Review of At Her Fingertips by Kellyn Roth

At Her Fingertips by Kellyn Roth

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


At Her Fingertips was my first of Kellyn Roth’s books, and even though it is the third in the series, I was able to read it as a standalone quite easily. At least until the end, when that cliffhanger was thrown into the epilogue. That’s a sure way to make me want to read the next one!

This book focuses mainly on Alice’s quest for a perfect marriage – not one filled with love, but a sensible marriage that will afford her security. There’s a lot of discussion about what marriage should and shouldn’t be. Does it have to include a bunch of dramatic emotions, or should it be basically a business partnership? I think this was addressed pretty well throughout the book – Peter was definitely the more sensitive, emotional side of things, and he was a good parry to Alice’s more stoic approach. Peter was probably my favorite character, given he was a kind, thoughtful writer. (And when he shows up in England and immediately declares that he’s staying … that’s my boy.) His comments about masks at the masquerade party were quite insightful, as well, and he didn’t even know what was coming …

The writing style fit this book, and I also enjoyed the research that went into making everything realistic. I had no idea how involved and ceremonial Seasons were in the late 1800s! Although there wasn’t a lot of action, the book picked up for me in the latter half where things started progressing a bit more. I also enjoyed the clear discussions about Christians not marrying non-Christians. I feel like a lot of Christian fiction books can kind of skate over that fact, or they’re ok with it as long as the person becomes a Christian in the end. Nettie’s input was much-needed, and I’m glad Alice had such a good confidante!

The romance element was completely clean (which was wonderful), as well as the language. I would recommend this book to those who enjoys historical fiction, especially fiction involving British, high-society activities.

Thanks to the author for a free copy of this book!



4 thoughts on “Review of At Her Fingertips by Kellyn Roth

  1. Huh, this book sounds pretty cool! I have to agree with the issue with marriage–a lot of the books don’t really specify if the individual is a Christian or not a Christian. That can get annoying sometimes, especially if the author only says that the individual, per say, had some sort of moment that introduced them to God or however I should word it…Lol! But they don’t even say if the person was ever saved or not!! AUGH!

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    • Amelia,
      I totally agree, it’s so frustrating how vague some books are around that topic. And like you said, just because someone has a “moment” (usually in the climax when they’re about to die or something, and they pray) doesn’t mean they’re saved. Now, if they trust the Lord Jesus in that moment, that’s all well and good. Otherwise … they’re not Christians just because they asked God to not let them die. I just wish authors were more clear on that kind of stuff!

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      • Yep! I think it’s also something we need to be careful of as well…If we don’t watch out, we’ll get caught into the same predicament and end up putting that in our own writing!

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