The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill
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The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill


First Series from Bestselling Author Julie Klassen!

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

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

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

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

Title:The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:445 pages

    The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill Reviews

  • Aerykah
    Feb 14, 2017

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

  • Jamie
    Dec 18, 2016

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

  • Christy
    Dec 28, 2016

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

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    Feb 09, 2017

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

  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
    Sep 28, 2016

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

  • Staci
    Dec 14, 2016

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

  • Emily
    Jan 22, 2017

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

  • Ruth Ferguson
    Apr 18, 2017

    I don't usually really historical fiction but completely enjoyed this story of a woman rebuilding her life. Delighted to see it is part of a series ...

  • Melanie Kilsby
    Feb 19, 2017

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

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

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

About Julie Klassen

Julie Klassen

Julie Klassen loves all things Jane—Jane Eyre and Jane Austen. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Julie worked in publishing for sixteen years and now writes full time. Three of her books, The Silent Governess, The Girl in the Gatehouse, and The Maid of Fairbourne Hall, have won the Christy Award for Historical Romance. She has also won the Midwest Book Award, the Minnesota Book Award, and