Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Book Review

The Innkeeper Of Ivy Hill, is a relaxed story of two women, trying to save a coaching inn, that has been in the family for generations.  The setting is in a small 1820's English village, where everyone knows one another, and where their livelihoods depends upon one another as well.  If the Inn doesn't survive, it effects the workers of the Inn, the Laundress down the street, along with the Baker, and many other small village business's.  Jane and her mother in law, have to get creative before the bank forecloses on them and they lose all they have.  The burden is on Jane's shoulders, as she knows everyone is depending upon her.

This wasn't a fast paced book, and it's not one that has a lot of twist and turns... it's just relaxed.  It's also quite a long book with 435 pages.  I wasn't sure what to expect when first starting this book, but after a while I decided to quit making it what I thought it might be and enjoy it for what it was.  Which is a slower paced book built around village life.

Beyond the fact that this book was a little slower paced than I'm used to, I think it was nicely written. By the time that I read the last page, I was bothered that I hadn't gotten enough closure, and that I'd have to wait a year for the sequel.  Knowing that I want to read the next book to find out what happens, obviously means this author did something right.  Otherwise I wouldn't care what happened next. 

* I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House Publisher, in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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