Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening Apple Books.If Apple Books doesn't open, click the Books app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download

Treading Water (Treading Water Series, Book 1)

Book 1, Treading Water

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.


When you’re living one step at a time, the next one could change your life…forever.

Book 1 in the Treading Water Series

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)

Customer Reviews

Treading Water

A bit disappointing. I wsh I hadn't bought it. Didn't like the idea of the husband being unfaithful or Andi feeling it was ok to fall for a married man, even under the circumstances.

Great series - I loved all 4 books!

This story is sweet and heart breaking at the same time. I read all 4 books in this series and loved them. I really like that the charachters from earlier books are still involved in the later books.

Treading water book 1

I don’t understand all the positive reviews and the applause to Jack for being a wonderful husband. Is his affair acceptable because she was in a coma? If she had been dying of cancer or away on a mission trip would it have been acceptable? Everyday people suffer through all sorts of illnesses and sickness with their loved ones without having an affair. In three years, he meets a woman and knocks her up. That really isn’t a long time considering he was supposed to be such a wonderful husband and so in love with his wife of 20 years. This story would’ve been more acceptable if it had been written that a Jack was an a** and Andi was a home wrecker because at least that would’ve been honest. Clearly through all of his sitting by his wife’s bed, he didn’t want to be married because he moved on quickly and couldn’t wait to get a divorce. I feel sorry for Clare who still loves him. I think Jack and Andi are weak, disloyal, and incapable of true love...they deserve one another. What an example they set for the kids, especially to move into the wife’s house/bed and start playing house. Ugh!!!!!

Treading Water (Treading Water Series, Book 1)
View in iTunes
  • $3.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: May 04, 2012
  • Publisher: HTJB, Inc.
  • Seller: HTJB Inc.
  • Print Length: 416 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Treading Water
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

Customer Ratings