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A Year on Ladybug Farm
     

A Year on Ladybug Farm

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by Donna Ball
 

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Their husbands were gone, their families were grown, and the future stretched out before them like an unfulfilled promise...

Tired of always dreaming and never doing, Cici, Lindsay, and Bridget make a life-altering decision. Uprooting themselves from their comfortable lives in the suburbs, the three friends buy a run-down mansion, nestled in the

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Their husbands were gone, their families were grown, and the future stretched out before them like an unfulfilled promise...

Tired of always dreaming and never doing, Cici, Lindsay, and Bridget make a life-altering decision. Uprooting themselves from their comfortable lives in the suburbs, the three friends buy a run-down mansion, nestled in the picturesque Shenandoah Valley. They christen their new home "Ladybug Farm," hoping that the name will bring them luck.

As the friends take on a home improvement challenge of epic proportions, they encounter disaster after disaster, from renegade sheep and garden thieves to a seemingly ghostly inhabitant. Over the course of a year, overwhelming obstacles make the three women question their decision, but they ultimately learn that sometimes the best things can happen when everything goes wrong...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101014707
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/03/2009
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
93,947
File size:
340 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Donna Ball published her first book in 1982. Since that time she has written over eighty works of commercial fiction under pseudonyms that include Rebecca Flanders, Donna Carlisle, Leigh Bristol, Taylor Brady, and Donna Boyd. She is known for her work in women's fiction and suspense, as well as supernatural fantasy and adventure. Her novels have been translated into well over a dozen languages and have been published in virtually every country in the world.


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A Year on Ladybug Farm 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
Frisbeesage More than 1 year ago
What a lovely, warm-hearted book! A Year on Ladybug Farm tells the story of three friends who, together, buy a dilapidated estate in Shenandoah Valley. At first they have grandiose dreams of an art school, a winery, and a fully restored mansion with dairy and stately gardens. But the house has other plans for them. They discover an unruly flock of sheep in their beautiful pasture, a mysterious ghost seems to be leaving them hints, and the vegetable plants keep disappearing from the garden. Each succes is followed by disaster until they wonder if they are cut out for the country life afterall. I loved this book! Its realistically written with the three women loving and supporting each other, but sometimes losing their tempers and stepping on toes. Cici, Lindsay, and Bridget risk everything to go after their dreams, never giving up, until they discover that their dreams may be different then they thought. I appreciate the message that you can grow and learn (and have adventure!) no matter what your age! Did I mention that the book is funny? Laugh-out-loud, absolutely hilarious in parts, you may also have to wipe away a tear or two. If you are looking for a book to lift your spirits, this is it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so loving this series!! I have lent the books out to friends that can't get enough of these wonderful characters!! Please bring out more on them please Ms.Ball!! Sending love from near the Blue Ridge in Virginia!
LadyHester More than 1 year ago
This is the kind of book you read when you really have nothing better on your shelf.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Easy to read book with interesting characters, a mix of mystery, everyday struggles and a little drama thrown in for good measure
Guest More than 1 year ago
Relaxing book.
AnnieFNY More than 1 year ago
A story about three women that because of their circumstances band together and act on their dreams. Through thick and thin they discover a new life and a new way of living. Something they could have never dreamed of. This book made me believe that all my dreams could come true. It takes alot of work, some determination and a little money doesn't hurt either. I'm looking forward to reading more by this author.
Cindy Fields More than 1 year ago
I Loved this book series. It really takes you in to the farm and what the ladies are capable of doing. A MUST Read!,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I got finished, I couldn't wait to read the sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was totally charmed by the story from beginning to end. Many things were delightful...the fact that all the main characters were women my age (mid 50's) and older: the premise of the story, buying of property and renovating the farm and house; the quirky characters of the small town; the highs and lows as progress and setbacks occurred. I have recommended this book to my book group as well as to other friends. I loved it.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I tried it and only 2 died out of 20.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read and enjoyed the characters
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Vapid.
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