The Ladies of Ivy Cottage

The Ladies of Ivy Cottage

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
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 Reviews

  • Cara Putman
    Mar 14, 2017
    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...
  • Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
    Aug 15, 2018
    It has been too long since I read The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill . I had forgotten several key points of the book. It took me a little while to get up to speed and continue on with the story. I highly recommend reading the first book before this one, or read them one right after the other. ...
  • Kate
    Feb 02, 2019
    I liked this book better than the first in the series, I think. Maybe that was because we already knew the characters involved (at least for the most part), and the story lines could continue naturally from where they left off, with only a bit of back story to help out. I think I like...
  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    Jan 19, 2018
    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...
  • Loraine
    Feb 10, 2019
    I enjoyed once again meeting the group of ladies from Ivy Hill as well as their neighbors. Ivy Hill is a small quaint English town with numerous interwoven relationships. The friendships deepen and romance is blossoming for each of the ladies, but each must decide which is the right ma...
  • Meredith (Austenesque Reviews)
    May 15, 2018
    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
    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
    This series should be read in order. ...
  • Jill
    Nov 22, 2016
    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
    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. ...
  • Sophia
    Dec 06, 2017
    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...
  • Joleen
    Sep 06, 2018
    The Ladies of Ivy Cottage (book 2) by: Julie Klassen Format: Kindle Genre: Christian Fiction, romance Timeframe: 1820 Location: Ivy Hill, Wiltshire, England Characters: Jane Bell: Owner of The Bell, a coaching inn Rachel Ashford: Single friend of Jane?s Sir Timothy Brockwell...
  • Kav
    Aug 18, 2018
    Reading this series is like watching a British period drama -- very like Larkrise to Candleford and Crandford -- where we enjoy a real slice of village life and all the drama and romance that goes along with that. It's divinely captivating and utterly addictive. Probably best apprec...
  • Megan
    Jan 11, 2018
    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...
  • Kate Baxter
    Dec 04, 2018
    Oh how my heart aches for the Regency Era women of Ivy Hill. Regardless of how hard they work or try to make their way in the world, they are still subject to the whims of men and societal standards of 1820s Wiltshire, England. A woman's life was precarious outside the protection of a ...
  • Susan Snodgrass
    Mar 06, 2017
    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, ...
  • Jamie
    Dec 27, 2017
    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...
  • Paula Vince
    Nov 27, 2017
    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
    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
    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 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
    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
    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 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...
  • Sarita
    Feb 05, 2019
    I enjoyed the second book in this series a lot more than the first. Not sure if it was because I was listening to it, but I think knowing the characters from book 1 and having my own happy ending in mind for them, added to this. Due to the character driven story, the pace is still slow...
  • Janell R.
    Feb 10, 2018
    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...
  • Samantha
    Aug 30, 2018
    The continuing story of Ivy Hill. This ones main focus in on Rachel and Sir Timothy with other characters stories intertwined. Mystery and Romance make this story engaging and a delightful read. I look forward to reading the next book! ...
  • Kellyn Roth
    Jan 11, 2019
    4.5/5?! Or even a full five stars? Like, it didn't WOWWWWW me but it was perfectly awesome in every way, so I might go with 4.5 for personal preference and 5 for AWESOME! Full review to come, but for now ... <3 <3 <3 Jane. I forgot who Gabriel was between books. *f...
  • Laurie DelaCruz
    Jan 30, 2019
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading the second installment of this series. It's like taking a vacation in a tiny, quaint English village, and making friends with all the villagers. ...