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Ladd Springs
     

Ladd Springs

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by Dianne Venetta
 

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Delaney Wilkins finds herself at odds with hotel developer Nick Harris over a deathbed promise and a mysterious find in the Tennessee forest. Both are after title to Ladd Springs, a mecca of natural springs, streams and trails in the eastern Tennessee mountains, a tract of land worth millions. But Ernie Ladd, current owner of the property and uncle to Delaney, is

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Delaney Wilkins finds herself at odds with hotel developer Nick Harris over a deathbed promise and a mysterious find in the Tennessee forest. Both are after title to Ladd Springs, a mecca of natural springs, streams and trails in the eastern Tennessee mountains, a tract of land worth millions. But Ernie Ladd, current owner of the property and uncle to Delaney, is adamantly opposed to them both.

Felicity Wilkins, Delaney’s daughter, deserves to inherit her family’s legacy, but neighbor Clem Sweeney is working against her, ingratiating himself with Ernie Ladd. Clem is also harboring a secret that will make him a very wealthy man—unless the others stop him before he can bring it to fruition.

Complicating matters is Annie Owens. Ex-girlfriend to Jeremiah Ladd, Ernie’s estranged son lining in Atlanta, she declares her daughter Casey is Jeremiah’s, making Casey every bit as entitled to the property as Felicity—only Annie hasn’t proven this claim. Yet.

All are fighting to get the property, but only one will walk away with the gold.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940044422643
Publisher:
Dianne Venetta
Publication date:
04/03/2013
Series:
Ladd Springs , #1
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
484,974
File size:
424 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Dianne Venetta lives in Central Florida with her husband and two children--and her part-time Yellow Lab (Cody!). An avid gardener, she spends her spare time growing organic vegetables. Surprised by the amazing discoveries she finds there every day, she wondered, "Who knew there were so many similarities between men and plants?" In addition to writing women's fiction and romance, she pens the blog for BloominThyme.com. What began as a brief hiatus from writing has blossomed into a garden blog, children's fiction series and more volunteer hours at school than she imagined! At the end of the day, if she can inspire someone to stop and smell the roses (or rosemary!), kiss their child and spouse good-night, be kind to a neighbor and Mother Earth, then she's done all right.

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Ladd Springs 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a free, 240 page romance, with a touch of suspence and mystery. It is book one of five. The other four cost $2.99 each. There is more violence in this book then I expected. But it was more fisticuffs than anything else. There was some non- descriptive sex. No cursing or religion. The editing was about 80% correct. While I enjoyed this book, I did not like any of the characters.....well, Delaney's horse was likable. The daughter, Felicity, was a timid rabbit, lost in her own little world where everyone doted on her, pampered and spoiled, she seemed to have problems with anything which upset her. She seemed to spend all her time crying, shaking, turning to others to solve her problems, or just playing her flute. And she was the best of the bunch. These people bugged me. There is an open plot, so the reader will purchase the next book. This is chick lit, It was a fast read. It followed the outline of most romances, although the setting, plot points and protaginests were a bit different then the run of mill types. Many of these reviews were plot spoilers, so I will not say anything else. This book was entertaing. I would recommend for ages 16 and up. AD
GHott More than 1 year ago
Oh Wow. I’ve been waiting for a book to enjoy & I’ve finally found it. There is just something about how Ms. Venetta writes that pulls me in. What I liked: I absolutely loved Nick! Delaney, well, not so much. There was just something about her that irked me in the beginning. She seemed so mean and rude – of course, I forgave the bad impression when I got to know her better. I really enjoyed the fun of this book. There was a bit of steam & intensity but nothing a teen couldn’t handle. It really was a bit suspense, a bit romance, and a bit western — but completely a perfect mix! What I didn’t like: Sorry, nothing! More… Author: Dianne Venetta Source: Providence Book Promotions Grade: A Steam: YA Series: Ladd Springs, 1
WhatsBeyondForks More than 1 year ago
The characters in Ladd Springs were very stereotypical, which bothered me quite a bit. Coming from a girl who has lived most of her life in the hills of Tennessee, I definitely know people like these characters, but I promise you not all Tennesseans are like them. Some of the characters grew/matured as the story progressed. All in all, I ended up enjoying the story. It was a quick read, that provided a nice little escape. Ladd Springs by Dianne Venetta was provided to me by the Partners In Crime Tours for review. The opinions are my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and proofread. But formulaic romance mystery nonetheless. Would be nice to see such a talented storyteller strike out with a more unique story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story moves quickly is funny and left me curious. It creates and develops a number of characters for the next book. I'm in
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story, but it doesn't really wrap up. Not good enough to make me buy the next book to see how the story ends.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story on to the next one .
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Good nook book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Tennesse setting with a western style romance novel. Mother love and family drama create excitement and danger. Unbelievable for the most part, but fun to read. Beware the cornbread recipe. Real southern cooks will raise an eyebrow at that one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just could not finish this book. I have been struggling with this 240 page book for close to two weeks. It seems every time I try to sit down and read I find an excuse to do something else. I think my problem started before the book began when you were given this long list of characters of who was involved in what. I found that very confusing. While I tried to plug through the book all these names kept swimming in my head. And with only 75 pages to go, they are adding more characters, I think. I don't know. The shame is this book has all the elements of something I would love. But it never came together and I started asking myself why I was struggling with this book when I could be reading something else.
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this book has it all. It is a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story line good. Keeps you interested throughout the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book 1- can't wait to get the rest in the series. Charecters are well developed, plot thickens as you go along. Enjoyable read.
Ki71 More than 1 year ago
Not a bad read for what it cost me....free. Story line was good. Could possibly lead into another story.
whitehairedgal More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book & will purchase the series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable. Easy to read and hard to put down.
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