*facedesk* I was Suppose To Do A Blog Tour, Wasn’t I?

Hey, so, I guess this is where I say that I am a terrible blogger and forgot to review the book of one of my favorite authors.

2019 Kees & Colliers Blog Tour

66313391_653202655181093_4122935829817458688_nAbout the wonderful author: Kellyn Roth, Author: insightful fiction, unhesitating truth Kellyn Roth is a Christian & historical author from North-Eastern Oregon. Kell is a ranch girl, homeschool graduate, proud sister of four, proud auntie of five, and owner of two goofy border collies, two presumptuous cats, and a very active betta fish. Check out her website, kellynrothauthor.com, for more info.

Website ~ BlogReveries CoCoach Kell

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest: @ReveriesofRuby

 

And since I may not have this blog tour done in time, I assume you at least want the giveaway, right?

Well, here it is:

 

Prize One: THE LADY OF THE VINEYARD and FLOWERS IN HER HEART in paperback & a cool FLOWER NECKLACE. Prize Two: THE LADY OF THE VINEYARD in paperback & FLOWERS IN HER HEART and FROM NOW ’TIL FOREVER in ebook

ENTER HERE!!!

The Books, Blurbs, Links, and Reviews:

The Lady of the Vineyard

The Lady of the Vineyard

Is it too late for Adele to return to her daughter’s life?

When her ex-husband reappears in her life determined to spend more time with their child, Adele Collier allows him to take Judy to France for the summer. As the summer goes by, an internal battle rages in Adele’s heart. Can she give up her glamorous lifestyle to win her daughter’s heart?

Six-year-old Judy is more than happy to trade Adele’s neglect for her father’s adoring care. She loves his vineyard and wishes she could stay there forever, but someday she must return to England. Can Judy trust her mother again?

“A great story about love, emotional turmoil, and the desire to set things right.” ~Long and Short Reviews

“A whimsically beautiful and heartwarming story.” ~Faith L. Potts, author of Dandelion Dust

FURTHER INFO:

Published Before?: Yes

Changes to New Version: rewritten (went from 15,000 words to 40,000 words), new cover

Cleanness Levels: parental guidance suggested // 12+ (mentions of divorce, mentions of attraction between a once-married couple, a brief mention of a miscarriage, lots of arguing)

Published: June 1st, 2019

My Review of The Lady Of The Vineyard:

I’ve read this book before the rewrites and after Kellyn Roth reworked it I had the privilege to beta read this heartbreaking story with an end unlike any other book. Not only did the author take on a rarely written era she did so with insight that does her credit. It’s truly impressive and well done. Not that it isn’t sad, which it is very much so. You see the longing on the little girl on the cover? That’s what you’ll feel reading this; longing for Judy to be with her family and happy.

And we get to read about none other then the wonderful Troy Kee!!! He is so sweet and caring and perfect, yeah lots of perfectness in this series, I know! And see Holt, sweet guy!

If you read it before read it again! If you’re new to the series be sure to check it out, a read worth rereading. 😉

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review and am truly happy to provide it.

Goldfish Secrets

Goldfish Secrets

Judy only has one friend: her goldfish, Marlie.

With Marlie gone, who can Judy rely on?

Goldfish Secrets is the short story prequel to The Lady of the Vineyard.

My Review of Goldfish Secrets:

So sad and sweet and sad! Wonderful little read!

Flowers in Her Heart

Flowers in Her Heart

Can Adele change her entire lifestyle to be a mother to her babies?

When her husband goes off to war, Adele feels lost and confused. In a new, less-than-ideal place in a frightening, less-than-ideal time, she flees to the garden with her daughters, determined to make their new house a home, even if it is from the outside in.

Battered by her own inner turmoil and scoffed at by those close to her, Adele seeks to make something beautiful amidst chaos. But can even the most beautiful flowers cover the years of scars?

“So sweet, so true, and so downright good.” ~Angela R. Watts, author of Seek

“A fantastic story about family, faith, and a search for beauty and truth.” ~Goodreads Reviewer

FURTHER INFO:

Published Before?: Yes

Changes to New Version: title changed from “Flowers,” rewritten (went from 10,000 words to 35,000 words), new cover

Cleanness Levels: parental guidance suggested // 12+ (mentions of a woman having a bad past, mentions of miscarriage, mentions of a married couple sharing a bed)

Published: July 1st, 2019

My Review of Flowers In Her Heart:

After reading the first version I was so excited to find out the author was rewriting Flowers.
And this rewritten story? It is spectacular! All of the emotions and the hurt that is in the whole family . . . Each of the characters are struggling with their own problems and griefs when Troy goes to war. Reading about Adele as she gets a footing as a better mother is wonderful. We see her struggle to grow and let go of the pain of her past and mistakes. And her and her mother having the feelings they do toward each other makes life so much harder, but the ending is beyond perfect!

And there is little Judy, my heartbreaks for her and the worry surrounding her along with the tense feelings between the ladies of the house. The poor girl!

But Troy and Adele at the end? It was just a sweet awe moment that made the whole book worth reading with the pain and all.

And it has TROY … NEED I SAY MORE?!!?!!?

Truthfully this was just so perfect and Adele was so so . . . Grown up for her and the thoughts she has coupled with her decision is a PERFECT mix! This is a need to read and it ties in nicely with the other books in the series. The cover is so beautiful!!! The people on the cover are what I imagine the characters to look like and the colors are so fitting.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review and am truly happy to provide it.

From Now ‘Til Forever

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The war is over, but it’s not as easy coming home as he anticipated.

Troy Kee doesn’t know how he’ll settle back into life with his family after WWII, but he’s determined to do so. He feels that if he can just get his family back to their vineyard in France, everything will be all right. But his wife has other plans.

This charming novelette finale to the Kees & Colliers series highlights the difficulties of returning home after a war.

FURTHER INFO:

Published Before?: Never

Cleanness Levels: parental guidance suggested // 10+ (brief mention of miscarriage, brief mention of pregnancy)

Publishing: August 1st, 2019

My Review of From Now ‘Til Forever:

Oh goodness! This was so sweetly adorable! Judy and Cammy with Troy and Adele were a family that was finally becoming a family after many hardships. A little shorter than I like for stories but still long enough to be enjoyable this was wonderful and I am sure you’ll enjoy the novelette if you have read the rest of the series.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review and am truly happy to provide it.

 

Souls Astray

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Adele has been lost for a long time now …

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 care 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?

“A tragic, well-crafted story of romance, family dynamics, and pain in the years between WW1 and WW2.” ~Jana Tenbrook

Souls Astray is a heartrending novel, full of poignant themes and topics that are important even today. It is a captivating read and will leave you wanting more.” ~Michaela Bush

FURTHER INFO:

Published Before?: No

Cleanness Levels: 13+ only (full content review here)

Published: May 2019

My Review of Souls Astray:

Genre: WWI, Historical, Romance, Drama, Christian fiction.

My Rating: 5 stars.

My Recommendation: 16 up for romance.

My Favorite character/s: In this whole series I’ve loved Troy . . . But, I was really a fan of Adele, sure, I felt bad for her and didn’t care for her this novel brought her to light as a wounded girl who grew into a woman that though she didn’t know she wanted it she needed to be love. Seeing Adele in Souls Astray made me love her and see even more that she wasn’t just a harsh woman in The Woman Of The Vineyard, it showed her as a hurt woman who needed forgiveness.

My Verse for Adele is Matthew 11:28

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (King James Version.)

Troy is the kind of guy that you can’t help liking. Follows God, loved his little girl, and puts up with cranky Harrington. Pretty much he’s a wonderful character, he’s my favorite character of the series second to Judy who is completely adorable!

My Verse for Troy is Ephesians 5:25

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;(King James Version.)

My Thoughts: I loved the insight into characters that I’ve enjoyed reading about in the other books of the series, Souls Astray was likely the saddest of the series and I wanted to throw my book but alas I was reading on my kindle and that wouldn’t have ended well so I resisted the urge plus it would have made me lose my place if my kindle shut off. And that ending was so HEARTBREAKING!!! Poor poor Troy! Poor Adele! And poor Judy! And if my review didn’t convince you to try the book just look at the beautiful cover and I’m sure you’ll be convinced!

I received this book in exchange for my honest review and am truly happy to provide it . . . Having an ARC before the book released is amazing.

 

And if you survived all five reviews, I hope you enjoyed the blog post, checked out the giveaway, and followed Kell on at least one of her social accounts!

Which of the reviews was you favorite? Have you read any of these books? Thanks for reading! I’m hoping to do another author tour next month; whose an author you would like to see on tour?

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