At Her Fingertips, Blog Tour & Launch, Day 5 – Themes

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Today is day 5 of the blog tour, and we’re talking themes!

But before we get into it, I just want to say … thank you so much for your incredible support so far. This is a very complicated, crazy, and overall rough time in my life. I’m really struggling here!

But your incredible encouragement has helped more than you know. Even the views and the little comments, even the likes, and especially the shares and the reviews … Basically, everything you’ve done has made it a little easier.

And I’m so thankful for each and every one of you.

ABOUT THE BOOK

She’s willing to do anything to follow her plan.

Debutante Alice Knight is ready for her first social season in London. She’s determined to impress society and her mother with an affluent match, at last escaping her past and embracing a future of her own making.

Peter Strauss, an American reporter visiting England, isn’t exactly what Alice had in mind. However, his friendship proves invaluable as Alice faces the challenges of her debut. Almost immediately, she attracts the attention of a well-born gentleman—perfect save for the simple fact that he’s not a Christian.

The life she longs for is finally at her fingertips, but between her own heart and the convictions of her faith, she isn’t sure she ought to grasp it.

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POSTS OF THE DAY

Interview with Alice Knight // Katja L. @ Little Blossoms for Jesus

THIS REVIEW WAS SO FUN! I love the voice Katja used. She could totally go back in time and interview historical people without anyone batting an eye. 😉 Anyways, this one was fun to do!

SCHEDULE

Wednesday, July 14th

Introduction Post // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries & Lilacs

Review // Hannah E.M. @ Precious Book Stacks

Thursday, July 15th

Introducing Alice // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries & Lilacs

Interview with Gibson Ashfield // SawyerMarie @ SundropGirls

Review // Kristina Hall, Author

BONUS POST: Review // Esther J. @ ‘Neath the Hackleberry Reading Club

Friday, July 16th

Introducing … Love Interests!? // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries & Lilacs

Interview with Ivy Knight // Grace A. Johnson @ Gabbing with Grace

Review // Jenavieve Rose @ Living Outside the Lines

Saturday, July 17th

Launch Day // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries & Lilacs

Review // Loretta Marchize @ Just Writing

Interview // Vanessa Hall

Sunday, July 18th

Themes // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries & Lilacs

Interview with Alice Knight // Katja L. @ Little Blossoms for Jesus

Monday, July 19th

Siblings // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries & Lilacs

Guest Post // Andrea Cox @ Writing To Inspire

Review // Tara Savanna @ Tower in the Plains

Interview with Nettie Jameson // Ryana Lynn @ Life of Heritage Corner

Tuesday, July 20th

Mothers // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries & Lilacs

Character Spotlight with Peter Strauss // Abigail Kay Harris @ Read Review Rejoice

Wednesday, July 21st

Wrapup Post // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries & Lilacs

Review // Michaela Bush @ Tangled Up in Writing

Saturday, July 24th

Giveaway Wrapup // Kellyn Roth @ Reveries & Lilacs

GIVEAWAY!

For the blog tour, I’m giving away this special prize bundle!

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To celebrate this relaunch, I’m hosting an Instagram tag!

Rules

  • Follow the tags to enter the giveaway
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Participants will be entered to win a $20 Amazon gift card and an ebook copy of At Her Fingertips.

Post Ideas:

3rd — Sweetest Couples

Books that contain sweet (romantic) couples or thoughts 

about what makes a sweet couple.

10th — Platonic Love

Books that contain awesome platonic relationships or thoughts about platonic love.

17th — Launch Day

A post about At Her Fingertips launching (could work as a freebie day).

24th — Emotional Reads

Books that made you cry or thoughts about emotional reads.

Today it’s time to talk about themes … and honestly, this is an area I always struggle to put into words.

How do I sum up all the little moments, the tiny nods toward truth, the characters who speak lies … and the characters who speak straight from my own heart?

It feels like so much – and at the same time, nothing at all.

Yet At Her Fingertips is one of the novels that felt like it was most full of themes. Themes of bravery, themes of following God’s guidance (even if that guidance is “cease and desist!”). Themes of valuing love, and yet not making it one’s idol.

And I loved it! I do feel that, if someone wasn’t used to Christian fiction, this might be one of my preachier books. But that’s because my characters are going so much real, big stuff that avoiding preachiness was almost not an option.

And … I mean, Peter, y’all. Peter is practically a preacher.

One thing I actually dislike is people asking me what the themes of my novels are … even though that’s a common and 100% valid question!

It’s one I answer many times during every launch, but I really struggle with it.

Why? Because I never know what my readers will get from the novel! I have readers who have picked up themes I never would have guessed at.

So I suppose my question is for you is … what themes have you picked up in the book, alpha and beta and early readers? 😛

But for real, I had so much fun weaving in my characters’ arcs in this book … and I hope you enjoy it!

TTFN

~Kell~

P.S.

What were the themes of the book you most recently read (or wrote)? What are your thoughts on themes? What makes a book preachy?

Showing 3 comments
  • Tara
    Reply

    I can see how this book might be a bit peachier than the others, but honestly, it was perfectly done in my opinion!

    The books that hit me as “too preachy” usually have a TON of scriptures, like every other page it seems, and sermons and things. I don’t mind those in books in general as we need to share about God and the gospel, but sometimes it’s too much even for me with some books! 🤭

    • Kellyn Roth
      Reply

      Yes, that’s about my same standard – I prefer to not have scriptures and sermons and suchlike on every page, but … I do like a fair amount of spiritual content!

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