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 pa ...more
You see, I know I have some younger readers, so I wanted you all to know ... this may not be a good book for you to read if you're under the age of about fifteen, though that's up to you (or your parents).
I've decided to copy my author's note below, which will be at the beginning of every edition of this novel.
You’re about to enter a book tha ...more
But this heartbreaking story needed to be told and read, and indeed about two souls astray. It's an old tale, too- the bad girl and the good boy; something always has to give, and ...more
This story tackles a topic that Christian audiences tend to shy from, and it was handled tastefully!
Adele, the main character, leads a rather un-moralistic lifestyle in the roaring 20’s, and the story follows her as she finds her own way in the world and tries to find who she is. It also follows the story of Troy, a man yearning for a family, all alone in the world. Together, it is a fast-paced, wild romance that tells a story of how imperfect people can still be worth loving. I’m really no ...more
Well written ...more
I have a love-hate relationship with prequels and this is the prime example of why. I absolutely loved seeing Adele and Troy's life stories. I had wondered how exactly it all went down leading up to The Lady of the Vineyard, so I was pumped to learn about it first hand. But goodness gracious, my emotions!! were all over the place!! ahhhhh!!! Because I knew where they ended up at the beginning of TLotV and thus I knew the whole thing was going too well and then I was SA ...more
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 ha ...more
Now by clean I don't mean squeaky-clean. I mean that none of Kell's stories contain graphic, explicit, or even detailed in the least content. Sure, this entire book is literally a ...more
Cean, very well written, but the story crushed my heart! It was so hard to see everyone go through this. It was... emotional. I can't cry for books or movies, but I almost cried reading this.
I DID enjoy it - not like having fun enjoyed it, but it was a good book.
And I must read the Lady of the Vineyard. MUST READ IT.
Honestly, I had no idea what to rate this. It had my emotions, attention, my heart -- and even though it wasn't an easy read, it deserves five sta ...more
I think I could have enjoyed the story a lot more if adult Troy had made more sense as a character, but I couldn't muster up much sympathy for him. While he seems to be intended as a wholesome, upright character, to me he came across as emotionally inconsistent and c ...more
I could definitely feel where this book was going. I like how it defies the concept that all books must end happily to resolve as a book should. Nope. It ended, it had fabulous plotting and storytelling, but it did not end in an unrealistic "happily ever after." I was thankful that this book portrayed sin for what it is, while telling a wonderful if not beautifully painful story. ...more
Kellyn Roth is a Christian historical women's fiction and romance author. Sound boring? Well, she includes lots of adorable children and mischievous animals—as well as a generous dose of BBC-style drama.
Kell lives on a ranch in North-Eastern Oregon with her family, crazy border collies, conceited fluffy cat, and assorted cows and chickens.
Other than authoring, she blogs, teaches young writers to...more