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Across the Creek (Jesse & Sarah Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Jeremy Asher
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (400 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Life only gives you one first kiss.

And when Jesse Malone kissed Sarah Ramsey, he thought his life would change, but not in the way that it did. An unlikely childhood romance between a poor boy and a wealthy girl began the day Jesse decided to do the impossible and cross the creek. A love was born, one that would become their shelter, protecting them from the storms of their lives, until the day Jesse witnessed his mother’s murder, forcing him to leave his childhood home…and first love.

Ten years later, life has finally gotten better for Jesse. He has a loving family, a charming pet shop to run, and one semester left before graduating with a degree in architecture. Everything is great, until the day fate intervenes and his long-lost love walks into his shop and back into his life.

Sarah, engaged to a budding attorney, is struggling to keep everything together. Her father, diagnosed with terminal cancer, is running out of time. Sarah races to build their dream business while planning her wedding in time for her father to walk her down the aisle.

Their brief encounter starts a series of events that neither Jesse nor Sarah expects. After a decade of running, Jesse is now forced to face the demons from his past, while Sarah has to choose between her handsome attorney and her first love.

Just when they think love has given them a second chance, Jesse is faced with an impossible decision, one that will change their lives forever.

About the Author
Raised in New Haven, Indiana, Jeremy Asher spent most of his childhood reading books, watching movies, and daydreaming. After high school, he went on to college, graduating with a bachelor's degree in business. Asher now lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with his wife, four children, and overly curious dog, Wylie.

Across the Creek is Asher's second novel. Beneath the Willow and Close to Home are the second and third books in the Jesse & Sarah series. His award-winning first novel, Insignificant Moments, was published in 2010.

*****Asher's fourth novel, Losing Faith, is now available.*****


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About the Author

Raised in New Haven, Indiana, Jeremy Asher spent most of his childhood reading books, watching movies, and daydreaming. After high school, he went on to college, graduating with a bachelor's degree in business. Asher now lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana, with his wife, four children, and overly curious dog, Wylie. Across the Creek is his second novel. His award-winning first novel, Insignificant Moments, was published in 2010.

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  • File Size: 1442 KB
  • Print Length: 277 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1478157178
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008C3JR6U
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,799 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read!! June 22, 2012
By Vandela
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Was hooked from beginning to end. Jeremy did a great job at making you want to know more about these characters and how there story unfolds. An easy read for a lazy day. Can't wait to read the sequel.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read! July 9, 2012
By mck4517
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I wasn't sure how this book was going to be, but within the first chapter I was immediately surprised and hooked. This book was definitely not the typical romance story I thought it was, and I'm very happy I gave it a chance. There better be a sequel of some kind!!!
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life-long reader! June 22, 2012
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Jeremy Asher has put a lot of thought into the characters in this book. The main characters, Jesse and Sarah were perfect. I will look forward to more books about Jesse Malone. There were exciting plot twists and many other interesting people in the book and it kept my interest all the way through to the end. This novel was one of the best from a new writer (this is only his second book) that I have read in years.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
By gayle
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Sometimes I think the reviews are written and paid for by amazon or the author. I don't want a book that is advertised for free to require me to buy the next book for the rest of the story. When I come upon an author that I like, I don't hesitate to purchase more books...but I resent, STRONGLY, being forced to. READ THE 1 star reviews BEFORE YOU BUY BOOKS
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars How soon? July 4, 2012
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I picked this up as a free book; I'm glad that I did pick it up. The story is compelling in an odd way. It isn't fast-paced, yet it invites the reader to continue turning the pages. The story begins on a particular day in the protagonist's (Jesse's) childhood. We soon learn that this day is both the best and worst day of his young life, and it will continue to be so for many years. There is an assortment of characters, some of which could be more fleshed out, that I found myself liking--even caring--for. This story is about love and, in an odd sort of way, redemption, yet there isn't a clearly happy ending. That is for another day. I'd like to find out what happens to this assortment of people.

At the very end is a blurb for Asher's next book. It says, "Jesse returns in 'Beneath the Willow,' coming soon." What I'd like to know is this:

How soon?
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Across the Creek July 30, 2012
By Jewels
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I did not dislike the book, but I did not love it either. Basically, much of this book sounds like a twelve year old tried to write a novel and make it sound like a "grown-up" novel by starring the main characters as early twenty somethings. Particularly, one scene in the book describes the main character going to his 12 year old love interests house at the age of 22 to meet her fiancee at the surprise party she was throwing him. Then, the next scene he and her fiancee are beating each other up because his intentions are not good. In the next,scene, the fiancee has hired him to do a job alongside his fiancee while he leaves for several days for a Bachelor party? The book could have been much better written then it was, but for the low price of free what do you expect? I just felt much of the plot was too contrived to be a truly great book and had a hard time buying into the premise.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! I can't wait for the next one. July 5, 2012
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This was a great book. I didn't want to put it down. Now, I am waiting on the next one to come out.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First love... what it's sweeter? July 2, 2013
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This is now one of my all time favorite books.
First kiss
Heartbreak
What if?

Need I say more??? Yes, you say?
I got this book for free and it got lost on my kindle for a while. I'm sorry I didn't read it sooner. It is beautifully written. Contains a great sub plot that could have its own story, but didn't take away from this one. Though the story is told in 3rd person, it has a male POV that works great. The characters are believable and I could easily take to them.

Looking forward to the sequel and other books by this author.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars It was easy to follow and yiu became deeply involved with the ...
It was easy to follow and yiu became deeply involved with the main characters. I enjoyed it and it was easy reading.
Published 5 days ago by Sharon NIckl
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I loved this book and hope to read more by this author.
Published 7 days ago by Jearllene Tanner
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good read
Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars I love to read good
I love to read good, clean series books. I am reading the last one of this series now and hope to fine another series by Asher. Great reading.
Published 10 days ago by Linda H. Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Love has consequences!
A nice love story with several interesting twists. Kept you guessing right up to the end. Love for family wins over love for a girlfriend! Very touching!
Published 28 days ago by CReisdorf
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Story!
This book was a bit of a surprise for me! I was looking for a quick read for vacation, but it was so much more. Read more
Published 1 month ago by M. Rogers
5.0 out of 5 stars seangel
The story line was pretty fictional, meaning that it didn't make you think it could or couldn't have happened. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Cynthia Spillers
4.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed this book and can't wait to start reading the ...
Really enjoyed this book and can't wait to start reading the next one. Great love story, good twists and thoroughly enjoyable
Published 1 month ago by Shellebelle
5.0 out of 5 stars ended too soon
So sweet True friendship and love. Can't wait for next book to see is Jesse and Sarah finally get together.
Published 1 month ago by Lulu
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A wonderful story of first love amidst domestic violence, and tragedy.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Fan
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More About the Author

I am a husband and the father of four beautiful children. My boys, Chance and Kyle, are my soccer and basketball players, and my daughters, Gabby and Andee, are the readers and artists in the family. By day I work in the world of business, mainly in Supply Chain. When I'm not working, I enjoy nothing more than hanging out with my family. I help coach the boys' soccer team and watch the latest movies with the girls. But when the kids are in bed, my wife, Brandi, and I spend our evenings catching up on our shows.
Work and family are not my only passions in life. I started writing short stories in my twenties. I wrote for fun with no dreams of actually becoming an "author" of books. My drive for storytelling began when I was a little kid. It was what my family did when we got together for holidays or reunions, and it has stuck with me.​
Insignificant Moments is my first novel. The idea came to me the day I opened a chain email. I don't remember much about that day, but I remember how good I felt after reading that email. I thought, what if an email from a stranger had the power to impact the lives of many people? Then I tried to think of how that ripple could affect the rest of the world. The idea was too big for a short story, so I shelved it. That was until the day that Brandi told me I should try writing a novel. So I did.
After writing Insignificant Moments, I started receiving emails from people, most of whom I've never met, telling me how much they enjoyed the story and wanted to read more. Luckily, I had Across the Creek already in motion. And for the past two years, I have been working on this story. I've had a blast writing the lives of Jesse, Sarah, Robbie, and Kevin. And I was so excited the day I was able to finally release it.
My next book is Beneath the Willow, the sequel to Across the Creek. This story brings back many of the characters from the first book and a whole new set of obstacles for them to overcome. But I feel this story brings everything full circle.
As much as I enjoy writing, I wouldn't have made it this far without the love and support of my family and friends. They are the ones who encourage me every day and inspire me to continue chasing my dream.​

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