I stumbled upon this book and found myself happy I did so upon reading it. The characters and storylines are good and very in-depth. It plays out much like an English drama with a strong faith theme throughout.
Jane is a grieving widow trying to find her way and purpose without her husband, who died much too young. She's spent a year ignoring the fact that her husband left her his coaching inn and hiding out in her cottage instead. But, challenges force her to face the facts head on and make a decision about her future. Her mother-in-law, which is a very challenged relationship, brings its own set of challenges to an already stressful situation.
Along the way Jane discovers she is stronger than she thought and her husband knew exactly what he was doing when he left her in charge. His death is shrouded in mystery that adds a twist to the story and there are many supporting characters and their stories add a nice touch of entertainment.
Content wise, this book is appropriate for 12+, though it would likely be better suited for 15+ based on the story itself. Faith is a large theme in the book, and it is appropriate for all audiences.
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I understand there are a few other books in the Ivy Hill series that I plan to check out in the future.