The second book in the Tales of Ivy Hill by Julie Klassen, The Ladies of Ivy Cottage ties up some of the loose ends of the first book but leaves you anxiously awaiting the third.
Ivy Cottage was the family home of the Groves. After her parents moved to London they allowed Mercy and her aunt Matilda to live there and they run a school girls whose families cannot afford boarding school.
Rachel Ashford moved to Ivy Cottage after her father died and a distant cousin inherited the family estate. Raised as a Genteel lady she now feels compelled to earn her own way and utilizes her father’s extensive library to start a circulating library in one side of the home.
Several men begin to take interest in Ivy Cottage but what, or who, is the cause the attention? When a long buried secret is discovered what will be the fallout. Can hurts and betrayals from times past be forgiven and amends made? These are some of the questions raised in The Ladies of Ivy Cottage.
I received a free copy from Bethany House a division of Baker Publishing Group. No review, positive or otherwise, was required – all opinions are my own.