Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill by Julie Klassen

This story is nestled in the charming English village of Ivy Hill.  There you will meet the heroine Jane, who at the outset seems the least likely to rescue anyone or anything.  Jane is a young widow who gained an inn through her husband's will.  The inn has a major loan against it and she must come up with a way to save the inn from financial ruin or lose her livelihood and her home.  Jane discovers some startling secrets along the way.  The side characters to this story are as intriguing as the main character.  Who are the "villians" and who are the "good guys" may not be as straight forward as one might imagine.  The more that is learned the more questions arise.  What are the real motives behind actions?  Who can be trusted?  This makes for a real page turner that is hard to put down.