Monday, September 10, 2012

Review: At Home on Ladybug Farm - Donna Ball


 
Do you love Sisterhood novels ? Ones with the main characters being of the retired + age ?
Did you read or have you checked out my review on Book #1 A Year of Ladybug Farm @ http://thephantomparagrapher.blogspot.co.nz/2012/02/review-year-on-ladybug-farm-donna-ball.html
Now readers, get ready for Book #2 in the series "At Home on Ladybug Farm".
Review: At Home on Ladybug Farm - Book#2 Ladybug Farm series - October 2009
At the beginning of the year , I read Book #1 of this series and enjoyed it . It was about a group of three older women who decided that they would retire and move to the country and into an old rundown mansion. Over the year, the threesome added some new people to their household . A maid Ida Mae , Noah - a runaway fifteen year old boy and Cici's 20yr daughter Lori. 
Book #2 takes off with the threesome Bridget, Cici and Lindsay being in the house for a whole year and though they are slowly getting there , it has been a hectic , struggling but enjoyable year. Book #2 covers a lot of the past and what happened at the Blackwell Farm in the centuries gone by and throughout the story , you will read reflections of characters of years gone by. As the pair start continuing with renovations as Spring comes into play, they discover that their house as many undiscovered secret passages and objects hidden around from photoplates in the attic , to murals boarded up and painted on the walls to old medicine bottles hidden and buried in the dirt.
This novel holds an emotional ride too as the women are starting to get used to Noah around the house and caring for him , but what happens when a social worker comes a-knocking and then just as Lindsay is ready to take the next giant step and adopt Noah , his birth mother turns up. Will Noah's happy ever after with the women be over ? Will he retreat back to his old ways and runaway ?
Lori, is still undecided about college and what her future holds . She does however have a keen business sense , can Lori reign her skills and create a financial proft for Ladybug farm but will all her entreprenuial efforts end up causing catastrophes ?
An enjoyable and lovely read that will make you if you have a good group of long-time friends cherish them even more.
I would advise though, that if you have not read the first book in the series - Please read it first as if you don't you may not enjoy this book as much and certain parts of the story will seem confusing.
 


 
 
 

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    1. I wouldn't put it as a Christian Fiction but in terms of content it is similar to that of Nancy Moser's Sister Circle series which is a Christian series. This is more of a Women's Literature story.

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