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The Beyond Her Calling Relaunch Blog Tour | A Post about Ivy and Jordy

by Kellyn Roth |
January 24, 2022

In today’s blog post, I’ll be talking about Jordy and Ivy, who are one of my favorite couples. I decided to spend a little time listing my favorite things about them. So let’s getting into it!

My Favorite Things About Ivy Knight

  • She’s super sweet & innocent.
  • Yet I wouldn’t call her naïve, not exactly.
  • She stretches me to write about someone I don’t relate to at all, as I am not nearly as creative and emotional as her.
  • That said, her sweet acceptance of her emotions is super cute to me.
  • Her utter lack of knowledge of her own worth is actually fun to write, too.
  • MUSIC! I love music, and writing her POV is great, because I can include so many little references that only a musician would understand.
  • Also, reading. She loves Jane Austen, which is one of my love languages. 😛

My Favorite Things About Jordy McAllen

  • His accent!
  • His honesty. His utter, stupid honesty, even when it’s not necessary.
  • His common sense can be super fun!
  • His sense of humor can honestly be the best, if only because he is a goofball.
  • I love how he loves his family and other people close to him so devotedly and yet not without common sense. He’s very practical in his devotion.
  • Even beyond his practicality, he’s a lot of fun! It’s great writing an extrovert character (specifically an ESFP Type 7).
  • The fact that he’s a doctor honestly adds depth to his character for me, because beyond his silly exterior, he’s obviously gone pretty far to be responsible and intelligence … which plays in to his character arc, of course!

About the Book

Ivy Knight feels that her life may never start. Though her loving family assures her that her place in the world is close to home, she still feels a push to move out of her comfort zone. Hoping against hope, she travels to her old friends at McCale House, seeking a purpose.

Jordy McAllen has just returned to Scotland after his education in London. He fears that what everyone has always said about him may be true: he can’t be a good doctor, let alone a good man. Determined to prove himself, Jordy snatches up the opportunity to become the doctor in the village of Keefmore near his parents’ farm.

When an old friend decides to travel to Keefmore and visit a relative, Ivy follows. She soon finds herself drawn to Jordy, but as their attraction grows, they both face doubts. A relationship between the two of them feels improbable—and might just require a step of impossible faith.

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Saturday, January 22nd

1 — Kickoff Post by Kellyn Roth @ Lilacs and Reveries

2 — “Why Christian Fiction is an Important Genre” — Guest Post Written for Jane Mouttet @ Library Lady’s Kid Lit

Sunday, January 23rd

3 — Review of Beyond Her Calling by Hannah E.M. @ Precarious Bookstacks

4 — Interview with the Author by Grace A. Johnson @ Book Nations

Monday, January 24th

5 — A Post about Ivy & Jordy by Kellyn Roth @ Lilacs and Reveries

6 — Review of Beyond Her Calling by Jane Mouttet @ Library Lady’s Kid Lit

7 — [NOTE: as this post did not go up, please refer directly to the next post in the tour.]

Tuesday, January 25th

8 — “Handling Tough Topics with Respect to Historical Accuracy” — Guest Post Written for Michaela Bush @ Tangled Up in Writing

Wednesday, January 26th

9 — A Post about My Other Characters by Kellyn Roth @ Lilacs and Reveries

10 — Review of Beyond Her Calling by Grace A. Johnson

Thursday, January 27th

11 — Review of Beyond Her Calling by Vanessa Hall

12 — Review of Beyond Her Calling by Hannah Killian @ The Writerly Worm

Friday, January 28th

13 — A Post about Scotland by Kellyn Roth @ Lilacs and Reveries

14 — Review of Beyond Her Calling by Marguerite Martin Gray

15 — “Why Christian Fiction CAN End with a Kiss” — Guest Post Written for Grace A. Johnson

Saturday, January 29th

16 — “My Least Favorite Christian Fiction Tropes” — Guest Post Written for Merie Shen @ Imperial Scribis

17 — [NOTE: as this post did not go up, please refer directly to the next post in the tour.]

18 — Review of Beyond Her Calling by Katja L. @ Old-Fashioned Book Love

19 — Review of Beyond Her Calling by Alexa Mintah @ Thus Far

20 — Final Post by Kellyn Roth @ Lilacs and Reveries

Monday, January 31st

Wrapup Post by Kellyn Roth @ Lilacs and Reveries

Bookstagram Giveaway

Head over to my Instagram account to enter!

Giveaway 1

This blog tour hosts two giveaways! The first is as-usual – a simple blog tour giveaway!


  • Beyond Her Calling in paperback
  • The first three novels in Audible (audiobook) format
  • A painted ornament by Painted Prose Designs
  • Tea (!)


Giveaway 2

The scavenger hunt!

  • $25 Amazon Gift Card
  • The first four novels in The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy in paperback
  • Bookish socks

How to Hunt

  • Begin at Stop #1 and continue on to the final post. At the end of each post, you’ll find a CLUE and a LINK to the next stop. Progress to each stop in order.
  • Collect all the clues and submit the full phrase at the last blog stop via the linked form to enter the giveaway. (This will be on my blog.)
  • While you’re at each stop, be sure to comment, as each comment wins you another entry.
  • Deadline for entries is Monday, January 31st, at 10 AM Pacific Standard Time.

The clue for this stop


Happy Hunting!




What are your favorite things about Ivy and Jordy? What makes a character likable to you?

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  1. What I love about characters is personality and digging into their relationship with God and seeing how that affects how they will deal with the situations that they find themselves in.

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