Sweet Water [NOOK Book]


SWEET WATER, a novel of approximately 92,000 words, takes a wealthy real estate developer, to far West Texas and the town of Agua Dulce, population ten. His presence and plans unleash a host of dilemmas for the eccentric residents, which include the beautiful, irresistible owner of the town’s only cafe.

Terry Ledger, wealthy developer of upscale sub-divisions and builder of high-end homes, ...
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Sweet Water

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SWEET WATER, a novel of approximately 92,000 words, takes a wealthy real estate developer, to far West Texas and the town of Agua Dulce, population ten. His presence and plans unleash a host of dilemmas for the eccentric residents, which include the beautiful, irresistible owner of the town’s only cafe.

Terry Ledger, wealthy developer of upscale sub-divisions and builder of high-end homes, has an ultimate goal of constructing a sprawling development for senior citizens exclusively. He has searched for years for the right location, but never expected to find it on an eBay auction. He paid a million dollars to win the tiny town of Agua Dulce. He’s used to his activities changing other peoples’ lives, but little did he know that his association with Agua Dulce and its people would be a life-changing event for himself.

Nor does Marisa Rutherford, the ostensible town mayor, manager of the only cafe, flea market and tourist trap and caretaker of her dying mother, expect to have to protect the town’s odd population, as well as her heart and soul, from an outsider like Terry and his plans.

SWEET WATER is a poignant story of how Terry and Marisa gradually fall in love and Terry grows to share Marisa’s need to take care of her mother and protect the town’s citizens.
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Editorial Reviews

Romantic Times BOOK Club - Susan Mobley
A pleasurable read!
Detroit Free Press - Marcia Abramson
Jeffrey mixes just the right amounts of soft, sweet and funny, making Agua Dulce hard to resist
Fresh Fiction - Stacey Herman
“Wonderful, emotional, heartwarming story with colorful characters.”
bellaonline.com - Elizabeth Darrach
This one reminds me why this is an author who jumped onto my auto-buy list after her very first romance. I'm giving this one four and a half arrows.…..Elizabeth Darrach, www.bellaonline.com
www.romancejunkies.com - Brooke Wills
SWEET WATER is Anna Jeffrey’s...best yet! Sexy, tender, romantic doesn’t begin to describe how wonderful this story is.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013273139
  • Publisher: Anna Jeffrey
  • Publication date: 10/11/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 339
  • Sales rank: 387,640
  • File size: 707 KB

Meet the Author

Anna Jeffrey is an award-winning author of mainstream romance novels as well as romantic comedy/mystery. She has written six romance novels under the pseudonym of Anna Jeffrey and two as Sadie Callahan. She and her sister have co-written seven comedy/mystery novels as USA Today Bestselling Author, Dixie Cash. ..... Anna Jeffrey's books have won the Write Touch Readers' Award, the Aspen Gold, and the More Than Magic awards. Her books have finaled in the Colorado Romance Writers award, the Golden Quill and Southern Magic as well as the Write Touch Readers' Award, the Aspen Gold and the More than Magic awards. ..... She is a member of Romance Writers of America and several of its chapters. She enjoys many hobbies, i.e., reading, painting and drawing, crafting, needlework and beading among others. She and her husband live outside a small town in North Central Texas
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  • Posted May 23, 2011

    A story with heart

    This was a really touching book, because it wasn't just about the hero and the heroine, but also her extended family. It tackles some difficult issues, such as her mother's health and a friend's alcoholism, with delicacy and compassion. Not a lighthearted book at times, but very uplifting.

    Definitely a keeper!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    warm contemporary romance

    In Agua Dulce, Texas, Mr. Patel informs Marisa Rutherford that their town of ten residents in West Texas has been bought over eBay. Marisa worries that the owner will build a modern monster petrol station that will put out of business her mom¿s Pecos Belle¿s Emporium & Eats. Marisa wonders what she and her Alzheimer¿s afflicted mom will do once the newcomer arrives. --- Realty speculator Terry Ledger knows even for him this million dollar gambit seems insane. However, he pictures a travelers¿ oasis in the middle of nowhere, but the ten citizens, that is those with their faculties, consider him an idiot. He soon realizes that his prime obstacle is the beautiful intelligent town leader Marisa if he can sell the concept to her, she will sell his plan to the others. However, as Terry works on the roadblock, he and Marisa begin to fall in love. He alters his plans to expand his persuasion to include Marisa as his life¿s partner, but she was burned once by love and fears touching a greater heat the second time around. --- SWEET WATER is a warm contemporary romance starring amiable lead protagonists and a town of eccentrics who meddle, matchmake and mother the stars. The changing relationship between Marisa and Terry make the tale on a personal level they begin to fall in love though she doubts her competency with those feelings on a professional level they are combatants with different dreams for the future of Agua Dulce and for one another. Though the solution seems too simple, fans will enjoy this slice of life in West Texas. --- Harriet Klausner

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