About the Book
Book: The Dressmaker’s Secret
Author: Kellyn Roth
Genre: Christian historical women’s fiction
Claire will stop at nothing to provide for her daughters. An unwed mother, she does everything possible to raise them whilst avoiding her scandalous past. Some secrets are best kept, even between mother and daughter. Alice longs for a father, especially if that means her mother will be happy. She takes matters into her own hands—but she never expected what she finds.
Despite her efforts to shelter her daughters, Claire’s ghosts rise up to haunt her, and any semblance of control over her life vanishes. If her secrets are uncovered, what will become of her family?
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About the Author
Kellyn Roth is a Christian historical women’s fiction & romance author from North-Eastern Oregon who has independently published multiple novels, the most notable being The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy series. You should definitely call her Kell.
Kell lives on family-owned property outside an unmemorable but historical town with her parents, two little brothers, arbitrary cat, precious border collies, a dozen cows, and lots of chickens. She also possesses a classic, vintage aesthetic which does not at all speak to her country girl side, but such is life.
When not writing, Kell likes to blog, teach writing to her various students, have day jobs which allow her to keep her car properly insured, and spend lavish amounts of money on Dairy Queen french fries.
More from Kellyn
The Dressmaker’s Secret by: Kellyn Roth is a Christian historical women’s fiction book. This is the first book that I have read by this author and I enjoyed it very much. This is the first book in the Chronicles of Alice and Ivy. This book starts out in 1862 in Yorkshire, England. We are given a prologue that starts to explain how Claire came to be an unwed mother. It then fast forwards 8 years to London England and you are quickly captivated by this story. You see 8 year old Alice wondering why she does not have a father. You also see Alice dealing with the fact that her twin Ivy is a bit different then she is. (which honestly tugged at my heart strings) Alice is determined to find out who her father is and decides to do a little bit of investigative work for herself. This book is written from an 8 year old POV, however there is some content that would make it appropriate for middle grade and above. The content is Claire being married previously and having the marriage annulled by her father.
I am not a England history expert - however what was written seemed to align with other books in similar settings. The author did an amazing job writing her characters. You feel very invested in them. Alice is a charmer, very smart and mature for her young age. Ivy will warm your heart. I loved Nettie and Claire the adults in the story.
This book is well written, has an intriguing story line. I hope to read more from this author. I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit Blogging program - all thoughts are my own.
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To celebrate her tour, Kellyn is giving away the grand prize package of a paperback copy of both The Dressmaker’s Secret and Ivy Introspective, as well as a $25 Amazon gift card!!
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