The Ladies of Ivy Cottage
By Julie Klassen
Publisher: Bethany House
Genre: Historical Romance/Regency
Release Date: 12/2017
Rachel, Mercy, and Jane are the main characters in this book set in a 19th-century English village. Though they live in different worlds, their friendship is unbreakable.
Rachel is a gentleman’s daughter who’s forced to accept the charity of Mercy and her aunt after her father’s passing. Mercy is determined to pursue her dream of opening a girls’ school despite her parents’ many matchmaking attempts. While working on her school, Mercy helps Rachel open a lending library to help her become independent. Jane is a widow who manages the family inn and shares her business acumen with Mercy and Rachel as well as the women of the village.
Memorable characters with believable struggles that learn to trust God fill the pages of this sweet book. It is the second in the series and will be most enjoyed if read in order. Discussion questions are included.