Friday, September 8, 2023

New Release Book Spotlight & Review - Like a Ship on the Sea by Kellyn Roth


Title: Like a Ship on the Sea

Series: The Hilton Legacy

Genre: Christian Historical Romance

Subgenres: Women’s Fiction / Victorian-Era Romance / Gilded-Era Romance

Launch Date: Tuesday, September 5th, 2023

ISBN: 978-1-7341685-9-4


If God asks you to confront a storm, how dare you stay in the harbor?


Lady Mary Cassidy O’Connell has a dream that can be summed up in three connecting ideas: a loving husband, adorable children, and a home of her own. Her mother’s lack of care makes life difficult for Cassie, and an escape is necessary. The plan? Marry Aubrey Montgomery, the man her parents have chosen for her, and find the peace she craves.


Unfortunately, Cassie is uneasy about marrying Aubrey. Her apprehension grows as she witnesses her dearest friend’s loving marriage take place. At this wedding, she catches the eye of Patrick Hilton, son of a wealthy American. Like Cassie, he’s also set to marry a woman chosen by his parents—only, Patrick claims, he is content with this choice.


Torn between her desire for happiness and the knowledge that God is leading her in a different direction, Cassie confronts the impossible decision. Is a loveless marriage of obligation better than being alone, or will she set sail on a voyage without a safe harbor?


Like a Ship on the Sea is the first novel in The Hilton Legacy, a stand-alone trilogy featuring characters from the author’s first series, The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy.


                                 ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kellyn Roth is a historical romance & women’s fiction author who writes stories to share hope in life’s storms. Her novels include the inspirational Victorian family saga, The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy, and the Kees & Colliers series, which follows a broken family in the tumultuous years of the first half of the 20th century.

Kellyn is a student of the Author Conservatory and a writing coach. When not building her author career or her indie-author-helping business, Wild Blue Wonder Press, she is likely getting lost somewhere in the Pacific Northwest with her friends, watching period dramas and facetious comedies, or spending time with her husband.

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My Review

Lady Mary Cassidy O'Connel at her family estate, Pearlbelle Park is courting Mr. Montgomery a suitor chosen by her parents in an arranged marriage. She knows he is not the husband for her. The Lord is leading her somewhere else, but does she have the courage to follow HIM.

Cassidy becomes friends with Patrick Helton's younger sisters and later with him. Patrick is also caught up in an understanding with his parents for an arranged marriage with Blanche who he has mixed feelings about, but feels trapped because of his obligation to his parents.

The story is about true faith in God to lead you on the right path and to honor his choice for you. Choosing to follow God first even though some of the choices can be painful.

The characters were well-developed with many layers. I especially liked Cassidy who at times struggled with making a choice but was a good influence. She cared more about serving others. The story has some heart-wrenching issues but also has a happy ending. Highly recommended.

I received an ARC from the author and voluntarily chose to review it. All opinions are my own.

The Giveaway


US-Only Giveaway: a signed paperback copy of Like a Ship on the Sea, a themed candle, two bookmarks, three character art prints, a themed charm bracelet, and extra special bonus scenes.


International Giveaway: an ebook copy of Like a Ship on the Sea, extra special bonus scenes, a themed phone wallpaper, and the first chapter of book 2.


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