First Series from Bestselling Author Julie Klassen! The lifeblood of the Wiltshire village of Ivy Hill is its coaching inn, The Bell. But when the innkeeper dies suddenly, his genteel wife, Jane Bell, becomes the reluctant owner. Jane has no notion of how to run a business. However, with the town’s livelihood at stake and a large loan due, she must find a way to bring new life to the inn. Despite their strained relationship, Jane turns to her resentful mother-in-law, Thora, for help. Formerly mistress of The Bell, Thora is struggling to find her place in the world. As she and Jane work together, they form a measure of trust, and Thora’s wounded heart begins to heal. When she encounters two men from her past, she sees them–and her future–in a different light. With pressure mounting from the bank, Jane employs innovative methods to turn the inn around, and puzzles over the intentions of several men who seem to have a vested interest in the place. Will her efforts be enough to save The Bell? And will Thora embrace the possibility of a second chance at love?
This is the first Julie Klassen book I have read. I have seen her books at bookstores and in magazines and they all seem interesting. When this book came out, I was happy to get the chance to read it. For the most part, I was happy with the plot. It took me a little while to get into the story but once I started reading, I had to finish it.
I personally liked the story but the one thing that made the book hard to read was that Klassen changed the points of view randomly. It is still a good book and I am looking forward to reading the next book, whenever it comes out.
I would recommended this book. It was a good, wholesome story about loss, forgiveness, and love.
Reading Resolution 48: Read a book by an author that you have never read before.
Title: The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill
Author: Julie Klassen
Author’s Website; http://www.julieklassen.com/
I received this book from the Bethany House Division <http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/bethanyhouse> of the Baker Publishing Group for this review.
This review is written in my own words and is my honest opinion.