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The Ladies of Ivy Cottage (#02 in Tales From Ivy Hill Series)

Julie Klassen
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The Ladies of Ivy Cottage (#02 in Tales From Ivy Hill Series)

Julie Klassen

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Impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood, somehow. Setting up a subscription library with her many books, Rachel discovers mysteries hidden among them. When several men take an interest in Ivy Cottage, is pretty Rachel the cause, or something else?

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Impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood, somehow. Setting up a subscription library with her many books, Rachel discovers mysteries hidden among them. When several men take an interest in Ivy Cottage, is pretty Rachel the cause, or something else?
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: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?

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Meet the Author

Julie Klassen

Klassen is a fiction editor with a background in advertising. Lady of Milkweed Manor is her first novel. Julie and her husband have two sons and liye in Minnesota.

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Intriguing
5 stars By Tanja, Nov 28 2018
Julie Klassen describes the life and situations of three single women, who eventually live in the same cottage. She introduces the old-fashioned circulating library and has this as a key feature in the story of the three women. Characters in her story have close involvement with the beginnings of this library located in the cottage. The women of the cottage now have unexpected visitors and have gained interest. The main character from the first series of 'Tales from Ivy Hill', also has her story weaved through this second book: Jane is still dealing with being a widow and is dealing with other loses in her life, it seems like fears are keeping her away from her real dreams. There are several other stories of characters from the Ivy community that are compiled together in this book very skillfully. Even though this book is based in the 1800s, in the England, and the struggles that women of that time had, this book speaks to the hearts of women today to have the courage to live their dreams. I can't wait to read the last book in the series!
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Intriguing Story
5 stars By Tracy, Mar 27 2018
I enjoyed reading this story following on from the first novel, meeting characters from the first novel again and some new characters. The Author made the story intriguing by including a few twists to the story line that were rather unexpected. The readers will be engaged as details of a mystery are revealed and romance blossoms. Look forward to reading the third novel.
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great series
5 stars By Shirley from Australia, Mar 14 2018
I really was hooked after reading the first book, the second is amazing too. so much intrigue and I know I need to read more to find how things turn out. what an  inspirational writer who encourages my faith and trust in God.
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Another delightful visit to Ivy Hill
4 stars By Iola, Jan 22 2018
The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is the second book in the Tales From Ivy Hill series by beloved Christian Regency author Julie Klassen. There are a lot of characters to keep straight, so while this is a standalone story, it might help if you've read the first book in the series, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill. 

The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is historical romance but only to a degree. Ivy Hill has plenty of single ladies (and single gentlemen), but it's less a romance and more a gentle ongoing story of everyday village life, complete with village intrigues. It's not a fast-paced novel, but neither does it drag.

I enjoyed the slower pace, the reminder of a time when life wasn't ruled by phone notifications but by the arrival of the Mail coach. I enjoyed the slow getting-to-know new characters, and being reintroduced to familiar characters. As always, I enjoyed the subtle-but-there presentation of Christianity (although The Ladies of Ivy Cottage certainly has even less of a faith message than some of her previous works).

The Ladies of Ivy Cottage was a delightful step back into another time. Recommended for fans of village tales such as Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford, Lawanna Blackwell's Gresham Chronicles, or Jan Karon's Mitford. And fans of Jane Austen. Of course.

Thanks to Bethany House Publishers and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.
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