McCarthys of Gansett Island
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  • 1
    Maid for Love: The McCarthys of Gansett Island, Book 1 | Marie Force

    Maid for Love: The McCarthys of Gansett Island, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Holly Fielding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Story
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    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.

    Entertaining

    I enjoyed this. It was so romantic and such a fantasy relationship it was entertaining. I'm glad I didn't listen to the previous review that didn't ..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 29 2013 by Tracy (Kailua, HI, United States)
  • 2
    Fool for Love | Marie Force

    Fool for Love

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Holly Fielding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    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.

    Must be a Secret - Narrated in a Whisper

    Way too long for the story, I did not think this book would ever end,.

    Reviewed on June 25 2014 by Patricia (Dennison, MN, United States)
  • 3
    Ready for Love | Marie Force

    Ready for Love

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Holly Fielding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    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.

    Characters come to life

    I have read all of Marie's book & I am a huge fan but listening to her books makes the characters come to life & helps my housework go so much quicker..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 06 2013 by J. Varieur (Portsmouth, RI USA)
  • 4
    Falling for Love | Marie Force

    Falling for Love

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Holly Fielding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    Since he won the Academy Award for best original screenplay a few years ago, Grant McCarthy's personal and professional lives have fallen apart. Abby, the woman he was supposed to marry, is engaged to someone else, and Grant is back at home on Gansett Island helping to run the family marina business while his father recovers from a serious injury. While all Grant's focus should be on winning back the love of his life, pesky Stephanie, who runs the marina restaurant, is working her way under his skin and into his bed. As Tropical Storm Hailey cuts off Gansett Island from the mainland, Grant suspects Stephanie is hiding something .

    Enjoyable story.

    I enjoyed this listen as a welcome addition to the Gansett Island series. There is great chemistry between the main characters, Grant and Stephanie, ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 29 2013 by Marydior ()
  • 5
    Hoping for Love | Marie Force

    Hoping for Love

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Holly Fielding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (129)

    All her life, Grace Ryan was the "fat girl". Taunted and teased and ignored by her peers, she tried every diet ever invented to no avail. Desperate to change her life as her 20s slipped away, she decided it was time for drastic measures and had lap-band surgery. More than a year later, she's lost 130 pounds and is venturing into the dating world for the first time. During a boat trip to Gansett Island with the new guy in her life, Grace refuses to have sex with him and finds herself abandoned without a dollar to her name at McCarthy's Gansett Island Marina.

    horrible narration

    someone who can stand to listen to a dull drone

    Reviewed on March 27 2013 by PHYLLIS (Hoover, AL, United States)
  • 6
    Season for Love: The McCarthys of Gansett Island, Book 6 | Marie Force

    Season for Love: The McCarthys of Gansett Island, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Holly Fielding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (141)
    Story
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    Owen Lawry has made a living as a traveling musician and enjoys his footloose and fancy free lifestyle. But after meeting Laura McCarthy and helping her to land the job as manager of his grandparents' hotel on Gansett Island, Owen decides there's something to be said about a roof over his head and a warm, sexy woman in his bed. Laura, a newlywed who discovered that her husband never quit dating, came to Gansett for her cousin's Janey's wedding, but ended up staying after she met Owen and took on the renovations to the dilapidated Sand & Surf Hotel.

    GOOD STORY..POOR NARRATOR!

    First let me say that I have read and enjoyed all the books in this series. The Problem I have is not with the story but with the narrator. Ms. Fiel..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 07 2014 by XYZPDQ (Downers Grove, IL)
  • 7
    Longing for Love: The McCarthys of Gansett Island, Book 7 | Marie Force

    Longing for Love: The McCarthys of Gansett Island, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Holly Fielding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    Welcome back to Gansett Island! Series favorite Tiffany Sturgil steals the spotlight in Longing for Love as her new boutique Naughty & Nice opens in downtown Gansett, right in time for the annual spring Race Week festivities. Finally divorced and ready for a new beginning, Tiffany wonders if sexy Police Chief Blaine Taylor thinks of her as often as she thinks of him since their explosive encounter last fall. Back then he directed her to call him the second she was officially divorced....

    Auful narrating

    The narrating was bad.The story was good.

    Reviewed on August 27 2015 by Mary Ann Borzellino (READING, PA, US)
  • 8
    Waiting for Love: The McCarthys of Gansett Island, Book 8 | Marie Force

    Waiting for Love: The McCarthys of Gansett Island, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Holly Fielding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    Adam McCarthy needs a few days at home on Gansett Island to soothe his battered soul. On the ferry ride home, he runs into an old family friend. Abby Callahan has come home to Gansett after two epic failures in the game of love. Before too long, Adam has appointed himself her guardian and is determined that the only sleeping around she's doing is with him. That is unless his brother Grant is willing to risk his newfound happiness to keep Adam from rebounding with his ex.

    So happy for Adam and Abbie

    Third times the charm! So happy to be back on gansett with the mcArthys
    I love the way each story sees more maturity among the men and a strength ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 19 2015 by Amazon Customer (binghamton ny)
  • 9
    Time for Love: The McCarthys of Gansett Island, Volume 9 | Marie Force

    Time for Love: The McCarthys of Gansett Island, Volume 9

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Holly Fielding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (115)
    Performance
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    Story
    (105)

    Dr. David Lawrence has spent the last two years atoning for his sins and recovering from the devastating breakup with Gansett Island golden girl Janey McCarthy. As the island's only doctor, he's had ample opportunity to show his fellow island residents that there's more to him than the guy who disappointed Janey so profoundly. Now if only he could find a way to forgive himself, he might be able to move on with his life without the woman he'd expected to love forever...

    Great story line. Very, very, very BAD narrator.
    Reviewed on October 16 2013 by Deena (Burleson, TX, United States)
  • 10
    Meant for Love: The McCarthys of Gansett Island, Volume 10 | Marie Force

    Meant for Love: The McCarthys of Gansett Island, Volume 10

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Holly Fielding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (128)
    Performance
    (113)
    Story
    (113)

    It's been 12 years since Jenny Wilks lost her fiancé in the 9/11 attacks in New York City. Since then she's been floundering, trying to find her way. Taking the job as lighthouse keeper on Gansett Island was the best thing she could've done for herself. On the island she's found amazing friends and a wonderful new life. There's only one thing missing and that's romance. She's recently asked her new friends to fix her up with some of the island's more eligible men. While her friends are busy arranging dates for her, Alex Martinez comes to cut the grass at the lighthouse.

    911 widow meets a new love

    Probably not due to the narrator.

    Reviewed on May 28 2015 by Bookworm (TX, United States)
  • 10.5
    Chance for Love: McCarthys of Gansett Island, Book 10.5 | Marie Force

    Chance for Love: McCarthys of Gansett Island, Book 10.5

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Holly Fielding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (91)
    Performance
    (82)
    Story
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    Billionaire Jared James has everything a man could ever want - except for the one thing money can’t buy.… After 40 days holed up in his house on Gansett Island nursing a broken heart, Jared James decides enough is enough. Determined to snap out of the funk he slipped into after his girlfriend refused his marriage proposal, Jared organizes a party for the friends who’ve seen him through the worst of his heartache. Now if only he could stop thinking about the love of his life and how he will survive the rest of his days without her.…

    Boring

    Nothing happends and the characters are too plain

    Reviewed on April 07 2014 by Maria (BARCELONA, Spain)
  • 11
    Gansett after Dark: McCarthys of Gansett Island Series, Book 11 | Marie Force

    Gansett after Dark: McCarthys of Gansett Island Series, Book 11

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Holly Fielding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    Owen Lawry is days away from leaving Gansett Island to attend the trial of his father, who is charged with assaulting his mother almost a year ago. He has spent his entire adult life trying to outrun his violent past, but the upcoming showdown with the father he hasn't seen in more than a decade has him spending far more time in the past than in the present. His biggest challenge is convincing his pregnant fiancée, Laura McCarthy, to sit out the trip.

    Awful narrator, disappointing story

    I suffered through because I like the series but it was torture. This is the first book in the series I've listened to and the narrator is just terrib..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 27 2014 by Amazon Customer (Illinois)
  • 12
    Kisses after Dark | Marie Force

    Kisses after Dark

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Holly Fielding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (79)

    She's avoided men all her life. Growing up with an abusive father, Katie Lawry learned a thing or two about men and has made a conscious choice to stay far away from them. Until the day of her brother Owen's wedding when she's rescued from nearly drowning by Shane McCarthy. With everyone who matters to Katie assuring her that Shane is one of the good guys, she feels safe to give in to the attraction that simmers between them.

    Another Great Read

    Easy, funny & another Gansett
    Love story.
    Some repetition but I guess it's needed for the readers who don't read series in order.
    Thank ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 26 2015 by Betty (Rockledge, FL, United States)
  • 13
    Love after Dark: McCarthys of Gansett Island Series, Book 13 | Marie Force

    Love after Dark: McCarthys of Gansett Island Series, Book 13

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Felicity Munroe
    Overall
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    Performance
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    Story
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    Paul Martinez is run ragged by the demands of managing his family's landscaping business and his mother's battle with dementia, and it's been so long since he had sex - he can't remember the last time. The arrival of nurse Hope Russell brings some much needed help to Paul and his brother, Alex, in taking care of their ill mother, but Hope's presence sparks a whole new problem for Paul - lusting after one of his employees, something his late father would never condone.

    Catch Up on Old Friends, Gain New

    I didn't read the print version

    Reviewed on September 01 2015 by Amazon Customer ()