The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill by Julie Klassen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book has 2 points of veiw, Jane and her mother in law Thora. I’m gonna be honest and say while I’ve been super busy I a hard time finding time to sit dowen and read this book. I also thought it had a slow start. That being said I got myself a copy of this book in audio and listened to it while I was working and crafting!
Once I got into it I had a hard time stopping. And I’m not sure if this is crazy or not but even though I read most of the book through audio, I started and had to finish it by actually reading the book!
For most of this book there was one specific charecter I didn’t trust, not in the least bit…and I can’t say who cause “spoilers” anyway he did something that threw me for a loop and honestly I’m still not recovered from that lol
I loved Jane and even though Thoras story was ok every time the veiw changed to her I just wanted it to go back to Jane. The whole story was well written, but honestly I didn’t expect anything less from Julie!!
I CAN’T wait for the next book and to see what happens with Jane and her friends!!
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?
I got a print copy of this book free from Bethany house in exchange for my honest review