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...
|Title||:||The Bride of Ivy Green|
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The Bride of Ivy Green Reviews
I really enjoyed returning to Ivy Hill. As I read, the storylines from the prior books came flooding back because the characters are so memorable. I am glad that their stories continued in this book. Ivy Green is a charming village with people of various class levels. Love is definitely in the air but Cupid’s arrow doesn’t always fly straight and things get complicated.
Mercy’s sister-in-law, Helena, reminded me of Fanny from Sense and Sensibility. Mercy and her aunt showed remarkable grace when ...more
'Mercy reminded herself that God did not promise ease and happiness in this life. But He did promise peace and joy, and she was determined to hold on to both, somehow.'
I have sincerely looked forward to Julie Klassen's final of her Tales from Ivy Hill series. I certainly have thoroughly enjoyed reading each book. In fact, I have read all her books, not just this series, and have never been disappointed in one of them.
Mercy Grove has lost her precious girls' school and has simply resigned herself ...more
This book was received as an ARC from Netgalley and Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. Thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
The Bride of Ivy Green is Jane Austen meets the book The Whole Town is Talking. The story begins with Jane Bell the owner of the Inn and the most eligible Bachelorette of Ivy Hill. Her former gentleman Gabriel Locke returns with big news on the intention of marriage and moving away from Ivy Hill putting Jane in a difficult predic ...more
I have read several of Julie Klassen’s novels and this one did not disappoint. The Bride of Ivy Green is the third book in the Tales from Ivy Hill series. I have only read this book and the second book, The Ladies of Ivy Cottage. This book picks up where the second one left off. Mercy’s brother is moving into the cottage with his new wife, who makes it well known that Mercy is not welcome. Mercy has to make a decision regarding her future since she has to close her school. Jane is also reconnect ...more
It was lovely to visit Ivy Hill again. The second book of the series left relationships unresolved and I really wanted an HEA for more than one character in the series conclusion.
While I adore Jane, it was Mercy's story line that pulled me in the most in this third novel. Her cold and rude sister-in-law Helena is one of those characters that was beautifully penned. I didn't like her at all but loved the way Klassen described and used her in the novel.
I would have liked a little more page time fo ...more
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.
This is the last book in the Tales From Ivy Hill trilogy and I was looking forward to reading it all year. I didn't like this one quite as much as the two previous books in the trilogy. It seemed like there was less time spent on each character which was probably due to the fact that there were so many to co ...more
The Bride of Ivy Green is the third book in Julie Klassen's Tales from Ivy Hill series. The small village of Ivy Hill is filled with characters that will become dear to your heart. Most are selfless and each has their own very distinct skill set and interests, and even the most cantankerous ones have their lovable side. While having multiple story lines, this book focuses on Mercy Grove, a schoolteacher who has lost her school. Thirty-one-year-old Mercy had almost given up hope of marrying for ...more
Conclusion to the Tales of Ivy Green Series. This book brings a full contented wrap of the lives of three friends Jane, Rachel & Mercy. Each book has developed a little deeper and brought many characters into the mix. The entire village plays a part - and this unite clearly is written as if you could imagine any TV period drama series would play out.
As expected there are diversions along the way for each of the main characters, enough to pad out this series.
I would have preferred to read e ...more