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Unable to support herself, Rachel Ashford lives with her friend Mercy Grove. Jane Bell and some others urge her to open a circulating library with the books she has inherited. Rachel discovers mysteries hidden among the books the villagers donate. A man she once cared about helps her look for clues, but they both find more than they bargained for. Mercy Grove finds managing her girls school fulfilling. When several men take an interest in Ivy Cottage, she assumes it is because of the beautiful Miss Ashford. She finds the truth surprising.
Number of Pages: 448
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2017
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Tales From Ivy Hill
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?
"Readers will rejoice that this is only the beginning of her new Tales From Ivy Hill series."--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 . . ."--Booklist
"The second book in the Tales from Ivy Hill series begins the moment the first book ends. Fans are reunited with beloved characters who are sweet, kind and caring. . . . Klassen does a great amount of research for her books and gives a realistic glimpse of life in the early 1800s in England." --RT Book Reviews