A Year on Ladybug Farm

A Year on Ladybug Farm
Author: Donna Ball
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2009-03-03
ISBN: 1101014709
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Year on Ladybug Farm Book Excerpt:

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...

At Home on Ladybug Farm

At Home on Ladybug Farm
Author: Donna Ball
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-10-06
ISBN: 1101140631
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At Home on Ladybug Farm Book Excerpt:

From the award-winning author of A Year on Ladybug Farm comes the continuing story of three women who learn what it takes to turn a house into a home. A year after taking the chance of a lifetime, Cici, Lindsay, and Bridget are still trying to make a home for themselves on the newly-renovated Ladybug Farm. Life in the Shenandoah Valley is picturesque, but filled with unexpected trials? such as the introduction of two young people into the ordered life the women have tried to build for themselves. As the walls of the old house reveal their secrets and the lives of those who have gone before begin to unfold, the cobbled-together household starts to disintegrate into chaos. And when one of their members is threatened by a real crisis, they must all come together to fight for the roots they?ve laid down, the hopes they share, and the family they?ve become.

Love Letters from Ladybug Farm

Love Letters from Ladybug Farm
Author: Donna Ball
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-10-05
ISBN: 1101464437
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love Letters from Ladybug Farm Book Excerpt:

Love is in the air in this delightful novel-third in the bestselling Ladybug Farm series from award-winning author Donna Ball. Renovating a broken-down mansion in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley gave three lifelong friends a welcome second chance. But after taking the biggest risk of their lives, are these women also willing to risk their hearts? All the effort Cici, Lindsay, and Bridget have put into transforming an historic but overgrown farm into an upscale winery and special events business is paying off-Ladybug Farm has been chosen to host a society wedding. What this really means is that they are about to be invaded by warring mothers-in-law, a Bridezilla, and a completely clueless groom. They have their hands full keeping Ladybug Farm from descending into total chaos. But there's something about a wedding...

A Wedding on Ladybug Farm

A Wedding on Ladybug Farm
Author: Donna Ball
Publsiher: Blue Merle Publishing
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2014-05-01
ISBN: 9780985774868
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Wedding on Ladybug Farm Book Excerpt:

When Bridget, Cici and Lindsay left behind their safe suburban lives for a stately old mansion in the Shenandoah Valley, they redefined the concept of family. The friends, like the house, have faced many challenges and undergone major changes over the years. But the one thing they never imagined was that one day they would be expanding their house of women to make room for a husband. A second marriage in midlife is never easy, and Lindsay and Dominic know they will be facing their share of adjustments when they begin their life together. But she has the Vera Wang; she has a famous style columnist as her wedding planner; her best friend is the most popular caterer in the county, and she is marrying the love of her life. What could possibly go wrong? When the wedding takes place at Ladybug Farm, the answer is: almost anything. The three friends have weathered many storms together, but this one could shake the foundation of their life together. Only when they are faced with the loss of someone they all hold dear do they come to a renewed appreciation for the depth of their devotion to each other, the power of love, and the real meaning of family.

Recipes from Ladybug Farm

Recipes from Ladybug Farm
Author: Donna Ball
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2010-09-09
ISBN: 9781453778296
Category: Cooking
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recipes from Ladybug Farm Book Excerpt:

Bridget's Blueberry Scones... Miss Emily's Brunswick Stew... Ida Mae's Fruit Cake... These are some of the seventy-plus recipes from Donna Ball's beloved "Ladybug Farm" series of novels that are included in this novelty collector's recipe book. Organized according to seasons, rather than traditional food categories, this book emphasizes the use of fresh, seasonal ingredients that should bring out the best in any home cook. Pithy advice from Ida Mae and Bridget, along with memories from the previous Ladybug Farm books, are designed to bring a smile to the table, along with a great new dish or two.

Christmas on Ladybug Farm

Christmas on Ladybug Farm
Author: Donna Ball
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2011-12
ISBN: 9780977329632
Category: Christmas stories
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christmas on Ladybug Farm Book Excerpt:

"It's Christmas Eve, and Cici, Bridget and Lindsay are busy preparing for their annual holiday party. The tree is sparkling, the turkey is roasting, the wreaths are hung and the eggnog is chilled. The scene is set for the perfect Christmas ... with one or two exceptions"--Page 4 of cover.

Vintage Ladybug Farm

Vintage Ladybug Farm
Author: Donna Ball
Publsiher: Center Point Pub
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9781611736441
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vintage Ladybug Farm Book Excerpt:

Four years have passed since best friends Cici, Bridget and Lindsay left the suburbs for an old mansion in the Shenandoah Valley. They've survived broken plumbing, leaky roofs, and marauding sheep. They've faced fire, hail, snow and financial setbacks.

Reading Women A Book Club Guide for Women s Fiction

Reading Women  A Book Club Guide for Women s Fiction
Author: Nanci Milone Hill
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 221
Release: 2012-03-07
ISBN: 1591588065
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading Women A Book Club Guide for Women s Fiction Book Excerpt:

An indispensable guide for anyone who runs or participates in a book group, this title provides the structure and fun facts needed to examine the genre of women's fiction. • Each entry provides an author biography, a book summary, bibliographic material, discussion questions, and read-alike information for each book • Includes discussion questions not found elsewhere

Keys to the Castle

Keys to the Castle
Author: Donna Ball
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-01-04
ISBN: 1101478314
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Keys to the Castle Book Excerpt:

The author of the Ladybug Farm series delivers an exhilarating new novel of a middle-aged woman who follows her heart to love and happiness. When a dashing French poet swept forty-something workaholic Sara Graves off her feet, she did something completely unexpected: She married him. Then three weeks later he died, leaving her a house she can't afford to keep in a country she's never been to. Traveling to France to settle the estate, Sara is shocked to discover that her husband wasn't the impoverished poet he claimed to be- and that the estate he left her is a 400-year-old crumbling castle in the Loire Valley. Now Sara must sell Chateau Rondelais before it (not to mention her late husband's disarmingly handsome lawyer and best friend) makes her question her decision to leave-and opens her heart to change and all its unexpected possibilities.

Christmas on Ladybug Farm

Christmas on Ladybug Farm
Author: Donna Ball
Publsiher: Center Point
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9781611739411
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christmas on Ladybug Farm Book Excerpt:

It’s Christmas Eve, and Cici, Bridget and Lindsay are busy preparing for their annual holiday party. The tree is sparkling, the turkey is roasting, the stockings are hung and the eggnog is chilled. The scene is set for the perfect Christmas . . . with one or two exceptions.

The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Publishers Weekly Book Excerpt:

The Hummingbird House

The Hummingbird House
Author: Donna Ball
Publsiher: Center Point
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2014
ISBN: 9781628990270
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Hummingbird House Book Excerpt:

In this eagerly anticipated spin off from Donna Ball’s beloved Ladybug Farm series, Paul Slater and Derrick Anderson set about opening the Hummingbird House B

The Writers Directory

The Writers Directory
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Authors, American
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Writers Directory Book Excerpt:

Flash

Flash
Author: Donna Ball
Publsiher: Blue Merle Publishing
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2015-04-29
ISBN: 9780985774899
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flash Book Excerpt:

A powerful new series from the author of the Raine Stockton Dog Mysteries... Almost two years ago the sleepy little community of Dogleg Island was the scene of one of the most brutal crimes in Florida history. The only eye witnesses were a border collie puppy and a police officer. Since that time Flash has grown from a puppy into a vital part of the Dogleg Island Police Department, and has lived happily with the two people who rescued him on that horrible night: Deputy Sheriff Ryan Grady and Police Chief Aggie Malone. Now the trial of the century is about to begin. The defendant, accused of slaughtering his parents in their beach home, maintains his innocence. Aggie and Ryan, the top witnesses for the prosecution, know he is lying. But only Flash knows the truth. And with another murder to solve, a tangle of conflicting evidence to sort out, and a brutal storm on the way, the truth may come too late... for all of them.

Ladybug Girl Visits the Farm

Ladybug Girl Visits the Farm
Author: David Soman,Jacky Davis
Publsiher: Grosset & Dunlap
Total Pages: 16
Release: 2011-04
ISBN: 9780448455983
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ladybug Girl Visits the Farm Book Excerpt:

"Ladybug Girl spends a sunny day at the farm picking strawberries, riding a pony, holding a tiny piglet, and much more."--Back cover.

Illinois Research

Illinois Research
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agriculture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Illinois Research Book Excerpt:

Christmas at the Hummingbird House

Christmas at the Hummingbird House
Author: Donna Ball
Publsiher: Blue Merle Publishing
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2015-12-02
ISBN: 9780996561013
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christmas at the Hummingbird House Book Excerpt:

"Full of comedy and sentiment" --Kirkus Reviews on THE HUMMINGBIRD HOUSE Paul and Derrick have hit their stride with the Hummingbird House Bed and Breakfast, a destination of distinction in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Guests are coming from all over the country to enjoy their Christmas weekend extravaganza, featuring sleigh rides, champagne suppers, holiday concerts and spa treatments. Of course there are a few glitches: twenty Christmas trees to be decorated in less than a week, an absentee massage therapist, and--perhaps most distressing of all-- the unexpected presence of three school-age children in the Hummingbird House, courtesy of their saucy young housekeeper Purline. While Purline tries to teach her children, as well as her bosses, the true meaning of Christmas, the lost and the lonely-- often disguised as the wealthy and the privileged-- are drawn to the Hummingbird House. Among them are: The author of a famous book on miracles who has lost his faith A family secretly on the verge of disaster A husband and wife facing their last Christmas together With the help of a Harley-riding stranger, a series of unexpected events, and the innocent good intentions of their hosts, healing comes to the wounded and miracles unfold, proving once again that at the Hummingbird House you may not always find what you expect, but you'll always find what you need.

Agro ecology News and Perspectives

Agro ecology News and Perspectives
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Agricultural conservation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Agro ecology News and Perspectives Book Excerpt:

Flash of Brilliance

Flash of Brilliance
Author: Donna Ball
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2017-06-21
ISBN: 9780996561044
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flash of Brilliance Book Excerpt:

When police chief Aggie Malone's investigation into a hit-and-run murder uncovers a crime syndicate responsible for counterfeit money throughout the southeast,

Renegade

Renegade
Author: Donna Boyd
Publsiher: Blue Merle Publishing
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2011-10
ISBN: 9780977329618
Category: Werewolves
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Renegade Book Excerpt:

The Long Awaited Third Installment in the Devoncroix Dynasty Emory Hilliford, an unassuming anthropology professor, is drugged, held captive and interrogated by a mysterious stranger who wants only one thing: the truth about an ancient race of beings known as the lupinotuum, half man/half wolf, who have walked among humans for centuries. Once they ruled the tundra, now they rule Wall Street. Once they fought with teeth and claws, now they fight with wealth and power. And Emory Hilliford, an orphan who was raised by a family of sophisticated, influential lupinotuum in twentieth century Venice, is uniquely positioned to chronicle their culture, their history, and their secrets. Unknown to all but a select few, Emory has also been carefully groomed to play a crucial role in history, one that could have deadly consequences for his own race, and theirs. Now forced to tell his story, Emory must decide how much of the truth he can afford to reveal, and what secrets he will take to his grave... because his own time is running out. From the ancient legends of Greece and Rome to the mysteries of the Dark Ages and the glitter of modern day New York, RENEGADE is a sweeping saga of passion and betrayal, sacrifice and destiny, that will consume your days and haunt your nights long after the last page is turned. Praise for Donna Boyd's Devoncroix Dynasty ..".A horror/love story offering some of the density of background found in the best vampire fiction... [Boyd] knows how to keep a tale moving." Kirkus Reviews "Boyd transforms the monsters of myth and legend into erotic and charismatic beings." Library Journal "A maelstrom of suspense, love, and terror... a gripping, intense fantasy with riveting characters." Rendezvous "[Boyd] makes the esoteric werewolf culture consistently and appealingly exotic, witty and sexy....Readers will crave another novel set in this magical realm." Publisher's Weekly