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

  • Jennifer Pritchard
    Dec 31, 2016

    I gave this 5 stars because it was a wonderful story. Julie Klassens books are so comforting to me. No one tells a story like her. I snuggled up with this book every morning in a cozy chair and latte ...

  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
    Jan 04, 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 ...

  • Cayla
    Sep 16, 2016

    I received an ARD (Advance Reading Copy) about a week ago and was asked to provide a review detailing my thoughts. Julie Klassen is a new author for me. (I'm familiar with the name and reputation, but...

  • Sophia
    Nov 27, 2016

    A bustling small English village of Ivy Hill and it's iconic coaching inn are the setting for this first in the Tales of Ivy Hill series. New colorful characters, complex relationships, and a troubles...

  • Laura
    Dec 09, 2016

    What can a widow do in Regency England when she is suddenly left with an Inn to upkeep and no practical experience to do it? Jane Bell was raised a lady, but after a disappointment in love, marries in...

  • Kelly Bridgewater
    Dec 13, 2016

    Regency Romance is not my go-to genre of choice, but Julie Klassen has written some great books like The Secret of Pembrooke Hall, so I give her a chance every time a new book comes out. I prefer a s...

  • Paula Vince
    Dec 01, 2016

    Julie Klassen is known as a Regency romance author, but it's a stretch to call this one. It's more like a village chronicle. These can be really engaging if written well, but tend to get a bit slow an...

  • Amy
    Dec 08, 2016

    After much deliberation I have settled on 3.5 stars for Innkeeper of Ivy Hill. I've followed Julie's books for some time, and read them all. After her last book, which took us to a rather risqué new ...

  • Kathleen (Kat) Smith
    Nov 18, 2016

    Who would have ever thought I would be a fan of Traditional Regencies? But after watching Downton Abbey I was addicted! Both in the lives of the wealthy and also those of the common folks as well. Som...

  • Sherri Smith
    Nov 23, 2016

    Initially I selected this book because of the author, Julie Klassen. Having read some of her books in the past, there were many that I enjoyed and so in addition to the lovely cover art, I was looking...

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