Losing Ladd

Ladd Springs

Book 5
BloominThyme Press
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Felicity
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.



 



Travis
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.



 



Cal
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.



 



Will
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...



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Dianne Venetta lives in Central Florida with her husband, two children and part-time Yellow Lab Cody-boy! An avid gardener, she spends her spare time growing organic vegetables, surprised by what she finds there every day. Who knew there were so many amazing similarities between men and plants? Women, life and love and her discoveries along the way provide for never-ending fun on her garden blog: BloominThyme.

 

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Publisher
BloominThyme Press
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Published on
Dec 31, 2013
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Pages
282
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ISBN
9780988487192
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Cozy
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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