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Twisted Creek by Jodi Thomas
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★★★★✩ Ms. Thomas sets a different tone here from her regular books and it worked for me. I love small town lovin’ and this one was very small, just a rundown lake community. JT changes back and forth from first person POV to third person narrative, and it threw me a bit the first time, but I got used to it. Especially since it is so well written.

Twenty-six year old Allie Daniels, abandoned by her teenage mother when she was three, has inherited a lakeside store cum café outside Lubbock, Texas, from an uncle she’s never met and one her grandmother, Nana, is sure isn’t related to them. Allie is certain it is all a big mistake. You see, Allie is always expecting something unlucky to happen around the next corner, though she keeps peeking eagerly around each one of them, her heart full hope. At Jefferson’s Crossing, her heart finds an unobtrusive lake bum, Luke Morgan, an incognito ATF agent, who likes to dive off her dock -- in the buff -- for a midnight swim. Still, don’t get your hopes up; the lovin’ in this story is of the “one-foot-on-the-floor” variety. Okay, maybe the second foot lifts a little.

Ms. Thomas has a talent for scripting amazing secondary characters and they are a delight here as a group of “Nesters” who come in all sizes, shapes, stages-of-life, sexes, and smells. They set out to rid their small community of meth dealers, despite Luke’s protests.

JT has a book where the activities of daily living are simple and slow-paced, but the undercurrent is full of danger and action. The tone is melancholy, yet full of hope. A sweet, beautiful story to tell us it is what lives in our hearts that is important.

Man-oh-man! I hope there is a sequel.
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Quotes Lisa Kay Liked

Jodi Thomas
“At this rate I never want to talk to you again. Stay mad at me, Allie. It allows us to communicate in other ways.”
Jodi Thomas, Twisted Creek

Reading Progress

June 8, 2011 – Shelved
June 8, 2011 – Shelved as: genre-romance-contemporary
July 1, 2011 – Started Reading
July 1, 2011 –
page 187
July 1, 2011 – Shelved as: animal-cat-in-story
July 1, 2011 – Shelved as: genre-suspense-a-smidgen-of
July 2, 2011 – Shelved as: amazing-secondary-characters
July 2, 2011 – Shelved as: vocation-man-in-uniform-or-w-badge
July 2, 2011 – Shelved as: genre-chick-lit-ish
July 2, 2011 – Shelved as: one-foot-on-the-floor
July 2, 2011 – Shelved as: theme-small-town-lovin
July 2, 2011 – Shelved as: reviewed-by-me
July 2, 2011 – Shelved as: m-pb-paperback
July 2, 2011 – Finished Reading
June 9, 2012 – Shelved as: authors-j
June 9, 2012 – Shelved as: authors-t
July 23, 2012 – Shelved as: setting-usa-texas
January 24, 2013 – Shelved as: zzcover-green
April 5, 2013 – Shelved as: vocation-artist

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message 1: by Denise (new) - added it

Denise Great review Lisa! I haven't read any contemporaries by JT. I am going to have to check this one out!

message 2: by Lisa Kay (last edited Jul 02, 2011 12:11PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Lisa Kay Thanks, Denise! This one is a little different from her regular contemporaries. I hope you like it!

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish Great review! So this is a stand alone?

Lisa Kay Thanks, Dhes! Yup. So far. Nothing on her website about more to follow.

message 5: by Susan (new) - added it

Susan Vessels If anyone has a copy of this book they would want to see I would love to buy it...I love all her novels..and our library only has 3 of her novels on the shelf..been getting them interlibrary loan...and don't like to get out and go due to my pain from the I usually will go to Amazon and buy them...please e mail me at and put in subject line Good Reads Twisted Creek Book Sale...Many thanks....Molly "Susan" Vessels

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