Book Review

Book Launch and Review: Becoming Miss Knight

It’s launch day! Becoming Miss Knight is out! Today, to help celebrate, I have a review of this wondeful little novella.

It was truly a delight to be a part of this book’s beta team and, subsequently, it’s launch team. Speaking of which, in celebration of the launch, there will be several more posts upcoming in the future that I hope y’all will enjoy!

Launch Team Signups are still open if anyone is interested? They will be open through February 15th.

About the Book


Alice Knight’s debut is in less than a year, and everything has to be perfect. Of course, she’d rather be riding her horse or playing with her younger siblings than learning to curtsy. But, with her mother in France for a holiday, the care of the house falls to her—and what better time to learn what it really means to be a lady?

Ivy, her twin sister, has other things on her mind. Namely, the endless conundrum of why she promised to keep an eye on her younger siblings while her parents are gone. She’s the least-qualified person to take care of them, but, bound by her word, she’s determined to try.

Even with all the guidance and advice available, becoming Miss Knight isn’t proving to be easy for either of them. However, any amount of work is worth keeping a promise to their mother.


There isn’t really a plot, but it works. This story is about Alice and Ivy in-between their childhood from the previous books and their romances in the next books. So, really, this book is more like a slice-of-life for these characters. If you’ve never read any of the other books, like me, you can still pick this novella up and enjoy it. If you’ve read the previous books, like my sister, you can enjoy an extra glimpse into the lives of Alice and Ivy. Becoming Miss Knight has a nice, steady pace, some things were told and some things were shown and it was a good balance between the two. While I did wish we maybe saw a bit more of Alice’s and Ivy’s adventures throughout the month their parents are gone, there was a sweet Epilogue that wrapped it all up nicely while leading into the next book in the series. And, honestly, other than a personal preference of wanting a scene or two between Alice and Ivy, there’s nothing to complain about. This is a wonderful little story, plot or no plot, and I immensely enjoyed my introduction to Alice and Ivy.


*Please note that my assessment of these characters is merely based upon reading Becoming Miss Knight and may change upon further reading of the series.

Alice is, in the words of her twin, a natural phenomenon. She seems strong-willed and knows what she wants, but doesn’t go after it with brash words and reckless actions, she is a lady of good standing in the social realm and in decorum. I didn’t quite relate to her as much as I do Ivy, but I do understand Alice, I understand her fears, her reasons for doing what she does. I sympathize with her and want her to achieve her goals, but she may need some more guidance before she has a goal that will truly ensure her happiness and security.

Ivy is quiet, loving, gentle, and has anxiety and low self-esteem issues. I really appreciate how Ivy’s character is portrayed. Her anxiety was very real and relatable. I also have anxiety and it was nice to see a character with the same mental condition portrayed in a good light, not blamed for her anxiety or everyone wanting to “fix” her or “cure” her. She even suffers a small panic attack during a stressful situation with the children she agreed to watch and then handles it in such a way that I absolutely loved. She was able to take control of the situation, not by ordering everyone about and lecturing, but instead in a way that was very true to who she was. I also love how she compares most everything to musical terms.

Nettie is Alice and Ivy’s rock. She offers guidance when she feels it’s needed, and has such a quiet strength about her. Her wisdom is Biblically sound and so apt when given, even if the person in question would rather not be given that exact bit of advice. She’s basically the girl’s second mother, having helped raise them their whole lives. She gives Alice guidance and correction when Alice’s plans aren’t exactly what Nettie believes God wants of her, and she is a source of strength and comfort to Ivy when she becomes overwhelmed with her anxiety. Nettie very quickly became a favourite character and I look forward to seeing her more in other books.

And then there were the little ones. There were seven total so it would take too long mentioning all of them, but they were all unique and very well written and so cute and adorable and quite rascally at times. Each child had their own personality that shone through without there needing to be pages upon pages of scenes with them. Quite simply, I adored them and they were honestly one of my favourite aspects of the novella.


Completely clean. I’d be fine handing this novella to a twelve-year-old girl.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

About the author

Kellyn Roth is a Christian historical women’s fiction & romance author from North-Eastern Oregon who has independently published multiple novels, the most notable being The Chronicles of Alice and Ivy series. You should definitely call her Kell.

Kell lives on family-owned property outside an unmemorable but historical town with her parents, two little brothers, arbitrary cat, precious border collies, a dozen cows, and lots of chickens. She also possesses a classic, vintage aesthetic which does not at all speak to her country girl side, but such is life.

When not writing, Kell likes to blog, teach writing to her various students, have day jobs which allow her to keep her car properly insured, and spend lavish amounts of money on Dairy Queen french fries. She also likes to talk about Keira Knightley and her own books just … way too much.

You can contact her at her Website, Blog, Newsletter, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and MeWe.

I recieved a complimentary copy of Becoming Miss Knight as a member of Kellyn Roth’s launch team. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

So, what do you think of this novella? Are you interested in joining the launch team? Do you have any favourite slice-of-life books?

Tell me in the comments! 😀


9 thoughts on “Book Launch and Review: Becoming Miss Knight”

  1. AAAHHH THIS BOOK SOUNDS SUPER EXCITING!!!!!! I NEED to read it ASAP!!!!! Hmm…I don’t know of any fav slice-of-life books. I honestly don’t even know if I’ve ever read of any. *thinking really hard* *eventually giving up* Well, GREAT POST!!!!!!! <33

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    1. AAAAHHH!!! Yay! I’m so glad you think so!!! Yes! You should definitely read it ASAP!!! 😉 Lol, yeah, I haven’t read very many either, the most recent was a Lunar Chronicles short story sequel. (It was SO good by the way! 😉 ) Awww! Thanks! <333

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  2. Hi, Jen!! Sorry I’m late, but the important thing is I’m here now. Am I right?😉 I liked your review!!! I think I can relate to Ivy. I’m very quiet like her.
    Oooh, I do have a favorite slice-of-life book!!!!!! I love Lost in London by Cindy Callaghan!!!! If I remember right, I read that book in two or three days. It was sooo good!!!!!!

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    1. Oh, it’s alright! I know I’ve posted a *lot* this month, eheh… but yes, you’re here now! 😀 Thank you so much! I love Ivy so much. ❤
      Nice! I'll have to look that one up! Thanks for sharing! ^_^

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