Delaney Wilkins finds herself at odds with hotel developer Nick Harris over a deathbed promise and a mysterious find in the forest. Both are after title to Ladd Springs, a mecca of natural springs, streams and trails in the eastern Tennessee mountains, a tract of land worth millions. 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…
Oh Wow. I’ve been waiting for a book to enjoy & I’ve finally found it. There is just something about how Ms. Venetta writes that pulls me in.
What I liked: I absolutely loved Nick! Delaney, well, not so much. There was just something about her that irked me in the beginning. She seemed so mean and rude – of course, I forgave the bad impression when I got to know her better.
I really enjoyed the fun of this book. There was a bit of steam & intensity but nothing a teen couldn’t handle. It really was a bit suspense, a bit romance, and a bit western — but completely a perfect mix!
What I didn’t like: Sorry, nothing!
|Source:||Providence Book Promotions|
|Series:||Ladd Springs, 1|
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