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New Release: After Our Castle by Kellyn Roth

Y'ALL. Ivy Knight McAllen's not-so-happily-ever-after is FINALLY HERE!

Not that any of us were looking forward to Ivy going through more problems and sadness, but c'est la vie.

I would say there are at least a few sweet, calm, fluffy moments in this book, but I had the honor of editing it, and GUYS. My heart did not make it through unscathed. Every chapter just rips it out more. So y'all read at your own risk.


about the book

And they lived … well, happily ever after.

A year into a blissfully happy marriage, Violet Angel admits to a dose of skepticism. She’s not married, granted—but as the closest friend of the bride and groom, she feels she has a perspective no one but the people directly involved could have. There’s no such thing as a happy ending, and it’s only a matter of time before the castle in the sky plummets to earth.

If only Violet were always wrong instead of just mostly wrong. Ivy McAllen doesn’t believe she and her new husband are out of the honeymoon period—if they are, she isn’t going to admit it to herself—but there are certainly areas of adjustment that she hadn’t expected.

Changes at the village of Keefmore and in Ivy’s life lead to complications, and Violet spirals further and further from reality. When a castle in the sky turns out to be more cloud than stronghold, finding a foothold proves more than a little difficult.


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about the author

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, 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.


the tour

Wednesday, October 12th

Kickoff by Kellyn Roth @ Lilacs and Reveries

Review by Ryana Lynn @ Life of Heritage Corner

Book Spotlight by Kristina Hall

Thursday, October 13th

Author Interview by M.C. Kennedy @ Graceful Reflections

Friday, October 14th

Book Spotlight by Jana T. @ Reviews from the Stacks

Saturday, October 15th (RELEASE DAY!)

Launch Day Celebration by Kellyn Roth @ Lilacs and Reveries

Book Spotlight by Emma @ The Book Dragon’s Alcove

Sunday, October 16th

Review by Hannah Martin @ Precious Book Stacks

Monday, October 17th

Review by Joy C. Woodbury @ Discipleship with Joy

Tuesday, October 18th

Review by Katja L. @ Old-Fashioned Book Love

Wednesday, October 19th

A Post About The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy by Kellyn Roth @ Lilacs and Reveries

Thursday, October 20th

Book Spotlight by Grace A. Johnson @ Of Blades and Thorns

Friday, October 21st

Review by Vanessa Hall

Saturday, October 22nd

Review by Hannah Killian @ The Writerly Worm

Wrapup (which will publish in the evening!) by Kellyn Roth @ Lilacs and Reveries


Inquiring minds must know...who's your favorite? Alice and Peter or Ivy and Jordy? Have you read A Prayer Unanswered? What do you expect from the next chapter in Ivy's story?

Let me know in the comments below, and don't forget to stop by the other blogs in the tour and check out the tag #kellynroth for more (like interviews and guest posts) about Kellyn and her books!

yours in spirit and script,


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Kellyn Roth
Oct 21, 2022

Thank you so much for sharing! <3 I loved having you be my editor this time!

Grace A. Johnson
Grace A. Johnson
Oct 21, 2022
Replying to

You're so welcome!! <3 Aw, and I loved being your editor!!! :D


Saraina Whitney
Oct 20, 2022

EEEEE!!! I can't wait to read After Our Castle!!!

Grace A. Johnson
Grace A. Johnson
Oct 21, 2022
Replying to

YES! You're gonna love it!!


Vanessa Hall
Oct 20, 2022

I + J always! 😂 Ivy has always been my favorite, I think.

Grace A. Johnson
Grace A. Johnson
Oct 20, 2022
Replying to

She's definitely mine too!! :D


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