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...
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The Bride of Ivy Green Reviews
With Julie Klassen's final book in her Tales from Ivy Hill series, The Bride of Ivy Green, the reader is taken back to the familiar roads, homes, and citizens of this little town outside London. With enduring characters and a lovely storyline, the plot enraptured my attention and kept me glued to the page. Klassen knows how to capture an audience with her attention to detail. Familiar characters from the first two books return, and readers should be excited to see how they have been since the p ...more
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
At last, all the heroines of Ivy Hill finally attain their dreams, whether having old dreams rebuilt or new ones developed (sometimes in ways I didn't expect). In the first two books it felt like more was at stake, but this one provides the satisfying conclusion to the series that I've been waiting for. (But if you haven't read the first two, I can't imagine this one would be nearly so enjoyable for you, so be sure to read them first!)
I have felt from the beginning of the series that there were ...more
This entire series moved at a very gentle pace, sometimes a little too gentle. But at the same time, each book was filled with many varied story threads, all woven together seamlessly. There's drama, intrigue, and excitement, but it's always very genteel and elegant, just like the era in which it is set.
If I had any complaint, it would be that I would really like to have a little more insight into the individuals' thoughts and emotions. The books are written with a sense of detachment that keep ...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 is always a bittersweet moment when I reach the final words of a delightful and much-loved series, and Julie Klassen’s memorable “Tales from Ivy Hill” is definitely no exception. “The Bride of Ivy Green” is the final installment of the trilogy published by Bethany House, and allows readers one last visit to the beloved little town of Ivy Hill and all its inhabitants. If you have already enjoyed “The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill” and “The Ladies of Ivy Cottage”, you will be delighted with this satisf ...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
'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