Knotted Roots

Knotted Roots

by Ruthi Kight

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ISBN-13: 9781482782042
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/25/2013
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

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!

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Knotted Roots 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the storyline but the writing needs a lot of work.
ktgrl4books More than 1 year ago
5 out of 5 stars! I was extremely honored to be selected to beta read this book! I was chomping at her heels for it! And let me tell you, it is going to rock your socks like the jive during a Friday night dance!! I was so sucked into this book from the first chapter. You get so emotionally invested into Roxie's world that you just can’t help flipping those pages to find out what happens when she is sent to her grandma’s country bumpkin town after her parents give her a low blow. Now imagine being a rich girl who is used to heels, party's and expensive clothes and your parents send you to a small country town, what would you do? Exactly what Roxie does, BUT you'll have to read to find that out! But then in walks Hottie McHot Chase and her whole world, as she thought she knew, comes crashing to a halt as her life is pointed into a whole new direction that she never even knew existed until that summer! I am a big fan of Chase, your heart aches for him and breaks for him all at once! There is a wide variety of characters that you'll come to enjoy with lots of laughs and cry sessions especially with Grandma and Katy (teehee). I know this is a stand-alone book but I really hope to see more of this story from other characters. There were so many that I liked that I really wanna get to know more! Amazing debut Ruthi, super proud of you! 5 bouncing stars for this baby! Now go on and click buy  cause you won’t be disappointed!
itlndreamer More than 1 year ago
*I was provided a paperback copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from the author* Roxie is your typical high school junior- she wants to spend her summers partying and hanging out with her friends. She had everything she thought she ever needed in New York, parents who gave her whatever she wanted, friends she thought she would have forever, and the freedom to do as she pleased. To say she was not impressed with her parent’s decision to ship her off to South Carolina for the summer to a grandmother that she hasn’t seen since she was a little girl is an understatement. No matter how much she begged and pleaded, they would not give into her tantrums. So what if they were going through a divorce? A lot of children have to deal with that. Besides, she planned on being at the beach all summer with her best friend, Amber, anyways. Grandma Betty was eager to have her granddaughter come stay with her on her farm, regardless of how hesitant and unreasonable Roxie was acting upon arrival. Roxie could never imagine how many ways her life was going to change that summer. All the resent she had for her grandmother who she thought never cared since she never saw nor heard from her, would soon be forgotten once the truth and secrets were revealed. Can Roxie forgive her for the years that have passed, for the relationship they never had, and learn to love the woman that was loved by so many in town? Roxie thought she was being shipped off to South Carolina so she wouldn’t have to suffer through her parent’s divorce; what she didn’t realize is where she would find love, and by whom. She also never realized that although she had everything she ever wanted growing up, she didn’t have all that she really needed, and that was to be loved. Read Roxie’s story, fall in love with Chase like I have. Do not be afraid to laugh, to cry, and to get upset, because this is one of the most amazing books I have ever read. Kudos to the author, she captured my attention from the beginning, and I was unable to put this book down once I started ready (which was less than 24 hours ago). I am eagerly awaiting Book #2, and her Novella.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love teenie bopper books because I just blow through them and this one was great I loved it!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book it moved me to tears
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The main problem I had with this story is the mane character. Yes, she is a spoiled rich girl, but she's just plain mean and rude. I get that her attitude at the beginning is understandable, but I kept waiting for her to grow up and stop being such a brat. I didn't see any change in her at the end of the book, so I hated the character the entire book. If I were the "love interest" in the book, I would have dumped her and stayed away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an enjoyable read!
Andrea_C More than 1 year ago
This book is Ruthi Knight's debut novel, and I thought it was a really good one. Roxie has lived a privileged life up in NYC and doesn't really know what it means to have true friends. Nor does she really appreciate her family. Her parents sent her to the South to stay with her estranged grandmother on her farm while they work on finalizing their divorce. They think they are doing her a favor, but she vehemently disagrees. Having a hottie working on Grandma's farm definitely helps the time pass by, especially when they are drawn to each other. He is everything that she is not, or so she thinks. As she gets to know Chase, her grandmother, and the people in this laidback small town, she tunes into her true self, that she never knew existed. Chase has a large set of his own problems, and secrets in his past that have shaped who he is. He has a hard time with trust, which makes his affection to Roxie even more significant. When she realizes this, I think it is a huge stepping stone for her growth and understanding of the importance of faithful and genuine people in you rlife. Roxie is completely spoiled and used to getting her own way. She tends to run away from her problems, instead of facing them head on. Anytime there is a hint of pressure, she is off to hide. In some ways, revelations from the summer and these new relationships cause her to grow up much faster than she has had to in the past. She no longer has the choice of burying her head in the sand or running away, because these people won't let her do it, unlike her parents who prefer to hide the truth. You can see that growth in her over the course of these few short months down on the farm. The country has a way of doing that to you. I was particularly moved by Roxie's relationship with her grandmother while reading this book. This is probably in part because this weekend that I am reading the series is the three-year anniversary of my own grandmother passing away. I was extremely close to her, so many of the emotions Roxie experiences over her quick, yet intense stay with her grandmother are very familiar. This is a young adult novel that I think has some excellent lessons for readers of all ages. I would hope that even grown adults reading this book would take the time to reflect on their relationships with people. Parents can see how their decisions can affect teens, even for years after the fact. Anyone can see the importance of sharing kindness with people who need help on any level. And again, there is the importance of being genuine to yourself and to others, for the strongest relationships. The novella that is a stepping stone between this book and the sequel is next up on my Kindle. I am looking forward to seeing how Roxie and Chase can continue to grow. I received a complimentary ecopy in exchange for my honest review.
InterpretergalMW More than 1 year ago
I read Knotted Roots by Ruthi Light. I recommend this book! I loved this book because it caught me at the beginning with the writing style and wouldn't let go till the book was finished. It starts with Roxie as a spoiled teen living in New York City. She has anything and everything she wants, but the summer before her senior year in high school, her parents are shipping her off to stay with her grandmother those few weeks. She doesn't know her grandmother, so it's odd to Roxie and she will miss all the parties that she must go to if she will be somebody her senior year. She has one true friend, she thinks. But that doesn't turn out well. Everyone is fake in NYC. She stumbles in on her parents fighting and is told they're getting a divorce. So now the secret is out andshe is nnot happy. Her grand mother live in South Carolina and things are very different for her there. Of course there is a guy, but as it says in the book, it's kind of like a bad episode of Dawson's Creek. This book is a must read for easy, light reading when you want to escape and relax.
CColeman1 More than 1 year ago
I received this book from Author in place of an Honest review.  This book started out by capturing your attention with this Sassy 17 year old girl who felt the world was at her fingertips and she didn’t have to work for anything in life. While reading this book I had many different emotions, I wanted to smack Roxie more then once for her not realizing that she doesn’t have it any worse then anyone else she is around and that if she just opened her eyes and her heart she would see that she has an amazing grandmother who loves her for her and a great group of people who are genuine and want to only see her happy. This book has taken me on an emotional ride and I am more than glad that I read this book. I do not think anyone who reads this book will be disappointed in how it ends and not want to read more on all the people in this book. Maybe we can see Roxie’s parents in a book that gives us more into why her mother left the small town she grew up in and why she never told anyone about where she is from.  In this book we meet Roxanne who has a rather privileged life in New York. She is told by her parents that she cannot go on Summer Vacation to the Hamptons that she has to go stay with her grandmother in South Carolina. She doesn’t understand why they are sending her there since she hasn’t seen her grandmother since infancy. Upon coming home from school on the last day to confront her parents with her best friend Amber she hears her parents arguing. They tell her they are getting a divorce and she has to go to her grandmothers for the summer so they could work things out. Instantly Roxanne becomes shut off from everyone emotionally.  When she finally gets to South Carolina she is feeling completely alone in life. She feels she has no one. Not realizing that her grandmother really does want a relationship with her.  When out at a diner in the small town eating she spots Chase and his brother Brian. She is completely taken by Chase and gets a stern warning from her grandmother to leave him alone. Not understanding why she got this warning she is determined to find out who Chase is and why her grandmother is protecting him.  During that summer in South Carolina, Roxie is learning a lot about herself. She has a job working on her grandmother Betty’s Farm, she is getting closer to Chase, she has met a great friend in Katy who lives down the road and she is trying to figure out how to stop running from things that scare her. Every time that she finds herself getting close to Chase, she runs from him or says something hurtful to make him hate her. She doesn’t want to make these relationships knowing that she will be going back to New York at the end of the summer.  After spending most of her time either fighting with or running away from Betty, she doesn’t understand why her grandmother hates her so much.  Roxie gets up one morning and is headed to the Farm and see’s Betty stumble down the steps of the house. Betty tells her a secret that she has been holding in and hiding from everyone. This changes everything Roxie has believed and she now knows that she has to open her heart and fight for the things she believes are right. She wants to stay with her grandmother permanently and she realizes that she is falling in love with Chase and cannot let him go, and she has actually made some real friends. But can she allow herself to open her Heart and not run from her problems and actually allow people to in? 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book!! Good job and congratulations Ruthi Kight on your first book!
gaele More than 1 year ago
In a story that is a complete metaphor for growth, Ruthi Knox has introduced us to Roxie: a spoiled, seventeen year old girl completely obsessed with her own wants.  When her summer plans for sun, sand and friends are derailed by her parents impending divorce: she is sent to South Carolina to stay with the grandmother she never knew. Roxie is an angry brat through much of the story: while her anger does cover up a deep insecurity that is never really explained, she has a difficulty empathizing and feeling accepted.  I believe some of the hints to her separation come from her mother, a cold fish if ever I saw one.  What redeems Roxie is her ultimate ability to face her own fears and take a chance, with some take-no-prisoners moments from new friends, and coming to know and understand her grandmother.  This development of her character was the obvious solution, but all the more satisfying because of her initial distastefulness.   Chase is a far more patient and thoughtful boy than one would ordinarily encounter: the push-pull from Roxie is all the more interesting for his reactions.  Far from giving up and walking away, his efforts to get her to open up, and take chances are traits of a far more mature man.  Whether that inner strength came from his sense of place and the gentle and not so gentle acceptance Betty offered him isn’t clear. But he also needs to work through some major losses and tragedies in his life: far more than Roxie ever did, and his maturity and willingness to move forward make him a standout.  Betty, Roxie’s grandmother is just fabulous.  Her concern for those who rely on her, and her desire to know Roxie and share with her are readily apparent.  Particularly striking is her unwillingness to allow Roxie to dictate: her silences work perfectly to highlight bad behaviors, and forced Roxie to look at her own behavior, even if she didn’t change it.  Other secondary characters were equally well developed and brought their own gifts to the story:  from tough love friendship to background on her grandmother, there were few chance encounters with characters that did not serve the story or the plot.  But, there are some negatives that did affect the flow, although not in a dramatic way.  There are some grammar issues with verb tenses, most notable early in the story and less so further on.  Additionally, I am not a fan of “colloquial” speech that is written to make an accent.  The frequent appearance of ‘ya ‘where you would have been more appropriate and felt cleaner did have me stopping and starting, often.  I understand the concept and desire to make the conversation feel more real, but with the strong establishment of characters in place and voice, it didn’t work that well for me.  This was a story that had a great deal of emotion evident and often felt: there is an underlying tension from Roxie that mirrors her own anxieties and the anger that masks her fears.  There are no half-steps with these characters: you have instant reactions to them that strengthen and change as you delve into their characters.  Completely readable and very engaging, this was a story that had many more positives than negatives: especially as a debut.   I received an eBook copy from the author for purpose of honest review as part of a tour. I was not  compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 
LynelleClark More than 1 year ago
Excellent read Loved this story! I loved the makings of the different relationships each with its own tensions and stories and how the author brought it all together in an entertaining read. Filled with intrigue this story was believable, the characters sound and lovable. The plot well executed and every scene a building brick to the final outcome. I would love to read more about Roxie and Chase's growing relationship, with her explosive nature it can produce more drama and finally maybe, who knows...read the book! **smile** We learned about Roxie a self-absorbed brat from New York City, send away to a farm in Podunk South Carolina to live with her grandmother for the summer holidays. Thinking the world owes her and therefor she can act the way she does without getting close or caring for the people who proved to be her real friends at the end. To say it plainly her attitude stinks from the moment you are introduced to her, but as the story progress she changed, as well. This change led to great changes in her life and outlook, and she became a respectfully character that I could love. Chase...oh my word, adorable and extremely cute. I think I need more daughters, this one is a definite keeper **smile** I loved his strong personality, putting up with the city girl with patience that I would not have endured. Dealing with his own hurts he took a chance, and out of it a sweet romance was born. Grandma Betty, a delightful and truly wise woman, caught this young lady's attention. Teaching her there was more to life than just what she sees. Loving and accepting Roxie for whom she is. The other characters timing was well placed building the story with each scene making this an enjoyable read for young and old. Well crafted till the very end with a appropriate name for the book. Love the cover.
Cuanam More than 1 year ago
Roxie comes off as your typical spoiled rich kid. Her life revolves around her social standing, so it comes as no surprise the injustice she feels when certain events happen that threaten her very way of life, as well as the circle of friends she has. When she is forced to leave her posh New York life style to spend three months in Soth Carolina with her Grandmother, Roxie feels as though her entire life is ending. She shares her fear of returning a social pariah with her best friend Amber who promises to help try to help sway her parents to let her go where her friends will be for the summer instead, that's when everything falls apart. As the story progresses the reader will note certain things Roxie does that will make you question, they make her question as well. The reader will find them self wanting more than anything to slap the snob and stupid out this girl one more then just a handful of occasions. There will be definite tears on more than one occasion. There were a few minor spelling errors nothing at all drastic. They were more than likely missed due to the timelines writers and Beta Teams are under to get things done in. They will not halt the understanding of the sentence nor slow the reader down at all. A small story hang up I found myself pondering more than once was the absolute vanishment of Amber after the last call. I do not believe that however stuck up and self absorbed a person is, someone who calls someone their best friend for x amount of years does not just suddenly stop after one disagreement. Then again, perhaps they can. There is not enough information on Amber to know why she didn't pursue her best friend, but the reader will know without a doubt why Roxie didn't. All in all, this story is a great coming of age tale. I do hope Ruthi will write a sequel (even if Airicka has to help with the title again lol) so we can see how Roxie and the others in Perry Point at doing. These characters are unforgettable, and while the people in this story are fictional, like any other amazingly written work, they leave a very real impression on the reader. There are plenty of lessons to be learned within these 189 pages and they are ones every human being should learn. I give this book 5 of 5 paws Reviewed by S.Cu'Anam Policar Freaky Fiction Writing Author Cu's Ebook Giveaways Owner Fae Books Tour Host/Reviewer Girls <3 Books Tours Host LadyAmber's Book Tours Host B3 Book Tours Host I Am A Reader Not A Writer Blog Tour Host Shades of Rose Marketing Tour Host GWR Tour Host As You Wish Tour Host