I Chronicles 29:11 "Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty:for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all."

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Book Review: The Ladies of Ivy Cottage

I enjoyed this book a lot. I had never heard of how libraries got their start, and found the history of that very interesting. I have not read any previous books in the series, but didn't feel confused by any of the story lines because of it. The main character was likable, as were the supporting characters. The flow of the book was a little slow, and it took me quite a while to get through it.

I can't put my finger on what exactly it was that seemed to weigh the storylines down, but perhaps the main character's internal dialogue? Or perhaps there was too much jumping back and forth between story lines? And so much drama in this book! At times I did find myself rolling my eyes at the antics of some of the characters and situations, and becoming frustrated with other things. The more rich men that were introduced, the more difficult it was to keep them straight.

The ending was not quite a Hallmark ending, which I appreciated. It did set up for future books in the series, instead of concluding each story line. I'm not sure whether I like that or not. However, I do love this author and will happily read more books by her, and would continue with this series as well.

I received an advance copy of the book for review purposes through Netgalley.


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