by Anna Jeffrey (Signet 2006)
Terry Ledger, wealthy developer of upscale sub-divisions and builder of high-end homes, has an ultimate goal of constructing a sprawling development for senior citizens exclusively. He has searched for years for the right location, but never expected to find it on an eBay auction. He paid a million dollars to win the tiny town of Agua Dulce. He’s used to his activities changing other peoples’ lives, but little did he know that his association with Agua Dulce and its people would be a life-changing event for himself.
Nor does Marisa Rutherford, the ostensible town mayor, manager of the only cafe, flea market and tourist trap and caretaker of her dying mother, expect to have to protect the town’s odd population, as well as her heart and soul, from an outsider like Terry and his plans.
SWEET WATER is a poignant story of how Terry and Marisa gradually fall in love and Terry grows to share Marisa’s need to take care of her mother and protect the town’s citizens.