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The Lady of the Vineyard
Six year old Judy is mo ...more
This story, from its fun, endearing characters to its important themes, is really dear to my heart.
TLOTV is available on Amazon Kindle and Paperback. You can read more about it on my website.
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Judy is basically the most endearing, realistically painted 6 yr. old I’ve read about. I was enchanted ever since the bunny slippers.
Adele takes some getting used to but I ended up loving her too. You can sympathize with her immaturity while still disliking her.
Troy was basically the sweetest husband.
The true meaning of love, though not exactly a theme, was a very clear message.
The ending was a little sudden maybe a bit rough, ...more
This was a sweet story. It was very fast paced and I think I had a hard time figuring what exactly was happening so suddenly, but I enjoyed it.
Oh, and I still don't know what era it's from.
Thank you Kellyn.
Is this cover not beautiful?!?! Seriously, it's just precious! Judy looks like Shirley Temple, and that alone will make me love a book... :)
This book was so sweet! I enjoyed the love Judy's daddy showed for her. Judy was a sweet little girl who I wanted to hug. Adele made me mad at times. The ending was sweet. This quick little read will leave you with all the feels!
There was one thing that bugg ...more
WARNING: May contain minor spoilers.
Story-wise, this book was pretty good. It seemed to go kinda quickly, but hey, it's a novella, you can only have so many words. ;) Judy was sweet, and very accurately portrayed. The way she acted and spoke was very characteristic of a 6 year old. Adele was a good character, in terms of depth. And Troy was sweet as well, and I liked his and Judy's relationship.
The main issue I found, was legally. If Adele and Troy are legally divorced (whi ...more
This is a heart-warming novella about reconnecting broken family ties and leaves you feeling happy. There is some telling not showing here but overall I enjoyed reading this. I received a copy of this book in exchanged for my honest review.
Judy - she was adorable and so sweet!!
Adele - a beautiful name! Thank goodness she understood her errors!
Troy - Aw! Loved him!! I love how he kept saying "I guess" in the last chapter!!
Henry - *tries not to gag* :D
I did like it! Historical books are always nice!
One kiss from an unmarried couple. Talk about people being divorced.
I really liked it!! I enjoyed it a lot more than this author's other series. Other than the fact this is ...more
Such a whimsically beautiful and heartwarming story! If you're a lover of historical novellas or 1930s European settings, this is one you won't want to miss. :D
I read this book in an afternoon and I really enjoyed reading Judy and her parents' story. :) The characters were so great!
Judy was a sweet, precious child. I adored her and Troy's relationship (and their first meeting!).
Troy was a nice guy, probably my favorite character, and I loved the way he stood up to Adele.
Adele was ...more
Overall I have to say I didn't think this book was quite as well written as Kellyn's other books, and the ending felt a bit rushed, but it was a very fun and easy read.
I love Judy (view spoiler)[and Adele's change of ...more
Aside from the fact that the story seemed to come to a close quickly, I think it was an enjoyable little volume. I would highly recommend it for 8-13 year olds.
The one thing that really bothered me was the formatting. It was really hard to read because the paragraphs w ...more
I was really excited to read this book
Even if you've seen my status updates or not, it would be obvious that I devoured this book in one sitting. I finished it in an hour and that was because I was easily drawn into this book. I came out with wanting to read more of the author's books. This is a book I'd want on my bookshelf: *adds to my buy-books-online-2018 goodreads shelf*
Onto t ...more
I really liked the twists and turns and thought they were well done. (view spoiler)[ I did find Adele’s turn back to Troy very predictable, but it was done nicely; it seemed practical and realistic. (hide spoi ...more
I was fairly certain it wasn't going to be a book I would love and I was proved right. This is a story of an adult woman finally growing up.
My heart broke for the emotionally drain child, missing her fat ...more
I've now read both of her official books, this one and The Dressmaker's Secret, and although this is a novella and much shorter (which makes it much harder to develop the characters, make the plot not seem as rushed etc.) I have to say I think this is my new favorite of her books.
The characters ...more
I thought Adele was a very understandable character, even when she wasn't very likeable, and the little things that she didn't always understand about herself gave me hope for her even when she was at her worst. Little Judy tugged at my heartstrings from t ...more
I was a beta-reader, and I found very few faults. I believe most of my comments were more 'wow' then 'what'. Her characters come to life in this far-too-short story. Kell, write more. Right now. I demand it.
If you are considering reading this, then stop considering, because you j ...more
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 ...more
Wow. This novella is amazing! I loved Judy and her father. However I don’t think Adele (Judy’s mother) was really keeping Judy away from her father. The book did say that Adele invited him to come to see Judy, but he always refused… That part I didn’t understand. (Kell if you’re reading this, maybe you can give me an answer? XD 😉 ) I also thought Colette sounded too old for her age.
My heart broke for Judy, having only the love of he ...more
This was a sweet little story! Not my favorite in the world, but sweet.
Jane of Lantern Hill feel
Now, this sounds really weird to me, so I'm sure it sounds even weirder to you guys. But The Lady of the Vineyard reminded me a lot of L.M. Montgomery's Jane of Lantern Hill. The mother and father who wouldn't speak to each other, the odd, but lovable house, and the sunsets and the sea. The plot was similar too. And I really, really enjoyed Jane of Lantern Hill, so this made T ...more
What an emotional journey.
It all began with the characters.
Little Judy stole my heart despite sometimes sounding older than six. Her plight was easy to connect with and empathize over. Adele was harder to love, but her growth was, perhaps, the most noteworthy. She did grow on me, carving out space in my reader heart for herself. Troy was lovely in ho ...more
I loved this novella. The cover has a sweet, Shirley Temple feel to it. The character's were well done. And Judy is a very realistic 6 year old. The story was a bit fast paced and the ending felt a touch rushed. Over all it was a beautiful story.
Note: This story takes place in the 1930's. This is a story (that I learned afterwards is aimed at middle to YA readers,) about a young girl, Judy, whose mother, Della, spends more time concerned about herself than her daughter. (Which doesn't mean she doesn't love her daughter.) Judy's father shows up, takes her back to live with him, causing Della to have a wake-up call.
I really liked this story until the very end. The ending didn't ...more
Dr.2: The patient is a darling little flower. If you like the cover, you'll like the story. I am less than an aficionado of love stories of handsome monsieurs from France, but this was a nice story about a handsome monsieur from France. I enjoyed the narrative even though it was outside of my typical genres. A great small story with a kiss of essence, all for Judy. ...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