Treading Water, The Treading Water Series, Book 1 [NOOK Book]

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The Treading Water Series, Book 1

Love is the last thing on Jack Harrington’s mind when he sets out to meet Andi Walsh’s flight. Recently back to work after spending more than a year tending to his comatose wife, Jack is focused on getting through each day and caring for his three daughters. However, the moment he sets eyes on Andrea Walsh, the interior designer who has come to decorate the hotel his company is building in Newport, Rhode ...
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Overview

The Treading Water Series, Book 1

Love is the last thing on Jack Harrington’s mind when he sets out to meet Andi Walsh’s flight. Recently back to work after spending more than a year tending to his comatose wife, Jack is focused on getting through each day and caring for his three daughters. However, the moment he sets eyes on Andrea Walsh, the interior designer who has come to decorate the hotel his company is building in Newport, Rhode Island, Jack begins to wonder if Andi might be his second chance. After a disastrous marriage, Andi, single mom to a hearing-impaired son, isn’t exactly looking for love, either, but that’s what she finds with Jack. The two embark on a long-distance relationship fraught with challenges as they balance the needs of their children and dueling careers while Jack continues to care for his wife, Clare. Just when Jack thinks his life is once again settled, he is confronted with a new challenge that tests him in ways he never could've imagined, leaving him to wonder if "happily ever after" is in the cards for him.

The Treading Water Trilogy
Book 1: Treading Water
Book 2: Marking Time
Book 3: Starting Over
Book 4: Coming Home
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Editorial Reviews

Joyfully Reviewed
Treading Water creates an emotional firestorm within the reader. It shines the light on the good and the bad in life and proves that one moment can change everything and it’s never too late to find love. Marie Force grabbed my heart and squeezed every ounce of emotion out of it but most importantly her monumental story left me blissful. I cannot wait for the next book in this trilogy, Marking Time."
Joyfully Reviewed
Treading Water creates an emotional firestorm within the reader. It shines the light on the good and the bad in life and proves that one moment can change everything and it’s never too late to find love. Marie Force grabbed my heart and squeezed every ounce of emotion out of it but most importantly her monumental story left me blissful. I cannot wait for the next book in this trilogy, Marking Time."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013321144
  • Publisher: HTJB, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/23/2011
  • Series: Treading Water Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 9,479
  • File size: 930 KB

Meet the Author

Marie Force is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of 25 contemporary romances, including The McCarthys of Gansett Island Series, the Fatal Series, the Treading Water Series and numerous stand-alone books. Her new series, The Green Mountain Country Store, is coming in late 2013. While her husband was in the Navy, Marie lived in Spain, Maryland and Florida, and she is now settled in her home state of Rhode Island. She is the mother of two teenagers and two feisty dogs, Brandy and Louie. Subscribe to updates from Marie about new books and other news at Follow her on Twitter @marieforce. And on Facebook at Join one of her many reader groups! View the list at Contact Marie at .
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  • Posted October 25, 2011

    An Epic must read

    It is no secret, I am a huge fan of Marie Force, but Treading Water is my most favorite book that she has written and in the top 5 of my all time favorite book ever. Marie takes you for a ride in Treading Water, a ride with lots of bumps and several epic turns of events that impact a family to its core. I cried in several places during this book and thought several times, how is Jack going to actually get his HEA, I laughed, especially at some of the banter with the kids. And I was angry, very angry at how this family was so horribly affected by tragedy. This isn't a traditional who-done-it, there is no major villain to run down, and no one will be left asking, HUH? In my eyes, a good book takes you on a journey, leads you through some tough times and comes out even better in the end. That is what Treading Water was for me.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    Best trilogy by an Amazing writer!

    The Treading water trilogy are wonderful stories. I cried and laughed; Marie Force brings her readers into her stories. I felt like I was part of these famlies. She is an amazing writer

    I highly recommend all Marie Force books...thank you Marie for sharing your amazing talent.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Very emotional!! But a great read!!!

    This series kepts you hooked the entire time. Loved all the characters. I felt like I knew them all.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

    Nice and easy read

    Loved all of her other books and enjoyed this one too!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    Treading water

    Great love story

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    Super read

    I've just srarting reading Maries books and I have to say I haven't been disappointed yet shes a wondetful writer every book makes you want more.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    Loved it

    I have read all the books in the other series and this one is just as good

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

    great reading

    I have read the entire series and wish there were more to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2013

    A Beautiful Beginning!!!

    This is book one of the Treading Water Series (four books in all).... You will meet fabulous people caught in a wrenching situation... As it evolves you will be drawn into so much happiness and sadness that you will believe you are part of it... This is a wonderful first book in the series and PLEASE start with this book and read them in order so the story builds as it should... Book 4 is like a stand alone since there is some review of the first three but all are outstanding... Read and enjoy...

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    Highly recommened

    She did it again a awesome book can't wait to read the rest of them

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    WOW!!!

    I have never cried this much while reading a book, Marie Force is a incredible writer. She knows how to convey emotions through her writing. I also read the other books in this series Starting Over, Making Time, and Coming Home. Each book was a pleasure to read and I will be re-reading them again. All of Marie's books are amazing!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    Love this series

    I am going to start my 3rd book in this series tonight. I loved the first two books, they are the greatest. They made me stay up and continue reading til all hours of the night. It's a hard book to put down. I would recommend these books to everyone who loves to read romance/drama novels. I've already lent them to my Sister. I hope someday to see if a movie comes out based on this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Good read

    I had trouble getting into the book and put the book aside but when I went back to it I couldn't put it down.

    Sweet story, nice people, a little too much descriptive sex than I like to read about.

    To the author, remember how romantic it is in a movie when a couple is in shadow, lights fading , sighs are heard and your imagination knows what is going on? Much better than reading about oral .....

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    Aweesome

    Marie force is the most outstanding author! Her books just pull every emotion out of you. Each book has a unique quality in her writing. I live in ri and know newport well. As i am reading the treading water series i can actualy visualize the places she describes . I musrt say she is awesome. Keep writing marie i love your books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 16, 2012

    fantastic read

    A poignant beautifully written romance. Can't wait to begin the sequel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 21, 2011

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    Take an Amazing Journey with Treading Water

    First things first, I want to take a minute to Congratulate Marie Force on Finally being able to publish this Trilogy. If you have visited Marie's Website, you would have read all about the Treading Water Trilogy and how they have been put on the back burner for long enough, and let me just say how excited I am to be able to get my hands on the first two books!

    If you are a Marie Force lover like me, you must have already read all of her other series and stand alone books, so I wanted to give a fair warning that this Trilogy is a bit different from the usual Force book. They touch on some sensitive subject manner that many of you may not agree with, and they are just more "REAL" or "True to Life", meaning that you might know someone who has gone through the same situations happening or have read something like it happening.

    They aren't your typical Romance where Two people meet, fall in love, break-up and then find each other again...ohhhh NO.....these are definitely not that...They are So, so much more!!

    Treading Water starts with a horrible accident that changes the lives of Jack Harrington and his three daughters, Jill, Kate and Maggie. After a year passes, with his wife still in a coma, Jack knows he needs to get his family back together and start living again. Finally back to work, Jack meets Andi Walsh, a colleague working with his firm on a large Hotel project. Jack is not looking for love when he meets Andi, but that is exactly what he finds. Will Jack and Andi get their second chance at love or will surprising events tear them apart?

    I can't give anymore away....I am going to leave you with only your wild imagination and the need to purchase this book the second you finish reading this blog. But, I will tell you that this book will take you on a roller coaster of emotions from feeling warm and fuzzy to your chest tightening over the pain and heartbreak.

    The one thing that Marie never fails to do, is to bring us these beautiful "Worlds", or settings. They are so well described that you can almost feel the breeze of the ocean blowing across your face. After reading Treading Water I was ready to pack a bag and head to Newport for the weekend!

    Everyone is going to have their own opinions about this book, it has be getting some "controversial reviews". I think everyone has the right to their own opinions, BUT don't let bad reviews that go on and on and on, keep you from enjoying an AMAZING book. When you are finished you will have your opinions too, but like me, when I really LOVE a book, that's when I have A LOT to say about it.

    Um...can you tell I liked the book!! haha

    Get it, Read it, Enjoy it and Review it!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    This is the first book that I have read by Marie Force and I LOVED It. I could not put it down. I love a book that makes me feel the emotions of the characters and this book did do that. I can't wait to start on the next book in the series. Marie Force you have a new fan.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2011

    Touching Story

    Powerful first book in the series will leave you asking for more. You will fall in love with this family and ride the emotional rollercoaster with them, Well done

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2011

    Great

    Anothor great book by Marie. I have read everyone of her books and not one has disappointed me. Cannot wait for #2 in this series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2011

    Another great book by marie force

    Loved this book, can not seem to find the second book in the series to continue.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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