Gansett Island Series

20 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 4,735 ratings

Maid for Love Publisher's Summary

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.

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  • Book 1

    • Maid for Love

    • Gansett Island Series, Book 1
    • By: Marie Force
    • Narrated by: Holly Fielding
    • Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 680
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 617
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 617

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining

    • By TM on 08-29-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Fool for Love

    • Gansett Island Series, Book 2
    • By: Marie Force
    • Narrated by: Holly Fielding
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 433
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 389
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 389

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love this series.

    • By Marydior on 12-29-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Ready for Love

    • Gansett Island Series, Book 3
    • By: Marie Force
    • Narrated by: Holly Fielding
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 285
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Lukewarm story, flat delivery

    • By CatDWoman on 07-17-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Falling for Love

    • Gansett Island Series, Book 4
    • By: Marie Force
    • Narrated by: Holly Fielding
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 252
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248

    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 .

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By Ronda on 02-17-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • Hoping for Love

    • Gansett Island Series, Book 5
    • By: Marie Force
    • Narrated by: Holly Fielding
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 229
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • horrible narration

    • By PHYLLIS on 03-27-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 6

    • Season for Love

    • Gansett Island Series, Book 6
    • By: Marie Force
    • Narrated by: Samantha Prescott
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 259
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • scattered and in too many bedrooms.

    • By angelfish on 03-01-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 7

    • Longing for Love

    • Gansett Island Series, Book 7
    • By: Marie Force
    • Narrated by: Holly Fielding
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 245
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 224
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • love

    • By zman on 06-01-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 8

    • Waiting for Love

    • Gansett Island Series, Book 8
    • By: Marie Force
    • Narrated by: Holly Fielding
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 249
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 227

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • For the future books!!!

    • By susan on 07-11-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 9

    • Time for Love

    • Gansett Island Series, Book 9
    • By: Marie Force
    • Narrated by: Holly Fielding
    • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    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...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story line. Very, very, very BAD narrator.

    • By Deena on 10-16-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 10

    • Meant for Love

    • Gansett Island Series, Book 10
    • By: Marie Force
    • Narrated by: Holly Fielding
    • Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 215
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Meant for Love

    • By Kindle Customer on 01-03-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 10.5

    • Chance for Love

    • Gansett Island Series, Book 10.5
    • By: Marie Force
    • Narrated by: Holly Fielding
    • Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 194
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174

    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.…

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Boring

    • By Maria on 04-07-14

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 11

    • Gansett after Dark

    • Gansett Island Series, Book 11
    • By: Marie Force
    • Narrated by: Holly Fielding
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 176

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Awful narrator, disappointing story

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-27-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 12

    • Kisses after Dark

    • Gansett Island Series, Book 12
    • By: Marie Force
    • Narrated by: Holly Fielding
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love the series

    • By mdigen on 04-13-18

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 13

    • Love after Dark

    • Gansett Island Series, Book 13
    • By: Marie Force
    • Narrated by: Felicity Munroe
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 184

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Unsatisfactory narrating.

    • By Karen Walker on 09-14-15

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 14

    • Celebration After Dark: A Gansett Island Holiday Novella

    • Gansett Island Series, Book 14
    • By: Marie Force
    • Narrated by: Joan Delaware
    • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 132
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    On the occasion of their 40th wedding anniversary, Big Mac and Linda McCarthy take a look back at how they came to be, while each of their children confront a new challenge in their own lives. Come to Gansett Island to celebrate the holidays and the anniversary of the island's most loved couple!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow love never stops

    • By Pamela Reveal on 11-01-17

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 15

    • Desire After Dark

    • Gansett Island Series, Book 15
    • By: Marie Force
    • Narrated by: Joan Delaware
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    Tobias "Slim" Jackson has the perfect life as a pilot on Gansett Island in the summer and in Florida in the winter. He's happiest when he's in the air, or at least that was the case before last summer when he met Erin Barton, Gansett Island's newest lighthouse keeper. Now he can't seem to find his usual enthusiasm for flying, winter in the sunny South, or anything that doesn't include her.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator made it hard to enjoy the book

    • By blankenship on 05-28-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 16

    • Light After Dark

    • Gansett Island Series, Book 16
    • By: Marie Force
    • Narrated by: Joan Delaware
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 137

    Mallory Vaughn is at a crossroads in her life. A year after learning that Big Mac McCarthy is her father, she's spending more and more time on Gansett Island, surrounded by the large and boisterous McCarthy family. When she's laid off from her longtime job, Mallory goes to visit her family on Gansett and tries to figure out the next chapter. An unexpected job offer will have her packing up her home in Providence to move to the island for at least the summer, if not longer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • names

    • By Laura Kime on 03-11-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 17

    • Episode 1: Victoria & Shannon (Gansett Island Series)

    • By: Marie Force
    • Narrated by: Joan Delaware
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    Gansett Island midwife Victoria Stevens loves taking care of people, in her job and in her personal life, especially when it comes to her boyfriend of one year, sexy Irishman Shannon O'Grady. Fueled by combustible chemistry, her relationship with Shannon has been H-O-T from the first night they met. But she's begun to wonder whether theirs is destined to be a short-term fling or possibly the love of a lifetime.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Another Pleasant Visit to Gansett Island

    • By URSULA G on 03-23-17

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 18

    • Gansett Island Episode 2: Kevin & Chelsea

    • Gansett Island Series, Book 18
    • By: Marie Force
    • Narrated by: Joan Delaware
    • Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75

    A year after his 31-year marriage imploded, Dr. Kevin McCarthy is enjoying life on Gansett Island. He's opened a small practice, goes fishing with his older brothers any time he wants, and has his sons, nieces, and nephews close by. Best of all is his all-consuming relationship with sexy bartender, Chelsea Rose. What started as a one-night stand a year ago, has turned into something much more significant for Kevin and for Chelsea. The 16-year age difference between them has never mattered, until they realize they may have differing plans for the future.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gansett

    • By wayne t. somers on 03-13-18

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 19

    • Mine After Dark

    • By: Marie Force
    • Narrated by: Joan Delaware
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    It's the dead of winter on Gansett Island, and Riley McCarthy's mood matches the lousy weather as he and his family work to bring their new business, McCarthy's Wayfarer, back to life. He can't deny that he's been in a funk since Nikki Stokes and her twin sister, Jordan, left the island last fall without saying good-bye. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Kans on 07-06-18

    Regular price: $19.95