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Each week offers the opportunity to spotlight an up-and-coming release you are most excited about.
The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill
Author: Julie Klassen
Publisher: Bethany House
Publication Date: December 6th, 2016
First Series from Bestselling Author Julie Klassen!Why I'm Waiting:
On a rise overlooking the Wiltshire countryside stands the village of Ivy Hill. Its coaching inn, The Bell, is its lifeblood--along with the coach lines that stop there daily, bringing news, mail, travelers, and much-needed trade.
Jane Bell lives on the edge of the inn property. She had been a genteel lady until she married the charming innkeeper who promised she would never have to work in his family's inn. But when he dies under mysterious circumstances, Jane finds herself The Bell's owner, and worse, she has three months to pay a large loan or lose the place.
Feeling reluctant and ill-equipped, Jane is tempted to abandon her husband's legacy and return to her former life of ease. However, she soon realizes there is more at stake than her comfort. But who can she trust to help her? Her resentful mother-in-law? Her husband's brother, who wanted the inn for himself? Or the handsome newcomer with secret plans of his own . . . ?
With pressure mounting from the bank, Jane struggles to win over naysayers and turn the place around. Can Jane bring new life to the inn, and to her heart as well?
I have really enjoyed Julie Klassen's previous books. They offer an essence of Jane Austen and Bronte. I really enjoyed the gothic and romantic, historical mix. They mesh so well. I can't wait to see what her first series has to offer!
What are you waiting on this week?