From the Back Cover:
A gentlewoman in reduced circumstances, Miss Rachel Ashford lives as a guest in Ivy Cottage. With her meager funds rapidly depleting, she is determined to earn her own livelihood...somehow. her friend Jane Bell and the other village women encourage her to open a circulating library with the many books she's inherited from her father. As villagers donate additional books and Rachel begins sorting through the volumes, she discovers mysteries hidden among them. A man who once broke her heart helps her search for clues, but both find more than they bargained for.
Rachel's hostess, Mercy Grove, has given up thoughts of suitors and finds fulfillment in managing her girls school. So when several men take an interest in Ivy Cottage, she assumes pretty Miss Ashford is the cause. Exactly what--or whom--has captured each man's attention? The truth may surprise them all.
I thought this follow up book was just as good as the first in the series, The Innkeeper at Ivy Hill. You can read my review of the first book here. The author has done a great job with the story line. It was hard to put down this book especially with the added mysterious older lady that many have spread rumors about being a witch. The ladies also have romantic interests and the author does a great job at keeping you guess as to whether the ladies will follow their hearts or marry out of duty to their families. This was another well written book that I would highly recommend.
My Rating: ★★★★★
***I received this complimentary book from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.