The Ladies Of Ivy Cottage



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 library with the many books she has inherited or acquired through donations, Rachel discovers two mysteries hidden among them. A man who once broke her heart helps her search for clues, but will both find more than they bargained for? 

Rachel’s friend and hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and fills her days managing her girls’ school. So when several men take an interest in Ivy Cottage, she assumes pretty Miss Ashford is the cause. Exactly what–or who–has captured each man’s attention? The truth may surprise them all.

Meanwhile, life has improved at the coaching inn and Jane Bell is ready to put grief behind her. Now if only the man she misses would return–but where is he?

As the women of Ivy Hill search for answers about the past and hope for the future, might they find love along the way?


Dear Julie Klassen,


Have you ever written a bad book? I have read all your books and this newest addition, The Ladies Of Ivy Cottage is so wonderful.

I loved Reading about Jane, Mercy, and Rachel. But, even better than that, I loved reading about the whole village. There was so much character depth from all the characters.

Can I just say how much I loved when Rachel told the girls the story of the prince and princess.  I loved how despite things not turning how she planned, she realized her story was not a sad story at all. I love that she would choose joy despite her circumstances.

There is no doubt Mrs. Klassen that God have gifted you with an amazing writing ability. I am so thankful that you use it the way you  do. This series so far is so charming. I love that way you write and the time period you write in.

So, to my friends…..GO! Read this book. It is a stellar example of not just quality Christian Fiction but quality writing as well.

Forever a Reader,



  • Series: Tales from Ivy Hill (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (December 5, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764218158
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764218156


I received this book from Bethany House Publishing in exchange for my honest review.

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