Hello friends! Today I’m reviewing Kellyn Roth’s Flowers in Her Heart (Kees & Colliers Book 2) as part of her Kees & Colliers Blog Tour. As of August, the whole Kees & Colliers series (+prequels!) has been released! My post will consist of a little section about Kell, a blurb for FIHH, a review, and information about a giveaway that Kell is hosting over on her website.
Kellyn Roth is a Christian & historical author from North-Eastern Oregon. She is a ranch girl, homeschool graduate, proud sister of four, proud auntie of five, and owner of two goofy border collies, two presumptuous cats, and a very active betta fish. Check out her website, kellynrothauthor.com, for more info.
Flowers in Her Heart
Can Adele change her entire lifestyle to be a mother to her babies?
When her husband goes off to war, Adele feels lost and confused. In a new, less-than-ideal place in a frightening, less-than-ideal time, she flees to the garden with her daughters, determined to make their new house a home, even if it is from the outside in.
Battered by her own inner turmoil and scoffed at by those close to her, Adele seeks to make something beautiful amidst chaos. But can even the most beautiful flowers cover the years of scars?
My review (4 stars)
I chose to review this book since I had previously read both Souls Astray and Lady of The Vineyard. I now have to read them again anyways because they doubled/quadrupled in size (thanks a lot Kell 😂), but I figured I might as well go ahead and read the next one. Flowers in her Heart was a wonderful continuation of the series. I love seeing the same themes carried throughout all the books. Kell’s simple writing style is so pretty and so fitting to this series 😍 One aspect of Flowers in her Heart that I particularly enjoyed was seeing every single one of the characters thrust out of their comfort zone, and seeing how they each dealt with their situations in ways true to their personality. Her 3rd person POV allows the reader to travel between the many different characters without the confusion of a 1st-person POV split between several people, which I appreciated. In terms of character development, Adele’s arc definitely kept swinging at a rapid pace throughout this book. Troy’s character, on the other hand, remained fairly consistent. While I do think consistency is a big part of his character, I would love to see more of a change in the way in which he relates to Adele. Sometimes his unending patience and passiveness can annoy me. Seeing the relationship between Adele and Judy develop in this book was definitely a plus, and I’m looking forward to seeing how Judy and Camilla’s relationship grows in the next book. *cough* I missed Harrington 😥 Overall, this book was a strong follow-up to Lady of the Vineyard.
Thanks for letting me read and review your books, Kell 🙂 They are lovely.
Now for the giveaway information! Below is the picture of the items featured in the giveaway.
That’s about it 😀 Make sure to head over to Kell’s blog to see more updates on the blog tour.