At Her Fingertips Blog Tour: Series Review and Character Interview

AFOPblogtour1

Hello lovelies! Today I am here with a special treat for you! My dear friend and author Kellyn Roth has just released her third book in her series! I have adored this series and . . . Oh wait. . . I should save that for the review. But first off, I am so proud and happy for her! I had the privilege of beta reading several of her books now and I love this series! Let me introduce it to you! 

No automatic alt text available.

You can Purchase the series here on amazon.  

 

My Review

I will break this series up by book briefly, but as a whole, I would like to review the series.

Book #1: The Dressmaker’s Secret 

This book is about the beginnings of Alice, Ivy and their mother. This books is rather unique in the standpoint that it is written mainly from the perspective of young Alice, who, if my memory is correct, is nine years old at the time of this writing.  Not many historical romances are told from the perspective of one so young and I found it refreshing, enjoyable and quite a treat. The humor was fabulous and I loved the twists and turns. Also, in general, I’m a huge historical fiction buff, and this reminded me of some of my favorite classics such as Elsie Dinsmore, Isabella Alden and Grace Livingston Hill.

Book #2: Ivy Introspective

This book is about Alice’s twin sister Ivy, who we met in book 1. Ivy is special and has what some today would consider a hard time learning the way most children do. Kellyn handled this subject very will, in my humble opinion and I appreciated getting inside of Ivy’s head and seeing how she works. I also just enjoy Ivy as a character and can relate to her more than I do to Alice, so this book was definitely one of my favorites.

Book #3: At Her Fingertips

THIS BOOK THO. I love getting to see a more grown up Alice! I adore Kirk as well, and seeing these two previous playfellows navigate the paths of growing up and learning that not everything is the way we always planned it. The romance in this one was awesome. Alice had an attitude of having it all worked out, but when it didn’t work out the way she had planned, her self assurance was definitely shaken. I loved seeing this character placed in a dilemma, it made it all the more real and I really enjoyed the torn-ness that they had to experience.

My overall thoughts on the series:

Overall, I love this series! I love that I can recommend this series to younger girls and they would still enjoy it. My little sister has also read them and she loves them! While some of the topics, especially in book one and three might be a little mature for super young girls, I think Kellyn handled them in a way that was appropriate for young teens. More on that in the content warning. The style is very special to me as I love the old fashioned feel, the large words, and general impression of a time gone by. Most writers, even of historical fiction these days tend to write with a very modern vocabulary and style, while Kellyn’s is much more similar to books published before the nineteen hundreds. And I love that about these books. I also love that the plots are quite deep, with lots of moving parts, a large cast of unique characters, each with their own personalities, and while there are some dramatic plot devices, the overall stories feel down to earth, readable, relatable, and enjoyable.

Content Warning: (highlight to read as this may include spoilers) In book one, Mrs. Knight was married to a man who was the father to her children. He didn’t know he was a father and their marriage was annulled so he married someone else. In book 3, there is mentions of a gentleman having relationships with other women outside of his wife and a son born out of wedlock. Everything is handled in a manner that leaves out the details and would be readable and clean.

 

Character Interview:

Because I love Ivy so much, I decided to interview her! And because book #4 is about her again. EEP! So excited!

1) Do you feel like your sister is bossy? Or do you enjoy her company?
 
Don’t be silly – Alice isn’t bossy! She just knows how to do things, of course. *frowns* Alice always helps me, of course, but she isn’t bossy. She’s my sister, and I love her more than anything in the world. Of course I enjoy her company! Other than Mother and perhaps Nettie, I can’t think of anyone I’d rather spend an afternoon with. She’s my best friend.
 
2) Do you ever wish you were like Alice? Or are you happy with your life the way it is?
 
I oftentimes wish I could be more like Alice, but I never will be. I’m just Ivy; nothing more, nothing less. I don’t know that I’m happy with it, exactly … but I’m content with it, and if I don’t think about it too much, I don’t wish I was Alice. I just wish I was a better Ivy.
 
3) Will there be another book about you?
 
Kellyn has told me that there will be a total of three books about Alice and three books about me. So far she’s only written Ivy Introspective and Beyond Her Calling, but there’s going to be another one. Kellyn hasn’t shared many details even with me yet, but I know it’s set in Scotland in 1890, and I’m going to get to work at McCale House or somewhat. I’ll be twenty-eight, which I suppose isn’t very old in the general scheme of things, but to me it seems a long way away. Also, I think it’s ridiculous to imagine me working anywhere, let alone at McCale House. What good could I possibly do there?
 
4) Do you have any dreams for you life?
 
Not exactly. I’d like to do something to help people … and I’d like to experience romance first hand, instead of reading about it in a book. But I doubt either of those things will happen. I don’t see how someone like me could help anyone, and of course no one will want to marry me, let alone love me like that. That only happens to the intelligent, bold women who stand out – like Jane Eyre and Elizabeth Bennet and … well, Alice. But not to me.
 
5) Are you happy with Alice’s fiancé?
 
Yes, of course! I won’t say who because I don’t want to ruin the book for anyone, but he is my best friend now. At first, I wasn’t exactly sure what to think, but after we’d sat down and had a chat about it – he was very nice; even asked me if I was willing for him to take Alice away – I felt better about it. He’s a prince, and I couldn’t ask for anything better for Alice. I’m just glad to see her happy. And really – it is so romantic and unexpected and special.
There you have it folks! I hope you enjoyed the review, the interview and that you will check out Kellyn’s books! I truly do love them and can’t wait to get a physical signed copy of book three to add to my collection!
Also. . . be sure to check out the giveaway she is hosting! There are some awesome goodies! Here are the pictures of all the different prizes! You can enter here, or by clicking on any of the images.
3rd Prize Graphic
2nd Prize Graphic
1st Prize Graphic
What do you think of the review? Would you read these books?
By God’s Grace,
Victoria
This post contains affiliate links. 

10 thoughts on “At Her Fingertips Blog Tour: Series Review and Character Interview

  1. Annnnndddd … I just now got around to commenting on everyone’s posts! This has been a bad couple weeks for getting things done! 😉

    Thank you soooo much for participating in the blog tour, Victoria! It’s always good to have some friends join up. 😀 This post was so sweet!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s