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The Move

(The Creek Water Series #2)

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When Lexi Blake was twelve years old, a fortune teller gave her the following cryptic message:

In your thirtieth year, once the dog jumps over you, your life will change in the most unexpected ways.

Lexi is thirty now and the following unexpected things have occurred:

•While walking through Central Park enjoying a beautiful fall day, Lexi eats dirt when a careless dog owner
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Published January 1st 2020
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sarah xoxo
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-read, arcs
The Move is a story about Lexi Blake, who when she was younger saw a psychic who said that in her thirtieth year, when a dog jumps over her- her life will change.

The story is set in said thirtieth after said dog jumps over her. I won’t tell you how or why, but she goes to Creek Water, Missouri to meet her friend Emmie (the protagonist of the previous book, although this can definitely be read as a standalone like I did)

Along the way, she meets a handsome but infuriating man, an old house once
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*The Angry Reader*
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arcs, 2020
I read 2 books today. Which hasn’t happened in a while. It feels decadent - like I’ve taken good care of myself today.

Unfortunately I didn’t love either read.

Let’s just put this right out there. I don’t think of Missouri as the south. A number of characters in the book had accents that made me think of Macon. Moultrie. Birmingham. Not Missouri. And why did the New Yorkers have no accents but the southerners sound like the cast of Hee Haw?

Despite liking the author’s writing style, I grew to
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Albertina
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
I had previously never read anything of the author’s work, so this came as a sweet surprise courtesy of NetGalley. I liked Lexie Blake from the moment I met her, she seemed real somehow.
I couldn’t put the book down and finished it in one day.

Lexie Blake’s life takes a prompt turn when she is told that due to economical difficulties at work, she’s being transferred to Atlanta. At the same time her rental apartment is no longer for rent but for purchase. Lexie does not know how she’ll afford it,
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Laura ☾
Jan 10, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
*Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review *

The Move is a humorous, pick-me-up rom-com, great as a holiday/beach read! Centering on Lexi, a life-long New Yorker, who is told by a fortune teller that her life will change drastically when she is thirty. Through a turn of events, she ends up in Creek Water, Missouri.

The characters are sweet and engagingly written, and while the narrative does touch on some more serious issues (miscarriages,
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Laura ☾
*Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review *

The Move is a humorous, pick-me-up rom-com, great as a holiday/beach read! Centering on Lexi, a life-long New Yorker, who is told by a fortune teller that her life will change drastically when she is thirty. Through a turn of events, she ends up in Creek Water, Missouri.

The characters are sweet and engagingly written, and while the narrative does touch on some more serious issues (miscarriages,
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 Chele
Preordered: 10/27/19. Expected publication: 1/1/20
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The Move by Whitney Dineen




The idea of this story was so cute! A vague psychic foreseeing as a child tells Lexi that in her 30th year of life she will see many changes. When that year is upon her, she loses her apartment and has an unwanted job change. She finds herself visiting Missouri from her home in NYC where those many changes come to fruition in what is described as a truly idyllic setting.

While I wanted so much to love this one. I didn’t feel any real romance connection between the
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Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
She was given a heads up about her life in the future although she didn't put much stock into it. Now that it has come to pass, Lexi is taking everything in stride. This story will have your emotions all over the place and you falling in love with Lexi and all of the other characters that makes this such an amazing read. I voluntarily agreed to receive an ARC of this book for an honest review.
Jackie
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A totally delightful story. When Lexi turned thirty, her life changed drastically I can’t wait for more.
Monica (books_over_everything)
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
**Disclaimer: I was given a free e-book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley.**

Title The Move (The Creek Water Series #2)

Author Whitney Dineen

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When Lexi Blake was twelve years old, a fortune teller gave her the following cryptic message:

In your thirtieth year, once the dog jumps over you, your life will change in the most unexpected ways.

Lexi is thirty now and the following unexpected things have occurred:

•While walking through Central Park enjoying a beautiful
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Lauren Kaznowski
Jan 06, 2020 rated it liked it
During Lexi Blake's 30th year, she's strolling through Central Park when a frisbee-throwing dog owner shouts "Incoming!", causing her to duck. After his dog jumps over her in pursuit of the frisbee, the fulfillment of the prophecy bestowed upon her by a psychic many years ago begins. Almost immediately, she experiences drastic changes in her life and decides to use her five weeks of accrued vacation to visit her friend, Emmie, in Creek Water. Cue the appearance of a handsome, brooding cousin ...more
Gale
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I wasn’t ready to get hooked from the first pages of this story, but I did. I loved that it had just a bit of “woo-woo” going on, nothing too out there, just someone with “the sight” when Lexi (Alexis Blake) was a child that changes the direction of what she perceived her life was to be. It was fun!

As I said above, Lexi was given a prediction by someone her grandmother knew, that in her thirtieth year, her entire life would change. And boy howdy, does it. What starts out as a job crisis of faith
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Vibliophile
Jan 02, 2020 rated it liked it
Different but entertaining, had some issues though

It's not that this book is mediocre: rather, there's a lot to like, and a few things that were not so great, so it's more up & down. The humor is well done, for the most part. However, the whole supernatural thing got a bit heavy-handed, which put it into eye-rolling territory several times. There's a fair amount of stereotyping, too.

I liked Lexi. She was a fun & interesting character from a radically different kind of family (with some
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Laurel Loves Books
Jan 20, 2020 rated it liked it
In her thirtieth year, when a dog jumps over her, her life will change… that’s what a woman with ‘the gift’ told her when she was young. This is the start of what leads Lexi Blake in The Move to Creek Water, Missouri and her destiny.

This book is full of colorful characters and can be read alone, but I suggest starting with The Event (first book in series) because it will make it more enjoyable. Or I assume it will because it did for me. This is definitely a porch on the lake kind of book to be
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Gabriella
Jan 22, 2020 rated it liked it
This was exactly what I needed to read right now!

It was the perfect mix of light and sweet and I couldn’t put it down so much so that I read it in one sitting.

I went into this thinking that it was a romance which in a sense it is but I think the core concept of this is about Lexie finding what it is she wants out of life and going for it. I’m a sucker for stories that revolve around major life changes and this fed that craving.

The romance was cute but I wasn’t a fan of the fact that the only
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Sally
Jan 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-read
The Move, the second book in The Creek Water Series, is the perfect follow up to The Event. It works well standalone, but why wouldn’t you read everything author Whitney Dineen writes?

The Move is all the Whitney Dineen we’ve come to know and love, but very different from The Event. Everything in Lexi’s life, childhood, parents is different than her friend Emmie’s was, and after that dog jumped over her everything seems to be going wrong and Lexi now starts to seriously wonder if the fortune
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Lisa Hoak
Jan 13, 2020 rated it liked it
I tried... I read The Event first, which was the first book I read from this author. It was cute, had some humor with quirky characters but hardly any romance whatsoever. I thought I would give the second book in the series a try and it was interesting but just not enough to keep me coming back for more in this series or the author. If you are going to read this book, I do suggest reading The Event first so you get more background on the characters. Unfortunately, The Move has the same m.o. as ...more
marita lazarus
Jan 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to NetGalley a d the publisher for this ARC in Exchange for am honest review

First time reading this author and yes I started in book 2.

I liked it. It was cute and shows how life sometimes works itself out just the way it’s meant to be

Book 1 is Emmys story - Emmy is Lexie’s best friend Emmy moves back home and in book 2 - the Move, Lexi finds her life at a crossroad and decides to take vacation to spend time with her friend and decide what she wants to do career wise - does she move
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Ellie
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Cute

A wee bit of fun and fluff that doesn't try to be anything more than it is.
What I found interesting was the depth potential that Ms. Dineen had here and still managed to make it work in a simpler context.
Honestly, if she ever wanted to branch out into more serious contemporary endeavours, she absolutely could. She has a knack for intriguing characters and setting up a plot that draws you in before you realise it. The premise here was almost too compelling to waste on such a lighthearted
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Molly
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lexi has crushed on her neighbor Tim for more than a year. When he returns from a summer at Fire Island, he asks to see her at work. He needs help putting together a registry with his fiancée. Turn out they have been together the last year, and she is planning to move in next door. Since the apartments are going condo, Lexi will not be able to afford to stay there.

Work sees changes as well, and not in a good way. Lexi is smart enough to insist on taking her paid vacation, rather than getting
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Leslie
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received this book free as an ARC reader for review.

This novel is the kind of story the gets made into a romcom. It’s got lots of great, way-over-the-top characters, who mettle in each others lives and make the read a lot of fun. As the second in the series, I really wish I had read the first book…well, first. There were a lot of things in the first book to which the second book referred and I feel like this one would have made a little more sense had we already met some of the characters in
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Floraljoy
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hilarious, sweet clean romance:
This was a captivating book that held my attention throughout. I found I kept wanting to read "just a little bit more" to see what would transpire next! It was fun catching up with all of the quirky residents of Creek Water and thankfully some of them have mellowed so that their antics weren't as over the top as in book 1. Despite being a bit far fetched and fanciful, it was still a delightful read. However I didn't particularly care for the pschic element of the
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Linda
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Change is the watchword for a heroine ready for her foretold future

I loved how this book folded so well into the small-town world of imaginary Creek Water, Missouri created in The Event, the first book in the series, but the flavor of the plot is so different. Yes, Author Whitney Dineen gives us her signature zany characters; in this instance heroine Lexi's artist father Bertie is odd behavior personified. Lexi's odyssey to her BFF Emmie's hometown becomes the lynchpin for the total reshaping
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Jamie Brydone-Jack
Jan 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020, contemporary
Fun and Funny Romance

I am not sure if I have read this author before, but I found myself delightfully surprised at the quirky humor and immersive experience provided by this book. The author does deep, humorous point of view very well, which is not an easy feat. immediately, I was caught up in the mental meanderings of Lexie, the heroine, as her life spun out of control. I loved the contrast between city and country life, especially when viewed through the somewhat satirical lense of the very
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Mary Mostly Reads
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely adored this book!
The author had me smiling from ear to ear with the typical southern banter, over the top chivalry, and the fun southern twang in the characters talk!
Creek Water is explained in such detail that it really does make the reader wish they lived there. It’s got all the perfect shops, the beautiful Mississippi, and the wonderful small town feel everyone loves.
Lexi’s story is a whirlwind. She’s in the middle of jobs and is losing her home when she decides to go visit her
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ShinyObject
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an advanced reader's copy of The Move (The Creek Water Series Book 2) by Whitney Dineen from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was the second book that I have read by Whitney Dineen and I quite enjoyed the previous novel so I had high hopes for The Move. Happily, it did not disappoint!

Overall, I enjoyed this novel and I found it to be well written. The primary characters' romantic start was memorable and immediately showcased their chemistry/attraction
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Hattie
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a hoot! Creek Water is a Missouri town like no other ... and it draws the most intriguing but diverse characters, especially when NYC has been their epicenter of the universe. "The Move" by Whitney Deenan focuses on Emmie's friend Lexi as she put her prophesy into action ~ just as it was all meant to be, unbeknownst to her, her parents, or Beau. Needless to say, 'the family' is certainly evolving organically as each member builds new relationships. I loved this book, I was either smiling or ...more
Vana Gerardi
Jan 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
At first I was not thinking I would like the character switch. After all, I had grown to love so many in the first, I felt like this was an end to those characters but I found that while I wish there had been more of the original characters follow up in this book, I fell just as in love with this set, maybe more. I did not like the love story necessarily because it felt..... odd. Not that I did not like them together, but I felt they could have left out the ex gf being so much of that story line ...more
Kristen Lewendon
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book caught me completely off guard. It’s funny, but it’s not quite the same slapstick humor as filled the previous book. In fact, this story is remarkably sweet, bringing lost family together, showing us how to honor where we’ve come from, and reminding us to speak our truths. There were a couple of plot threads that felt very similar to the first book, but that could just be because the Frothingham’s are “that kind” of nosy, interfering, busy-bodied, loving family. I loved reading about ...more
Lisa
Jan 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have not read anything by this author before. I have a one from her other series on my TBR but this is my first foray into her writing style and it is different. It has humor, it has depth and it is surprisingly deep. The story as well as Lexi is unique and intriguing and touching and relevant. The story really makes you stop and think and consider life as it is to fate and preordained and history, our own personal history. I love the setting of the small town but also the beginning for Lexi ...more
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She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband, Jimmy, where they raise children, chickens, and organic
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The Creek Water Series (3 books)
  • The Event (The Creek Water Series, #1)
  • The Plan (The Creek Water Series Book 3)