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The Old River Road Birthday Party!


Can you believe it’s been an entire year since my debut novel, The Old River Road, was published? Sometimes it feels like just yesterday, other times it feels like forever ago.

If you remember from last year, River Road was published on my 18th birthday. So guess what today is??? My 19th birthday!! :D Yay! 19 feels like such a weird age. I’ve never enjoyed being “odd” ages. But. I only have to survive one year of being 19, so… ;-)


The book this celebration is all about:



     When seventeen-year-old Clara Boutwell married her dashing coworker, William McDonald, she was convinced her life was near perfect. The journey before them as newlyweds in the great city of Chicago was promising and exciting. But a frightening disease soon takes William in its grip, forcing them to the clean air of the western frontier in a desperate attempt to save his life. But pioneering doesn’t prove to be easy, with miles between neighbors instead of fences. On the eastern Washington prairies, the McDonalds face hardships and trials in a new world where everything is tested, from physical endurance to emotional strength—down to their relationship and faith in the Lord.

This novel tells the incredible true story of Clara and William, the great-great grandparents of the author, in a sweet narrative full of laughter, tears, and the struggles of an early pioneering family. Prepare yourself to share in their experience as you read this account of a pioneer family in Washington state, and see their lasting legacy that has endured into the fifth generation.




From July 8th to 10th, The Old River Road will be discounted to just $.99 on Amazon!


And now, I have a special TORR one-year-birthday present for all of you…
The title of the second book!!!!
MOCK COVER, not the final cover
*happy dance*
I’m so excited to FINALLY be sharing this with you!!! And I’m even MORE excited to be getting this ready to publish next year!!!
This birthday party was a little last minute, but thanks to some amazing blogger friends, they were very willing to throw together a quick blog party and help me spread the word! Be sure to check out their blogs and posts, as well.
Abigayle Claire @ The Left-Handed Typist
Faith Potts @ Firefly Story Space
Victoria Lynn @ Ruffles and Grace
Jesseca Wheaton @ Whimsical Writings
And remember, the best gift you could ever give me or any other author is REVIEWS!!!!! Amazon reviews are my favorite, but I’ll take reviews from anywhere. :) They totally make my day!!!

11 comments so far.

11 responses to “The Old River Road Birthday Party!”

  1. Lilly Shyree says:

    I am so happy for you!! I hope I can read it some time!!!

  2. qwefkvnwevpnb fe knqwnvkfgf OH MY WORD!!!! I’M SO TERRIBLY EXCITED!!!! :D

    AND HAPPY NINETEENTH BIRTHDAY, IVY!!!! I pray you have a wonderful day! <3

  3. Katja L. says:

    Happy Birthday, Ivy! I’ll try to post an Amazon review for TORR soon. (I have one to make for Jonas & Olivia too ;). The title goes perfect with TORR!! I can’t wait for ATR ;).

  4. Happy Birthday, Ivy! How exciting that you’re writing a sequel to “The Old River Road”! I haven’t read “The Old River Road” yet, but I’ve heard lots of good things about it. :) I’m really hoping to read it soon! :D

  5. Maddy says:

    Happy Birthday!! My birthday is the day before yours. ☺️

    That is so exciting that you published your book a year ago! I hope to get the opportunity to read it soon!

  6. Marrok says:

    Happy “late” Birthday! (man I gotta start getting better at reading post sonner) So how does it feel to not only be celebrating your Birthday but also your books 1-year anniversary?

    • Ivy says:

      Haha, no worries…I get around to reading posts late, also.

      It feels….surreal? I can’t believe it’s been an entire year. And I can’t believe I’m 19. So yeah. XD

  7. Laura says:

    Great book! Loved it so much! :) I liked the descriptions about Clara’s long, curly hair!

    Keep writing!

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