Treading Water, The Treading Water Series, Book 1

Treading Water, The Treading Water Series, Book 1

by Marie Force
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Treading Water, The Treading Water Series, Book 1 by Marie Force

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.

"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 (Jack & Andi)
Book 2: Marking Time (Clare & Aidan)
Book 3: Starting Over (Brandon & Daphne)
Book 4: Coming Home (Reid & Kate)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013321144
Publisher: HTJB, Inc.
Publication date: 10/23/2011
Series: Treading Water Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 21,836
File size: 754 KB

About the Author

With more than 3 million books sold, Marie Force is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling, award-winning author of more than 35 contemporary romances. Her New York Times bestselling self-published McCarthys of Gansett Island Series has sold more than 1.5 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. 

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. 

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Treading Water, The Treading Water Series, Book 1 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 115 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.
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.
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!
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read beautiful story. Life, love, challenges, heartache and HEA...its all there
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WolfFaerie17 More than 1 year ago
I read this book for a challenge. I've got to admit even though this is a new to me author. I really didn't like the book or writing style at all. I realize I'm in the minority on this. However, one character that I felt should have died didn't because hell it's more fun to torture the male lead needlessly. Maybe I got a bad book series to read. i just don't think this author is for me in general.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It was a good story. Well written and engaging characters.
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