Trapped in a world where she doesn’t belong, twelve-year-old Ivy struggles to keep her head above water as her simplicity is brought to light by her new position as a young lady growing up at Pearlbelle Park.

After much thought, Ivy’s parents decide to send her to McCale House, a boarding school in Scotland for girls and boys like her. However, scared and worried away from her beloved mother, sister, and nurse, Ivy can’t seem to focus.

Will Ivy ever learn what Dr. McCale is trying to teach her? Or will she remained lost in her own mind forever?


Ivy Introspective is the second book in The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy. However, it can function as a stand-alone.

Genre: Christian Historical Fiction

Era: 1870s (1874)

Setting: England (Kent) and Scotland (near Edinburgh)

Age-Range: 12+ (tween/teen)


Where can I buy Ivy Introspective?

It’s available on many online sales channels, all of which you can view here.

I’m a reviewer. How can I contact you if I’m interested in reading your novel?

If you’re interested in reviewing Ivy Introspective on Amazon, Goodreads, or your blog, you can shoot me an email at I’d love to send you an eBook copy in exchange for review.

What age-level is Ivy Introspective written for?

I generally say 12+. Some of my biggest fans are tweens, though it can also be enjoyed by young adult audiences.

Is Ivy Introspective a clean novel?

By my standards, it’s squeaky clean (perhaps even more so than The Dressmaker’s Secret).

However, may folks have different standards than I do. For that reason, I’ll say that there is an instance of ‘bl**dy’ and phrases such as ‘oh my goodness.’ There are mentions of a woman dying in childbirth, and a woman becomes ill while pregnant and worries that she will lose the baby.


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Interview with Jordy McAllen

Sleep Deprivation Hilarities (a post from a long time ago)

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