The Ladies of Ivy Cottage (Tales from Ivy Hill #2)

The Ladies of Ivy Cottage (Tales from Ivy Hill #2)

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 libra New from the Top Author of Inspirational Regency Romance Return to Ivy Hill in The Ladies of Ivy Cottage as fr...

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Title:The Ladies of Ivy Cottage (Tales from Ivy Hill #2)
Author:Julie Klassen
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:0764218158
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:444 pages pages

The Ladies of Ivy Cottage (Tales from Ivy Hill #2) Reviews

  • Cara Putman
    Mar 14, 2017

    I am loving the Tales from Ivy Hill! The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is another winning story, full of charm, whimsy, and characters that I grew to love. The plot is best described as steady, flavored with issues that aren't particularly heart-stopping, but still full of heart and emotion. ...

    It was sheer delight to return to the village of Ivy Hill with its vast cast of characters and touch of mystery. In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage I especially enjoyed living through the life changing decisions several characters made. While not all the romances were resolved, those that di...

    About this book: ?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 t...

    Julie Klassen is an "auto-buy" author for me. She is one of my favorite authors and I've read all of her books. Her newest book, "The Ladies of Ivy Cottage," lived up to the expectations I have of a Julie Klassen book! This book is the second book in the "Tales from Ivy Hill" serie...

    Just lovely! It's not fast-paced or terribly exciting, but the women of Ivy Hill have a gentle strength that made this book a pleasure to read. I recommend reading the first book in the series, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, to more fully understand and appreciate the backgrounds of the va...

    As with the first book of this series, I could not wait to dive into Julie Klassen?s latest and go back to Ivy Hill! As she always does, Klassen once again captured my attention fully, with each and every character. While the first book isn?t completely necessary to read this on...

    I loved this return visit to Ivy Hill. Julie Klassen has done a wonderful job bringing this world to life. The characters are very real. I feel their struggles and root for them the whole time I'm reading. I can't wait to see where this journey takes them in the next installment. I h...

    Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. Rachel's friend and hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and fills her days managing her girls' school. So when several...

    A Continuing Saga of Strong and Self-Sufficient Women! Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars TYPE OF NOVEL: Regency Romance, Historical Fiction SETTING: 1820 Wiltshire, England MAIN CHARACTERS: - Rachel Ashford: With her father passed away and his heir displacing her from her famil...

    Life continues in Ivy Hill in this 2nd novel of the Ivy Hill trilogy. I've read a number of trilogies that start and end well, but middle books sometimes have a tendency to drag a bit. Not so with this novel! This book definitely does not stand alone well as it continues many of the...

    An invitation to return to the world of Ivy Hill was a delightful prospect for me. I might encounter the three lovely childhood friends- Jane, Rachel, and Mercy- who must all make their way in the world independently or any of the other village characters. The Ladies of Ivy Cottage...

    About 3/4ths of the way through I realized this wasn't the book on my to-read shelf but its sequel. Which explains a lot. I'm adding an extra star because I feel I should have noticed that earlier and it would have cleared up a lot of my frustration with this book. (So many character...

    A lovely continuation of the stories from Ivy Hill. Enjoyed getting to know some secondary characters in book one a bit more in the new story. Left me on a bit of a cliff hanger so anxiously awaiting what happens next! ...

    I just felt like this book was okay. I wanted to love it! Quaint English village - check. Historical fiction - check. Romances at every turn - check. But, alas, the writing felt clunky at times and Rachel?s storyline (the main focus) was not compelling to me. It just fell flat. I sup...

    This was a much anticipated read for me! I had read the first book in the series last year and greatly enjoyed it. These couldn?t necessarily be called thrilling or adventurous, but they are utterly charming and there is certainly some subtle intrigue in the storyline. I love each...

    It was enjoyable to return to Ivy Hill and watch the development of the characters through this book. These books are a quiet, gentle ride through Jane Austen's time period in England. Much is happening, but with the help of friends and faith, the characters overcome. This series remin...

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    Jan 19, 2018

    I am loving the Tales from Ivy Hill! The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is another winning story, full of charm, whimsy, and characters that I grew to love. The plot is best described as steady, flavored with issues that aren't particularly heart-stopping, but still full of heart and emotion. ...

    It was sheer delight to return to the village of Ivy Hill with its vast cast of characters and touch of mystery. In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage I especially enjoyed living through the life changing decisions several characters made. While not all the romances were resolved, those that di...

    About this book: ?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 t...

    Julie Klassen is an "auto-buy" author for me. She is one of my favorite authors and I've read all of her books. Her newest book, "The Ladies of Ivy Cottage," lived up to the expectations I have of a Julie Klassen book! This book is the second book in the "Tales from Ivy Hill" serie...

    Just lovely! It's not fast-paced or terribly exciting, but the women of Ivy Hill have a gentle strength that made this book a pleasure to read. I recommend reading the first book in the series, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, to more fully understand and appreciate the backgrounds of the va...

  • Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
    May 15, 2018

    I am loving the Tales from Ivy Hill! The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is another winning story, full of charm, whimsy, and characters that I grew to love. The plot is best described as steady, flavored with issues that aren't particularly heart-stopping, but still full of heart and emotion. ...

    It was sheer delight to return to the village of Ivy Hill with its vast cast of characters and touch of mystery. In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage I especially enjoyed living through the life changing decisions several characters made. While not all the romances were resolved, those that di...

    About this book: ?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 t...

    Julie Klassen is an "auto-buy" author for me. She is one of my favorite authors and I've read all of her books. Her newest book, "The Ladies of Ivy Cottage," lived up to the expectations I have of a Julie Klassen book! This book is the second book in the "Tales from Ivy Hill" serie...

    Just lovely! It's not fast-paced or terribly exciting, but the women of Ivy Hill have a gentle strength that made this book a pleasure to read. I recommend reading the first book in the series, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, to more fully understand and appreciate the backgrounds of the va...

    As with the first book of this series, I could not wait to dive into Julie Klassen?s latest and go back to Ivy Hill! As she always does, Klassen once again captured my attention fully, with each and every character. While the first book isn?t completely necessary to read this on...

    I loved this return visit to Ivy Hill. Julie Klassen has done a wonderful job bringing this world to life. The characters are very real. I feel their struggles and root for them the whole time I'm reading. I can't wait to see where this journey takes them in the next installment. I h...

    Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. Rachel's friend and hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and fills her days managing her girls' school. So when several...

    A Continuing Saga of Strong and Self-Sufficient Women! Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars TYPE OF NOVEL: Regency Romance, Historical Fiction SETTING: 1820 Wiltshire, England MAIN CHARACTERS: - Rachel Ashford: With her father passed away and his heir displacing her from her famil...

  • Amy
    Apr 02, 2018

    I am loving the Tales from Ivy Hill! The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is another winning story, full of charm, whimsy, and characters that I grew to love. The plot is best described as steady, flavored with issues that aren't particularly heart-stopping, but still full of heart and emotion. ...

    It was sheer delight to return to the village of Ivy Hill with its vast cast of characters and touch of mystery. In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage I especially enjoyed living through the life changing decisions several characters made. While not all the romances were resolved, those that di...

    About this book: ?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 t...

    Julie Klassen is an "auto-buy" author for me. She is one of my favorite authors and I've read all of her books. Her newest book, "The Ladies of Ivy Cottage," lived up to the expectations I have of a Julie Klassen book! This book is the second book in the "Tales from Ivy Hill" serie...

    Just lovely! It's not fast-paced or terribly exciting, but the women of Ivy Hill have a gentle strength that made this book a pleasure to read. I recommend reading the first book in the series, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, to more fully understand and appreciate the backgrounds of the va...

    As with the first book of this series, I could not wait to dive into Julie Klassen?s latest and go back to Ivy Hill! As she always does, Klassen once again captured my attention fully, with each and every character. While the first book isn?t completely necessary to read this on...

    I loved this return visit to Ivy Hill. Julie Klassen has done a wonderful job bringing this world to life. The characters are very real. I feel their struggles and root for them the whole time I'm reading. I can't wait to see where this journey takes them in the next installment. I h...

    Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. Rachel's friend and hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and fills her days managing her girls' school. So when several...

    A Continuing Saga of Strong and Self-Sufficient Women! Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars TYPE OF NOVEL: Regency Romance, Historical Fiction SETTING: 1820 Wiltshire, England MAIN CHARACTERS: - Rachel Ashford: With her father passed away and his heir displacing her from her famil...

    Life continues in Ivy Hill in this 2nd novel of the Ivy Hill trilogy. I've read a number of trilogies that start and end well, but middle books sometimes have a tendency to drag a bit. Not so with this novel! This book definitely does not stand alone well as it continues many of the...

    An invitation to return to the world of Ivy Hill was a delightful prospect for me. I might encounter the three lovely childhood friends- Jane, Rachel, and Mercy- who must all make their way in the world independently or any of the other village characters. The Ladies of Ivy Cottage...

    About 3/4ths of the way through I realized this wasn't the book on my to-read shelf but its sequel. Which explains a lot. I'm adding an extra star because I feel I should have noticed that earlier and it would have cleared up a lot of my frustration with this book. (So many character...

  • Deon
    Nov 22, 2016

    I am loving the Tales from Ivy Hill! The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is another winning story, full of charm, whimsy, and characters that I grew to love. The plot is best described as steady, flavored with issues that aren't particularly heart-stopping, but still full of heart and emotion. ...

    It was sheer delight to return to the village of Ivy Hill with its vast cast of characters and touch of mystery. In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage I especially enjoyed living through the life changing decisions several characters made. While not all the romances were resolved, those that di...

    About this book: ?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 t...

    Julie Klassen is an "auto-buy" author for me. She is one of my favorite authors and I've read all of her books. Her newest book, "The Ladies of Ivy Cottage," lived up to the expectations I have of a Julie Klassen book! This book is the second book in the "Tales from Ivy Hill" serie...

    Just lovely! It's not fast-paced or terribly exciting, but the women of Ivy Hill have a gentle strength that made this book a pleasure to read. I recommend reading the first book in the series, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, to more fully understand and appreciate the backgrounds of the va...

    As with the first book of this series, I could not wait to dive into Julie Klassen?s latest and go back to Ivy Hill! As she always does, Klassen once again captured my attention fully, with each and every character. While the first book isn?t completely necessary to read this on...

    I loved this return visit to Ivy Hill. Julie Klassen has done a wonderful job bringing this world to life. The characters are very real. I feel their struggles and root for them the whole time I'm reading. I can't wait to see where this journey takes them in the next installment. I h...

    Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. Rachel's friend and hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and fills her days managing her girls' school. So when several...

    A Continuing Saga of Strong and Self-Sufficient Women! Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars TYPE OF NOVEL: Regency Romance, Historical Fiction SETTING: 1820 Wiltshire, England MAIN CHARACTERS: - Rachel Ashford: With her father passed away and his heir displacing her from her famil...

    Life continues in Ivy Hill in this 2nd novel of the Ivy Hill trilogy. I've read a number of trilogies that start and end well, but middle books sometimes have a tendency to drag a bit. Not so with this novel! This book definitely does not stand alone well as it continues many of the...

    An invitation to return to the world of Ivy Hill was a delightful prospect for me. I might encounter the three lovely childhood friends- Jane, Rachel, and Mercy- who must all make their way in the world independently or any of the other village characters. The Ladies of Ivy Cottage...

    About 3/4ths of the way through I realized this wasn't the book on my to-read shelf but its sequel. Which explains a lot. I'm adding an extra star because I feel I should have noticed that earlier and it would have cleared up a lot of my frustration with this book. (So many character...

    A lovely continuation of the stories from Ivy Hill. Enjoyed getting to know some secondary characters in book one a bit more in the new story. Left me on a bit of a cliff hanger so anxiously awaiting what happens next! ...

    I just felt like this book was okay. I wanted to love it! Quaint English village - check. Historical fiction - check. Romances at every turn - check. But, alas, the writing felt clunky at times and Rachel?s storyline (the main focus) was not compelling to me. It just fell flat. I sup...

    This was a much anticipated read for me! I had read the first book in the series last year and greatly enjoyed it. These couldn?t necessarily be called thrilling or adventurous, but they are utterly charming and there is certainly some subtle intrigue in the storyline. I love each...

    It was enjoyable to return to Ivy Hill and watch the development of the characters through this book. These books are a quiet, gentle ride through Jane Austen's time period in England. Much is happening, but with the help of friends and faith, the characters overcome. This series remin...

    I absolutely loved this! ? I can not explain the total pleasure I feel reading a story by Julie Klassen. I love everything about Ivy Hill and all the wonderful characters. It was so sweet and I can?t wait for book three! ? I absolutely loved this! ?? I can not explain the...

    This series should be read in order ...

  • Laura
    Jan 29, 2018

    I am loving the Tales from Ivy Hill! The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is another winning story, full of charm, whimsy, and characters that I grew to love. The plot is best described as steady, flavored with issues that aren't particularly heart-stopping, but still full of heart and emotion. ...

    It was sheer delight to return to the village of Ivy Hill with its vast cast of characters and touch of mystery. In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage I especially enjoyed living through the life changing decisions several characters made. While not all the romances were resolved, those that di...

    About this book: ?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 t...

    Julie Klassen is an "auto-buy" author for me. She is one of my favorite authors and I've read all of her books. Her newest book, "The Ladies of Ivy Cottage," lived up to the expectations I have of a Julie Klassen book! This book is the second book in the "Tales from Ivy Hill" serie...

    Just lovely! It's not fast-paced or terribly exciting, but the women of Ivy Hill have a gentle strength that made this book a pleasure to read. I recommend reading the first book in the series, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, to more fully understand and appreciate the backgrounds of the va...

    As with the first book of this series, I could not wait to dive into Julie Klassen?s latest and go back to Ivy Hill! As she always does, Klassen once again captured my attention fully, with each and every character. While the first book isn?t completely necessary to read this on...

    I loved this return visit to Ivy Hill. Julie Klassen has done a wonderful job bringing this world to life. The characters are very real. I feel their struggles and root for them the whole time I'm reading. I can't wait to see where this journey takes them in the next installment. I h...

    Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. Rachel's friend and hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and fills her days managing her girls' school. So when several...

    A Continuing Saga of Strong and Self-Sufficient Women! Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars TYPE OF NOVEL: Regency Romance, Historical Fiction SETTING: 1820 Wiltshire, England MAIN CHARACTERS: - Rachel Ashford: With her father passed away and his heir displacing her from her famil...

    Life continues in Ivy Hill in this 2nd novel of the Ivy Hill trilogy. I've read a number of trilogies that start and end well, but middle books sometimes have a tendency to drag a bit. Not so with this novel! This book definitely does not stand alone well as it continues many of the...

    An invitation to return to the world of Ivy Hill was a delightful prospect for me. I might encounter the three lovely childhood friends- Jane, Rachel, and Mercy- who must all make their way in the world independently or any of the other village characters. The Ladies of Ivy Cottage...

    About 3/4ths of the way through I realized this wasn't the book on my to-read shelf but its sequel. Which explains a lot. I'm adding an extra star because I feel I should have noticed that earlier and it would have cleared up a lot of my frustration with this book. (So many character...

    A lovely continuation of the stories from Ivy Hill. Enjoyed getting to know some secondary characters in book one a bit more in the new story. Left me on a bit of a cliff hanger so anxiously awaiting what happens next! ...

    I just felt like this book was okay. I wanted to love it! Quaint English village - check. Historical fiction - check. Romances at every turn - check. But, alas, the writing felt clunky at times and Rachel?s storyline (the main focus) was not compelling to me. It just fell flat. I sup...

    This was a much anticipated read for me! I had read the first book in the series last year and greatly enjoyed it. These couldn?t necessarily be called thrilling or adventurous, but they are utterly charming and there is certainly some subtle intrigue in the storyline. I love each...

    It was enjoyable to return to Ivy Hill and watch the development of the characters through this book. These books are a quiet, gentle ride through Jane Austen's time period in England. Much is happening, but with the help of friends and faith, the characters overcome. This series remin...

    I absolutely loved this! ? I can not explain the total pleasure I feel reading a story by Julie Klassen. I love everything about Ivy Hill and all the wonderful characters. It was so sweet and I can?t wait for book three! ? I absolutely loved this! ?? I can not explain the...

    This series should be read in order ...

    There's nothing nicer than a well-written village chronicle, and I loved The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, which started this series off. I was so keen for the chance to grab hold of this next installment, and it didn't disappoint. Julie Klassen has a way of building up our curiosity to fatho...

    Considering the sheer size of this book, and I've managed to read it in a few days, says all you need to know about how I feel about it! Not since 'The Maid of Fairbourne Hall', which was one of the first books of Julie's I read, have I enjoyed something this much from this author. In ...

    3.5 stars When I think of Regency romance, I think Julie Klassen and Sarah E. Ladd. Both authors capture the essence of Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters when they compose a novel. I was introduced to Klassen's writing with The Secret of Pembroke Hall, which I enjoyed. I loved the...

    When I read Julie Klassen's very first book, I knew I wanted to follow her. Her books are not a fluffy, afternoon read. No, they are rich, full and deep. When I begin one of her books, I'm delighted to simply settle in and enjoy. She takes you so completely into her characters' lives, ...

    In a word: disappointing. :( ...

    I really enjoyed this visit to the Village of Ivy Hill. It was great to hear what has been going on with the people I met in The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill. This episode focuses on the Ladies of Ivy Cottage. Mercy Grove and her maiden aunt Matilda run a girls school and when Rachel Ashford'...

    I am so happy to be back in Ivy Hill! It's such a quaint little town. I love how this book was LITERALLY a continuation of book 1. I was able to go from book 1 to book 2 (since I waited to start the series). However, now I have to wait for book 3 to come out. The suspense it kill...

    I was extremely anticipating this sequel to the first ivy inn book...these books are written a year apart! But it was worth the wait, as I thoroughly enjoyed it. This book focuses on two of the spinster young women in the town, Rachel and Mercy, who live with Mercy's aging aunt at t...

    This second book in Klassen's Regency series, Tales from Ivy Hill, was a most enjoyable read. Julie Klassen writes with exquisite detail in creating the fictional village of Ivy Hill and its inhabitants. In this story we learn more about the backstory of previously introduced character...

    I didn't think this book was as strong as the previous one. Right off the bat, several love interests are struck out, which I had thought was a strong point of the first book- that no characters were obvious choices- life doesn't usually work that way; while hindsight may make things s...

    The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is book two from Julie Klassen?s Tales from Ivy Hill series. I enjoyed the story. However, it was hard to get into at first for me. Once I got about half of the way through, I did not want to put it down from then on. I give this book 3 1/2 stars and hop...

    A single woman in 1820 is a woman who must work hard to determine how to support herself. In a world where a woman is not allowed to vote, make decisions, or often own their own home, if a woman is left widowed or fails to find a spouse, it is a short path into poverty and despair. ...

  • Jill
    Nov 22, 2016

    I am loving the Tales from Ivy Hill! The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is another winning story, full of charm, whimsy, and characters that I grew to love. The plot is best described as steady, flavored with issues that aren't particularly heart-stopping, but still full of heart and emotion. ...

    It was sheer delight to return to the village of Ivy Hill with its vast cast of characters and touch of mystery. In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage I especially enjoyed living through the life changing decisions several characters made. While not all the romances were resolved, those that di...

    About this book: ?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 t...

    Julie Klassen is an "auto-buy" author for me. She is one of my favorite authors and I've read all of her books. Her newest book, "The Ladies of Ivy Cottage," lived up to the expectations I have of a Julie Klassen book! This book is the second book in the "Tales from Ivy Hill" serie...

    Just lovely! It's not fast-paced or terribly exciting, but the women of Ivy Hill have a gentle strength that made this book a pleasure to read. I recommend reading the first book in the series, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, to more fully understand and appreciate the backgrounds of the va...

    As with the first book of this series, I could not wait to dive into Julie Klassen?s latest and go back to Ivy Hill! As she always does, Klassen once again captured my attention fully, with each and every character. While the first book isn?t completely necessary to read this on...

    I loved this return visit to Ivy Hill. Julie Klassen has done a wonderful job bringing this world to life. The characters are very real. I feel their struggles and root for them the whole time I'm reading. I can't wait to see where this journey takes them in the next installment. I h...

  • Tammie
    Jan 25, 2017

    I am loving the Tales from Ivy Hill! The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is another winning story, full of charm, whimsy, and characters that I grew to love. The plot is best described as steady, flavored with issues that aren't particularly heart-stopping, but still full of heart and emotion. ...

    It was sheer delight to return to the village of Ivy Hill with its vast cast of characters and touch of mystery. In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage I especially enjoyed living through the life changing decisions several characters made. While not all the romances were resolved, those that di...

    About this book: ?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 t...

    Julie Klassen is an "auto-buy" author for me. She is one of my favorite authors and I've read all of her books. Her newest book, "The Ladies of Ivy Cottage," lived up to the expectations I have of a Julie Klassen book! This book is the second book in the "Tales from Ivy Hill" serie...

    Just lovely! It's not fast-paced or terribly exciting, but the women of Ivy Hill have a gentle strength that made this book a pleasure to read. I recommend reading the first book in the series, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, to more fully understand and appreciate the backgrounds of the va...

    As with the first book of this series, I could not wait to dive into Julie Klassen?s latest and go back to Ivy Hill! As she always does, Klassen once again captured my attention fully, with each and every character. While the first book isn?t completely necessary to read this on...

    I loved this return visit to Ivy Hill. Julie Klassen has done a wonderful job bringing this world to life. The characters are very real. I feel their struggles and root for them the whole time I'm reading. I can't wait to see where this journey takes them in the next installment. I h...

    Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. Rachel's friend and hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and fills her days managing her girls' school. So when several...

  • Beth
    Jan 22, 2018

    I am loving the Tales from Ivy Hill! The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is another winning story, full of charm, whimsy, and characters that I grew to love. The plot is best described as steady, flavored with issues that aren't particularly heart-stopping, but still full of heart and emotion. ...

  • Heather
    Feb 08, 2018

    I am loving the Tales from Ivy Hill! The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is another winning story, full of charm, whimsy, and characters that I grew to love. The plot is best described as steady, flavored with issues that aren't particularly heart-stopping, but still full of heart and emotion. ...

    It was sheer delight to return to the village of Ivy Hill with its vast cast of characters and touch of mystery. In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage I especially enjoyed living through the life changing decisions several characters made. While not all the romances were resolved, those that di...

    About this book: ?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 t...

    Julie Klassen is an "auto-buy" author for me. She is one of my favorite authors and I've read all of her books. Her newest book, "The Ladies of Ivy Cottage," lived up to the expectations I have of a Julie Klassen book! This book is the second book in the "Tales from Ivy Hill" serie...

    Just lovely! It's not fast-paced or terribly exciting, but the women of Ivy Hill have a gentle strength that made this book a pleasure to read. I recommend reading the first book in the series, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, to more fully understand and appreciate the backgrounds of the va...

    As with the first book of this series, I could not wait to dive into Julie Klassen?s latest and go back to Ivy Hill! As she always does, Klassen once again captured my attention fully, with each and every character. While the first book isn?t completely necessary to read this on...

    I loved this return visit to Ivy Hill. Julie Klassen has done a wonderful job bringing this world to life. The characters are very real. I feel their struggles and root for them the whole time I'm reading. I can't wait to see where this journey takes them in the next installment. I h...

    Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. Rachel's friend and hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and fills her days managing her girls' school. So when several...

    A Continuing Saga of Strong and Self-Sufficient Women! Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars TYPE OF NOVEL: Regency Romance, Historical Fiction SETTING: 1820 Wiltshire, England MAIN CHARACTERS: - Rachel Ashford: With her father passed away and his heir displacing her from her famil...

    Life continues in Ivy Hill in this 2nd novel of the Ivy Hill trilogy. I've read a number of trilogies that start and end well, but middle books sometimes have a tendency to drag a bit. Not so with this novel! This book definitely does not stand alone well as it continues many of the...

    An invitation to return to the world of Ivy Hill was a delightful prospect for me. I might encounter the three lovely childhood friends- Jane, Rachel, and Mercy- who must all make their way in the world independently or any of the other village characters. The Ladies of Ivy Cottage...

    About 3/4ths of the way through I realized this wasn't the book on my to-read shelf but its sequel. Which explains a lot. I'm adding an extra star because I feel I should have noticed that earlier and it would have cleared up a lot of my frustration with this book. (So many character...

    A lovely continuation of the stories from Ivy Hill. Enjoyed getting to know some secondary characters in book one a bit more in the new story. Left me on a bit of a cliff hanger so anxiously awaiting what happens next! ...

    I just felt like this book was okay. I wanted to love it! Quaint English village - check. Historical fiction - check. Romances at every turn - check. But, alas, the writing felt clunky at times and Rachel?s storyline (the main focus) was not compelling to me. It just fell flat. I sup...

    This was a much anticipated read for me! I had read the first book in the series last year and greatly enjoyed it. These couldn?t necessarily be called thrilling or adventurous, but they are utterly charming and there is certainly some subtle intrigue in the storyline. I love each...

    It was enjoyable to return to Ivy Hill and watch the development of the characters through this book. These books are a quiet, gentle ride through Jane Austen's time period in England. Much is happening, but with the help of friends and faith, the characters overcome. This series remin...

    I absolutely loved this! ? I can not explain the total pleasure I feel reading a story by Julie Klassen. I love everything about Ivy Hill and all the wonderful characters. It was so sweet and I can?t wait for book three! ? I absolutely loved this! ?? I can not explain the...

    This series should be read in order ...

    There's nothing nicer than a well-written village chronicle, and I loved The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, which started this series off. I was so keen for the chance to grab hold of this next installment, and it didn't disappoint. Julie Klassen has a way of building up our curiosity to fatho...

    Considering the sheer size of this book, and I've managed to read it in a few days, says all you need to know about how I feel about it! Not since 'The Maid of Fairbourne Hall', which was one of the first books of Julie's I read, have I enjoyed something this much from this author. In ...

    3.5 stars When I think of Regency romance, I think Julie Klassen and Sarah E. Ladd. Both authors capture the essence of Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters when they compose a novel. I was introduced to Klassen's writing with The Secret of Pembroke Hall, which I enjoyed. I loved the...

    When I read Julie Klassen's very first book, I knew I wanted to follow her. Her books are not a fluffy, afternoon read. No, they are rich, full and deep. When I begin one of her books, I'm delighted to simply settle in and enjoy. She takes you so completely into her characters' lives, ...

    In a word: disappointing. :( ...

  • Sophia
    Dec 06, 2017

    I am loving the Tales from Ivy Hill! The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is another winning story, full of charm, whimsy, and characters that I grew to love. The plot is best described as steady, flavored with issues that aren't particularly heart-stopping, but still full of heart and emotion. ...

    It was sheer delight to return to the village of Ivy Hill with its vast cast of characters and touch of mystery. In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage I especially enjoyed living through the life changing decisions several characters made. While not all the romances were resolved, those that di...

    About this book: ?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 t...

    Julie Klassen is an "auto-buy" author for me. She is one of my favorite authors and I've read all of her books. Her newest book, "The Ladies of Ivy Cottage," lived up to the expectations I have of a Julie Klassen book! This book is the second book in the "Tales from Ivy Hill" serie...

    Just lovely! It's not fast-paced or terribly exciting, but the women of Ivy Hill have a gentle strength that made this book a pleasure to read. I recommend reading the first book in the series, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, to more fully understand and appreciate the backgrounds of the va...

    As with the first book of this series, I could not wait to dive into Julie Klassen?s latest and go back to Ivy Hill! As she always does, Klassen once again captured my attention fully, with each and every character. While the first book isn?t completely necessary to read this on...

    I loved this return visit to Ivy Hill. Julie Klassen has done a wonderful job bringing this world to life. The characters are very real. I feel their struggles and root for them the whole time I'm reading. I can't wait to see where this journey takes them in the next installment. I h...

    Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. Rachel's friend and hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and fills her days managing her girls' school. So when several...

    A Continuing Saga of Strong and Self-Sufficient Women! Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars TYPE OF NOVEL: Regency Romance, Historical Fiction SETTING: 1820 Wiltshire, England MAIN CHARACTERS: - Rachel Ashford: With her father passed away and his heir displacing her from her famil...

    Life continues in Ivy Hill in this 2nd novel of the Ivy Hill trilogy. I've read a number of trilogies that start and end well, but middle books sometimes have a tendency to drag a bit. Not so with this novel! This book definitely does not stand alone well as it continues many of the...

    An invitation to return to the world of Ivy Hill was a delightful prospect for me. I might encounter the three lovely childhood friends- Jane, Rachel, and Mercy- who must all make their way in the world independently or any of the other village characters. The Ladies of Ivy Cottage...

  • Megan
    Jan 11, 2018

    I am loving the Tales from Ivy Hill! The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is another winning story, full of charm, whimsy, and characters that I grew to love. The plot is best described as steady, flavored with issues that aren't particularly heart-stopping, but still full of heart and emotion. ...

    It was sheer delight to return to the village of Ivy Hill with its vast cast of characters and touch of mystery. In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage I especially enjoyed living through the life changing decisions several characters made. While not all the romances were resolved, those that di...

    About this book: ?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 t...

    Julie Klassen is an "auto-buy" author for me. She is one of my favorite authors and I've read all of her books. Her newest book, "The Ladies of Ivy Cottage," lived up to the expectations I have of a Julie Klassen book! This book is the second book in the "Tales from Ivy Hill" serie...

  • Susan Snodgrass
    Mar 06, 2017

    I am loving the Tales from Ivy Hill! The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is another winning story, full of charm, whimsy, and characters that I grew to love. The plot is best described as steady, flavored with issues that aren't particularly heart-stopping, but still full of heart and emotion. ...

    It was sheer delight to return to the village of Ivy Hill with its vast cast of characters and touch of mystery. In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage I especially enjoyed living through the life changing decisions several characters made. While not all the romances were resolved, those that di...

    About this book: ?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 t...

    Julie Klassen is an "auto-buy" author for me. She is one of my favorite authors and I've read all of her books. Her newest book, "The Ladies of Ivy Cottage," lived up to the expectations I have of a Julie Klassen book! This book is the second book in the "Tales from Ivy Hill" serie...

    Just lovely! It's not fast-paced or terribly exciting, but the women of Ivy Hill have a gentle strength that made this book a pleasure to read. I recommend reading the first book in the series, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, to more fully understand and appreciate the backgrounds of the va...

    As with the first book of this series, I could not wait to dive into Julie Klassen?s latest and go back to Ivy Hill! As she always does, Klassen once again captured my attention fully, with each and every character. While the first book isn?t completely necessary to read this on...

    I loved this return visit to Ivy Hill. Julie Klassen has done a wonderful job bringing this world to life. The characters are very real. I feel their struggles and root for them the whole time I'm reading. I can't wait to see where this journey takes them in the next installment. I h...

    Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. Rachel's friend and hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and fills her days managing her girls' school. So when several...

    A Continuing Saga of Strong and Self-Sufficient Women! Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars TYPE OF NOVEL: Regency Romance, Historical Fiction SETTING: 1820 Wiltshire, England MAIN CHARACTERS: - Rachel Ashford: With her father passed away and his heir displacing her from her famil...

    Life continues in Ivy Hill in this 2nd novel of the Ivy Hill trilogy. I've read a number of trilogies that start and end well, but middle books sometimes have a tendency to drag a bit. Not so with this novel! This book definitely does not stand alone well as it continues many of the...

    An invitation to return to the world of Ivy Hill was a delightful prospect for me. I might encounter the three lovely childhood friends- Jane, Rachel, and Mercy- who must all make their way in the world independently or any of the other village characters. The Ladies of Ivy Cottage...

    About 3/4ths of the way through I realized this wasn't the book on my to-read shelf but its sequel. Which explains a lot. I'm adding an extra star because I feel I should have noticed that earlier and it would have cleared up a lot of my frustration with this book. (So many character...

    A lovely continuation of the stories from Ivy Hill. Enjoyed getting to know some secondary characters in book one a bit more in the new story. Left me on a bit of a cliff hanger so anxiously awaiting what happens next! ...

    I just felt like this book was okay. I wanted to love it! Quaint English village - check. Historical fiction - check. Romances at every turn - check. But, alas, the writing felt clunky at times and Rachel?s storyline (the main focus) was not compelling to me. It just fell flat. I sup...

    This was a much anticipated read for me! I had read the first book in the series last year and greatly enjoyed it. These couldn?t necessarily be called thrilling or adventurous, but they are utterly charming and there is certainly some subtle intrigue in the storyline. I love each...

    It was enjoyable to return to Ivy Hill and watch the development of the characters through this book. These books are a quiet, gentle ride through Jane Austen's time period in England. Much is happening, but with the help of friends and faith, the characters overcome. This series remin...

    I absolutely loved this! ? I can not explain the total pleasure I feel reading a story by Julie Klassen. I love everything about Ivy Hill and all the wonderful characters. It was so sweet and I can?t wait for book three! ? I absolutely loved this! ?? I can not explain the...

    This series should be read in order ...

    There's nothing nicer than a well-written village chronicle, and I loved The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, which started this series off. I was so keen for the chance to grab hold of this next installment, and it didn't disappoint. Julie Klassen has a way of building up our curiosity to fatho...

    Considering the sheer size of this book, and I've managed to read it in a few days, says all you need to know about how I feel about it! Not since 'The Maid of Fairbourne Hall', which was one of the first books of Julie's I read, have I enjoyed something this much from this author. In ...

    3.5 stars When I think of Regency romance, I think Julie Klassen and Sarah E. Ladd. Both authors capture the essence of Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters when they compose a novel. I was introduced to Klassen's writing with The Secret of Pembroke Hall, which I enjoyed. I loved the...

    When I read Julie Klassen's very first book, I knew I wanted to follow her. Her books are not a fluffy, afternoon read. No, they are rich, full and deep. When I begin one of her books, I'm delighted to simply settle in and enjoy. She takes you so completely into her characters' lives, ...

  • Kristine Morgan
    Mar 08, 2017

    I am loving the Tales from Ivy Hill! The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is another winning story, full of charm, whimsy, and characters that I grew to love. The plot is best described as steady, flavored with issues that aren't particularly heart-stopping, but still full of heart and emotion. ...

    It was sheer delight to return to the village of Ivy Hill with its vast cast of characters and touch of mystery. In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage I especially enjoyed living through the life changing decisions several characters made. While not all the romances were resolved, those that di...

    About this book: ?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 t...

    Julie Klassen is an "auto-buy" author for me. She is one of my favorite authors and I've read all of her books. Her newest book, "The Ladies of Ivy Cottage," lived up to the expectations I have of a Julie Klassen book! This book is the second book in the "Tales from Ivy Hill" serie...

    Just lovely! It's not fast-paced or terribly exciting, but the women of Ivy Hill have a gentle strength that made this book a pleasure to read. I recommend reading the first book in the series, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, to more fully understand and appreciate the backgrounds of the va...

    As with the first book of this series, I could not wait to dive into Julie Klassen?s latest and go back to Ivy Hill! As she always does, Klassen once again captured my attention fully, with each and every character. While the first book isn?t completely necessary to read this on...

    I loved this return visit to Ivy Hill. Julie Klassen has done a wonderful job bringing this world to life. The characters are very real. I feel their struggles and root for them the whole time I'm reading. I can't wait to see where this journey takes them in the next installment. I h...

    Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. Rachel's friend and hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and fills her days managing her girls' school. So when several...

    A Continuing Saga of Strong and Self-Sufficient Women! Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars TYPE OF NOVEL: Regency Romance, Historical Fiction SETTING: 1820 Wiltshire, England MAIN CHARACTERS: - Rachel Ashford: With her father passed away and his heir displacing her from her famil...

    Life continues in Ivy Hill in this 2nd novel of the Ivy Hill trilogy. I've read a number of trilogies that start and end well, but middle books sometimes have a tendency to drag a bit. Not so with this novel! This book definitely does not stand alone well as it continues many of the...

    An invitation to return to the world of Ivy Hill was a delightful prospect for me. I might encounter the three lovely childhood friends- Jane, Rachel, and Mercy- who must all make their way in the world independently or any of the other village characters. The Ladies of Ivy Cottage...

    About 3/4ths of the way through I realized this wasn't the book on my to-read shelf but its sequel. Which explains a lot. I'm adding an extra star because I feel I should have noticed that earlier and it would have cleared up a lot of my frustration with this book. (So many character...

    A lovely continuation of the stories from Ivy Hill. Enjoyed getting to know some secondary characters in book one a bit more in the new story. Left me on a bit of a cliff hanger so anxiously awaiting what happens next! ...

    I just felt like this book was okay. I wanted to love it! Quaint English village - check. Historical fiction - check. Romances at every turn - check. But, alas, the writing felt clunky at times and Rachel?s storyline (the main focus) was not compelling to me. It just fell flat. I sup...

    This was a much anticipated read for me! I had read the first book in the series last year and greatly enjoyed it. These couldn?t necessarily be called thrilling or adventurous, but they are utterly charming and there is certainly some subtle intrigue in the storyline. I love each...

    It was enjoyable to return to Ivy Hill and watch the development of the characters through this book. These books are a quiet, gentle ride through Jane Austen's time period in England. Much is happening, but with the help of friends and faith, the characters overcome. This series remin...

    I absolutely loved this! ? I can not explain the total pleasure I feel reading a story by Julie Klassen. I love everything about Ivy Hill and all the wonderful characters. It was so sweet and I can?t wait for book three! ? I absolutely loved this! ?? I can not explain the...

    This series should be read in order ...

    There's nothing nicer than a well-written village chronicle, and I loved The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, which started this series off. I was so keen for the chance to grab hold of this next installment, and it didn't disappoint. Julie Klassen has a way of building up our curiosity to fatho...

    Considering the sheer size of this book, and I've managed to read it in a few days, says all you need to know about how I feel about it! Not since 'The Maid of Fairbourne Hall', which was one of the first books of Julie's I read, have I enjoyed something this much from this author. In ...

    3.5 stars When I think of Regency romance, I think Julie Klassen and Sarah E. Ladd. Both authors capture the essence of Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters when they compose a novel. I was introduced to Klassen's writing with The Secret of Pembroke Hall, which I enjoyed. I loved the...

    When I read Julie Klassen's very first book, I knew I wanted to follow her. Her books are not a fluffy, afternoon read. No, they are rich, full and deep. When I begin one of her books, I'm delighted to simply settle in and enjoy. She takes you so completely into her characters' lives, ...

    In a word: disappointing. :( ...

    I really enjoyed this visit to the Village of Ivy Hill. It was great to hear what has been going on with the people I met in The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill. This episode focuses on the Ladies of Ivy Cottage. Mercy Grove and her maiden aunt Matilda run a girls school and when Rachel Ashford'...

  • Rachel
    Jan 16, 2018

    I am loving the Tales from Ivy Hill! The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is another winning story, full of charm, whimsy, and characters that I grew to love. The plot is best described as steady, flavored with issues that aren't particularly heart-stopping, but still full of heart and emotion. ...

    It was sheer delight to return to the village of Ivy Hill with its vast cast of characters and touch of mystery. In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage I especially enjoyed living through the life changing decisions several characters made. While not all the romances were resolved, those that di...

    About this book: ?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 t...

    Julie Klassen is an "auto-buy" author for me. She is one of my favorite authors and I've read all of her books. Her newest book, "The Ladies of Ivy Cottage," lived up to the expectations I have of a Julie Klassen book! This book is the second book in the "Tales from Ivy Hill" serie...

    Just lovely! It's not fast-paced or terribly exciting, but the women of Ivy Hill have a gentle strength that made this book a pleasure to read. I recommend reading the first book in the series, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, to more fully understand and appreciate the backgrounds of the va...

    As with the first book of this series, I could not wait to dive into Julie Klassen?s latest and go back to Ivy Hill! As she always does, Klassen once again captured my attention fully, with each and every character. While the first book isn?t completely necessary to read this on...

    I loved this return visit to Ivy Hill. Julie Klassen has done a wonderful job bringing this world to life. The characters are very real. I feel their struggles and root for them the whole time I'm reading. I can't wait to see where this journey takes them in the next installment. I h...

    Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. Rachel's friend and hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and fills her days managing her girls' school. So when several...

    A Continuing Saga of Strong and Self-Sufficient Women! Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars TYPE OF NOVEL: Regency Romance, Historical Fiction SETTING: 1820 Wiltshire, England MAIN CHARACTERS: - Rachel Ashford: With her father passed away and his heir displacing her from her famil...

    Life continues in Ivy Hill in this 2nd novel of the Ivy Hill trilogy. I've read a number of trilogies that start and end well, but middle books sometimes have a tendency to drag a bit. Not so with this novel! This book definitely does not stand alone well as it continues many of the...

    An invitation to return to the world of Ivy Hill was a delightful prospect for me. I might encounter the three lovely childhood friends- Jane, Rachel, and Mercy- who must all make their way in the world independently or any of the other village characters. The Ladies of Ivy Cottage...

    About 3/4ths of the way through I realized this wasn't the book on my to-read shelf but its sequel. Which explains a lot. I'm adding an extra star because I feel I should have noticed that earlier and it would have cleared up a lot of my frustration with this book. (So many character...

    A lovely continuation of the stories from Ivy Hill. Enjoyed getting to know some secondary characters in book one a bit more in the new story. Left me on a bit of a cliff hanger so anxiously awaiting what happens next! ...

    I just felt like this book was okay. I wanted to love it! Quaint English village - check. Historical fiction - check. Romances at every turn - check. But, alas, the writing felt clunky at times and Rachel?s storyline (the main focus) was not compelling to me. It just fell flat. I sup...

    This was a much anticipated read for me! I had read the first book in the series last year and greatly enjoyed it. These couldn?t necessarily be called thrilling or adventurous, but they are utterly charming and there is certainly some subtle intrigue in the storyline. I love each...

    It was enjoyable to return to Ivy Hill and watch the development of the characters through this book. These books are a quiet, gentle ride through Jane Austen's time period in England. Much is happening, but with the help of friends and faith, the characters overcome. This series remin...

    I absolutely loved this! ? I can not explain the total pleasure I feel reading a story by Julie Klassen. I love everything about Ivy Hill and all the wonderful characters. It was so sweet and I can?t wait for book three! ? I absolutely loved this! ?? I can not explain the...

    This series should be read in order ...

    There's nothing nicer than a well-written village chronicle, and I loved The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, which started this series off. I was so keen for the chance to grab hold of this next installment, and it didn't disappoint. Julie Klassen has a way of building up our curiosity to fatho...

    Considering the sheer size of this book, and I've managed to read it in a few days, says all you need to know about how I feel about it! Not since 'The Maid of Fairbourne Hall', which was one of the first books of Julie's I read, have I enjoyed something this much from this author. In ...

    3.5 stars When I think of Regency romance, I think Julie Klassen and Sarah E. Ladd. Both authors capture the essence of Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters when they compose a novel. I was introduced to Klassen's writing with The Secret of Pembroke Hall, which I enjoyed. I loved the...

    When I read Julie Klassen's very first book, I knew I wanted to follow her. Her books are not a fluffy, afternoon read. No, they are rich, full and deep. When I begin one of her books, I'm delighted to simply settle in and enjoy. She takes you so completely into her characters' lives, ...

    In a word: disappointing. :( ...

    I really enjoyed this visit to the Village of Ivy Hill. It was great to hear what has been going on with the people I met in The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill. This episode focuses on the Ladies of Ivy Cottage. Mercy Grove and her maiden aunt Matilda run a girls school and when Rachel Ashford'...

    I am so happy to be back in Ivy Hill! It's such a quaint little town. I love how this book was LITERALLY a continuation of book 1. I was able to go from book 1 to book 2 (since I waited to start the series). However, now I have to wait for book 3 to come out. The suspense it kill...

    I was extremely anticipating this sequel to the first ivy inn book...these books are written a year apart! But it was worth the wait, as I thoroughly enjoyed it. This book focuses on two of the spinster young women in the town, Rachel and Mercy, who live with Mercy's aging aunt at t...

  • Jamie
    Dec 27, 2017

    I am loving the Tales from Ivy Hill! The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is another winning story, full of charm, whimsy, and characters that I grew to love. The plot is best described as steady, flavored with issues that aren't particularly heart-stopping, but still full of heart and emotion. ...

    It was sheer delight to return to the village of Ivy Hill with its vast cast of characters and touch of mystery. In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage I especially enjoyed living through the life changing decisions several characters made. While not all the romances were resolved, those that di...

    About this book: ?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 t...

    Julie Klassen is an "auto-buy" author for me. She is one of my favorite authors and I've read all of her books. Her newest book, "The Ladies of Ivy Cottage," lived up to the expectations I have of a Julie Klassen book! This book is the second book in the "Tales from Ivy Hill" serie...

    Just lovely! It's not fast-paced or terribly exciting, but the women of Ivy Hill have a gentle strength that made this book a pleasure to read. I recommend reading the first book in the series, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, to more fully understand and appreciate the backgrounds of the va...

    As with the first book of this series, I could not wait to dive into Julie Klassen?s latest and go back to Ivy Hill! As she always does, Klassen once again captured my attention fully, with each and every character. While the first book isn?t completely necessary to read this on...

  • Amy
    Dec 19, 2017

    I am loving the Tales from Ivy Hill! The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is another winning story, full of charm, whimsy, and characters that I grew to love. The plot is best described as steady, flavored with issues that aren't particularly heart-stopping, but still full of heart and emotion. ...

    It was sheer delight to return to the village of Ivy Hill with its vast cast of characters and touch of mystery. In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage I especially enjoyed living through the life changing decisions several characters made. While not all the romances were resolved, those that di...

    About this book: ?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 t...

    Julie Klassen is an "auto-buy" author for me. She is one of my favorite authors and I've read all of her books. Her newest book, "The Ladies of Ivy Cottage," lived up to the expectations I have of a Julie Klassen book! This book is the second book in the "Tales from Ivy Hill" serie...

    Just lovely! It's not fast-paced or terribly exciting, but the women of Ivy Hill have a gentle strength that made this book a pleasure to read. I recommend reading the first book in the series, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, to more fully understand and appreciate the backgrounds of the va...

    As with the first book of this series, I could not wait to dive into Julie Klassen?s latest and go back to Ivy Hill! As she always does, Klassen once again captured my attention fully, with each and every character. While the first book isn?t completely necessary to read this on...

    I loved this return visit to Ivy Hill. Julie Klassen has done a wonderful job bringing this world to life. The characters are very real. I feel their struggles and root for them the whole time I'm reading. I can't wait to see where this journey takes them in the next installment. I h...

    Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. Rachel's friend and hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and fills her days managing her girls' school. So when several...

    A Continuing Saga of Strong and Self-Sufficient Women! Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars TYPE OF NOVEL: Regency Romance, Historical Fiction SETTING: 1820 Wiltshire, England MAIN CHARACTERS: - Rachel Ashford: With her father passed away and his heir displacing her from her famil...

    Life continues in Ivy Hill in this 2nd novel of the Ivy Hill trilogy. I've read a number of trilogies that start and end well, but middle books sometimes have a tendency to drag a bit. Not so with this novel! This book definitely does not stand alone well as it continues many of the...

    An invitation to return to the world of Ivy Hill was a delightful prospect for me. I might encounter the three lovely childhood friends- Jane, Rachel, and Mercy- who must all make their way in the world independently or any of the other village characters. The Ladies of Ivy Cottage...

    About 3/4ths of the way through I realized this wasn't the book on my to-read shelf but its sequel. Which explains a lot. I'm adding an extra star because I feel I should have noticed that earlier and it would have cleared up a lot of my frustration with this book. (So many character...

    A lovely continuation of the stories from Ivy Hill. Enjoyed getting to know some secondary characters in book one a bit more in the new story. Left me on a bit of a cliff hanger so anxiously awaiting what happens next! ...

    I just felt like this book was okay. I wanted to love it! Quaint English village - check. Historical fiction - check. Romances at every turn - check. But, alas, the writing felt clunky at times and Rachel?s storyline (the main focus) was not compelling to me. It just fell flat. I sup...

    This was a much anticipated read for me! I had read the first book in the series last year and greatly enjoyed it. These couldn?t necessarily be called thrilling or adventurous, but they are utterly charming and there is certainly some subtle intrigue in the storyline. I love each...

    It was enjoyable to return to Ivy Hill and watch the development of the characters through this book. These books are a quiet, gentle ride through Jane Austen's time period in England. Much is happening, but with the help of friends and faith, the characters overcome. This series remin...

    I absolutely loved this! ? I can not explain the total pleasure I feel reading a story by Julie Klassen. I love everything about Ivy Hill and all the wonderful characters. It was so sweet and I can?t wait for book three! ? I absolutely loved this! ?? I can not explain the...

    This series should be read in order ...

    There's nothing nicer than a well-written village chronicle, and I loved The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, which started this series off. I was so keen for the chance to grab hold of this next installment, and it didn't disappoint. Julie Klassen has a way of building up our curiosity to fatho...

    Considering the sheer size of this book, and I've managed to read it in a few days, says all you need to know about how I feel about it! Not since 'The Maid of Fairbourne Hall', which was one of the first books of Julie's I read, have I enjoyed something this much from this author. In ...

    3.5 stars When I think of Regency romance, I think Julie Klassen and Sarah E. Ladd. Both authors capture the essence of Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters when they compose a novel. I was introduced to Klassen's writing with The Secret of Pembroke Hall, which I enjoyed. I loved the...

    When I read Julie Klassen's very first book, I knew I wanted to follow her. Her books are not a fluffy, afternoon read. No, they are rich, full and deep. When I begin one of her books, I'm delighted to simply settle in and enjoy. She takes you so completely into her characters' lives, ...

    In a word: disappointing. :( ...

    I really enjoyed this visit to the Village of Ivy Hill. It was great to hear what has been going on with the people I met in The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill. This episode focuses on the Ladies of Ivy Cottage. Mercy Grove and her maiden aunt Matilda run a girls school and when Rachel Ashford'...

    I am so happy to be back in Ivy Hill! It's such a quaint little town. I love how this book was LITERALLY a continuation of book 1. I was able to go from book 1 to book 2 (since I waited to start the series). However, now I have to wait for book 3 to come out. The suspense it kill...

    I was extremely anticipating this sequel to the first ivy inn book...these books are written a year apart! But it was worth the wait, as I thoroughly enjoyed it. This book focuses on two of the spinster young women in the town, Rachel and Mercy, who live with Mercy's aging aunt at t...

    This second book in Klassen's Regency series, Tales from Ivy Hill, was a most enjoyable read. Julie Klassen writes with exquisite detail in creating the fictional village of Ivy Hill and its inhabitants. In this story we learn more about the backstory of previously introduced character...

    I didn't think this book was as strong as the previous one. Right off the bat, several love interests are struck out, which I had thought was a strong point of the first book- that no characters were obvious choices- life doesn't usually work that way; while hindsight may make things s...

    The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is book two from Julie Klassen?s Tales from Ivy Hill series. I enjoyed the story. However, it was hard to get into at first for me. Once I got about half of the way through, I did not want to put it down from then on. I give this book 3 1/2 stars and hop...

  • Lyssa
    Nov 10, 2017

    I am loving the Tales from Ivy Hill! The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is another winning story, full of charm, whimsy, and characters that I grew to love. The plot is best described as steady, flavored with issues that aren't particularly heart-stopping, but still full of heart and emotion. ...

    It was sheer delight to return to the village of Ivy Hill with its vast cast of characters and touch of mystery. In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage I especially enjoyed living through the life changing decisions several characters made. While not all the romances were resolved, those that di...

    About this book: ?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 t...

    Julie Klassen is an "auto-buy" author for me. She is one of my favorite authors and I've read all of her books. Her newest book, "The Ladies of Ivy Cottage," lived up to the expectations I have of a Julie Klassen book! This book is the second book in the "Tales from Ivy Hill" serie...

    Just lovely! It's not fast-paced or terribly exciting, but the women of Ivy Hill have a gentle strength that made this book a pleasure to read. I recommend reading the first book in the series, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, to more fully understand and appreciate the backgrounds of the va...

    As with the first book of this series, I could not wait to dive into Julie Klassen?s latest and go back to Ivy Hill! As she always does, Klassen once again captured my attention fully, with each and every character. While the first book isn?t completely necessary to read this on...

    I loved this return visit to Ivy Hill. Julie Klassen has done a wonderful job bringing this world to life. The characters are very real. I feel their struggles and root for them the whole time I'm reading. I can't wait to see where this journey takes them in the next installment. I h...

    Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. Rachel's friend and hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and fills her days managing her girls' school. So when several...

    A Continuing Saga of Strong and Self-Sufficient Women! Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars TYPE OF NOVEL: Regency Romance, Historical Fiction SETTING: 1820 Wiltshire, England MAIN CHARACTERS: - Rachel Ashford: With her father passed away and his heir displacing her from her famil...

    Life continues in Ivy Hill in this 2nd novel of the Ivy Hill trilogy. I've read a number of trilogies that start and end well, but middle books sometimes have a tendency to drag a bit. Not so with this novel! This book definitely does not stand alone well as it continues many of the...

    An invitation to return to the world of Ivy Hill was a delightful prospect for me. I might encounter the three lovely childhood friends- Jane, Rachel, and Mercy- who must all make their way in the world independently or any of the other village characters. The Ladies of Ivy Cottage...

    About 3/4ths of the way through I realized this wasn't the book on my to-read shelf but its sequel. Which explains a lot. I'm adding an extra star because I feel I should have noticed that earlier and it would have cleared up a lot of my frustration with this book. (So many character...

    A lovely continuation of the stories from Ivy Hill. Enjoyed getting to know some secondary characters in book one a bit more in the new story. Left me on a bit of a cliff hanger so anxiously awaiting what happens next! ...

    I just felt like this book was okay. I wanted to love it! Quaint English village - check. Historical fiction - check. Romances at every turn - check. But, alas, the writing felt clunky at times and Rachel?s storyline (the main focus) was not compelling to me. It just fell flat. I sup...

    This was a much anticipated read for me! I had read the first book in the series last year and greatly enjoyed it. These couldn?t necessarily be called thrilling or adventurous, but they are utterly charming and there is certainly some subtle intrigue in the storyline. I love each...

    It was enjoyable to return to Ivy Hill and watch the development of the characters through this book. These books are a quiet, gentle ride through Jane Austen's time period in England. Much is happening, but with the help of friends and faith, the characters overcome. This series remin...

    I absolutely loved this! ? I can not explain the total pleasure I feel reading a story by Julie Klassen. I love everything about Ivy Hill and all the wonderful characters. It was so sweet and I can?t wait for book three! ? I absolutely loved this! ?? I can not explain the...

    This series should be read in order ...

    There's nothing nicer than a well-written village chronicle, and I loved The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, which started this series off. I was so keen for the chance to grab hold of this next installment, and it didn't disappoint. Julie Klassen has a way of building up our curiosity to fatho...

    Considering the sheer size of this book, and I've managed to read it in a few days, says all you need to know about how I feel about it! Not since 'The Maid of Fairbourne Hall', which was one of the first books of Julie's I read, have I enjoyed something this much from this author. In ...

    3.5 stars When I think of Regency romance, I think Julie Klassen and Sarah E. Ladd. Both authors capture the essence of Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters when they compose a novel. I was introduced to Klassen's writing with The Secret of Pembroke Hall, which I enjoyed. I loved the...

    When I read Julie Klassen's very first book, I knew I wanted to follow her. Her books are not a fluffy, afternoon read. No, they are rich, full and deep. When I begin one of her books, I'm delighted to simply settle in and enjoy. She takes you so completely into her characters' lives, ...

    In a word: disappointing. :( ...

    I really enjoyed this visit to the Village of Ivy Hill. It was great to hear what has been going on with the people I met in The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill. This episode focuses on the Ladies of Ivy Cottage. Mercy Grove and her maiden aunt Matilda run a girls school and when Rachel Ashford'...

    I am so happy to be back in Ivy Hill! It's such a quaint little town. I love how this book was LITERALLY a continuation of book 1. I was able to go from book 1 to book 2 (since I waited to start the series). However, now I have to wait for book 3 to come out. The suspense it kill...

    I was extremely anticipating this sequel to the first ivy inn book...these books are written a year apart! But it was worth the wait, as I thoroughly enjoyed it. This book focuses on two of the spinster young women in the town, Rachel and Mercy, who live with Mercy's aging aunt at t...

    This second book in Klassen's Regency series, Tales from Ivy Hill, was a most enjoyable read. Julie Klassen writes with exquisite detail in creating the fictional village of Ivy Hill and its inhabitants. In this story we learn more about the backstory of previously introduced character...

    I didn't think this book was as strong as the previous one. Right off the bat, several love interests are struck out, which I had thought was a strong point of the first book- that no characters were obvious choices- life doesn't usually work that way; while hindsight may make things s...

  • Paula Vince
    Nov 27, 2017

    I am loving the Tales from Ivy Hill! The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is another winning story, full of charm, whimsy, and characters that I grew to love. The plot is best described as steady, flavored with issues that aren't particularly heart-stopping, but still full of heart and emotion. ...

    It was sheer delight to return to the village of Ivy Hill with its vast cast of characters and touch of mystery. In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage I especially enjoyed living through the life changing decisions several characters made. While not all the romances were resolved, those that di...

    About this book: ?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 t...

    Julie Klassen is an "auto-buy" author for me. She is one of my favorite authors and I've read all of her books. Her newest book, "The Ladies of Ivy Cottage," lived up to the expectations I have of a Julie Klassen book! This book is the second book in the "Tales from Ivy Hill" serie...

    Just lovely! It's not fast-paced or terribly exciting, but the women of Ivy Hill have a gentle strength that made this book a pleasure to read. I recommend reading the first book in the series, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, to more fully understand and appreciate the backgrounds of the va...

    As with the first book of this series, I could not wait to dive into Julie Klassen?s latest and go back to Ivy Hill! As she always does, Klassen once again captured my attention fully, with each and every character. While the first book isn?t completely necessary to read this on...

    I loved this return visit to Ivy Hill. Julie Klassen has done a wonderful job bringing this world to life. The characters are very real. I feel their struggles and root for them the whole time I'm reading. I can't wait to see where this journey takes them in the next installment. I h...

    Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. Rachel's friend and hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and fills her days managing her girls' school. So when several...

    A Continuing Saga of Strong and Self-Sufficient Women! Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars TYPE OF NOVEL: Regency Romance, Historical Fiction SETTING: 1820 Wiltshire, England MAIN CHARACTERS: - Rachel Ashford: With her father passed away and his heir displacing her from her famil...

    Life continues in Ivy Hill in this 2nd novel of the Ivy Hill trilogy. I've read a number of trilogies that start and end well, but middle books sometimes have a tendency to drag a bit. Not so with this novel! This book definitely does not stand alone well as it continues many of the...

    An invitation to return to the world of Ivy Hill was a delightful prospect for me. I might encounter the three lovely childhood friends- Jane, Rachel, and Mercy- who must all make their way in the world independently or any of the other village characters. The Ladies of Ivy Cottage...

    About 3/4ths of the way through I realized this wasn't the book on my to-read shelf but its sequel. Which explains a lot. I'm adding an extra star because I feel I should have noticed that earlier and it would have cleared up a lot of my frustration with this book. (So many character...

    A lovely continuation of the stories from Ivy Hill. Enjoyed getting to know some secondary characters in book one a bit more in the new story. Left me on a bit of a cliff hanger so anxiously awaiting what happens next! ...

    I just felt like this book was okay. I wanted to love it! Quaint English village - check. Historical fiction - check. Romances at every turn - check. But, alas, the writing felt clunky at times and Rachel?s storyline (the main focus) was not compelling to me. It just fell flat. I sup...

    This was a much anticipated read for me! I had read the first book in the series last year and greatly enjoyed it. These couldn?t necessarily be called thrilling or adventurous, but they are utterly charming and there is certainly some subtle intrigue in the storyline. I love each...

    It was enjoyable to return to Ivy Hill and watch the development of the characters through this book. These books are a quiet, gentle ride through Jane Austen's time period in England. Much is happening, but with the help of friends and faith, the characters overcome. This series remin...

    I absolutely loved this! ? I can not explain the total pleasure I feel reading a story by Julie Klassen. I love everything about Ivy Hill and all the wonderful characters. It was so sweet and I can?t wait for book three! ? I absolutely loved this! ?? I can not explain the...

    This series should be read in order ...

    There's nothing nicer than a well-written village chronicle, and I loved The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, which started this series off. I was so keen for the chance to grab hold of this next installment, and it didn't disappoint. Julie Klassen has a way of building up our curiosity to fatho...

  • Lynn Spencer
    Aug 02, 2018

    I am loving the Tales from Ivy Hill! The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is another winning story, full of charm, whimsy, and characters that I grew to love. The plot is best described as steady, flavored with issues that aren't particularly heart-stopping, but still full of heart and emotion. ...

    It was sheer delight to return to the village of Ivy Hill with its vast cast of characters and touch of mystery. In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage I especially enjoyed living through the life changing decisions several characters made. While not all the romances were resolved, those that di...

    About this book: ?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 t...

    Julie Klassen is an "auto-buy" author for me. She is one of my favorite authors and I've read all of her books. Her newest book, "The Ladies of Ivy Cottage," lived up to the expectations I have of a Julie Klassen book! This book is the second book in the "Tales from Ivy Hill" serie...

    Just lovely! It's not fast-paced or terribly exciting, but the women of Ivy Hill have a gentle strength that made this book a pleasure to read. I recommend reading the first book in the series, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, to more fully understand and appreciate the backgrounds of the va...

    As with the first book of this series, I could not wait to dive into Julie Klassen?s latest and go back to Ivy Hill! As she always does, Klassen once again captured my attention fully, with each and every character. While the first book isn?t completely necessary to read this on...

    I loved this return visit to Ivy Hill. Julie Klassen has done a wonderful job bringing this world to life. The characters are very real. I feel their struggles and root for them the whole time I'm reading. I can't wait to see where this journey takes them in the next installment. I h...

    Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. Rachel's friend and hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and fills her days managing her girls' school. So when several...

    A Continuing Saga of Strong and Self-Sufficient Women! Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars TYPE OF NOVEL: Regency Romance, Historical Fiction SETTING: 1820 Wiltshire, England MAIN CHARACTERS: - Rachel Ashford: With her father passed away and his heir displacing her from her famil...

    Life continues in Ivy Hill in this 2nd novel of the Ivy Hill trilogy. I've read a number of trilogies that start and end well, but middle books sometimes have a tendency to drag a bit. Not so with this novel! This book definitely does not stand alone well as it continues many of the...

  • Staci
    Dec 14, 2016

    I am loving the Tales from Ivy Hill! The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is another winning story, full of charm, whimsy, and characters that I grew to love. The plot is best described as steady, flavored with issues that aren't particularly heart-stopping, but still full of heart and emotion. ...

    It was sheer delight to return to the village of Ivy Hill with its vast cast of characters and touch of mystery. In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage I especially enjoyed living through the life changing decisions several characters made. While not all the romances were resolved, those that di...

  • Christin
    Apr 04, 2018

    I am loving the Tales from Ivy Hill! The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is another winning story, full of charm, whimsy, and characters that I grew to love. The plot is best described as steady, flavored with issues that aren't particularly heart-stopping, but still full of heart and emotion. ...

    It was sheer delight to return to the village of Ivy Hill with its vast cast of characters and touch of mystery. In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage I especially enjoyed living through the life changing decisions several characters made. While not all the romances were resolved, those that di...

    About this book: ?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 t...

    Julie Klassen is an "auto-buy" author for me. She is one of my favorite authors and I've read all of her books. Her newest book, "The Ladies of Ivy Cottage," lived up to the expectations I have of a Julie Klassen book! This book is the second book in the "Tales from Ivy Hill" serie...

    Just lovely! It's not fast-paced or terribly exciting, but the women of Ivy Hill have a gentle strength that made this book a pleasure to read. I recommend reading the first book in the series, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, to more fully understand and appreciate the backgrounds of the va...

    As with the first book of this series, I could not wait to dive into Julie Klassen?s latest and go back to Ivy Hill! As she always does, Klassen once again captured my attention fully, with each and every character. While the first book isn?t completely necessary to read this on...

    I loved this return visit to Ivy Hill. Julie Klassen has done a wonderful job bringing this world to life. The characters are very real. I feel their struggles and root for them the whole time I'm reading. I can't wait to see where this journey takes them in the next installment. I h...

    Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. Rachel's friend and hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and fills her days managing her girls' school. So when several...

    A Continuing Saga of Strong and Self-Sufficient Women! Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars TYPE OF NOVEL: Regency Romance, Historical Fiction SETTING: 1820 Wiltshire, England MAIN CHARACTERS: - Rachel Ashford: With her father passed away and his heir displacing her from her famil...

    Life continues in Ivy Hill in this 2nd novel of the Ivy Hill trilogy. I've read a number of trilogies that start and end well, but middle books sometimes have a tendency to drag a bit. Not so with this novel! This book definitely does not stand alone well as it continues many of the...

    An invitation to return to the world of Ivy Hill was a delightful prospect for me. I might encounter the three lovely childhood friends- Jane, Rachel, and Mercy- who must all make their way in the world independently or any of the other village characters. The Ladies of Ivy Cottage...

    About 3/4ths of the way through I realized this wasn't the book on my to-read shelf but its sequel. Which explains a lot. I'm adding an extra star because I feel I should have noticed that earlier and it would have cleared up a lot of my frustration with this book. (So many character...

    A lovely continuation of the stories from Ivy Hill. Enjoyed getting to know some secondary characters in book one a bit more in the new story. Left me on a bit of a cliff hanger so anxiously awaiting what happens next! ...

    I just felt like this book was okay. I wanted to love it! Quaint English village - check. Historical fiction - check. Romances at every turn - check. But, alas, the writing felt clunky at times and Rachel?s storyline (the main focus) was not compelling to me. It just fell flat. I sup...

  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
    Jan 03, 2017

    I am loving the Tales from Ivy Hill! The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is another winning story, full of charm, whimsy, and characters that I grew to love. The plot is best described as steady, flavored with issues that aren't particularly heart-stopping, but still full of heart and emotion. ...

    It was sheer delight to return to the village of Ivy Hill with its vast cast of characters and touch of mystery. In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage I especially enjoyed living through the life changing decisions several characters made. While not all the romances were resolved, those that di...

    About this book: ?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 t...

  • Rachel
    Dec 17, 2017

    I am loving the Tales from Ivy Hill! The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is another winning story, full of charm, whimsy, and characters that I grew to love. The plot is best described as steady, flavored with issues that aren't particularly heart-stopping, but still full of heart and emotion. ...

    It was sheer delight to return to the village of Ivy Hill with its vast cast of characters and touch of mystery. In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage I especially enjoyed living through the life changing decisions several characters made. While not all the romances were resolved, those that di...

    About this book: ?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 t...

    Julie Klassen is an "auto-buy" author for me. She is one of my favorite authors and I've read all of her books. Her newest book, "The Ladies of Ivy Cottage," lived up to the expectations I have of a Julie Klassen book! This book is the second book in the "Tales from Ivy Hill" serie...

    Just lovely! It's not fast-paced or terribly exciting, but the women of Ivy Hill have a gentle strength that made this book a pleasure to read. I recommend reading the first book in the series, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, to more fully understand and appreciate the backgrounds of the va...

    As with the first book of this series, I could not wait to dive into Julie Klassen?s latest and go back to Ivy Hill! As she always does, Klassen once again captured my attention fully, with each and every character. While the first book isn?t completely necessary to read this on...

    I loved this return visit to Ivy Hill. Julie Klassen has done a wonderful job bringing this world to life. The characters are very real. I feel their struggles and root for them the whole time I'm reading. I can't wait to see where this journey takes them in the next installment. I h...

    Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. Rachel's friend and hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and fills her days managing her girls' school. So when several...

    A Continuing Saga of Strong and Self-Sufficient Women! Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars TYPE OF NOVEL: Regency Romance, Historical Fiction SETTING: 1820 Wiltshire, England MAIN CHARACTERS: - Rachel Ashford: With her father passed away and his heir displacing her from her famil...

    Life continues in Ivy Hill in this 2nd novel of the Ivy Hill trilogy. I've read a number of trilogies that start and end well, but middle books sometimes have a tendency to drag a bit. Not so with this novel! This book definitely does not stand alone well as it continues many of the...

    An invitation to return to the world of Ivy Hill was a delightful prospect for me. I might encounter the three lovely childhood friends- Jane, Rachel, and Mercy- who must all make their way in the world independently or any of the other village characters. The Ladies of Ivy Cottage...

    About 3/4ths of the way through I realized this wasn't the book on my to-read shelf but its sequel. Which explains a lot. I'm adding an extra star because I feel I should have noticed that earlier and it would have cleared up a lot of my frustration with this book. (So many character...

    A lovely continuation of the stories from Ivy Hill. Enjoyed getting to know some secondary characters in book one a bit more in the new story. Left me on a bit of a cliff hanger so anxiously awaiting what happens next! ...

  • Jennifer
    Dec 26, 2017

    I am loving the Tales from Ivy Hill! The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is another winning story, full of charm, whimsy, and characters that I grew to love. The plot is best described as steady, flavored with issues that aren't particularly heart-stopping, but still full of heart and emotion. ...

    It was sheer delight to return to the village of Ivy Hill with its vast cast of characters and touch of mystery. In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage I especially enjoyed living through the life changing decisions several characters made. While not all the romances were resolved, those that di...

    About this book: ?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 t...

    Julie Klassen is an "auto-buy" author for me. She is one of my favorite authors and I've read all of her books. Her newest book, "The Ladies of Ivy Cottage," lived up to the expectations I have of a Julie Klassen book! This book is the second book in the "Tales from Ivy Hill" serie...

    Just lovely! It's not fast-paced or terribly exciting, but the women of Ivy Hill have a gentle strength that made this book a pleasure to read. I recommend reading the first book in the series, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, to more fully understand and appreciate the backgrounds of the va...

    As with the first book of this series, I could not wait to dive into Julie Klassen?s latest and go back to Ivy Hill! As she always does, Klassen once again captured my attention fully, with each and every character. While the first book isn?t completely necessary to read this on...

    I loved this return visit to Ivy Hill. Julie Klassen has done a wonderful job bringing this world to life. The characters are very real. I feel their struggles and root for them the whole time I'm reading. I can't wait to see where this journey takes them in the next installment. I h...

    Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. Rachel's friend and hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and fills her days managing her girls' school. So when several...

    A Continuing Saga of Strong and Self-Sufficient Women! Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars TYPE OF NOVEL: Regency Romance, Historical Fiction SETTING: 1820 Wiltshire, England MAIN CHARACTERS: - Rachel Ashford: With her father passed away and his heir displacing her from her famil...

    Life continues in Ivy Hill in this 2nd novel of the Ivy Hill trilogy. I've read a number of trilogies that start and end well, but middle books sometimes have a tendency to drag a bit. Not so with this novel! This book definitely does not stand alone well as it continues many of the...

    An invitation to return to the world of Ivy Hill was a delightful prospect for me. I might encounter the three lovely childhood friends- Jane, Rachel, and Mercy- who must all make their way in the world independently or any of the other village characters. The Ladies of Ivy Cottage...

    About 3/4ths of the way through I realized this wasn't the book on my to-read shelf but its sequel. Which explains a lot. I'm adding an extra star because I feel I should have noticed that earlier and it would have cleared up a lot of my frustration with this book. (So many character...

    A lovely continuation of the stories from Ivy Hill. Enjoyed getting to know some secondary characters in book one a bit more in the new story. Left me on a bit of a cliff hanger so anxiously awaiting what happens next! ...

    I just felt like this book was okay. I wanted to love it! Quaint English village - check. Historical fiction - check. Romances at every turn - check. But, alas, the writing felt clunky at times and Rachel?s storyline (the main focus) was not compelling to me. It just fell flat. I sup...

    This was a much anticipated read for me! I had read the first book in the series last year and greatly enjoyed it. These couldn?t necessarily be called thrilling or adventurous, but they are utterly charming and there is certainly some subtle intrigue in the storyline. I love each...

    It was enjoyable to return to Ivy Hill and watch the development of the characters through this book. These books are a quiet, gentle ride through Jane Austen's time period in England. Much is happening, but with the help of friends and faith, the characters overcome. This series remin...

    I absolutely loved this! ? I can not explain the total pleasure I feel reading a story by Julie Klassen. I love everything about Ivy Hill and all the wonderful characters. It was so sweet and I can?t wait for book three! ? I absolutely loved this! ?? I can not explain the...

  • Amy
    Nov 28, 2017

    I am loving the Tales from Ivy Hill! The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is another winning story, full of charm, whimsy, and characters that I grew to love. The plot is best described as steady, flavored with issues that aren't particularly heart-stopping, but still full of heart and emotion. ...

    It was sheer delight to return to the village of Ivy Hill with its vast cast of characters and touch of mystery. In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage I especially enjoyed living through the life changing decisions several characters made. While not all the romances were resolved, those that di...

    About this book: ?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 t...

    Julie Klassen is an "auto-buy" author for me. She is one of my favorite authors and I've read all of her books. Her newest book, "The Ladies of Ivy Cottage," lived up to the expectations I have of a Julie Klassen book! This book is the second book in the "Tales from Ivy Hill" serie...

    Just lovely! It's not fast-paced or terribly exciting, but the women of Ivy Hill have a gentle strength that made this book a pleasure to read. I recommend reading the first book in the series, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, to more fully understand and appreciate the backgrounds of the va...

    As with the first book of this series, I could not wait to dive into Julie Klassen?s latest and go back to Ivy Hill! As she always does, Klassen once again captured my attention fully, with each and every character. While the first book isn?t completely necessary to read this on...

    I loved this return visit to Ivy Hill. Julie Klassen has done a wonderful job bringing this world to life. The characters are very real. I feel their struggles and root for them the whole time I'm reading. I can't wait to see where this journey takes them in the next installment. I h...

    Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. Rachel's friend and hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and fills her days managing her girls' school. So when several...

    A Continuing Saga of Strong and Self-Sufficient Women! Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars TYPE OF NOVEL: Regency Romance, Historical Fiction SETTING: 1820 Wiltshire, England MAIN CHARACTERS: - Rachel Ashford: With her father passed away and his heir displacing her from her famil...

    Life continues in Ivy Hill in this 2nd novel of the Ivy Hill trilogy. I've read a number of trilogies that start and end well, but middle books sometimes have a tendency to drag a bit. Not so with this novel! This book definitely does not stand alone well as it continues many of the...

    An invitation to return to the world of Ivy Hill was a delightful prospect for me. I might encounter the three lovely childhood friends- Jane, Rachel, and Mercy- who must all make their way in the world independently or any of the other village characters. The Ladies of Ivy Cottage...

    About 3/4ths of the way through I realized this wasn't the book on my to-read shelf but its sequel. Which explains a lot. I'm adding an extra star because I feel I should have noticed that earlier and it would have cleared up a lot of my frustration with this book. (So many character...

    A lovely continuation of the stories from Ivy Hill. Enjoyed getting to know some secondary characters in book one a bit more in the new story. Left me on a bit of a cliff hanger so anxiously awaiting what happens next! ...

    I just felt like this book was okay. I wanted to love it! Quaint English village - check. Historical fiction - check. Romances at every turn - check. But, alas, the writing felt clunky at times and Rachel?s storyline (the main focus) was not compelling to me. It just fell flat. I sup...

    This was a much anticipated read for me! I had read the first book in the series last year and greatly enjoyed it. These couldn?t necessarily be called thrilling or adventurous, but they are utterly charming and there is certainly some subtle intrigue in the storyline. I love each...

    It was enjoyable to return to Ivy Hill and watch the development of the characters through this book. These books are a quiet, gentle ride through Jane Austen's time period in England. Much is happening, but with the help of friends and faith, the characters overcome. This series remin...

    I absolutely loved this! ? I can not explain the total pleasure I feel reading a story by Julie Klassen. I love everything about Ivy Hill and all the wonderful characters. It was so sweet and I can?t wait for book three! ? I absolutely loved this! ?? I can not explain the...

    This series should be read in order ...

    There's nothing nicer than a well-written village chronicle, and I loved The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, which started this series off. I was so keen for the chance to grab hold of this next installment, and it didn't disappoint. Julie Klassen has a way of building up our curiosity to fatho...

    Considering the sheer size of this book, and I've managed to read it in a few days, says all you need to know about how I feel about it! Not since 'The Maid of Fairbourne Hall', which was one of the first books of Julie's I read, have I enjoyed something this much from this author. In ...

  • Kelly Bridgewater
    Feb 27, 2017

    I am loving the Tales from Ivy Hill! The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is another winning story, full of charm, whimsy, and characters that I grew to love. The plot is best described as steady, flavored with issues that aren't particularly heart-stopping, but still full of heart and emotion. ...

    It was sheer delight to return to the village of Ivy Hill with its vast cast of characters and touch of mystery. In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage I especially enjoyed living through the life changing decisions several characters made. While not all the romances were resolved, those that di...

    About this book: ?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 t...

    Julie Klassen is an "auto-buy" author for me. She is one of my favorite authors and I've read all of her books. Her newest book, "The Ladies of Ivy Cottage," lived up to the expectations I have of a Julie Klassen book! This book is the second book in the "Tales from Ivy Hill" serie...

    Just lovely! It's not fast-paced or terribly exciting, but the women of Ivy Hill have a gentle strength that made this book a pleasure to read. I recommend reading the first book in the series, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, to more fully understand and appreciate the backgrounds of the va...

    As with the first book of this series, I could not wait to dive into Julie Klassen?s latest and go back to Ivy Hill! As she always does, Klassen once again captured my attention fully, with each and every character. While the first book isn?t completely necessary to read this on...

    I loved this return visit to Ivy Hill. Julie Klassen has done a wonderful job bringing this world to life. The characters are very real. I feel their struggles and root for them the whole time I'm reading. I can't wait to see where this journey takes them in the next installment. I h...

    Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. Rachel's friend and hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and fills her days managing her girls' school. So when several...

    A Continuing Saga of Strong and Self-Sufficient Women! Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars TYPE OF NOVEL: Regency Romance, Historical Fiction SETTING: 1820 Wiltshire, England MAIN CHARACTERS: - Rachel Ashford: With her father passed away and his heir displacing her from her famil...

    Life continues in Ivy Hill in this 2nd novel of the Ivy Hill trilogy. I've read a number of trilogies that start and end well, but middle books sometimes have a tendency to drag a bit. Not so with this novel! This book definitely does not stand alone well as it continues many of the...

    An invitation to return to the world of Ivy Hill was a delightful prospect for me. I might encounter the three lovely childhood friends- Jane, Rachel, and Mercy- who must all make their way in the world independently or any of the other village characters. The Ladies of Ivy Cottage...

    About 3/4ths of the way through I realized this wasn't the book on my to-read shelf but its sequel. Which explains a lot. I'm adding an extra star because I feel I should have noticed that earlier and it would have cleared up a lot of my frustration with this book. (So many character...

    A lovely continuation of the stories from Ivy Hill. Enjoyed getting to know some secondary characters in book one a bit more in the new story. Left me on a bit of a cliff hanger so anxiously awaiting what happens next! ...

    I just felt like this book was okay. I wanted to love it! Quaint English village - check. Historical fiction - check. Romances at every turn - check. But, alas, the writing felt clunky at times and Rachel?s storyline (the main focus) was not compelling to me. It just fell flat. I sup...

    This was a much anticipated read for me! I had read the first book in the series last year and greatly enjoyed it. These couldn?t necessarily be called thrilling or adventurous, but they are utterly charming and there is certainly some subtle intrigue in the storyline. I love each...

    It was enjoyable to return to Ivy Hill and watch the development of the characters through this book. These books are a quiet, gentle ride through Jane Austen's time period in England. Much is happening, but with the help of friends and faith, the characters overcome. This series remin...

    I absolutely loved this! ? I can not explain the total pleasure I feel reading a story by Julie Klassen. I love everything about Ivy Hill and all the wonderful characters. It was so sweet and I can?t wait for book three! ? I absolutely loved this! ?? I can not explain the...

    This series should be read in order ...

    There's nothing nicer than a well-written village chronicle, and I loved The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, which started this series off. I was so keen for the chance to grab hold of this next installment, and it didn't disappoint. Julie Klassen has a way of building up our curiosity to fatho...

    Considering the sheer size of this book, and I've managed to read it in a few days, says all you need to know about how I feel about it! Not since 'The Maid of Fairbourne Hall', which was one of the first books of Julie's I read, have I enjoyed something this much from this author. In ...

    3.5 stars When I think of Regency romance, I think Julie Klassen and Sarah E. Ladd. Both authors capture the essence of Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters when they compose a novel. I was introduced to Klassen's writing with The Secret of Pembroke Hall, which I enjoyed. I loved the...

  • Betty Strohecker
    Jan 18, 2018

    I am loving the Tales from Ivy Hill! The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is another winning story, full of charm, whimsy, and characters that I grew to love. The plot is best described as steady, flavored with issues that aren't particularly heart-stopping, but still full of heart and emotion. ...

    It was sheer delight to return to the village of Ivy Hill with its vast cast of characters and touch of mystery. In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage I especially enjoyed living through the life changing decisions several characters made. While not all the romances were resolved, those that di...

    About this book: ?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 t...

    Julie Klassen is an "auto-buy" author for me. She is one of my favorite authors and I've read all of her books. Her newest book, "The Ladies of Ivy Cottage," lived up to the expectations I have of a Julie Klassen book! This book is the second book in the "Tales from Ivy Hill" serie...

    Just lovely! It's not fast-paced or terribly exciting, but the women of Ivy Hill have a gentle strength that made this book a pleasure to read. I recommend reading the first book in the series, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, to more fully understand and appreciate the backgrounds of the va...

    As with the first book of this series, I could not wait to dive into Julie Klassen?s latest and go back to Ivy Hill! As she always does, Klassen once again captured my attention fully, with each and every character. While the first book isn?t completely necessary to read this on...

    I loved this return visit to Ivy Hill. Julie Klassen has done a wonderful job bringing this world to life. The characters are very real. I feel their struggles and root for them the whole time I'm reading. I can't wait to see where this journey takes them in the next installment. I h...

    Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. Rachel's friend and hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and fills her days managing her girls' school. So when several...

    A Continuing Saga of Strong and Self-Sufficient Women! Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars TYPE OF NOVEL: Regency Romance, Historical Fiction SETTING: 1820 Wiltshire, England MAIN CHARACTERS: - Rachel Ashford: With her father passed away and his heir displacing her from her famil...

    Life continues in Ivy Hill in this 2nd novel of the Ivy Hill trilogy. I've read a number of trilogies that start and end well, but middle books sometimes have a tendency to drag a bit. Not so with this novel! This book definitely does not stand alone well as it continues many of the...

    An invitation to return to the world of Ivy Hill was a delightful prospect for me. I might encounter the three lovely childhood friends- Jane, Rachel, and Mercy- who must all make their way in the world independently or any of the other village characters. The Ladies of Ivy Cottage...

    About 3/4ths of the way through I realized this wasn't the book on my to-read shelf but its sequel. Which explains a lot. I'm adding an extra star because I feel I should have noticed that earlier and it would have cleared up a lot of my frustration with this book. (So many character...

    A lovely continuation of the stories from Ivy Hill. Enjoyed getting to know some secondary characters in book one a bit more in the new story. Left me on a bit of a cliff hanger so anxiously awaiting what happens next! ...

    I just felt like this book was okay. I wanted to love it! Quaint English village - check. Historical fiction - check. Romances at every turn - check. But, alas, the writing felt clunky at times and Rachel?s storyline (the main focus) was not compelling to me. It just fell flat. I sup...

    This was a much anticipated read for me! I had read the first book in the series last year and greatly enjoyed it. These couldn?t necessarily be called thrilling or adventurous, but they are utterly charming and there is certainly some subtle intrigue in the storyline. I love each...

    It was enjoyable to return to Ivy Hill and watch the development of the characters through this book. These books are a quiet, gentle ride through Jane Austen's time period in England. Much is happening, but with the help of friends and faith, the characters overcome. This series remin...

    I absolutely loved this! ? I can not explain the total pleasure I feel reading a story by Julie Klassen. I love everything about Ivy Hill and all the wonderful characters. It was so sweet and I can?t wait for book three! ? I absolutely loved this! ?? I can not explain the...

    This series should be read in order ...

    There's nothing nicer than a well-written village chronicle, and I loved The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, which started this series off. I was so keen for the chance to grab hold of this next installment, and it didn't disappoint. Julie Klassen has a way of building up our curiosity to fatho...

    Considering the sheer size of this book, and I've managed to read it in a few days, says all you need to know about how I feel about it! Not since 'The Maid of Fairbourne Hall', which was one of the first books of Julie's I read, have I enjoyed something this much from this author. In ...

    3.5 stars When I think of Regency romance, I think Julie Klassen and Sarah E. Ladd. Both authors capture the essence of Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters when they compose a novel. I was introduced to Klassen's writing with The Secret of Pembroke Hall, which I enjoyed. I loved the...

    When I read Julie Klassen's very first book, I knew I wanted to follow her. Her books are not a fluffy, afternoon read. No, they are rich, full and deep. When I begin one of her books, I'm delighted to simply settle in and enjoy. She takes you so completely into her characters' lives, ...

    In a word: disappointing. :( ...

    I really enjoyed this visit to the Village of Ivy Hill. It was great to hear what has been going on with the people I met in The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill. This episode focuses on the Ladies of Ivy Cottage. Mercy Grove and her maiden aunt Matilda run a girls school and when Rachel Ashford'...

    I am so happy to be back in Ivy Hill! It's such a quaint little town. I love how this book was LITERALLY a continuation of book 1. I was able to go from book 1 to book 2 (since I waited to start the series). However, now I have to wait for book 3 to come out. The suspense it kill...

    I was extremely anticipating this sequel to the first ivy inn book...these books are written a year apart! But it was worth the wait, as I thoroughly enjoyed it. This book focuses on two of the spinster young women in the town, Rachel and Mercy, who live with Mercy's aging aunt at t...

    This second book in Klassen's Regency series, Tales from Ivy Hill, was a most enjoyable read. Julie Klassen writes with exquisite detail in creating the fictional village of Ivy Hill and its inhabitants. In this story we learn more about the backstory of previously introduced character...

  • Janell R.
    Feb 10, 2018

    I am loving the Tales from Ivy Hill! The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is another winning story, full of charm, whimsy, and characters that I grew to love. The plot is best described as steady, flavored with issues that aren't particularly heart-stopping, but still full of heart and emotion. ...

    It was sheer delight to return to the village of Ivy Hill with its vast cast of characters and touch of mystery. In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage I especially enjoyed living through the life changing decisions several characters made. While not all the romances were resolved, those that di...

    About this book: ?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 t...

    Julie Klassen is an "auto-buy" author for me. She is one of my favorite authors and I've read all of her books. Her newest book, "The Ladies of Ivy Cottage," lived up to the expectations I have of a Julie Klassen book! This book is the second book in the "Tales from Ivy Hill" serie...

    Just lovely! It's not fast-paced or terribly exciting, but the women of Ivy Hill have a gentle strength that made this book a pleasure to read. I recommend reading the first book in the series, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, to more fully understand and appreciate the backgrounds of the va...

    As with the first book of this series, I could not wait to dive into Julie Klassen?s latest and go back to Ivy Hill! As she always does, Klassen once again captured my attention fully, with each and every character. While the first book isn?t completely necessary to read this on...

    I loved this return visit to Ivy Hill. Julie Klassen has done a wonderful job bringing this world to life. The characters are very real. I feel their struggles and root for them the whole time I'm reading. I can't wait to see where this journey takes them in the next installment. I h...

    Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. Rachel's friend and hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and fills her days managing her girls' school. So when several...

    A Continuing Saga of Strong and Self-Sufficient Women! Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars TYPE OF NOVEL: Regency Romance, Historical Fiction SETTING: 1820 Wiltshire, England MAIN CHARACTERS: - Rachel Ashford: With her father passed away and his heir displacing her from her famil...

    Life continues in Ivy Hill in this 2nd novel of the Ivy Hill trilogy. I've read a number of trilogies that start and end well, but middle books sometimes have a tendency to drag a bit. Not so with this novel! This book definitely does not stand alone well as it continues many of the...

    An invitation to return to the world of Ivy Hill was a delightful prospect for me. I might encounter the three lovely childhood friends- Jane, Rachel, and Mercy- who must all make their way in the world independently or any of the other village characters. The Ladies of Ivy Cottage...

    About 3/4ths of the way through I realized this wasn't the book on my to-read shelf but its sequel. Which explains a lot. I'm adding an extra star because I feel I should have noticed that earlier and it would have cleared up a lot of my frustration with this book. (So many character...

    A lovely continuation of the stories from Ivy Hill. Enjoyed getting to know some secondary characters in book one a bit more in the new story. Left me on a bit of a cliff hanger so anxiously awaiting what happens next! ...

    I just felt like this book was okay. I wanted to love it! Quaint English village - check. Historical fiction - check. Romances at every turn - check. But, alas, the writing felt clunky at times and Rachel?s storyline (the main focus) was not compelling to me. It just fell flat. I sup...

    This was a much anticipated read for me! I had read the first book in the series last year and greatly enjoyed it. These couldn?t necessarily be called thrilling or adventurous, but they are utterly charming and there is certainly some subtle intrigue in the storyline. I love each...

  • Alysha (For The Love of Christian Fiction)
    Jan 04, 2018

    I am loving the Tales from Ivy Hill! The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is another winning story, full of charm, whimsy, and characters that I grew to love. The plot is best described as steady, flavored with issues that aren't particularly heart-stopping, but still full of heart and emotion. ...

    It was sheer delight to return to the village of Ivy Hill with its vast cast of characters and touch of mystery. In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage I especially enjoyed living through the life changing decisions several characters made. While not all the romances were resolved, those that di...

    About this book: ?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 t...

    Julie Klassen is an "auto-buy" author for me. She is one of my favorite authors and I've read all of her books. Her newest book, "The Ladies of Ivy Cottage," lived up to the expectations I have of a Julie Klassen book! This book is the second book in the "Tales from Ivy Hill" serie...

    Just lovely! It's not fast-paced or terribly exciting, but the women of Ivy Hill have a gentle strength that made this book a pleasure to read. I recommend reading the first book in the series, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, to more fully understand and appreciate the backgrounds of the va...

    As with the first book of this series, I could not wait to dive into Julie Klassen?s latest and go back to Ivy Hill! As she always does, Klassen once again captured my attention fully, with each and every character. While the first book isn?t completely necessary to read this on...

    I loved this return visit to Ivy Hill. Julie Klassen has done a wonderful job bringing this world to life. The characters are very real. I feel their struggles and root for them the whole time I'm reading. I can't wait to see where this journey takes them in the next installment. I h...

    Living with the two Miss Groves in Ivy Cottage, impoverished gentlewoman Rachel Ashford is determined to earn her own livelihood . . . somehow. Rachel's friend and hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and fills her days managing her girls' school. So when several...

    A Continuing Saga of Strong and Self-Sufficient Women! Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars TYPE OF NOVEL: Regency Romance, Historical Fiction SETTING: 1820 Wiltshire, England MAIN CHARACTERS: - Rachel Ashford: With her father passed away and his heir displacing her from her famil...

    Life continues in Ivy Hill in this 2nd novel of the Ivy Hill trilogy. I've read a number of trilogies that start and end well, but middle books sometimes have a tendency to drag a bit. Not so with this novel! This book definitely does not stand alone well as it continues many of the...

    An invitation to return to the world of Ivy Hill was a delightful prospect for me. I might encounter the three lovely childhood friends- Jane, Rachel, and Mercy- who must all make their way in the world independently or any of the other village characters. The Ladies of Ivy Cottage...

    About 3/4ths of the way through I realized this wasn't the book on my to-read shelf but its sequel. Which explains a lot. I'm adding an extra star because I feel I should have noticed that earlier and it would have cleared up a lot of my frustration with this book. (So many character...

    A lovely continuation of the stories from Ivy Hill. Enjoyed getting to know some secondary characters in book one a bit more in the new story. Left me on a bit of a cliff hanger so anxiously awaiting what happens next! ...

    I just felt like this book was okay. I wanted to love it! Quaint English village - check. Historical fiction - check. Romances at every turn - check. But, alas, the writing felt clunky at times and Rachel?s storyline (the main focus) was not compelling to me. It just fell flat. I sup...

    This was a much anticipated read for me! I had read the first book in the series last year and greatly enjoyed it. These couldn?t necessarily be called thrilling or adventurous, but they are utterly charming and there is certainly some subtle intrigue in the storyline. I love each...

    It was enjoyable to return to Ivy Hill and watch the development of the characters through this book. These books are a quiet, gentle ride through Jane Austen's time period in England. Much is happening, but with the help of friends and faith, the characters overcome. This series remin...

    I absolutely loved this! ? I can not explain the total pleasure I feel reading a story by Julie Klassen. I love everything about Ivy Hill and all the wonderful characters. It was so sweet and I can?t wait for book three! ? I absolutely loved this! ?? I can not explain the...

    This series should be read in order ...

    There's nothing nicer than a well-written village chronicle, and I loved The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill, which started this series off. I was so keen for the chance to grab hold of this next installment, and it didn't disappoint. Julie Klassen has a way of building up our curiosity to fatho...

    Considering the sheer size of this book, and I've managed to read it in a few days, says all you need to know about how I feel about it! Not since 'The Maid of Fairbourne Hall', which was one of the first books of Julie's I read, have I enjoyed something this much from this author. In ...

    3.5 stars When I think of Regency romance, I think Julie Klassen and Sarah E. Ladd. Both authors capture the essence of Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters when they compose a novel. I was introduced to Klassen's writing with The Secret of Pembroke Hall, which I enjoyed. I loved the...

    When I read Julie Klassen's very first book, I knew I wanted to follow her. Her books are not a fluffy, afternoon read. No, they are rich, full and deep. When I begin one of her books, I'm delighted to simply settle in and enjoy. She takes you so completely into her characters' lives, ...

    In a word: disappointing. :( ...

    I really enjoyed this visit to the Village of Ivy Hill. It was great to hear what has been going on with the people I met in The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill. This episode focuses on the Ladies of Ivy Cottage. Mercy Grove and her maiden aunt Matilda run a girls school and when Rachel Ashford'...

    I am so happy to be back in Ivy Hill! It's such a quaint little town. I love how this book was LITERALLY a continuation of book 1. I was able to go from book 1 to book 2 (since I waited to start the series). However, now I have to wait for book 3 to come out. The suspense it kill...