Kellyn Roth is a historical romance & women’s fiction author who writes about the empty places where hope has the most room to grow. 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.
FTC Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Reveries Co. A positive review was not required. These are my honest thoughts.
Such a charmer! The tension was high, drama wonderful, atmosphere rich, and leading character a lovable little guy. I loved this one from the first sentence, and every paragraph built beautifully upon the previous ones. This short story will charm folks of all ages, and it’s a great story to sit and read with kids. I highly recommend this one.
3 stars & 3/10 hearts. This was a cute little story and kept me interested, but the ending was rather... flat? I just couldn't find a resolution or a point. Perhaps that just mirrors life, haha. I've read and enjoyed others of this author's works, this one just wasn't my style. ;)
I enjoyed this story, but didn’t understand why Eddy was in trouble at the end until I found out he’d been told not to do something. I think if he’d already been warned, he wouldn’t have enjoyed his time as much.
There was a euphemism at the end that detracted from my enjoyment.
This story definitely did a good job of bringing me into Eddy's feelings and struggles, but the ending felt a little flat for some reason. Maybe it would have helped if we'd known beforehand that he'd been warned about the tidepools? And if the point was for him to learn a lesson on obedience, the did-he-or-didn't-he moment at the end didn't really help. That said, I did like the story and style overall; I just had a bit of a hard time tying it all together.