Tuesday, December 26, 2017

The Ladies of Ivy Cottage

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 loved the return to Ivy Hill for The Ladies of Ivy Cottage, though I have to admit that it is sad indeed to have to wait just under a year for the next installation of the story! I love how the town and characters are quaint and yet there is a lot going on. I love that this one has more about Mercy, and I really enjoyed getting to know Rachel more and learning about what libraries looked like in the early 1800's. This book is delightful and should be read after the first one, since there are plenty of on going stories.
I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.
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