (and the other novels in its series) are of a different tone than my usual books. Even though I delve into difficult topics in all my stories – such as grief and loss, miscarriage, assault, serious mental health issues – this story somehow ended up with a tone I don’t think I could replicate if I tried.

This was the story I wrote out of my own grief and desperation, my own feeling that my world was falling apart. It’s like sharing a piece of my own heart to share it. Though Adele and Troy had very different journeys than mine, which is pretty peachy compared to their lives, I still relate to them.

This was also the first book I didn’t dedicate to a real person – the dedication ended up being inspired by a song, actually, which was comforting to me during this time: God Only Knows by For King & Country. “For the lonely, for the ashamed, the misunderstood, and the ones to blame. What if we could start over?”

Thank you again for your time!

Kellyn Roth

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To celebrate her tour, Kellyn is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a paperback copy of the book!!

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

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Bea LaRocca said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you for sharing your wonderful review of Souls Astray, this sounds like an excellent read and I am looking forward to it

slehan said... Best Blogger Tips

Good book for Summer reading.
Thanks for the contest.

Roxanne C. said... Best Blogger Tips

There certainly were a lot of changes in the world after WWI. Adele and Troy will have to adapt, but at least Troy has his faith.

Caryl Kane said... Best Blogger Tips

Kendra, Thank you for sharing your excellent review! Souls Astray sounds like a must read.

marisela zuniga said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the book cover, it loos great

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