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Love Letters from Ladybug Farm (Ladybug Farm #3)

4.01  ·  Rating Details ·  1,359 Ratings  ·  144 Reviews
Renovating a broken-down mansion in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley gave three lifelong friends a welcome second chance. But after taking the biggest risk of their lives, are these women also willing to risk their hearts? All the effort Cici, Lindsay, and Bridget have put into transforming an historic but overgrown farm into an upscale winery and special events business is fi ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 399 pages
Published November 1st 2010 by Center Point (first published September 21st 2010)
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Dale Harcombe
Cici, Lindsay and Bridget, long-time friends are in the process of transforming an historic farm into a growing business. They have the vines planed for the winery and with various projects they are managing to keep their heads above water- just. Then the opportunity comes up to host an upscale wedding. The wedding family are demanding and unreasonable at times, everything you would expect from people with plenty of money and little regard for other people. Needless to say, not all goes accordin ...more
Sep 18, 2016 Karen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Being a Librarian, I brought this book home to read when it passed through the desk. Of course after finishing it I realized I had my own copy of this book on my shelf at home. Which probably means i need to take a closer look at my books at home. This was a nice weekend read, I felt the characters were a bit one dimensional & had a hard time separating the three main characters in terms of their voice in the novel. I read the first book in the series which was very good but this installment ...more
Nov 21, 2011 Terri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Delightful little light novel. This appears to be the 3rd book in a series about three ladies in their late forties who buy a large old dilapidated home with land in Virginia to fix up. The descriptions of the surrounding area are beautiful and their friendship seems ideal. The story follows a bridezilla situation where the three friends host a wedding at their home. Crazy work is involved, always with beautiful results, and a touch of romance here and there. This is not deep, but is lovely.

Oct 16, 2010 Lea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
3.5 stars: In the third book detailing the adventures at Ladybug Farm, a wedding is planned and executed. This book appears to start in spring, about a year after book two ends. Many of the ladies dreams are coming true and being realized.
The love letters written with dates in italics are a little random, there's been no mention of what year the story is being told in so it's hard to frame it out. The use of IM, emails back and forth, and blog posts a few times throughout the book don’t do anyth
May 14, 2012 Estella rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
It was okay; however, even with a startup "busines", it's unrealistic to have that many mishaps in a relatively short period of time. I grew up on a working farm, so I know whereof I speak. Also, there were so many budding romances in this book that there was little relationship development going on--paving the way, I am sure, for the next Ladybug Farm installment. I'm afraid I got lost in the hailstorm and won't be continuing on with the series.
Judy Collins
Jan 11, 2014 Judy Collins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really love this Ladybug Farm Series (once you read The Hummingbird House-2013-not part of the series; however, featured Paul and Derrick from the series and scenes with the Ladybug farm ladies)-- I immediately had to purchase the series via e-book and read them in order to hear the origin and background of these fabulous ladies.

I have read #1- a Year on Ladybug Farm, #2 –A Home on Ladybug Farm, #3-Love Letters from Ladybug Farm and now have two more e-books which I have already purchased (#4-
Jane H
Feb 15, 2017 Jane H rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like this series. it's enjoyable, relaxing, but interesting.
Judy Iliff
Nov 17, 2010 Judy Iliff rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
I do enjoy the main characters of this series. This particular book, however, I thought was a little too "fluffy". I do like the relationship of the 3 women, however, and now Lori is becoming more a part of the farm. I also like the character of Noah.

In this book, Cici, Lindsey, and Bridget decide they can offer their farm for weddings and receptions. It would be easier, however, if their first customer wasn't the epitome of bridezilla and mother-of-bridezilla! In addition to everything that has
Elizabeth  (Thoughts From an Evil Overlord)
The third installment of the Lady bug Farm books is just as interesting and cute as the first two. The women have finished their second year as historic home owners and have done their major renovations to the house, grounds, and outbuildings, and have settled into a routine of caring for their animals, planting, and harvesting when a friend suggests earning money for their projects by offering their home as a wedding venue. Of course they are given a crazy demanding mother and daughter who have ...more
Elaine Bueffel
I don't often read a seriers because I find they get repetative and boring......not this one. Donna Ball has found the trick to keeping all of the characters interesting and fresh. I hope there will be more books.......I am still wanting to know what happens on the Ladybug Farm....
Beth Harbaugh
More like a 3.5. The book felt contrived and flat. Not as good as the previous books in the series.
Bethann Ambrose
Love these books. Cannot wait to get the next couple so I can read them!
Mar 08, 2017 Rosemary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Ladybug Farm series is a great read when you want to relax and focus on happy things. East to read and entertaining. I'll be reading the next book soon!
Mar 02, 2017 Caryn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I enjoyed the development of deeper relationships for each of the characters in book 3, the fact that so many things went wrong in preparation for the wedding seemed unrealistic and a little bit annoying. Maybe only ONE MINOR catastrophe will happen in the next book. :)
Apr 03, 2016 Becky rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I picked up the first book of this series by chance and thought I had hit a goldmine! It was fresh, unique and the best part was the women doing for themselves without being dependent on a man. (A new and refreshing idea for a book.) The mishaps were funny although I must admit, as a farm-girl born and raised I was a little disappointed that they simply didn't use common sense a time or two. But overall, it was a great read and I quickly rushed to get the rest in the series.
I was disappointed in
Roz Curney-Sherod
Lots of relationship issues going on in this installment (Book 3) of Ladybug farm. The ladies are hired for their first wedding and it's a rich society affair. I was pissed because none of them seemed to have enough back-bone to put these snobs in their place! It's their home and they seemed to want to do anything for money including being used as door mats. Lots of different relationship issues, Cici, Lindsey and Bridget, Lori and even Noah. Then they have a relationship on the rocks with Paul ...more
Oct 25, 2010 Denise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Ladybug Farm series chronicles the trials and tribulations of three friends renovating a historic farmhouse and winery in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Love Letters from Ladybug Farm is the third in the series and, true to form, it is full of fun, adventure, and friendship. Cici, Lindsay, and Bridget have come a long way and the farm is really starting to shape into a lovely home. Struggling to find the necessary funds to complete their renovations they jump at the chance to host a high ...more
Jun 04, 2015 Megan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Why can’t I stop reading this series?!! I think it is the premise. . .I love the idea women coming together to follow their dreams mid life. But I hate how they have seemed to lose most of their common sense.

It continues the story of three women who buy a farm in Virginia. They decide to host a wedding, and seem to have no idea what it will entail. I’d say it is predictable, but I can’t understand why a teacher and real estate agent can’t see a difficult, manipulative person a mile away; why a
Laura LeAnn
Nov 18, 2014 Laura LeAnn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
The third in the Ladybug Farm series, this was my least favorite of the three I have read thus far. This is mostly due to the main storyline in this book being so different than the two previous. I really enjoyed the two previous books that mostly focused on the historical discoveries in the old farmhouse purchased by Lindsay, Bridget, and Cici. This third book was about the three ladies hosting and catering a wedding for a young bride from DC. She and her mother were crazy, in my opinion, and I ...more
Sep 07, 2010 Deb rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit, fiction
The third in a series about three 50+ friends who leave the suberbs and move to the country to restore run a country estate/farm/vineyard and build their lives. Chick lit, light reading but fun and makes me both envy them and feel lucky I don't have all that work. ;-) In this book Ladybug Farms is featured in a magazine and things start getting busy. The ladies take on a society wedding and all the drama it entails. The first book is still my favorite and one beef I had is the author putting rec ...more
Cheryl Daems
Mar 16, 2016 Cheryl Daems rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an absolute delight this series of books are. And this one was so much fun. I like to switch genres each time I finish a book, and this one was so refreshing after my last very haunting gothic-like book. This book continues the escapades, adventures, and often heartbreaking events in the 3 dear friends who buy a rather rundown mansion on a farm in their middle years, and all the difficulties of remodeling, gardens, building and rebuilding, and the funniest animals ever! The action never see ...more
Sherri Dub
Very verbose novel, but entertaining. If you enjoy descriptive prose & creative country recipes (not promised to be edible) this book is for you.
I feel as if I should've saved this book for a winter's evening in front of a fire with a brandy or glass of sherry. It was a bit old fashioned, and eloquent.
However, I enjoyed the three women, their dream of re-inventing themselves and their farm house exploits.
I did not enjoy the emailing back and forth, as background prose~I am sure this was the
Sandra Strange
I liked this book because I liked the main characters and the premise: three middle aged women are restoring a run down farmhouse and the grounds to make it into a running farm and winery, and in the process, restoring their various identities. Then, at the request of an engaging friend, they take on a high class wedding--with bridezilla and her mother and a clueless groom. Their adventure, complete with great descriptions of farm and fine food, makes for really entertaining reading. The only dr ...more
Cheryl Prentiss
Jul 28, 2011 Cheryl Prentiss rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was the third book in the series and I really did not enjoy it. I think its because I read all three of the books back to back and they are all light predictable reads. In this third installment the friends host their first function at the farm and the usual mishaps occur. Their was also romance blossoming for all the characters which I found annoying especially when i had to read the emails being sent back and forth to each party. I don't like to read my own emails so never mind reading th ...more
Sarah Armstrong
Mar 12, 2012 Sarah Armstrong rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The final installment from Ladybug Farm! Now that the ladies are moving forward with different business ventures at the farm, they realize that success can be the end of them. I loved the outlandish situations that kept happening (the most in any of the books) and I have no idea how any of this would have actually panned out in real life, but that is sort of the fun of the book. It is crazy and unbelievable, but you can’t help buy enjoy the characters and the situations they find themselves in. ...more
Jul 03, 2014 Lynne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
3rd book in the Ladybug Farm series...oh, my, those women work so hard, I'm exhausted from reading the book! A true "All's well that ends well" story...but all is not well, besides some hints at coming romance. A storm almost ruins a wedding that will bring much-needed income to Ladybug Farm...the storm also ruins the vineyard and farm crops. Will the three women recover?? Stay tuned to the next book in the series...

And, it seems the ladies will be getting some "new" neighbors who are really old
Aug 02, 2015 Jaye rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought it was weird to include recipes given this:
" Author's Note
The recipes in this book are included for entertainment purposes only and have not been tested. In fact, I would be very much surprised if any of them are at all edible! "

I find the details of the farm to be fun to read about, but the wedding got to be a bit much. I have no patience for people who think they are entitled and walk all over others and stomp on the world.

It was funny comparing the wedding party to the Sharks and th
Apr 14, 2011 Kristi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The ladies of Ladybug Farm are back and in full force. Only they're having to contend with more "youngsters" and their obsessive motherswhile they plan a wedding. Sounds simple, but think again.

The ladies are also dealing with potential love in their own lives, & throughout the story you'll get to read anonymous love letters. Who are they from and who are they to? Well you'll have to read it to find out, but don't think the answer will come easily. Ms. Ball doesn't reveal the answer until t
Trish (trishie7)
Jan 06, 2014 Trish (trishie7) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
series keeps getting better as we get to know the characters more. I really love this series now into #3 and i have to hold back on finishing the whole series as after #5, i'm done.

very touching background story about the love letters. it really made me tear up to read them.

i really love Paul & Derrick's characters and hope we see more in the next 2 books.

Everyone is back in this book with a few more additions for the ladies. :) snuggle up and read, you won't be dissapointed.
Jan 23, 2011 Kelley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another enjoyable book in The Ladybug Farms series. I thought this had more fluff than substance, but I do enjoy reading about the 3 ladies in the series. I was going to mark off for the misspelling of "y'all", but decided that is an editor issue. But, it does bug the heck out of me when I see this word misspelled, especially in a book that takes place in the south!! I will read more when they come out.
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