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book spotlight | like a ship on the sea

If y'all haven't heard me sing the praises of Kellyn Roth yet, have you been living under a rock??? Well, rock or no, you're about to hear a great deal about Kell and her AH-MAY-ZING writing today as we celebrate the recent release of Like a Ship on the Sea!

I had the pleasure of editing this particular novel a while back, and y'all. It is spectacular. I'd almost say it's one of my favorites of hers (the cover certainly is! 😍), and my girl Cassie? Hoo boy, she took the cake! This heroine was actually pure wonderfulness, and easily one of my all-time favorites. (Yes, she even tops Ivy, which is...almost impossible.)

So when I say y'all neeeeeed this book, I pretty much mean it. It's so uplifting and inspiring, and it gives us some insight into the lives of Alice and Peter after the events of A Prayer Unanswered, and even though Patrick stinks, Cass makes up for it by being perfect (more or less).


~ the book ~

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.

~ 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.

Find out more on her website,

~ the giveaway ~

What's a blog tour without a giveaway?? Scratch that—what about TWO giveaways? Kell is hosting a US-only giveaway and an international giveaway so everyone can have a piece of the action!

The US winner will receive 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.

And the international winner will receive 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.

~ the tour ~

Monday, September 4th

“Why You Should Read Like a Ship on the Sea” by Kellyn Roth

Book Spotlight by Abby Johansen

Review by Coralie Terry

Author Interview by Naomi Sowell

Tuesday, September 5th (LAUNCH DAY!)

“All the Launch Day Celebrations” by Kellyn Roth

Book Spotlight by Faith Blum

Book Spotlight by Natasha Joy

Book Spotlight by E. G. Bella

Wednesday, September 6th

“About the Gilded Era” by Kellyn Roth

Review by Anna Galicinski

Review by H.S. Kylian

Review by Cassie Porath

Thursday, September 7th

“Tackling Tough Topics with Tact” by Kellyn Roth

Friday, September 8th

“A Guest Post by Alice Strauss” by Kellyn Roth

Book Spotlight by M.C. Kennedy

Book Spotlight by Bizwings Book Blog

Saturday, September 9th

“Introducing the Hiltons of Boston” by Kellyn Roth

Monday, September 11th

“How The Hilton Legacy Fits in with The Chronicles of Alice & Ivy” by Kellyn Roth

Author Interview by Amy Ullrich

Author Interview by Jane Mouttet

Book Spotlight by Rhys-Marie Whitnell

Tuesday, September 12th

“All About Book Two, Like the Air After Rain” by Kellyn Roth

Book Spotlight by Grace A. Johnson

Review by Naomi Sowell

Interview & Review by Saraina Whitney


Who else here is excited for Like a Ship on the Sea?? *throws hand up in the air* Have you read it yet? (If so, what are your thoughts on Patrick??) Are you psyched for a genuinely good heroine too? Let's chat!!

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8 comentários

Kellyn Roth
19 de set. de 2023

Thank you so much, Grace! :D It's always fun being featured on your blog!

Grace A. Johnson
Grace A. Johnson
19 de set. de 2023
Respondendo a

You're so welcome, girl! I always love sharing about you and your books! <3


14 de set. de 2023

Oooh, Like a Ship on the Sea does sound like a good book!! And it has a gorgeous cover!! 😍

Grace A. Johnson
Grace A. Johnson
14 de set. de 2023
Respondendo a

It is!! YES!


M. C. Kennedy
13 de set. de 2023

Ah, Patrick… I still don’t know how I feel about Patrick. Let’s just say, he undergoes a lot of character growth. 🤪 I feel like to give a proper judgement of his character, we need to see more of him after this book ends!

Grace A. Johnson
Grace A. Johnson
14 de set. de 2023
Respondendo a

Haha, no doubt about that! Yes, exactly!


Saraina Whitney
13 de set. de 2023

Yesss, Cassie was such an amazing heroine!!! I loved the girl!! And the whole book, for that matter!! 😍

Grace A. Johnson
Grace A. Johnson
13 de set. de 2023
Respondendo a

Yes!! Me too!! 🥰


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