Delaney Wilkins finds herself at odds with hotel developer Nick Harris over a deathbed promise and a mysterious find in the Tennessee forest. Both are after title to Ladd Springs, But Ernie Ladd, current owner of the property and uncle to Delaney, is adamantly opposed to them both.
Felicity Wilkins, Delaney’s daughter, deserves to inherit her family’s legacy, but neighbor Clem Sweeney is working against her, ingratiating himself with Ernie Ladd. Clem is also harboring a secret that will make him a very wealthy man—unless the others stop him before he can bring it to fruition.
Complicating matters is Annie Owens. Ex-girlfriend to Jeremiah Ladd, Ernie’s estranged son living in Atlanta, she declares her daughter Casey is Jeremiah’s, making Casey every bit as entitled to the property as Felicity—only Annie hasn’t proven this claim. Yet.
All are fighting to get the property, but only one will walk away with the gold. Which will it be? Find out in the first installment of Ladd Springs…
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Lacy Owens has come back to
Tennessee for a return to the fold, only she’s done so on the heels of Jeremiah
Ladd. The prodigal son of Ladd Springs, a mecca of natural springs, streams and
trails in the eastern Tennessee mountains, he’s determined to reclaim the
property as his rightful inheritance. Lacy cares little about Jeremiah’s plan.
She simply yearns for the comfort of family.
Sister Annie Owens wants nothing to
do with Lacy, but sees opportunity in Jeremiah’s return. With him in town she
can finally prove paternity for her daughter Casey, and ultimately stake her
claim in Ladd Springs. Trouble is, Jeremiah’s father has already willed the
property to his granddaughter, Felicity Wilkins. She’s away at college, but
fighting for her rights is Malcolm Ward, partner in Harris Hotels, and a man
with a financial stake in Ladd Springs. It’s his job to see the land remains in
But when Malcolm falls for Lacy
without realizing her hidden agenda, everything he’s worked so hard to achieve
is jeopardized. In these parts, blood runs thicker than legalities and feuds
aside, it’s a hard lesson to learn for a city boy from California. Love and
money are powerful forces but only one can prevail when it comes to Ladd
Springs. Which will it be?
Troy Parker returns home, a pregnant Casey Owens rejects him outright asserting
he lost his right to honesty when he abandoned her to pursue his fortune in
Kentucky. Jimmy Sweeney, friend and ally to Casey, never cared for Troy and is
more than willing to take part in her deception.
Foster has a few tricks of his own, beginning with reconciling his daughter
Felicity Wilkins with the Foster family. Her mother, Delaney Wilkins, wants
nothing to do with family reunions, knowing some relations are best left
as time passes, lies unravel. Casey can no longer deny her feelings for Troy
and confronts him about the pregnancy. Felicity is doing some confronting of
her own now that she’s learned a disturbing truth. Yet it’s Delaney's
confession that causes families to collide as folks take sides, shattering both
past and future generations, ensnaring Casey and Felicity in painful
complications for which neither is prepared...
feuds run deep and wide, threatening even the most solid of unions. Find out who survives the perils in this
chapter of Ladd Springs…
years of battling the Ladd family, Annie Owens has finally procured her
daughter’s legacy, title to Ladd Springs, a mecca of streams and springs in the
eastern Tennessee mountains—only she can’t afford to keep it. Cal Foster’s
father owns the biggest bank in town and has devised a way to help Annie retain
the property, but when hotel developer Jillian Devane offers to buy the land
outright, Annie is torn. She’s tempted by the huge sum of money—money that will
secure her daughter Casey’s future, something Cal cannot guarantee.
to Annie’s sister, Lacy Ward, an insider with the Ladd family, Jillian’s
proposal is tainted by revenge—the depth of which Annie has no idea. She only
knows the woman is out to compete with the upcoming Ladd hotel making any deal
with Jillian Devane tantamount to betrayal. When Cal is offered a position with
Hotel Ladd, Annie is backed against a wall. Selling to Jillian will end any
hope for a future together with Cal, a man she has come to love. But it isn’t
until Casey’s romance with Troy Parker blows apart that Annie’s decision is
“selling out” exile Annie from the Ladd family, including any chance for
happiness with Cal Foster? Or can she find a way to make amends, ending a
long-standing feud once and for all? Find
out in this episode of Ladd Springs...
Wilkins might own Ladd Springs but when Jeremiah Ladd struts back into town
with retaliation on his mind, she realizes how little her possession means. Not
far behind him, Jillian Devane arrives on scene and between the two of them,
everything Felicity holds dear is in jeopardy.
Parker knows the players and knows the law. Problem is, Jeremiah and Jillian
don’t play by the rules and thwart his every effort to bring them to justice.
Complicating the situation is the impending trial against Travis' twin brother
Troy. Jack Foster continues to pursue his revenge against Troy, aided by his
mother, Victoria. It's a battle that threatens to blow up the small town until
a secret box of letters discovered in an attic changes everything.
Foster alone understands the valuable find, and uses it to protect his new
family from the bloodlust of past quarrels they had nothing to do with. But one
explosive evening on hotel property threatens Felicity’s entire world, throwing
her at odds with Travis, and placing her life in grave danger.
Jeremiah and Jillian finally exact their revenge on Hotel Ladd? Will Jack and
Victoria prevail in their vendetta? Family feuds pack a powerful punch leaving
no one untouched in the grand finale, Losing Ladd...
Enter McIntyre Walsh. Ex-marine with a heart of gold, this man lives and breathes duty. Protection. Content with his self-exile on a mountaintop in Colorado, he inadvertently witnesses a female hiker in danger, a situation he cannot ignore yet is unable to rectify. When their paths cross, Lisa and Walsh refuse to stray from their avowed goals and carry on—despite the other.
It isn’t until a killer ramps up his game that both are forced to relent. Battling the rugged terrain of the Rocky Mountains and an undeniable attraction between them, Lisa and Walsh must work together against the odds if they intend to get off the mountain alive.