Monday, December 3, 2018

Julie Klassen: The Bride of Ivy Green

By Kelly Bridgewater

Much has happened in idyllic Ivy Hill in recent months, and while several villagers have found new love and purpose, questions remain--and a few dearly held dreams have yet to be fulfilled.

Jane Bell is torn. Gabriel Locke is back and has made his intentions clear. But Jane is reluctant to give up her inn and destine another man to a childless marriage. Then someone she never expected to see again returns to Ivy Hill. . . .

Mercy Grove has lost her school and is resigned to life as a spinster, especially as the man she admires seems out of reach. Should she uproot herself from Ivy Cottage to become a governess for a former pupil? Her decision will change more lives than her own.

A secretive new dressmaker arrives in the village, but the ladies soon suspect she isn't who she claims to be. Will they oust the imposter, or help rescue her from a dangerous predicament?

In the meantime, everyone expects Miss Brockwell to marry a titled gentleman, even though her heart is drawn to another. While the people of Ivy Hill anticipate one wedding, an unexpected bride may surprise them all.

From Amazon

My Thoughts:

With Julie Klassen's final book in her Tales from Ivy Hill series, The Bride of Ivy Green, the reader is taken back to the familiar roads, homes, and citizens of this little town outside London. With enduring characters and a lovely storyline, the plot enraptured my attention and kept me glued to the page. Klassen knows how to capture an audience with her attention to detail. Familiar characters from the first two books return, and readers should be excited to see how they have been since the previous two books. With the romances all tying up by the end of this novel, this makes for an unforgettable conclusion to the series.

I received a complimentary copy of The Bride of Ivy Green by Julie Klassen from Bethany House Publishers, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Julie Klassen
From Amazon
About the Author:

Julie Klassen loves all things Jane--Jane Eyre and Jane Austen. She worked in publishing for sixteen years and now writes full time. Three of her novels have won the Christy Award for Historical Romance. She has also won the Minnesota Book Award, the Midwest Book Award, and Christian Retailing's BEST Award. Julie is a graduate of the University of Illinois. She and her husband have two sons and live in St. Paul, Minnesota. Visit and for more information. (Taken from Amazon.)

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