Twisted Creek

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Bad luck has been biting at Allie Daniel's heels all her life, so when she inherits a café in a small Texas lake community she's sure there's a catch. But Allie decides to move and brings her grandmother along, since the café gives Nana a chance to do what she loves best-cook. As Allie settles in, she soon discovers that she's not alone anymore-and that sometimes, the only cure for bad luck is gaining the courage to love.

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Bad luck has been biting at Allie Daniel's heels all her life, so when she inherits a café in a small Texas lake community she's sure there's a catch. But Allie decides to move and brings her grandmother along, since the café gives Nana a chance to do what she loves best-cook. As Allie settles in, she soon discovers that she's not alone anymore-and that sometimes, the only cure for bad luck is gaining the courage to love.

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Fortune smiles on Allie Daniels and her elderly Nana in the form of an unexpected West Texas inheritance from a mysterious "Uncle Jefferson Platt," of whom Allie doesn't recall any talk. Raised by her grandparents, Allie quit college to take care of frail Nana at her grandfather's death, and, at 26, has held a variety of dead-end jobs. She and Nana are enchanted by the West Texas property on Twisted Creek and have soon reopened its rundown bait shop-cum-general store and cafe to serve the "Nesters," an eccentric bunch who live lakeside year-round. Half-Navajo undercover ATF agent Luke Morgan is one of them, and he's intent on catching the killer of Uncle Jefferson, who was his own granddad's best friend-and to put some drug traffickers out of business in the process. Morgan tries to resist his feelings for Allie, but Thomas sketches a slow, sweet surrender, keeping the tension building to a rewarding resolution in this unsentimental, homespun romance. (Apr.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425220818
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 345,434
  • Product dimensions: 6.76 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Jodi Thomas

Jodi Thomas is a certified marriage and family counselor, a fifth generation Texan, a Texas Tech graduate, and writer-in-residence at West Texas A&M University. She lives in Amarillo, Texas.

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  • Posted June 13, 2009

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    First book I read by Jodi Thomas

    I have to say that this book has a little bit of everything to enthrall readers for the complete book. It has a cast of characters with unusual backgrounds set in a backwoods environment with a lot of suspense added when the bad guys appear. It makes you want to laugh and cry and hope for a better life for the main character, Allie Daniels and her Nana. It has a cast of misfit people who come together to save their piece of Americana on a Texas Creek. Once I started reading this story, it was almost impossible to put down for any reason. Jodi has the gift to make you want to be a part of the lives in the book and a yearning to know more about the characters after the book is read.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    fans will enjoy this Texas two step romance.

    The Texas attorney sends a registered letter informing Allie Daniels that her Uncle Jefferson recently died and she inherited his estate. Although confused since has no Uncle Jefferson, Allie sees this as a good luck opportunity to start anew taking her beloved Nana with her.-------- Allie and Nana relocate to the Texas lake community of Jefferson¿s Crossing. She quickly falls in love with her new home however, she lives in fear that she will be exposed as a hoax and unceremoniously run out of town. Her biggest fear is her attraction to Luke a drifter whom she believes will be the one to learn the truth about her. Luke is attracted to the newcomer, but his prime mission is to uncover who is using the nearby abandoned cabins as a meth lab.--------- TWISTED CREEK is a fine contemporary romance starring two likable lead characters, a wonderful Nana, and several eccentric Texans. Interestingly the warmer relationship is between the grandma and granddaughter even with the growing love shared by Allie and Luke which is fun to follow as he tries to hide his mission from the two newcomers. Although the suspense comes very late, fans will enjoy this Texas two step romance.------------ Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2008

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    Twisted Creek Review Allie Daniels was not only poor, but unlucky to boot. Her mother had left her on her grandmother's doorstep and seemed to forget she had a child. For years, Allie and Nana tried to stay one step ahead of poverty but it seemed to be closing in on them. When Allie gets a letter from a lawyer in Texas she is surprised to find a cashier's check for enough to pay off her bills and travel to Texas to look into the piece of lake property on Twisted Creek that was left to her by her Uncle Jefferson. But one problem made her believe that her luck hadn't changed ... she nor Nana knew of an Uncle Jefferson! Allie and Nana make a pledge to make a go of the little store and cafe, at least until the lawyer discovers he made a mistake and contacted the wrong Allie Daniels. Nana is proud commander of the kitchen where she hangs her most cherished possession, a wind chime. Their store is revived and soon becomes the gathering place for both good times and trouble. You'll laugh. You'll cry. But most of all, you'll remember, as you share the stories of a motley crew of folks who bind together in a time of crisis ... one that will change their lives forever.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2008

    Refreshing change

    I thought Twisted Creek was a wonderful book. It was a nice change from most romance/mystery books I've read.It didn't have sex in it, which makes it a book that ANYONE can read, no matter what your age is. The author couldn't have done a better job on describing things just enough to draw your own picture in your head without going overboard. I hope the author continues with a series of these charactors. I think each charactor has a good story line to be told.I couldn't put the book down!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2008

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    I very much enjoyed reading this book and watching how the motley crew of characters got along together as if they were family protected each other as if they were family. I enjoyed the uncertain relationship between Allie and Luke, the love between Allie and Nana. By the time I finished the book, I was wishing that there were more in a series so that I could visit with these people again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2014

    Great read!

    This book really pulls you into this group of people. Just wish that it was a series so we could explore everyone's story in depth.

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    Posted May 26, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Recommend

    Good quick read, but could have expand on the story more and the characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2008

    Not the usual Jodi Thomas book

    Although switching from first to third person was a tad annoying for me, I did find the book to have some mystery and fun secondary characters.I was a little disappointed in the romance department though. Jodi Thomas didn't quite give the pages her usual steam.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2008

    A Good Read

    This is the first Jodi Thomas book that I have read. If you are looking for an enjoyable, lite, airy, read then this book is for you. A good book that doesn't tax your brain with a lot of twists, turns and in depth character analysis. The perfect book that you can put down and easily come back to without having to try and remember plots, sub-plots, etc. I am looking forward to reading another book by this author.

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