Saturday, October 29, 2022

Celebrate Lit Blog Tour: After Our Castle by Kellyn Roth

Book: After Our Castle

Author: Kellyn Roth

Genre: Historical Women’s Fiction

Release date: October, 2022

A year into a blissfully happy marriage, Violet Angel admits to a dose of skepticism. She’s not married, granted—but as the closest friend of the bride and groom, she feels she has a perspective no one but the people directly involved could have. There’s no such thing as a happy ending, and it’s only a matter of time before the castle in the sky plummets to earth.

If only Violet were always wrong instead of just mostly wrong. Ivy McAllen doesn’t believe she and her new husband are out of the honeymoon period—if they are, she isn’t going to admit it to herself—but there are certainly areas of adjustment that she hadn’t expected.

Changes at the village of Keefmore and in Ivy’s life lead to complications, and Violet spirals further and further from reality. When a castle in the sky turns to be more cloud than stronghold, finding a foothold proves to be more than a little difficult.


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Historical Fiction is an interesting genre to read.  After Our Castle by Kellyn Roth is Book 6 The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy series. I have read a couple of the books in this series and each one seems to do well as a Stand Alone book. I prefer to read books in order in a series, but if you are unable to, you won't be lost. 

Violet Angel has a bit of skepticism about her friends Ivy's marriage. She feels Ivy and her husband, Jordy, make a good couple, yet she feels their marriage is not solid, even after a year. Ivy doesn't see it the way her friend Violet does. Ivy is excited about growing their family one day, although her husband doesn't feel the same. Ivy feels her husband is too immersed in his work and she also thinks he might be hiding something. Violet begins to feel jealous of her friend Ivy and her marriage and it is causing Mental Health issues for her. Will Ivy and Jordy begin to grow closer in their marriage? Will Jordy or Violet reveal some truths to Ivy? 

I have to say I continue to enjoy this series and each book seems to get better and better!  The storyline captivated me from the first chapter. My favorite character in the book was Ivy. She seemed to be so sweet and loving. The Historical content and especially the Christian values in the book were fantastic. I HIGHLY recommend this book for anyone who is a fan of Christian Historical Fiction! WONDERFUL 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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After Our Castle was a book I didn’t think I would ever write. Oh, I considered writing a short story or two about the early years of Ivy and Jordy’s marriage, yes, but it wasn’t until last year that I decided that I would write a full-length novel.

Why did I hesitate? I’m writing a family saga, after all, and I plan on covering every stage of my characters’ lives in the 10+ books I’m planning (this being book 6). Well, I didn’t think there was anything to be discussed about Ivy and Jordy’s early married days, as there was with my other book couple, Alice and Peter. Nothing interesting, I thought, happens until 1890, eight years into their union. So why write about anything before then?

Then I realized just how much backstory I was packing into that book. And I realized that, for my writing style, there are so many little things that can add up into a book. And that became the story that is After Our Castle.

The novel wasn’t an easy one to write. It required a lot of subtlety and doesn’t precisely have the most perfect ending. But I knew, if I wanted to set up book 8, I would have to write the novel this way.

So here we go. Another book I wasn’t sure about–but that careful writing and even more careful editing, along with a lot of prayer, have turned into a story I’m actually rather proud of.

I hope you enjoy After Our Castle!

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To celebrate her tour, Kellyn is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a 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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Stormy Vixen said... Best Blogger Tips

After Our Castle sounds like book that I will really enjoy reading, thanks for sharing it with me!

Thanks for sharing your review, Kendra!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Richelle Leffler said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks , I need to check out all the books in this series.

Emma said... Best Blogger Tips

This sounds really good! It's an issue that needs to be discussion.

Debbie P said... Best Blogger Tips

I really like historical fiction and this sounds like a great read.

Roxanne C. said... Best Blogger Tips

After Our Castle sounds like a unique Christian historical.

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