This week, I’m a part of a blog tour for Kellyn Roth’s new book, Beyond Her Calling. Please read through the very end of this article, because there’s lots of good stuff heading your way, including a giveaway opportunity that I’m sure you’re going to love.
FTC DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from Reveries Co. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts and opinions.
Sweet. Charming. Idyllic. Classy. Faith-filled. Romantic (in a sweet way). Scottish charm.
These are just a few terms that define Beyond Her Calling, book four in the Chronicles of Alice and Ivy series. I haven’t read the previous three books, so while I enjoyed this one immensely, I did feel I had missed a few things by coming in late. My remedy for this? Saving up money to purchase the full series in paperback and reading from the beginning.
All right, so I have to talk about the setting next. Who wouldn’t love to hop the pond to Scotland right now? Well, look no further than this book for that virtual journey. The atmosphere definitely had some Gaelic charm, and the dialect was written beautifully and added much depth to the story. Is it okay if I start dreaming in Scot? Because that accent might be stuck in my head for a while! (That’s a delicious problem to have, by the way, for an accent-addicted gal like me. [quiet shout:] I love accents of all sorts, y’all!) The sheep, cows, pastures, barns, stores, people, small-town vibe, and general atmosphere were amazing and made me feel as if I could step out of my house and into a little Scottish town. Too bad that didn’t happen during the week I was reading this book. (Aw, shucks!)
This story kicked off with an emotional lurch, which I loved dearly. Emotional stories and I understand each other well, and I was thrilled that this one would speak to my emotion-loving heart. I laughed, huffed (at Violet, which you’ll understand well once you read this one), wept (for at least three different reasons), and sighed very happily. All the great feelings were present and active in this one, folks. Definitely a keeper on the emotion side of things!
There were many quotes I adored in this story. This one might just be my favorite:
Y’all, I have so been there! Some books just irritate me to death… but they still manage to hook me in till I have to continue reading to see what all happens. Can you relate to that at all? Because I totally understood this bit of dialogue from sheer personal experience (though not from this book, as it did not irritate me).
Fans of Dianne Price’s Thistle series will adore this book!
Be sure to head over to Kellyn’s blog to catch the blog tour from the beginning. There are loads of great articles about this book, each one bringing a different outlook.
Just make certain you come back to finish reading this article on Writing to Inspire, as you haven’t yet reached the GIVEAWAY link.
About Beyond Her Calling
Jordy McAllen has just returned to Scotland after his education in London. Though he has accomplished a lot for a farm lad such as himself, he fears that what everyone has always said about him may be true: he won’t really make a good doctor. Determined to prove himself, Jordy snatches up the opportunity to become the doctor in the village of Keefmore near his parents’ farm.
Helping Jordy with his work at Keefmore seems like the perfect opportunity for Ivy. Still, she doubts herself. Is there a purpose to Ivy’s life?
About the Author
Find out more on her website: https://kellynrothauthor.com/