The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill

The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill Review

First Series from Bestselling Author Julie Klassen!

On a rise overlooking the Wiltshire countryside stands the village of Ivy Hill. Its coaching inn, The Bell, is its lifeblood--along with the coach lines that stop there daily, bringing news, mail, travelers, and much-needed trade.

Jane Bell lives on the edge of the inn property. She had been a genteel lady until she married the charming innkeeper who promised she would never have to work in his family's inn. But when he dies under mysterious circumstances, Jane finds herself The Bell's owner, and worse, she has three months to pay a large loan or lose the place.

Feeling reluctant and ill-equipped, Jane is tempted to abandon her husband's legacy and return to her former life of ease. However, she soon realizes there is more at stake than her comfort. But who can she trust to help her? Her resentful mother-in-law? Her husband's brother, who wanted the inn for himself? Or the handsome newcomer with secret plans of his own . . . ?

With pressure mounting from the bank, Jane struggles to win over naysayers and turn the place around. Can Jane bring new life to the inn, and to her heart as well?

Title:The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill
Edition Language:English

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  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    3.5 stars, more if you really like inspirational historical fiction; less if you're not particularly fond of the genre. Julie Klassen creates an ensemble set of characters in the fictional village of ...

  • Aerykah

    Slow and steady. That may not sound like a compliment for a book, but I do mean it that way.This isn't a fast-paced, gripping kind of story that you start reading and can't stand to put down until you...

  • Jamie

    It’s always exciting news when you hear that one of your favorite authors is writing her first series. Say what?! Sign me up for every single book please!Well, what can I say? Klassen has once again...

  • Beth

    Julie Klassen is one of my favorite authors, so of course, her first series was of great interest to me. And I'm not sure if the stars just aligned perfectly with my reading mood, but I adored this st...

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)

    The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill is a cozy book to sink into and enjoy at an unrushed pace. Before reading it I had heard that it was different from Klassen's other books, and I agree- but definitely not in ...

  • Christy

    I would describe this read as a warm family drama. Three women points of view are written in this novel and I was elated that the mans view was left out. My favorite to read about was Thora a fifty so...

  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)

    I have been struggling to get through this book for months now. It's almost embarrassing how long it's taken me. This book moves at a snail's pace- the forward momentum is so slow. I had a hard time s...

  • Melanie Kilsby

    Okay, wow. I am so impressed by Julie Klassen right now... Her very first novel Series!The setting of this beautiful country side village is so appealing with all the English charm you would expect fr...

  • Staci

    What could be better than a Julie Klassen Regency? A Julie Klassen Regency Series! The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill is book one of the Tales from Ivy Hill Series.The novel is delightful and introduces the re...

  • Emily

    The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill is the first book in a new series by Julie Klassen. It centers on the Inn that is at the heart of a little coaching village in nineteenth century England. Jane Bell has been ...