The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill is the latest novel from Julie Klassen. The tale opens in the village of Ivy Hill, England, in the year 1820. Jane Bell has been a widow for the past year. Upon her husband, John's death, Jane discovered that he had left his coaching inn for her to manage. She cannot believe her eyes, when one day she sees her former mother-in-law, Thora Bell, walking uninvited up to her front door!
After a employee contacts her by mail, Thora has decided that she cannot stand by and watch her former inn, The Bell, lose its high standing in her hometown of Ivy Hill. Upon learning that John had left a large loan unpaid, Jane and Thora discover that The Bell is at risk of being turned over to the bank. Now Jane and Thora know that they must forgive old grievances and work together to save the inn!
Sit back and watch Jane and Thora work with everything they have to save The Bell and in the process, save their relationship! This opening novel to Julie Klassen's new series, Tales from Ivy Hill, leaves you looking forward to learning more about these characters, in the books yet to come!
I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for my unbiased review.