Thursday, August 16, 2012

At Home on Ladybug Farm - Review

Title: At Home on Ladybug Farm
Author: Donna Ball
Source: Library

Goodreads Summary:

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. 

My thoughts:

I love this series like I loved the Mitford series by Jan Karon.  So easy and sweet, mostly happy endings, which are sometimes needed.  I believe in happy endings, and I am happy when  I get them.  You also know what to expect from these books, which is good too sometimes.  

This book continues along the same vein as the first, this time with the addition of Cici's daughter Lori, and more about Noah, a teenage boy they are unofficially fostering.  The young adults add a new perspective to the book that was missing in the first, and are also trying to find themselves and their place in the world.  

Interspersed throughout the book are flashbacks to the house through the hundred some years in its history, from the civil war on up.  We are introduced to the inhabitants of Blackwell Farms, and what had transpired through the years.  These were my favorite parts in the book I think, and also served another purpose - that you learn at the very end of the book. 


  1. You have totally turned me on to this series. Man, girl! I can't keep up with all the great books that you recommend. I'll just have to plunk it on my TBR and hope for the best.

  2. Lol! I love them because they are so easy going and simple, and I when I read them I could totally live in that life. :)I am cramming in as much reading as I can, I start back to work in two weeks!


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