April 27, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday: McCarthy's of Gansett Island Trilogy

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I love Marie Force! My favorite thing about her is that she writes happy books. Yes, there’s always some drama and some angst between the leading characters, but overall the main couple stays together throughout the book and you can feel the love between them. Even in Line of Scrimmage, which begins with the main couple separated, you never doubt that they are meant for each other.

Lately she’s been publishing a lot of books, Everyone Loves a Hero, The Wreck, True North, The Fall, and now this new trilogy set to come out during the next few months. I couldn’t be happier because in this case the more the merrier. That’s why this WOW is not about one book but about a complete series.

The first book, Maid for Love, comes out on May 1st  and here is the synopsis:

Maddie Chester is determined to leave her hometown of Gansett Island, a place that has brought her only bad memories and ugly rumors. Then she’s knocked off her bike on the way to her housekeeping job at McCarthy’s Resort Hotel by Gansett’s “favorite son,” Mac McCarthy. He’s back in town to help his father with preparations to sell the family resort and has no intention of staying long. When Mac accidentally sends Maddie flying over the handlebars, badly injuring her, he moves in to nurse her back to health and help care for her young son. He soon realizes his plans for a hit-and-run visit to the island are in serious jeopardy, and he just may be “maid” for love. 

The second one, Fool for Love, comes out on June 1st and here is a little bit about it:

Joe Cantrell, owner of the Gansett Island Ferry Company, has been in love with Janey McCarthy for as long as he can remember. At the same time, Janey has been dating or engaged to doctor-in-training David Lawrence. When things go horribly wrong between David and Janey, she calls her “fifth brother” Joe, one of the few people in her close circle who lives on the mainland. Janey decides a few days with Joe is just what she needs before she goes home to the island to face her parents and family with the news of her broken engagement. It was bad enough for Joe loving Janey from afar, but having her in his house is pure torture. Will he take advantage of this opportunity to show her what they could have together? And what will Joe’s best friend and Janey’s protective older brother Mac have to say about it? 

And the third one, Ready for Love, comes out on July 1st  and here is the blurb:

For four of the best summers of his young life, Luke Harris was in love with Sydney Donovan, a wealthy seasonal visitor to Gansett Island. Then Sydney went off to college and never came back. She married another man and had two children while Luke remained on the island, working at McCarthy's Gansett Marina and wondering what had gone wrong between him and the only woman he ever loved. Fifteen months after Sydney suffers the tragic loss of her husband and children, she's returned to Gansett to figure out what's next, and that may very well be a rekindled love affair with the one man from her past she’s never forgotten. But is she ready for a second chance at love? 

Sounds good right? I think the second one is the most appealing to me, but in general I can’t wait to read them all. In the meantime if you are not familiar with Marie, you could start by reading Love at First Flight or Line of Scrimmage

Check out more details on Marie Force's website and on her blog.

Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine 


  1. OMG! Thank you so much for the info I love Marie Force. I just read The Wreck not long ago and loved it and I have been waiting for the next book in her Fatal series but I didn't realize she had these three new books coming out. So excited now.

  2. Hello Sally!

    I guess my work is done then! Hehehe I don’t know what’s going on with Marie Force this year but whatever it is she better keep it up, she has all these new books this year, is crazy! I think the last one of the Fatal series comes out in July, she’s on a publishing binge. I love her, the best part of this trilogy is that the books come out within months, so the suffering and the waiting is shorter.

    Thanks for coming by, see you around.

  3. Three books in one year. That's amazing! I can't wait to check them out....just in time for the summer pool/beach reading season.

  4. This summer promises lots of great books!


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