Blurb for: At Her Fingertips (Book Three, featured novel)
Alice Knight is looking forward to her debut as it means she will be able to carry out her plan. She will have her first Season in London, she will meet her husband, and she will marry him. However, Alice struggles to make her feelings reconcile with her goals.
Alice is sure that, if she can only cling to her plans, she will manage without help from anyone — including God. A childhood friend returning unexpectedly, a charming gentleman who is not all he should be, and an American author with strange ideas about life all make her question the plan.
With the life she longs for at her fingertips, can Alice grasp it?
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Kirk’s feelings lingered somewhere between excited and nervous as the carriage left the train station behind and began the drive back to Pearlbelle Park. He didn’t doubt he could do his job—he doubted he could maintain a calm face when he met her again, after all these years.
How had she changed? She was almost eighteen now. That was quite different from twelve, especially in a woman. Did she remember him—and furthermore, did she remember him fondly? Of course she did. He’d bet his life on it.
He wasn’t willing to think about the class difference between them. After all, if it hadn’t mattered to her then, why should it matter to her now? Still, it nipped at the back of his mind like a badly-behaved puppy, demanding attention he had no wish to give.
Mr. Knight cleared his throat, and Kirk jerked his gaze from the window to his employer’s face. “When we arrive, I want to introduce you to the staff before you leave for the day. I won’t need you again until tomorrow, when I’d like to ride around the estate. I know you’re familiar with the land, but it won’t hurt for you to become better-accustomed to it. We’ll have plenty of business to discuss.”
Kirk nodded. He kept his hands on his thighs, gripping the legs of his trousers, and stared straight ahead of him, barely hearing Mr. Knight’s words. If he was honest with himself, he’d admit that not listening to his employer’s agenda for the next few days was a bad idea, but could Mr. Knight, knowing Alice as he did, really blame him for thinking only of—
The carriage jerked over a rut, snapping Kirk out of his reverie and Mr. Knight out of his train of thought.
“That’s another thing—I need to have this road graded. Could you write that down for me, Manning?”
“Of course.” Kirk pulled out a small notebook and scribbled it down next to ‘Johnson’s farm,’ ‘Peregrine’s colt,’ and ‘fence reparation between Wall’s and Kennedy’s.’
He’d learned while getting reacquainted with Mr. Knight and his methods in London over the last fortnight that it was good to have something to write on with him at all times. Mr. Knight had a brain that worked just like a semicolon; he was forever remembering something new that needed doing and asking Kirk to write it down.
Honestly, he was enjoying himself. After years of boarding school and then college, he felt ready to be out in the world, doing something useful that could provide for his mother and sister. Especially now that they were alone.
For a moment, grief overpowered him. Jim Manning had been a good father. But, though Kirk missed him, he was also glad the man no longer had to suffer.
The gates opened to the long drive of Pearlbelle Park, allowing the carriage to roll through. Mr. Knight glanced out the window and shouted for the carriage to halt. The horses jerked up, and Mr. Knight stepped out. Kirk sat with paper and pencil stub still in his hand. Why had they stopped?
Blurb for the first book in the series The Dressmaker’s Secret (Book One)
After a r
evealing conversation with the first children of her age she’s ever met, curious eight-year-old Alice Chattoway realizes that one ought to have a father … and she doesn’t. Having determined that his absence is making her mother unhappy, Alice resolves to find him and create a family for herself.
However, Alice’s mother, Miss Chattoway, is reluctant to answer any questions posed about a man she’d much rather forget. While Alice investigates, Miss Chattoway tries to balance her own spiritual turmoil with her need to be both mother and provider to her daughters.
Will Alice ever unravel her mother’s secrets? Can Miss Chattoway let go of the past to reach for the future?
Blurb for the second book in the series Ivy Introspective (Book Two)
Trapped in a world where she doesn’t belong, twelve-year-old Ivy struggles to keep her head above water as her simplicity is brought to light by her new position as a young lady growing up at Pearlbelle Park.
After much thought, Ivy’s parents decide to send her to McCale House, a boarding school in Scotland for girls and boys like her. However, scared and worried away from her beloved mother, sister, and nurse, Ivy can’t seem to focus.
Will Ivy ever learn what Dr. McCale is trying to teach her? Or will she remained lost in her own mind forever?
Kellyn Roth was born and lives on a cattle ranch in North-Eastern Oregon. Always fascinated with telling stories, she created crazy games to play with her little brothers as a child. Today, she writes Christian and Historical Fiction with a focus on truth and family. Find out more about her and her novels at kellynrothauthor.com
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