I received this book for free from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Ladies of Ivy Cottage (Tales from Ivy Hill, #2) by Julie Klassen
Published by Bethany House, Bethany House Publishers on December 5th 2017
Genres: Christian, Clean & Wholesome, Fiction, General, Historical
Source: Bethany House
New from the Top Author of Inspirational Regency RomanceReturn 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?
Do you know what my biggest issue is with this series??? There is too much time between books!! Like physical I have to wait time…..I forgot who Locke was….how did I do that? I also had a hard time remembering Talbots past role and what happened with Hetty! I can not forget what happened in this book! I need to know what happens with Mercy and Jane….its seriously a need!! I’m glad things worked out the way they did for Rachel…that made me pretty happy and the glimpse of things that might be in store for Justina is exciting(and what I hoped for half way through the book)
Anyway there is nothing super exciting about the book, that sounds bad but it really isn’t….no major mysteries or kidnappings or anything. The series as a whole is about a sweet little village and life for its villagers. Some romance but not its centered around it like…. I love it! Its a nice relaxing read and watchig everyone interact and seeing how all their lives interweave is sooo much fun. There is a tiny bit of exciteement and a slight bit of past thats troubling for a couple of people so its not boring or anything…once I got into the book and requanted myself with the charecters and what was going on in everyones lifes I couldn’t put it down.