Saturday, July 16, 2011

Next Up on Book Club: The McCarthys of Gansett Island

Okay, well, this is "mad awk" as my teenage daughter would say. Translation: mad awkward. Usually I do a promo on Saturdays of the next book up for book club, and this week it's three of my own books. Yes, I'm hijacking book club on Thursday to talk about my own books. See what I mean about mad awk?

On Thursday, July 21, we'll be boarding the ferry and setting sail for Gansett Island to talk about Mac, Maddie, Joe, Janey, Luke, Sydney, Big Mac, Linda, Ned, Francine, and what's ahead for the Gansett Island gang in future books. Here's some info about each of the three books:

Maid for Love

The McCarthys of Gansett Island, Book 1

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.

Fool for Love
The McCarthys of Gansett Island, Book 2

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?

Ready for Love
The McCarthys of Gansett Island, Book 3

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?

Hope you can make the trip to Gansett with us. It promises to be a fun time! AND, I'll give away two books from my backlist to two different commenters on Thursday. Talk to you then!


Cindy S. said...

I absolutely love your Gansette Island series!! Book 3 was a bit different then the other 2 and was surprised and pleased with the story line. I hope you continue with this series. I have read many books of yours and find your style quite different then other romance authors. The Wreck started it off and instantly I fell in love with your writing. Thank you for taking me away in your beautiful stories, I look forward to many more.

Marie Force said...

Thank you so much, Cindy! That's lovely of you to say. Please do come by book club on Thursday to chat with us about the McCarthys!

Mary G said...

I absolutely love the premise of each story. Don't know if I'll have them read but I'm so looking forward to the discussion anyway.

kim h said...

congrats on teh books whoo
hot covers
cant wait for teh chat

Anonymous said...

I just finished all three and I'm ready to do it all over again. Loved, loved, loved the series. Great job. I especially like the parallel story lines. I mean, why CAN'T there be more than one ongoing romance on an island? ;)

Marie Force said...

Yay! So glad you enjoyed them, Anon! Hope you'll come by book club on Thursday!

Anonymous said...

I love Maid for Love Book 1. Interesting story. I am reading Book 2 now.

Michelle said...

When will there be more to the Gansett Island Series??

Michelle said...

when will the 4th book be available in the Gansett Island series. I love it!

Marie Force said...

Hi Michelle,
Yes, a fourth book will be coming, hopefully later this year. We'll see how the schedule goes. Thanks so much for reading! I'm glad you want more! :-)

Lisa Filipe said...

Ok....So I really loved the first book, Mac and Maddie were so cute together...and I liked Luke and Sydney's story, sad but I was happy they were able to find each other again. But I think it is Joe that holds a special place in my heart. He loved Janey for so long and he finally got what he wanted after all that time. They are such a cute couple.

I am a huge fan of Tiffany, she was just so bitter for such a young person and I knew there had to be a story there for her...I hope she gets all that she desires I know Marie will take care of her.

And as for Grant...ahhhh...I like Stephanie for him, because Abby was tired of waiting for him and finally found someone great, and the Dr. sounds fiiiiiine himself. We will have to wait and see. But the series is so much fun and Im really enjoying getting to know all the characters!

Marie Force said...

Make sure you re-post on the actual book club post today so you will be entered for the drawing. I have big plans for Tiffany, and I will make sure she is not bitter when it's all said and done. Thanks for reading!

Jeff Rivera said...

I did love each book. It has that power to make you indulge in reading and as if you can't stop for more.

Marie Force said...

Thanks so much, Jeff. That is such a sweet thing to say!