First of all, the cover on Julie Klassen's latest novel is amazing, absolutely beautiful! And the story inside is wonderful as well! "The Ladies of Ivy Cottage" is the continuation of the story of three women, Jane, Mercy and Rachel, three friends whom have grown up together and still close trying to figure out life together. All three women are trying to find answers and closure from the past and are hopeful for their futures, while finding their own way in life. There is mystery and romance sprinkled in as well adding to the story and their lives. I absolutely loved being drawn into the story, into this village and into the ladies' lives once more. Julie does a great job with really developing the characters and sharing bits and pieces of their stories, separately while also their lives together. I am looking forward to book #3 in the series and once again spending time in Ivy Hill.
*Thanks to the Bethany House Blogger Review Program for the complimentary copy of this book.*