Friday, January 5, 2018

The Ladies of Ivy Cottage Review


New from the Top Author of Inspirational Regency Romance
Return to Ivy Hill in The Ladies of Ivy Cottage as friendships deepen, romances blossom, and mysteries unfold.

Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. When the village women encourage her to open a subscription library with the many books she has inherited or acquired through donations, Rachel discovers two mysteries hidden among them. A man who once broke her heart helps her search for clues, but will both find more than they bargained for?

Rachel's friend and hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and fills her days managing her girls' school. So when several men take an interest in Ivy Cottage, she assumes pretty Miss Ashford is the cause. Exactly what--or who--has captured each man's attention? The truth may surprise them all.

Meanwhile, life has improved at the coaching inn and Jane Bell is ready to put grief behind her. Now if only the man she misses would return--but where is he?

As the women of Ivy Hill search for answers about the past and hope for the future, might they find love along the way?

My Thoughts

I highly recommend reading the first book written previous to this one as the setting and people will make more sense. I enjoy the setting and this small town is such a fun idea to imagine. This book moved a bit slow for me. I have enjoyed many of Klassen's books but this one was difficult for me to get into. The characters didn't pop out to me and it was just a slow mover. For those that love this time period and books by Jane Austin, you will enjoy!

Three Stars.

"I received this book from Bethany House Publishers for free. All opinions are my own."

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