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The Ladies of Ivy Cottage: Review by Susan Scott Ferrell

The Ladies of Ivy Cottage

The Ladies of Ivy Cottage – It’s That Good!

The last time I reviewed a Julie Klassen novel, she was a new-to-me author. Since then, I haven’t met a Klassen novel that I didn’t like. Her latest installment in her Ivy Hill series, The Ladies of Ivy Cottage, is no exception. Be sure to add this title to your TBR pile.

In The Ladies of Ivy Cottage, readers are taken back to Ivy Hill, and the lives of all of its charming characters…

Rachel Ashford is still attempting life as a commoner. At the recommendation of the Ladies Society, and with much help from the community, she opens a subscription library (such a topic to learn about!) A book with a mysterious past leads Rachel on a path she never saw coming…

Mercy Grove is content to become a spinster like her aunt – after all, she is quite plain. But when not one, but two men catch her attention, maybe God has another plan for her life…

Jane Bell is still running the coaching inn, and still loving it. But before she can move on, she must face untold grief head-on…

Each woman is faced with very difficult decisions that will impact her for the rest of her life. Will they survive and thrive in this male-dominated society? Read and find out!

I was given The Ladies of Ivy Cottage in exchange for my honest review. I highly recommend reading Book One (The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill) in the series before embarking on this one. Book One is heavily referenced. And like Book One, each character in The Ladies of Ivy Cottage is oozing with depth and conviction. Klassen is a master storyteller. If you loved Downton Abbey, you’ll love this series. Indeed, I would love to see Ivy Hill on the screen. It’s THAT good!

Susan Ferrell and her husband make their home in the Atlanta Metro area. Although Susan struggles with chronic migraine headaches, she stays very busy as a stay-at-home mom to one very precocious little girl. While catching her breath, she feeds her Amishaholic tendencies by reading vast amounts of Amish literature!

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