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 ...more
The second book in The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy follows the story of Ivy Knight, Alice's younger sister. This Christian Historical novel can be read as a standalone. Recommended for ages 12-18.
I'd never intended to write about Ivy, so this was an interesting book to write! I actually had to come up with something for once instead of just ...more
This book carried the plot from the first novel on in an entertaining way. The POV of the story switches to Ivy, and Ivy is a very enjoyable main character. The continuing story told from her eyes makes things even tastier!
The setting description is as delightful as ever, and Scotland is always a good choice of scenery! I enjoyed the setting and gobbled up the Scottish highlands.
The main cast remains the same, more or less, with a ...more
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12-year old Ivy struggles to get along as easily as her twin sister Alice at Pearlbelle Park their new home. When her parents hear of a boarding school, McCale House, they decide to send her there, where a doctor can work out the best way to draw Ivy out of her own mind.
I LOVED the characters found in Book 1: The Dressmaker's Secret and you can read my review here. I quite welcomed the opportunity to return to Alice and Ivy's world. From the ...more
“Trapped in a world where she doesn't belong, twelve-year-old Ivy struggles to keep her head above water as her simplicity is brought to light by her new position as a young lady growing up at Pearlbelle Park.
After much thought, Ivy's parents decide to send her to McCale House, a boarding school in Scotland for girls and boys like her. However, scared and worried away from her beloved mother, sister, and nurse, Ivy can't seem to focus.
Will Ivy ever learn what Dr. McCale is ...more
I loved this! Ivy is such a sweet and interesting main character. I loved her and Violet’s friendship and the way Ivy grew while she was at the McCale House. Her perspective was well done.
The only thing I didn’t love is how a certain ship turned out in the end. It seemed a little rushed and unauthentic. But overall this was a great read and I’m looking forward to the next one!
Jordy was interesting, but we don't find out much about him. Maybe we will in the future? (Kellyn?)
Ivy.... oh Ivy is amazing. I love that she doesn't always know what's going on even when the reader does. I love that she (view spoiler)[ helps Violet simply by being her. (hide spoiler)] I love ...more
Ivy Introspective is about Ivy, who has high-functioning autism. I wasn’t really sure how this would play out at first, but my doubts died away pretty quick, because Kellyn wrote about Ivy’s condition with a really soft hand that wasn’t condescending at all + with a familiarity of that subject, which I was very appreciative of.
Also, in the story Ivy gets sent to a boarding school named McCale House (not a spoiler- it’s in ...more
In book two, there is Ivy's pov, and again, I was slightly skeptical, wondering how that would come out. Ivy is, after all, a bit more simple minded than others. WELL I NEED NOT HAVE WORRIED. IT WAS TERRIFIC. No less interesting than Alice's.
Another thing about book two. We have the perspective and story of Mr. Parker, who is a ...more
*offers Kellyn all the stars*
STUFFS THAT NEED MENTIONING
- The characters are smol beans who ...more
Ivy - she's so sweet!! I honestly like her more than Alice! :p Her attitude is so sweet and (view spoiler)[I was happy to "learned" to play the piano! (hide spoiler)]
Violet - *coughs* She has some difficulties, but I still liked her!
Posy - :D
Mr. Parker - what can I say? I have to be honest and say I like him, but he still drove me crazy too! And what flirt! (view spoiler)[I'm so glad he got saved!!!! (hide spoiler)]
Miss Selle - she had a serious ...more
The characters, most of whom are from The Dressmaker's Secret, are well-developed, and most were necessary(I'll get to the exceptions in a bit). Mr. Parker's struggle was good, because it portrayed such a personality well(I would have a difficult time with that). His actions were laughable, which added humor. Ivy was very sweet, innocent, and amazing. Her 'preaching' ...more
Surprisingly, I actually liked Ivy Introspective a lot better than its predecessor. Though it started out with a sour taste in my mouth due to the fact that I disliked one of the main foundations of the story— how Claire and Philip ended up together—I was surprised to find as I continued to read how much I liked it. I enjoyed seeing Ivy’s life and watching through her eyes and thought ...more
Kellyn Roth has been writing stories since she was seven, though she wrote quite a few (awful) poems and songs before that. Nowadays, she pens Christian & Historical Fiction, including lots of adorable children and mischievous animals - as well as a generous dose of BBC-style drama.
Miss Roth lives in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge with her parents, two little brothers, crazy border...more