About the Book-
In a world that doesn’t understand her, how can she grow?
Ivy Knight lives her life in a blur of confusion as the world passes her by in a tumultuous melody. She isn’t the perfect daughter or student, but as long as she can be with her family, she doesn’t mind watching rather than living.
Mrs. Chattoway treasures both of her granddaughters now that they’re reunited. When Ivy’s parents enroll her in a Scottish school for unique children, she’s happy to chaperone.
In a new place with a new guardian, Ivy discovers a special talent that helps her see the blurred world in a new way. There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and Ivy becomes determined to find it—and help others do the same.
Previous books in this series:
This was such a sweet book! I didn’t know how much I would like reading a book from the perspective of Ivy, since I enjoyed Alice’s so much; however, it was done super well! It never felt slow or stilted, and I actually really fell in love with Ivy’s narration style!
Overall, I think I liked this story line better than Alice’s (from book 1): the storyline and narrative was a lot more internal (i.e., happening inside Ivy’s head, rather than spoken by Alice). The overall growth and development was also really satisfying to read, and I just really liked it overall! Ivy is just so precious and 🥺 I just love her story.
I also really liked the perspective of Mrs. Chattoway: Ivy’s grandmother in this book! We didn’t really see much of her in the previous book at all, and it was so nice to get to know her! Hopefully she makes an appearance in future books, because I would love to see her life continue on.
Just like the last one, this book covered some pretty serious topics with a lot of tact and compassion: this one included talks of suicide, domestic abuse, and mental health, which is so so rarely discussed about in Christian fiction! I enjoyed that so much and I think it is so needed in this space!
I also loved the Christian message presented in the book: it was fairly deeply presented, which I’m not always a fan of (sometimes the Gospel is presented, but it feels unnatural and stilted and written for the sake of having the gospel in), but this one was well done and I loved it!
Finally, I lOVVVVVVVVVVVVED Violet’s character and Violet and Ivy’s relationship! Their friendship was just so sweet, and Ivy is just so pure and I just love the two of them together! I can’t wait to see Violet come back in book 4.
Overall, this was a really sweet book! Again, it’s in the women’s fiction genre, which I like, because there is a bit of pretty serious content that might not be suitable for young readers, but I really enjoyed reading it! I look forwards to seeing where these characters go in the future!
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion; I was not required to write a positive review.
About the Author-
Kellyn Roth is a Christian historical women’s fiction & romance author from North-Eastern Oregon who loves border collies. A ranch girl with a love for storytelling, she’s been writing since she was seven and published since she was fourteen.
Kell lives in the country outside a small town in North-Eastern Oregon with her family, cat, and three puppy-dogs. When not writing, she teaches writing and talks about writing, but she also enjoys other things. She just can’t think of any right now.