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The Sooner the Better (Deliverance Company #3)

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She’s stuck with Jack…
Lorraine Dancy has just discovered that everything she believes about her father is a lie – starting with the fact that Thomas supposedly died years ago. Now she’s learned that not only is he not dead, he’s living in a small town south of the border. In the process of tracking him down, she manages to get framed for theft and pursued by the real thief
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Published November 23rd 2010 by Brilliance Audio (first published 1998)
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Jo-ann Toth There is 2 books before Jack's. The 1st is Someday soon which is Cain's story, the 2nd is Sooner or Later which is Murphy's stry. I've just finished…moreThere is 2 books before Jack's. The 1st is Someday soon which is Cain's story, the 2nd is Sooner or Later which is Murphy's stry. I've just finished this 1 and it is owerful. It talks about faith and love. Be prepared it is very sexually hinted at. But it is worth a read. Tye love that grows between the 2 main character is very strong and brought on by learning about each other. J(less)
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 Gigi Ann
Lorraine Dancy has just discovered that everything she believes about her father is a lie~~~starting with the fact that Thomas supposedly died years ago. Now she's learned that not only is he not dead, he's living in a small town south of the border. In the process of tracking him down, she manages to get framed for theft and pursued by the real thief, the police and a local crime boss. Her Father's friend Jack Keller agrees to help her escape, although Lorraine's reluctant to depend on a man li ...more
Angela
May 12, 2011 Angela rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Would you like some cake with that frosting?

Don't get me wrong, I love happy endings. In fact, when a book like this doesn't end happy, I feel immensely disappointed. But in this case, the ending was even too sappy for me. It dragged on and on until the author had tucked away all the loose ends and wrapped the story in shiny purple paper with a big yellow bow.

Even though there was a lot of violence and danger in this book, the only people who ended up dead were the bad guys. Any mistakes or re
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Judy D. Kriss
Sep 13, 2015 Judy D. Kriss rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best yet!!!

The Deliverance Series are without doubt the best books Ms. Macomber has written. I could hardly wait to finish one book to start the next. Lovedthe characters.
Laura Miller
Sep 10, 2015 Laura Miller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The twists and turns about her dad Lorraine finds, made a real interesting subject. Knowing your whole life one way, come to find out many things were really different than she was lead to believe, kept me wondering. I really enjoyed the mix of romance, suspense and adventure. Found this was a hard to put down book.
Michele
Still cleaning off the shelves ....
Ali Dubisar
Aug 23, 2016 Ali Dubisar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Tiffeny
Jul 07, 2015 Tiffeny rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not my favorite Macomber. I thought Lorraine acted like an idiot most of the time. The relationships seemed really underdeveloped. SPOILER ALERT: And something that really bugged me is the big deal they made about the fact Gary was engaged. He wasn't married. Golly- gee, He could get out of it without lawyers or signing papers or anything. If he fell in love with someone else, just break it off. Instead everyone had to be heart broken and resign from jobs and all that nonsense. For some reason t ...more
Charity Yoder
Well, it was better than the last one I read. Barely.

At least this time the romance developed somewhat naturally. So, um, yay for that?

But then you have two people who are meant to be scary as all get out villains. It was... hyped. Then the ending just crashed and failed and they got their endings too quickly.

Romance novel. Yes, I know. But that doesn't mean you can just make the villains less creepy.

Eh. started out not so innocent enough. stayed that way. Ultimately not for me.

*read at you
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Cyndi
Nov 07, 2014 Cyndi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, suspense
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Julie Barrett
Jan 19, 2013 Julie Barrett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Moon Over Water by Debbie Macomber
Lorraine Dempsey had just buried her mother, Jenny and her fiancee wanted her to spend the night at his place.
She and her mother had discussed wedding plans. She just wanted some space.
Her father's letter from her mother's lawyer she reads and finds out her father, Thomas is still alive, and not dead at all and his location.
The story also follows Thomas and his love for Jenny and holding his daughter before he headed off to the war.
He's in Mexico now and has man
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Judy Collins
Oct 14, 2013 Judy Collins rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As I was listening to this audio book, it sounded so familiar, as possible could have read this years ago. (Deliverance Company #3). Possibly the Moon over Water version. A good read about Lorraine who discovers after the death of her mom, her dad (Thomas) is actually still alive (was told he died with leukemia when she was a child). As she is planning her wedding, she drops everything in search of her father. She travels to Mexico to a small town south of the border and finds her father has a n ...more
Virginia Markhart
Apr 23, 2011 Virginia Markhart rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I always enjoy Debbie Macomber books. This was no exception. Nice plot. Woman was raised to believe that her father died of leukemia when she was five years old. Mom died and she found out that Dad was alive and well living in Mexico. She goes down to meet him and become involved in a robbery of a Mexican artifact. Dan has his best friend Jack sail her out of the country pronto. They are chased by the guy who stole the artifact and another guy who are lady angered on her way. She falls in love w ...more
Cataluna6
Sep 14, 2015 Cataluna6 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-book
I basically ended up hate listening to this...Lorraine was TSTL and kept making stupid decisions. I didn't like the fiance story line, that along with much of the plot was too convenient, everything worked out perfectly in the end. The bad bad man got his punishment and everything was cookie cutter perfect. I know if I was reading this in print format I would've DNF, but it was audio so I finished it on a drive to/from Adelaide - meaning I didn't have anything else to listen to.
Marcia  Haskell
Jan 14, 2011 Marcia Haskell rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
"Lorraine Dancy has always been a dreamer, but she couldn't imagine finding her long lost father, getting framed for the theft of a priceless artifact and having to make a daring escape all in the same trip to Mexico. With both the cops and the local crime boss after her, she's pretty relieved--and completely smitten--when renegade Jack Keller comes to the rescue. She just hopes that they both live long enough to act out the rest of her romantic fantasy."

This is a departure for Debbie Macomber -
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Marianne
Nov 21, 2011 Marianne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Moon Over Water is the 3rd in Debbie Macomber’s Deliverance Company series. After Lorraine Dancy’s mother dies, she discovers that the father she thought was dead is, in fact, alive and well in Mexico. Determined to find him, she travels to the Yucatan coast, where she ends up being framed for the theft of a priceless artefact. Her father begs Jack Keller, ex-Deliverance Company mercenary, to take her back to the US on his boat. Although Lorraine is engaged, she’s attracted to Jack, even though ...more
lynn templeton
Apr 17, 2015 lynn templeton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would recommend this book to any one who enjoys action,mystery,and romance. I truly loved this book.

I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys good clean reading. Any one Christian or not will enjoy this book.
Mary Jane Gibson
May 12, 2014 Mary Jane Gibson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Exciting thriller!

Enjoyed the mystery and continued thriller throughout. Recommend to any one who is a Debbie Macomber fan and to those who are new to her books.

Sheryl Lampe
Mar 14, 2015 Sheryl Lampe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Sooner the Better

Great book like you would expect from Debbie Macomber loved it. Was a book I could not put down. Lots of twists and turns.
Monica
Jan 24, 2014 Monica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I grabbed a paperback book out of the bag of hundreds to read while on vacation and Macomber's book, Moon Over Water ended up in my suitcase. It was an easy, quick (I finished it in a day), enjoyable read for vacation. And it was appropriate that I happened to be vacationing in Mexico.
Cas H.
Aug 02, 2013 Cas H. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Sooner the Better by Debbie Macomber is a wonderful playful novel. It starts off extremely sad when Lorraine Dancy learns her mother died. When she gets the contents of her mothers safety deposit box she finds a letter from her father to her mother, written after the date when her father supposedly passed away. She goes down to Mexico to meet her father and gets mixed up in a crime which would land her in jail if it was not for her fathers quick thinking. He puts her on a boat and tells his ...more
Shelly Ann
I totally thought this was just another trashy love story. I don't like
reading about the details of someone kissing or making love. You don't
have to write word for word about something we all ready know! I disliked
the swear words on every page, most every page. Though the story was
average. I just didn't like the style...I am glad for the author's
latest books have calmed down, allot!!
Cheryl
Apr 18, 2014 Cheryl rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice easy & quick read. I needed a break from the heavy books I have been reading. MacComber delivered an engaging story as expected
Rob
Feb 09, 2012 Rob rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
What I read was titled "The Sooner the Better" Copyright 1998, it's the same story but with a different book cover, and title. Although I liked the story, a few things bothered me terribly. The point where Lorraine was chasing after Jack screaming "it's not over" (I almost thought she was going to drop down and grab him by the pant leg...ughh, she had plenty of time to confess her little secret and didn't, which could have avoided their long separation later on, and Jacks deception near the end ...more
Cherry-Ann
Good read. Title differs from book read but Debbie Macomber in this instance is a winner.
Sandy
May 10, 2016 Sandy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story

The third book of the series was as good as 1&2. I am sad that is the end of the series.
Suzanne
Jul 08, 2014 Suzanne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-books-read
A mystery with a love story! What excitement and fun.
April Suter
Dec 08, 2011 April Suter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Deliverance Company #3 Another hot story....
The story is complete on how a bunch of soldiers give up their mercenary ways to find love and family. After being dumped in book #2 Jack is living the life on a boat in the waters around Mexico. He goes to high alert to help his buddy Thomas, whose daughter just showed up in Mexico but has the Mexican authorities after her. Lorraine left her fiance in Louisville to find her father, who she think has been dead. Raine finds her dad and Jack's heart, wil
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Barbara
The suspense was fun. But the family issues are awful. Thomas and Ginny- what awful people if you think about them. Fidelity is a big issue with many of the characters - so easy for them to go on to the next person without a look back. The author tries to tell how good they are, but not true. Lorraine should have needed a lot of therapy to work through all the things that happend to her. I doubt that mercenary men would really want to settle into farm and family life with lots of kids.

But if you
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Sandra Clippinger
Excellent. Could not keep my hands off of it.
Charlene
Too predictable for me.
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Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide. In her novels, Macomber brings to life compelling relationships that embrace family and enduring friendships, uplifting her readers with stories of connection and hope. Macomber’s novels have spent over 950 weeks on the New York Times ...more
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