Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill Blog Tour...Julie Klassen

Available on Amazon and other book stores
Hello, dear readers, and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Julie Klassen's new novel, The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill. I was thrilled to be invited to take part in Ms. Klassen's tour and today I will be spotlighting her new book, the first in a series of books. Although it is not JAFF, it is set during Regency times. The cover is gorgeous and if the story is like Julie's other works, I'm sure the book is fantastic too. Please enjoy the spotlight, and be sure to watch the video later in the post. You will get to meet Julie Klassen as she tells you, in her own words and at location, a bit about the book, her first ever series and Ivy Hill. There is a great giveaway too. :)

Book Description

The lifeblood of the village of Ivy Hill is its coaching inn, The Bell. When the innkeeper dies suddenly, his genteel wife, Jane Bell, becomes the reluctant landlady. Jane has no idea how to manage a business, but with the town's livelihood at stake and a large loan due, she must quickly find a way to save the inn.

Despite their strained relationship, Jane turns to her resentful mother-in-law, Thora, for help. Formerly mistress of The Bell, Thora is struggling to overcome her losses and find purpose for the future. As she works with Jane, two men from her past vie for her attention, but Thora has promised herself never to marry again. Will one of them convince her to embrace a second chance at love?

As pressure mounts from the bank, Jane employs new methods, and puzzles over the intentions of several men who seem to have a vested interest in the place, including a mysterious newcomer with secret plans of his own. With the help of friends old and new, can Jane restore life to the inn, and to her empty heart as well?

Visit to find a map of the village, character profiles, a book giveaway, and more!

Author Bio

JULIE KLASSEN loves all things Jane--Jane Eyre and Jane Austen. A graduate of the University of Illinois, Julie worked in publishing for sixteen years and now writes full-time. Her books have been honored with the Christy Award for Historical Romance, the Minnesota Book Award, and the Midwest Book Award, among others. Julie and her husband have two sons and live in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota. For more information, visit


The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill Blog Tour Schedule
December 5: Author Q&A on Pemberley to Milton
December 6: Excerpt on My Love for Jane Austen
December 8: Review on Laura's Reviews
December 9: Book Spotlight on More Agreeably Engaged
December 10: Review on A Bookish Way of Life
December 11: Review and Excerpt on Delighted Reader Book Reviews
December 12: British Show Inspiration Guest Post on Living Read Girl
December 13: Historical Background Guest Post on English Historical Fiction Authors
December 14: Review on Calico Critic
December 15: Excerpt on So Little Time
December 16: Review and Author Q&A on My Jane Austen Book Club
December 17: Review on Just Jane 1813
December 18: Excerpt on Babblings of a Book Worm
December 19: Review on Austenesque Reviews
December 20: Guest Post on Jane Austen in Vermont
December 21: Review on Luxury Reading

Click on this link to watch the YouTube video by Julie Klassen as she introduces her first ever series. Enjoy!


Be sure to enter the giveaway before you leave—the winner will receive a $20 Teavana gift card and a package of four inspirational British romances from four different eras (The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill by Julie Klassen, A Haven on Orchard Lane by Lawana Blackwell, The Lost Heiress by Roseanna M. White, Not by Sight by Kate Breslin). The winner will be notified on December 22.

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  1. I absolutely agree, the cover is stunning. The female characters seem very interesting and strong. It looks like a great story.
    Thank you for the generous giveaway. Congratulations on the book release.

    1. Thanks for stopping by KateB. I liked your assessment of the female characters.

  2. This was a beautiful story. Look forward to everyone else's thoughts on it. How fun, loved watching the videos.

    1. Glad to hear your thoughts, Sophia. I bet it is a good story.

  3. Replies
    1. You are welcome, Julie! It was my pleasure. Good luck with the series.

  4. Thank you for posting this book spotlight! I hope readers enjoy this new series.

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