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Ladd Springs

Ladd Springs by Dianne Venetta

Book One: Ladd Springs Series

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.

ira-sealFelicity 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?


“Ladd Springs was one of those books that I couldn’t put down – at first because it drew me in with a ton of questions to be answered about the pasts of the characters, and a great story. Second because of how heart pounding it gets towards the ending!”

— Debbie Jean’s Blog

“I loved that a book with such heritage took place in the South and with a dispute over land.”

— Kritter’s Ramblings on Amazon

“LADD SPRINGS isn’t a hardcore mystery, but appealing nonetheless for those who enjoy a good, solid story.”

— IndieReader

“If you love a good mystery with a bit of action and romance, this is the perfect book for you. It jumps right into the story from the first page and before you get even halfway through you can’t put it down. Definitely a must read this summer!”

— Amazon review

“I read Ladd Springs and thoroughly enjoyed this trip into the mountains of Tennessee. Not only were the characters a hoot, but the story kept my attention the entire time in a combination of mystery and suspense, a bit of romance and a lot of fun. While the suspense was edge-of-the-seat, it wasn’t gory or graphic.”

— Pooknhouk

“Ladd Springs is a perfect combination of family drama, action and a little romance thrown in for good measure. Colorful characters and a beautifully described setting adds to the story in ways that keep you on your toes.”

— Heather Murphy

The Details

Publisher: BloominThyme Press
Published: April 2013
ISBN-10: 098848711X
ISBN-13: 978-0988487116
ASIN: B00CA801Q8