Treading Water (Treading Water Series #1)

Treading Water (Treading Water Series #1)

by Marie Force


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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.

""This isn't your typical romance where you're positive you're going to get the happy ending you were hoping for at the beginning. It will rip your heart out at times and having you weeping for joy at others. A stunning story about learning to love again and learning when to let go to those you love."" A Reviewer Top Pick at Night Owl Reviews. Read the full review:

""Treading Water is a definite must read! 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. Treading Water may be fiction but it gives me hope; hope in everyday people and happily ever after. I cannot wait for the next book in this trilogy, Marking Time."" -Joyfully Reviewed, a ""Recommended Read"" for November 2011!

The Treading Water Series

Book 1: Treading Water

Book 2: Marking Time

Book 3: Starting Over

Book 4: Coming Home

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942295259
Publisher: HTJB, Inc.
Publication date: 10/23/2011
Series: Treading Water Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 382
Sales rank: 334,368
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

With more than 4 million books sold, Marie Force is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling, award-winning author of more than 40 contemporary romances. Her New York Times bestselling self-published Gansett Island Series has sold 2 million e-books since Maid for Love was released in 2011. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Fatal Series from Harlequin's Carina Press, as well as the New York Times bestselling Green Mountain Series from Berkley Sensation, among other books and series. Marie's new erotic Quantum Trilogy was released under the name of M.S. Force in April 2015, and all three books were New York Times and USA Today bestsellers. The trilogy is now set to become a series.

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Treading Water 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 207 reviews.
frosty1 More than 1 year ago
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.
AVID_READERCS More than 1 year ago
Excellent read. High emotions are constantly in motion. Family is definitely high priority along with commitment, love, and understanding. I have also read about half of the Gansett series and started Bionics last night. Marie Force definitely has a good imagination and a fantastic way of writing imagery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! I love her books because the characters face and survive challenges that aren't caused by lying, secrets, dishonesty, and cheating on each other. 800+ pages, but the storyline moves along nicely and keeps the reader interested. Characters are all well developed and easy to relate to. I would highly recommend this book, as well as everything I've read by Marie Force.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book......... Love the story love the families!!!!! Highy recommend each and everyone of this series!!!!! Love Marie Force
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
JeanneB39 More than 1 year ago
it was a wonderful read. Great story about a family and all their trials. I can't wait to read the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series kepts you hooked the entire time. Loved all the characters. I felt like I knew them all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved all of her other books and enjoyed this one too!
lisa13LD More than 1 year ago
Currently reading 2 of her series, "treading water" and "gansett island". Enjoy her easy style of writing. The gansett series is my favorite due to the fact I currently live in Rhode Island. I would highly recommend Marie Force as an author worth checking out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended book. I loved this first book that i had to buy the second one in the series. I could never put this book down in the middle of the chapter. A awesome book. Well writen book. Will read other books of hers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel like the two characters where a bit rushed they feel in love way to fast. And i didnt like the fact that he didnt even wait until maybe four years before he went and fell in love noooooo he did it in a year come on if you really love some one and you honer your vows that would not happen i understand what the auther was going for.i really wanted to see jack happy again but i really wanted to throw my nook he just got to me here is a man who says he really love his wife through sickness and health and he dishonerd those vows .okay im getting off my soap box now other then all that it was a good read but i dont think i will get the next book to this series.
binglebella More than 1 year ago
Started- didn't finish---- I liked all of the other Marie Force books, but this story did not hold my interest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great love story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all the books in the other series and this one is just as good
ritzrita More than 1 year ago
I have read the entire series and wish there were more to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She did it again a awesome book can't wait to read the rest of them
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Bklver More than 1 year ago
A poignant beautifully written romance. Can't wait to begin the sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book, can not seem to find the second book in the series to continue.