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McCarthys of Gansett Island
Books in series12
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(4.3 based on 1024 ratings)
  • 1

    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
    (147)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (139)

    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.

    Linda says: "Not worth the credit. A big disapointment!"
    Not worth the credit. A big disapointment!

    I loved the Fatal series by Marie Force which was why I tried the first in this series. It truly sounds like it could be a production of an earlier wo..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 16 2013 by Linda (Tacoma, WA, United States)
  • 2

    Fool for Love

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Holly Fielding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (130)
    Story
    (130)

    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.

    Mary says: "Love this series."
    Love this series.

    This book is a welcome addition to the Gansett Island series and Joe and Jenny every bit as engaging as characters introduced in the previous books. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 29 2013 by Mary (Oakville, Ontario, Canada)
  • 3

    Ready for Love

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Holly Fielding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (121)
    Performance
    (109)
    Story
    (112)

    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.

    Mary says: "Loved the story - hated the narration"
    Loved the story - hated the narration

    A light and engaging read that is an integral part of the Gansett Island series. This listen not only tells the story of Luke and Sydney but provides..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 22 2013 by Mary (Oakville, Ontario, Canada)
  • 4

    Falling for Love

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Holly Fielding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (75)

    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 .

    Mary says: "Enjoyable story."
    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 Mary (Oakville, Ontario, Canada)
  • 5

    Hoping for Love

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Holly Fielding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (77)

    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.

    PHYLLIS says: "horrible narration"
    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

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Holly Fielding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (88)
    Story
    (87)

    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.

    XYZPDQ says: "GOOD STORY..POOR NARRATOR!"
    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

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Holly Fielding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (69)

    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....

    Mary says: "Just okay."
    Just okay.

    I purchased this book as part of the series and it works in that context, but just. This is the story of Tiffany and Blaine and it works because of t..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 08 2014 by Mary (Oakville, Ontario, Canada)
  • 8

    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
    (69)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (65)

    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.

    Mary says: "An enjoyable listen."
    An enjoyable listen.

    I enjoyed this listen and the chance to hear Adam's story. Although it works as a stand alone it is probably more interesting and engaging when liste..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 30 2014 by Mary (Oakville, Ontario, Canada)
  • 9

    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
    (62)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (57)

    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...

    Deena says: "Great story line. Very, very, very BAD narrator."
    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

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Holly Fielding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (61)

    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.

    Mary says: "Enjoyable listen."
    Enjoyable listen.

    I enjoyed this book and found Jenny and Alex's story particularly engaging. I almost gave up on the series after the last book but am glad I didn't. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 12 2014 by Mary (Oakville, Ontario, Canada)
  • 10.5

    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
    (47)
    Performance
    (42)
    Story
    (42)

    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.…

    Maria says: "Boring"
    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

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Marie Force
    • Narrated By Holly Fielding
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    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.

    Amazon Customer says: "Awful narrator, disappointing story"
    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)