Come home to Ivy Hill, where friendship endures, romance triumphs, and mysteries are revealed in this eagerly anticipated conclusion. . . . Spring is in the air . . . and change is too. Mercy Grove has lost her girls' school and is resigned to life as a spinster, especially as the man she admires is out of reach. She contemplates leaving Ivy Cottage to become a governess--a decision with consequences she never imagined. Meanwhile, her friend Jane Bell is facing a difficult decision of her own. Should she accept Gabriel Locke even if it means giving up her inn and destining another man to a childless marriage? When a secretive new dressmaker arrives in the village, Mercy, Jane, and the other ladies of Ivy Hill attempt to befriend her, but they soon suspect she isn't who she claims to be. Together, the women of Ivy Hill look forward to one wedding, but surprises lie in store and dearly held dreams may yet come true. "Set in 1821 in the idyllic English town of Ivy Hill, book three in Klassen's Tales from Ivy Hill series is a charming meander through the lives, loves, and difficulties of three friends. . . . Readers of previous installments will enjoy the small but important developments of Klassen's large, memorable cast."--Publishers Weekly "Klassen has written a fitting conclusion to her series. . . . The faith elements are light-handed, as the characters face their new challenges in their lives and learn to trust God in all situations. Readers will appreciate the nod to Jane Austen, as well as the depth of the historical details, as they return to Ivy Hill."--Christian Library Journal Praise for TALES FROM IVY HILL ". . . a beautifully realized English village setting, a memorable cast of characters, and charming hints of love for more than one of the residents of Ivy Hill."--Booklist "Klassen's sweet and gentle Tales from Ivy Hill novel returns readers to the bucolic Regency-era small English town. The story follows several women as they become accustomed to their changing circumstances. Each woman faces her new challenges with grace and faith." --Publishers Weekly --Este texto se refiere a la edición paperback.. Julie Klassen worked in Christian publishing for 16 years and now writes full-time. Three of her novels have won the Christy Award for Historical Romance. Julie has also won the Minnesota Book Award, Christian Retailing's Best Award, and the Midwest Book Award, and has been a finalist in the RWA RITA Awards and ACFW Carol Awards. Julie and her husband have two sons and live in St. Paul, Minnesota. For more information, visit www.julieklassen.com and www.talesfromivyhill.com. --Este texto se refiere a la edición paperback.. Praise for TALES FROM IVY HILL "Klassen's sweet and gentle Tales From Ivy Hill novel returns readers to the bucolic Regency-era small English town. The story follows several women as they become accustomed to their changing circumstances. Each woman faces her new challenges with grace and faith." --Publishers Weekly "Klassen launches a heartwarming new series set in the Regency era that delivers everything fans of gentle historical-romance novels could ever want, including a beautifully realized English village setting, a memorable cast of characters, and charming hints of love for more than one of the residents of Ivy Hill."-- Booklist "There's a bit of mystery, a bit of romance and a bit of something for everyone in this first installation of Klassen's first Regency series."--RT Book Reviews "Klassen draws readers into the deceptively quiet English countryside of Austen's day, a world of complicated yet joyful, messy yet faithful, lives of regular people who choose to truly live despite their difficult circumstances. Readers will rejoice that this is only the beginning of her new Tales from Ivy Hill series."--Publishers Weekly --Este texto se refiere a una edición agotada o no disponible de este título.. 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.Don't miss this romantic, stirring conclusion to Tales from Ivy Hill.
BEAUTIFUL SERIES This book is a beautifully written ending to a wonderful series. Let me say that each of the books are stand alone. I only read series that are stand alone so each of the books you can finish with satisfaction. But the finale, it is wonderful, a beautiful heartfelt book which makes you feel like you have made lifelong friends in the residents of Ivy Green and each of them find their way. It is a lovely book, you will not be disappointed.
A delightful series Julie Klassen is brilliant. The world created in ivy Hill is one of a tight knots community with its joys, triumphs, sorrows and challenges. Klassen believes in HEA, but her characters don’t escape disappointment, tragedy or grief. The character development of character is superlative, and I’d love more stories from Ivy Hill, especially a HEA for James Drake.
Wonderful author Completed the the series and was not disappointed.
Satisfying Conclusion! This is a beautiful, satisfying conclusion to the Ivy Hill series, one that I both dreaded ending yet couldn't read fast enough to see what happened to my friends. While I am very attached to Jane and loved seeing her story continue here, I was thrilled to see Mercy, who I consider to be the other main character, get so much page time here. Her story is just so lovely and endearing, and after a lot of heartache, it was good to see her happiness. Although there were a few times that I wondered how it would come about, and it left me wishing more for another character, all in all, Mercy's story culminates in just the way it needs to. Jane's story has several new discoveries that kept it feeling fresh and entertaining. I also appreciated that life's stings are still present, as to make everything work out perfectly would have felt a bit unrealistic. It very much has the feeling of taking the bitter with the sweet and appreciating what you're given. I wasn't quite as enamored as the third story line of Victorine, but in the end, it's neat to see where she fits in and solves a significant mystery that harkens back to the first book. I was pleased - more like thrilled - to find out that there will be a Christmas novella. I know who I'd like it to be about, but of course, will be happy just to be back in Ivy Hill again. I have loved this series and am definitely sad to see its end. I do strongly recommend reading this one from the beginning, as so much builds with each book. It's a series that I could read again one day. Now to begin the long wait until another novel by Julie Klassen. Also, if you need a refresher on the characters, there is a list on the Ivy Hills website.
A Lovely conclusion to this series I'm really not much of a series reader, but I love Julie Klassen's writing style. I have loved every minute I have spent in Ivy Hill. The characters and setting are charming. This series is the ultimate comfort reading for me. This entry wrapped everything up nicely. I would love to spend more time with these characters. I'm really sad to see them go. I would recommend this series to lovers of quiet, cozy novels and Regency era fiction. Make sure you start with the first book, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill. I received a free copy of this book through Netgalley.
Lovely conclusion to this series Mercy’s brother has come to live at Ivy Cottage and she’s left mourning the closing of her school but maintaining joy and peace about it. Mercy feels like she is in the way and starts seeking a way to get out from the house, plus another major decision is put before her during the course of this story. Jane makes her decision and has a surprise visitor. There are a few others surprises to keep a reader guessing what will happen as well. Lovely conclusion to this series and one very much enjoyed. This author continues to be among my most favorites.
Love love stories This is a very good read . You don't want to read this series out of order. I came to love the characters and anticipate their next action in the books. Julie Klassen seems to transport the reader to a different time and place. Love the map which an idea of the town.
Heartwarming! I loved this entire series, and this was the best. The way the character’s lives were interwoven made me appreciate what “it takes a village” means. Each character was so vibrantly depicted and the development of relationships was so sweetly done. These books go beyond romance. They capture the beauty of love, life, family, and friendship. And, it didn’t need any villains to make it suspenseful. A must read!
Excellent read. I fell in love with this place and these characters in the first book, and this one is wonderfully written as well. I'm so glad to see there will be another in 2020. I enjoy the element of romance without being smutty, and how these stories hook you from the get go. Julia Klassen is a wonderful storyteller!
Terrific author! Love this author! Enjoyed the book so much I recommended it to my mother, Who is a very critical reader. This is the last book of the trilogy, and is not meant to stand alone, as the characters are developed through the previous two books. Definitely worth the purchase.
Rating : 3.8 of 252 Reviewers