The Ladies of Ivy Cottage
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The Ladies of Ivy Cottage

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 444 pages
  • 140 x 211 x 33mm | 399g
  • Baker Publishing Group
  • Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group
  • Ada, MI, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0764218158
  • 9780764218156
  • 83,076

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Return to Ivy Hill as friendships deepen, romances blossom, and mysteries unfold . . .

A gentlewoman in reduced circumstances, Miss Rachel Ashford lives as a guest in Ivy Cottage. With her meager funds rapidly depleting, she is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. Her friend Jane Bell and the other village women encourage her to open a circulating library with the many books she's inherited from her father. As villagers donate additional books and Rachel begins sorting through the volumes, she discovers mysteries hidden among them. A man who once broke her heart helps her search for clues, but both find more than they bargained for. Rachel's hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and finds fulfillment in 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 whom--has captured each man's attention? The truth may surprise them all. "Klassen's sweet and gentle second Tales from Ivy Hill novel returns readers to the bucolic Regency-era small English town. The story follows several women as they become accustomed to their changing circumstances: Rachel, a gentlewoman who has fallen on difficult times; Mercy, the headmistress of the girls' school at Ivy Cottage dealing with a new group of unruly students; and Jane, a recently widowed woman working hard to keep her inn afloat. Each woman faces her new challenges with grace and faith."--Publishers Weekly "The second book in the Tales from Ivy Hill series begins the moment the first book ends. Fans are reunited with beloved characters who are sweet, kind and caring. . . . Klassen does a great amount of research for her books and gives a realistic glimpse of life in the early 1800s in England."--RT Book Reviews Praise for Tales from Ivy Hill

"Readers will rejoice that this is only the beginning of her new Tales from Ivy Hill series."--Publishers Weekly

"Klassen launches a heartwarming new series set in the Regency era that delivers everything fans of gentle historical-romance novels could ever want . . ."--Booklist "Memorable characters with believable struggles that learn to trust God fill the pages of this sweet book."--Christian Market
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About Julie Klassen

Julie Klassen is a graduate of the University of Illinois. She worked in publishing for 16 years and now writes full time. Three of her books have won the Christy Award for Historical Romance. Julie has also won the Minnesota Book Award, Christian Retailing's BEST Award, the Midwest Book Award, and has been a finalist in the Romance Writers of America's RITA Awards and ACFW's Carol Awards. Julie and her husband have two sons and live in St. Paul, Minnesota. For more information, visit www.julieklassen.com.
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