The Ladybug Jinx [NOOK Book]

Overview

Celia Briggs has always lived her life for everyone but herself. With the death of Celia's mom, Celia realizes life is too short not to follow her dreams. In her small town of Grandberry Falls, Kentucky-Celia decides to open up, The Ladybug Florist, which is only fitting due to her love of flowers and ladybugs.

How can she not love ladybugs? Her deceased grandfather always ...
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The Ladybug Jinx

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Overview

Celia Briggs has always lived her life for everyone but herself. With the death of Celia's mom, Celia realizes life is too short not to follow her dreams. In her small town of Grandberry Falls, Kentucky-Celia decides to open up, The Ladybug Florist, which is only fitting due to her love of flowers and ladybugs.

How can she not love ladybugs? Her deceased grandfather always said ladybugs bring luck and love.

Marty Briggs, Celia's father, never dreamed his life as Grandberry Falls, Kentucky's only flower delivery boy is harder than the job he's retired from.

Sam Barber jumps in his car leaving his Hollywood life behind. He didn't know stopping in the cozy town of Grandberry Falls, was about to change his life forever. Especially after answering the help wanted ad at The Ladybug Florist and giving a fake name so no one would recognize him.

Celia knows something is up Sam's sleeve. Why would a man want to deliver flowers? Marty doesn't care, he's just happy to be retired-again.

Will Celia ever figure out Sam's true identity? Does Sam reveal the big family secret Celia's parents have kept from her all her life?

Celia's about to find out if ladybugs are lucky or a jinx?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013559806
  • Publisher: Tonya Kappes
  • Publication date: 6/10/2011
  • Series: Grandberry Falls, #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 340,032
  • File size: 611 KB

Meet the Author

Tonya Kappes is an International bestselling author. Her novels are double finalist in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and 2012 winner in eFestival of Words. She writes about quirky characters in quirky situations.

She has participated in three anthologies, and co-authored a non-fiction book, The Tricked Out Toolbox.

She is an elite blog member of The World Literary Café (www.worldliterarycafe.com) where she talks about promotion and marketing strategies where she believes you can never market your career too early.

When she's not writing, she's busy being the princess, queen and jester of her domain which includes her BFF husband, her three teenage boys and two dogs.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2011

    Good story.

    Story is good but author is in need of a good editor. She would fail junior high English.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2011

    Unsure

    Interesting storyline however too many grammatical errors. It made it distracting.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    If this story could distract me from a very  rough flu, it is a

    If this story could distract me from a very  rough flu, it is a  keeper. If u are a  gardener, you will be drawn by the pictures Tonya draws with  words. The quotes are wise and on  target.  love this series!

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  • Posted March 6, 2012

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  • Posted August 10, 2011

    Great Book!

    I really enjoyed this book! I was hooked through and through! I can't wait to read another book from this author!

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  • Posted August 3, 2011

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    Lazy Sunday Afternoon Read

    I love it when I pick up a book because of its cover and the story to follow is just as great or better. That's what happened here. I am a lover of Ladybugs (to the point I have two tattooed on my ankle and seriously need to consider getting the third one to represent my third daughter before she is grown).

    Picking up The Ladybug Jinx this evening I began reading and quickly found myself sucked into this little town of Grandberry Falls, Kentucky. Where Celia and her father Marty live and run a florist shop out of Celia home.

    After the death of her mother Celia decided to go after her dream, instead of living the dream of her overbearing mother. Following in the foot steps of her beloved grandfather, she jumps in and starts her own florist shop. Her father Marty runs her deliveries but having retired from his life of working is ready to actually be retired.

    Sam lost his beautiful fiance Bianca to breast cancer and life in LA as a movie star just isn't cutting it anymore. Without Bianca, Sam finds living in their house, where she passed away is just to much, and one night Sam decides he must get away.

    Who would have thought pulling in Grandberry Falls, Kentucky for some gas and a bite to eat would lead to a job delivering flowers for the local flower shop. Celia places the ad for a delivery boy by the forced hand of her father. Not happy about the decision, Celia thinks something isn't right about a grown man applying for a job of delivering flowers. Not happy one little bit about hiring Sam, Celia does it on a trial bases.

    Now a few questions remain:

    Will Sam open up and learn to love again?
    Will Sam stumble on to a big family secret?

    Those are just few to be answered.

    Full of emotion, The Ladybug Jinx is a story of life after death. The ability of the human soul to heal and love again, and maybe even learn to forgive and trust.

    A great book for a lazy Sunday afternoon, or a day cuddled on the couch with your favorite beverage. One thing is for sure, you don't want to pass this story up . . It's that good!

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  • Posted August 2, 2011

    I want to live in Grandberry Falls

    Ms. Kappes has created a real small town in Grandberry Falls. The characters in the town are believable to anyone who lives in a small town. I loved the gossipy feel of everyone knowing everyone else's business. Can't wait to return to Grandberry Falls.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2011

    Haha

    I love it!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2011

    highly recommended-first in the Grandberry Falls series

    A great read, i really enjoyed this book, can't wait till the next one!! Ms. Kappes kept my interest thru out the book. The place i would like to live.

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