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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.

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"Proving true friendship can create fierce family ties, Ball's exceptional sequel to 2009's A Year on Ladybug Farm updates the trials, tribulations and triumphs of three single women of a certain age struggling to renovate Blackwell Farms, a rundown Virginia estate. A year has passed since Lindsay Wright, Cici Burke and Bridget Tindale arrived from Baltimore to live on the farm. Adding joy and sometimes frustration to the household are crusty old housekeeper Ida Mae; Cici's 20-year-old daughter Lori, who doesn't want to return to college in California; and Noah Clete, a fatherless 15-year-old Lindsay wants to adopt. Ball's bright examination of their efforts to rehab a place that was burned down during the Civil War, rebuilt, and then served as a winery, a home for WWII military wives and a creamery known for its cheeses, is absolutely delectable. Injecting extra zing are Ball's fascinating flashbacks, while Noah's transformation from misfit to responsible teen is another sweet note in this entertaining treatise of how love overcomes adversity." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Donna Ball has published more than 80 works of fiction since 1982, both under her own name and under pseudonyms.

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Denise Morland, October 28, 2009 (view all comments by Denise Morland)
At Home on Ladybug Farm continues the adventures of Cici, Lindsay, and Bridget as they try to turn their run-down estate in the Shenandoah Valley into a home. They have plenty of adventures from sheep shearing and an invasion of 144 chicks to barn fires that lead to discovering hidden treasures. Along the way they learn a few life lessons and help a few people along. Cici's daughter, Lori has moved in with the three women and her youthful exuberance and naivete are a nice balance in this book.
In addition, there are frequent flashbacks through out the book telling the story of the house's history. It was a nice touch to learn the details of the house's past and then be able to anticipate the moment when the women would discover the truth through some happy accidnt. The historical perspective added a nice dimension.
I enjoyed A Year on Ladybug Farm very much and At Home on Ladybug Farm was a nice follow up. I was happy to be able to catch up with Cici, Lindsay, and Bridget as well as Noah, Ida Mae and others. It's a warm, generous book filled with good humor. I hope there are more in the series to come!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780425229781
Author:
Ball, Donna
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Subject:
General
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Female friendship
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.76x5.03x.92 in. .61 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Proving true friendship can create fierce family ties, Ball's exceptional sequel to 2009's A Year on Ladybug Farm updates the trials, tribulations and triumphs of three single women of a certain age struggling to renovate Blackwell Farms, a rundown Virginia estate. A year has passed since Lindsay Wright, Cici Burke and Bridget Tindale arrived from Baltimore to live on the farm. Adding joy and sometimes frustration to the household are crusty old housekeeper Ida Mae; Cici's 20-year-old daughter Lori, who doesn't want to return to college in California; and Noah Clete, a fatherless 15-year-old Lindsay wants to adopt. Ball's bright examination of their efforts to rehab a place that was burned down during the Civil War, rebuilt, and then served as a winery, a home for WWII military wives and a creamery known for its cheeses, is absolutely delectable. Injecting extra zing are Ball's fascinating flashbacks, while Noah's transformation from misfit to responsible teen is another sweet note in this entertaining treatise of how love overcomes adversity." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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