Twisted Creek Bad luck has been biting at Allie Daniel s heels all her life so when she inherits a caf in a small Texas lake community she s sure there s a catch But Allie decides to move and brings her grandmothe

  • Title: Twisted Creek
  • Author: Jodi Thomas
  • ISBN: 9780739495759
  • Page: 202
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bad luck has been biting at Allie Daniel s heels all her life, so when she inherits a caf in a small Texas lake community she s sure there s a catch But Allie decides to move and brings her grandmother along, since the caf gives Nana a chance to do what she loves best cook As Allie settles in, she soon discovers that she s not alone any and that sometimes, the onlyBad luck has been biting at Allie Daniel s heels all her life, so when she inherits a caf in a small Texas lake community she s sure there s a catch But Allie decides to move and brings her grandmother along, since the caf gives Nana a chance to do what she loves best cook As Allie settles in, she soon discovers that she s not alone any and that sometimes, the only cure for bad luck is gaining the courage to love.

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    962 thoughts on “Twisted Creek”

    1. ★★★★✩ 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 Lubb [...]


    2. I checked this out on audiobook and my sister and I listened to it in the car. It was a fun read. I liked that one of the narrators was male and the other was female. They alternated the parts of Allie and Luke and it was a nice touch. The male narrator sounded a bit noir, but it suits Luke being an investigator of sorts. The female narrator makes Allie sound as adorable as she is. I pictured Allie as Claire Bowen, who plays Scarlett on "Nashville."For Luke, I pictured a younger Luke Wilson I lo [...]


    3. This is quite an interesting book. In some ways it was like two books, at first it was quirky with mysterious characters doing really odd things, but as the characters began to grow on me it became a more conventional book about people who didn't quite fit in. Allie, a young woman who is used to things going south on her, inherits a general store in a small remote lake community in Texas. It's run down but having never had anything in her life to call her own she grabs it with both hands and she [...]


    4. My aunt wrote this book, and I proofread it for her. Of all her books that I've read, this is the best I think. Not a straight 'genre' romance; more modern, less steamy. A fun read. Should be out sometime next year.


    5. I loved Allie's Nana. Jodi Thomas never disappoints! I thought I had read this one, but I hadn't. I really enjoyed the story. Allie's mother was a piece of work, though.


    6. THIS SUMMARY/REVIEW WAS COPIED FROM OTHER SOURCES AND IS USED ONLY AS A REMINDER OF WHAT THE BOOK WAS ABOUT FOR MY PERSONAL INTEREST. ANY PERSONAL NOTATIONS ARE FOR MY RECOLLECTION ONLYPersonally I thought this was a 3--only because I have listened to most of the Harmony series and loved them. I am sure if I had read this first it would be a 4 stars. everyone needs a fluffy, feel good story once in a while! I could totally empathize with the characters and found this book to be a breezy, heartwa [...]


    7. Allie never knew her father and her restless mother left her when she was just a toddler. The only family Allie ever knew was her beloved grandmother, Nana, and her aloof grandfather. The bond between Allie and Nana grew stronger when Allie's grandfather died and Nana was forced to leave the family farm. It became just Allie and Nana, moving from town to town--Allie trying to find whatever work she could find to pay the rent, but when the jobs ran out, the pair had to move on.Allie doesn't dare [...]


    8. Everyone needs a fluffy, feel good story once in a while! I could totally empathize with the characters and found this book to be a breezy, heartwarming story.Allie Daniels, who was raised by her Nana after her mother left her at 3 years old, finally catches a break in life when she inherits property in Texas. She consistently second guesses the inheritence as she never even knew the man who gave it to her, Uncle Jefferson or the place, Twisted Creek. She also receives a cashier's check for $5,0 [...]


    9. In this book, the tone of the writing matched the characters and setting to a degree that made reading it a great escapist experience because it gave the imaginary world a color very different from my everyday life.After reading it, I felt that the themes were more interesting than the plot for this book. The last line of the book says something about how all of life isn't lived in the present, some of it is lived in the heart.By this, the author appears to mean that memories of the past are not [...]


    10. Twisted Creek is a story about a young girl who'd lost all faith in life or anything good happening to her. The only constant in her existence was her grandmother. When Allie received a letter from an attorney informing her that she'd inherited a cabin in Texas from someone she didn't know, she had her doubts, but made up her mind to find out if it was for real or just another disappointment. She felt sure the attorney had made a mistake. She grew to love the band of mis-fits that lived on Twist [...]


    11. This was a sweet-hearted book I enjoyed a lot. The heroine has never had anything somebody didn't try to take away from her--and that somebody was usually her mother. Except for her grandmother. Her grandmother loves her unconditionally, and the heroine would do anything for her Nana. Like give up her dream of teaching school to come home and help support her after her grandfather dies. They've been struggling along from one minimum wage job to the next, until she gets a letter that she's inheri [...]


    12. Jodi Thomas is one of my favorite writers. She always manages to catch the character's unique feelings and I can feel them coming to life. However this book was really amazing. It was full of remarkable, amazing characters - starting from Nana to Willie, Paul and Mrs. Deals and Timothy. They were all so very, very real and so great, I fell in love with them head over heels. I really liked Luka (I always had a thing for the quiet, dangerous type) and I liked Allie too, although she didn't capture [...]


    13. I rarely rate a book five stars, but that is not the case with this book. I was drawn in from the first page and I felt like I walked into the setting as if I belonged there. This story not only had my full attention, it was thoroughly enjoyable. All the characters were different in their own way but as the story went on, you could feel all the characters connecting to each other because they all had one thing in common. Losing someone through death or from lack of closeness or not being wanted [...]


    14. Discovered Jodi Thomas w/this book, and immediately ordered up another !Twisted Creek has a plotline almost as twisted. Allie, a down-on-her-luck young woman, runs out of options and Shazam ! inherits a small cafe in TX, so, taking Nana with her, they head out for what seems to be the only choice, and there face many choices most of which result in fun reading.To say I liked this book would not be sufficient. I loved the storyline, the characters, and the setting. Oughta be a Hallmark movie ! B [...]


    15. What an awesome story! I laughed out loud (in the bowling alley - I got strange looks)! I cried a couple of tears (again, in the bowling alley - even stranger looks and a couple people backing away slowly)! I was sad to finish the book and will reread it again and again. It has a new spot of my favorite reads shelf.At the end of this book, I cared for not only the lead characters, but all the secondary characters as well. Thomas has a skill at writing well-drawn, believable characters that stick [...]


    16. I found this in my n'orhood book exchange; knew it would be a quick read, and the cover caught my attention. Have never read Jodi Thomas. I really liked this book!!! Very quirky, colorful characters, with lots and lots of subtle humor, intelligent wit and comebacks. I could really see these characters; especially Allie Daniels. Just a country girl that had never had a break; just raised herself up by her boot straps. Mystery, suspense, a twist here and there. A solid, quick read.


    17. I loved this book. It made me laugh, it was a unique, and different plot. Not a typical love story or mystery. There were a couple of stories going at once and yet it didn't get confusing or distracting. From the first page I was interested in what would happen next. It's one of those stories where you want to read it fast because it's so good, but you also want it to last. I've read several of Jodi Thomas's books and they've all been very good.


    18. Jodi weaves stories about everyday characters who find themselves in extraordinary circumstances. I love her Texas settings, and in Twisted Creek, you can almost smell the just-caught catfish from the lake of the dying lake community. When Allie Daniels inherits a cafe from an uncle she didn't know existed, she moves there with her grandmother, just happy to have a place to call home. It soon becomes apparent that secrets abound and love is in the air. Terrific summer read.


    19. really enjoyed this - first time reading this author. have a bunch more by her i got at a used book sale so looking forward to reading them.


    20. I had read some of Jodi Thomas's historical fiction and thought I would try contemporary. It was OK, but disappointing. The plot idea was intriguing, but it fell a bit flat. The crime portion of the story seems contrived and unrealistic, as is it's resolution. There were some good secondary characters but their stories were just too incomplete.


    21. Great book, lots of twist & turns and a little crying. I've read this book about 20 times and loved it every time!


    22. Allie Daniels and her Nana had traveled many different places. They were always moving to where work could be found. One day a letter found its way to them and it stated that a man by the name of Jefferson Platt had left his land near Lubbock, Texas to Allie upon his death. Allie quit her job in Memphis where they currently lived and decided to go check out the property.It turned out that Jefferson was someone who her Nana, Edna Daniels, had met and fallen in love with when she was much younger. [...]


    23. Allie Daniels is poor girl, had a terrible childhood where her mother abandoned her to live with her grandmother and is always looking to just survive. She loves her grandmother, Nana, very much and just wants the best for both of them. She suddenly is an heir to someone named Uncle Jefferson. Someone she has no idea who it is. She inherits a run down store, bait shot, diner and lake property in Twisted Creek Texas. The story is full of "twists" and turns. Her neighbor is a handsome, secretive m [...]


    24. In Jodi Thomas’ Twisted Creek, bad luck magnet Allie Daniels can’t believe there isn’t some catch to her inheriting a tiny café in a small Texas lake community. She brings along her grandmother who loves to cook, and is surprised to find an odd assortment of people to fill her tables and add much-needed money to her pocketbook. But it’s the enigmatic drifter who strips naked and races the moon across the lake that makes her start to believe that her luck might have changed after all. Tw [...]


    25. Allie tiene 26 años y una valija llena de sueños rotos y mala suerte. Cuando recibe una herencia de un tío al que no conoce, va con el temor de perderlo todo. En un pequeño café de Twisted Creed frente a un hermoso lago, una extraña comunidad de personajes solitarios promete cambiar su suerte. Sin embargo, un grupo de productores de drogas merodea los bosques por la noche mientras que uno de los personajes, un agente encubierto, intenta atraparlos y proteger a los pobladores.Me agrada que [...]


    26. I deeply enjoyed this book! I love books that are easy to follow chronologically. I believe this book is written on a day-to-day basis as opposed to being July 18, 2000 and magically July 18, 2050. Allie Daniels was a character people can relate to, if not under extreme circumstances. She is down on her luck being abandoned by her "successful" mother, losing her grandfather's comfort, and taking care for her mentally sick grandmother. Allie makes friends in the weirdest place during her stay at [...]


    27. In Jodi Thomas��� Twisted Creek, bad luck magnet Allie Daniels can���t believe there isn���t some catch to her inheriting a tiny caf�� in a small Texas lake community. She brings along her grandmother who loves to cook, and is surprised to find an odd assortment of people to fill her tables and add much-needed money to her pocketbook. But it���s the enigmatic drifter who strips naked and races the moon across the lake that makes her start to believe that her luck migh [...]


    28. Very engaging book - the perfect book for light beach reading.This is the first Jodi Thomas book I've read, and was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The writing isn't top-notch, but Thomas has a way of drawing you in with some of her phrases and one liners. In places throughout the book, I actually got a bit weepy.Unlike most reviewers, I found the switch from first to third person narration a bit jarring, but I can understand why Thomas did it, and concede it did help develop the [...]


    29. Allie's mother had gotten pregnant at 15 and then left her behind to be raised by her grandparents. Grandpa died and the farm was repossessed. Allie and her Nana lived pillar-to-post for several years when, out of the blue, she found that she had inherited a lake house about an hour outside of Lubbock, Texas. She had no idea who her benefactor was but she happily embraced the worn out house and village of lake residents. She found a sense of home and belonging and of course, love. Good read.


    30. I really liked this story. Thomas made the characters believable and likable. Allie & Nana are struggling, moving constantly looking for work. When Allie inherits a house/cafe on Twisted Creek, she knows it is a mistake but goes anyway. Once there she falls in love with the place and the people. When her mother comes in and tries to take it away, she fights with a backing of Luke, the mysterious drifter who is always around. Add in the mystery of drug dealing and who Uncle Jefferson is and w [...]


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