Title: Knotted Roots
Author: Ruthie Kight
Genre: Young Adult
Partying with friends and scoring a flawless tan is about all Roxie has on her list of things to make her Hampton's summer perfect.
Her parents, however, have other plans and Grandma Betty's farm is just one of them.
Just as her life is in shambles and the quaint town is suffocating her, she meets Chase.
Somewhere in the mix of bummer summer and small town doldrums, he becomes the boy she can't seem to avoid falling for. Just adding him to the picture, her stay starts to get better, even if she knows it has to end with the summer holidays.
That is until Betty drops a life-shattering bomb.
Roxie must make a choice that will change her life forever. What happens when a spoiled brat from New York learns the true meaning of love, loss, and forgiveness?
Can Chase and Roxie find a way to be together or is this just another summer romance?
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I really enjoyed Knotted Roots. I just finished it and feel a bit emotional. I honestly have a few tears running down my cheeks as I try to put into words what this book made me feel. There were times in the story that I wanted to smack Roxie up side her head and tell her to quit being a stubborn and spoiled brat, but I controlled myself and continued to read. I watched as she matured and came to terms with all the things that many have had to endure in life. Ruthie handled this transition brilliantly. I feel a sense of loss now that I have finished the book. I want more, especially more of the handsome country boy Chase. I don't know if it is just me, but I can picture him in his faded jeans, no shirt and pushing his barefeet in the sand on the beach. Dimples in his cheeks with an almost cocky grin...oh sorry I just can't get him out of my head. Anyways, Grandma Betty really stole the whole show for me. I grew up down south with my granny and the love Roxie felt for her hit me like a ton of bricks. I honestly could almost hear her southern twang and see my granny's face each time she scolded Roxie for her attitude and when they finally began to show their love for each other. I am choaked up just thinking about it.
Ruthi Kights debut novel is beautifully written and has left me wanting MORE. If you haven't read it, go grab a copy right now, kick back with a glass of sweet tea and be prepared to be taken on a journey down south with Roxie, Chase and Grandma Betty. Wonderful story!!!
About the Author:If you had asked 6 year old Ruthi what she wanted to be when she grew up, she would have told you a Rock Star. Those dreams faded to the background when she found out who the true Rock Stars are: Authors.
She has always had a fascination with books, losing herself completely in numerous books, enjoying the worlds she found that were so unlike her own. They were her escape, and eventually became her passion.
Her family has been putting up with her and her incoherent ramblings while she worked on her debut novel, Knotted Roots. Her five year old and Fiance have suffered through many “fend for yourself” nights, but somehow still manage to love her anyway.
She is now attending the Southern New Hampshire University, working on her Bachelor’s in Creative Writing/Fiction so that she can create her own worlds for others to fall in love with.
Okay, now that I’m done talking in the third person, let me just say that I love connecting with people via Facebook, Goodreads, my blog, etc. If you would like to chat, you can usually find me online at any given time. I also want to say thank you to each and every person who reads my book. It was a labor of love and I truly hope that you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it!