The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill
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The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill

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
ISBN:0764218131
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:445 pages

    The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill Reviews

  • Jamie
    Dec 18, 2016

    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...

  • Emily
    Jan 22, 2017

    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 ...

  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
    Jan 04, 2017

    About this book:“Welcome to the English village of Ivy Hill, where friendships thrive, romance blossoms, and mysteries await. . . . The lifeblood of the village of Ivy Hill is its coaching inn, The ...

  • Sophia
    Nov 27, 2016

    A bustling small English village of Ivy Hill and it's iconic coaching inn are the setting for this first in the Tales of Ivy Hill series. New colorful characters, complex relationships, and a troubles...

  • Kathleen (Kat) Smith
    Nov 18, 2016

    Who would have ever thought I would be a fan of Traditional Regencies? But after watching Downton Abbey I was addicted! Both in the lives of the wealthy and also those of the common folks as well. Som...

  • Jennifer Pritchard
    Dec 31, 2016

    I gave this 5 stars because it was a wonderful story. Julie Klassens books are so comforting to me. No one tells a story like her. I snuggled up with this book every morning in a cozy chair and latte ...

  • Cayla
    Sep 16, 2016

    I received an ARD (Advance Reading Copy) about a week ago and was asked to provide a review detailing my thoughts. Julie Klassen is a new author for me. (I'm familiar with the name and reputation, but...

  • Paula Vince
    Dec 01, 2016

    Julie Klassen is known as a Regency romance author, but it's a stretch to call this one. It's more like a village chronicle. These can be really engaging if written well, but tend to get a bit slow an...

  • Rebecca
    Dec 21, 2016

    "New beginnings" abound in this pleasantly paced series debut, "The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill". Jane Bell has mourned the unexpected death of her spouse for an appropriate length of time, when she receive...

  • Kami Reeve
    Jan 20, 2017

    I looked forward to reading this book. But it wasn't my fav. And I didn't end up liking any of the characters. Disappointed....