Saturday, December 17, 2016
The Inn Keeper at Ivy Hill - A Book Review
Despite their strained relationship, Jane turns to her resentful mother-in-law, Thora, for help. Formerly mistress of The Bell, Thora is struggling to find her place in the world. As she and Jane work together, they form a measure of trust, and Thora's wounded heart begins to heal. when she encounters two men from her past, she sees them, and her future, in a different light.
With pressure mounting from the bank, Jane employs innovative methods to turn the inn around, and puzzles of the intentions of several men who seem to have a vested interest in the place. Will her efforts be enough to save The Bell. Will Thora embrace the possibility of a second chance at love?
Have you ever read a book, completely bored with it, but keep reading in hopes that something will change. Hoping there will be a twist or turn of events. That's where I found myself with this book. I have read previous books by Julie Klassen that I really liked, but this book didn't seem to have the same intrigue that I usually find within her books. The romance was lacking. The main character Jane seemed to take a backseat to Thora and the book ended rather abruptly.
I am assuming with the way it ended that the story will pick up where this one left off in the next book. I think I'll pass on the next one though. If it is anything like this one I would much rather spend my time reading something with a little more appeal.
***Thanks to Bethany House Publishing for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.