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The Gansett Island Series, 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. 

Book 1: Maid for Love 
Book 2: Fool for Love 
Book 3: Ready for Love 
Book 4: Falling for Love 
Book 5: Hoping for Love 
Book 6: Season for Love 
Book 7: Longing for Love 
Book 8: Waiting for Love 
Book 9: Time for Love 
Book 10: Meant for Love 
Book 10.5: Chance for Love, A Gansett Island Novella 
Book 11: Gansett After Dark 
Book 12: Kisses After Dark 

Book 13: Love After Dark

Book 14: Celebration After Dark


"With the McCarthy's of Gansett Island, Marie Force makes you believe in the power of true love and happily ever after. Over and over again." Carly Phillips, NY Times Bestselling Author of the Serendipity series. 

"No one tells a love story like Marie Force or makes characters come alive for the readers. She has an incredible ability to pull you into the story and long after you finish the book the scenes still play out in your head and your heart. The McCarthys of Gansett Island sets a very high standard for all other series." Desiree Holt, author of the popular Phoenix Agency and Naked Cowboys series

Book Reviews

Maid for Love
Average rating
4.2 / 5
Maid for love
October 19th, 2015
A very entertaining read found it hard to put it down and when I did I couldn't wait to pick it up again I would recommend this to anyone who likes a romantic read, can't wait to find the next gansett island instalment
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1 review
Enjoyable
October 8th, 2015
It was a good book to relax with. I could not wait to see how things would turn out in the end for Abby and her 'Mr. Armani'. This was my first book by the author and I look forward to reading others by her.
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Charmed by Love
October 1st, 2015
This story hooked me and pulled me right into the Gansett Island world. Though I don't particularly enjoy romance fiction, this one charmed me immediately as I fell under the same spell that Mac and Maddie found themselves under when their lives came crashing together. A brilliantly written novel that I couldn't put down. Force has created a world that I want to return to again.
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The power of love!
September 26th, 2015
I love happy endings, i love the idea of two hearts mending. Love is the answer it takes hard work, and trust to make a life. ONCE again Marie force delivers a sexy, complex story with likeable and relatable characters, a story of a damaged reputation, vulnerability and a baby. It is definitely a page turner that keeps you invested
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1 review
A little clichéd but enjoyable all the same.
July 30th, 2015
We have all read the typical cinderalla stories and this is no different. Perfect, larger than life hero wooing the good hearted, innocent and victimised heroine in a story with all the typical and plausible tropes of romantic drama including the pride, the prejudice, the conflict and the resistance but ending in sweeter than sweet happily ever after. Yet what makes it so enjoyable that you couldn't stop until you read the very last page and dream with characters of the perfect love story knowing still well that it is, well, a dream. Beautifully written and creating a world that resonates with its own flavor and life of its own as you get drawn to the characters large and small as they go through life in all its glory and despair, the book was well worth a read.
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1 review
Great read
July 18th, 2015
Could you imagine falling in love with a baby who can't even talk? Or a overprotective, overbearing mother driving her son crazy? What about the love of a lifetime in just one week? This book is a fantastic read. One to the next!
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Maid for live
June 26th, 2015
Het was een geweldig boek het leert je dat je nooit iets moet geloven en daardoor mensen als trash moet behandelen altijd eerst de waarheid moet weten goed dat niet iedereen hetzelfde zijn en heel goed voor Mac .
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Maid for love
June 19th, 2015
Great read. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series and more by the author. Would recommend to others with similar reading requirements
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Sweetest book I ever read
June 19th, 2015
I have read a lot romance novels over the years and this is one of the sweetest romance novel I ever read. The author is able to portray a fairy tale kind of romance while keeping it all realistic. And I got so involved in the story that now I want to read the whole series. This one book you definitely want to check out!
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maid for love
June 19th, 2015
Love this book so much please keep up the great work ... read this book about 3 times cant get enough of it ..just wish u let us know wat happen later on in life with maddie n mac
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1 review
Not bad.
June 18th, 2015
I enjoyed the book very much. It is a lovely light hearted read. I actually laughed out loud a couple of times.
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Maid for Love
June 14th, 2015
I didn't want to put it down! Characters and plot believable. Found myself rooting for both of them.
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Bon livre
May 16th, 2015
Previsible, mais bon...ce quk m'a plus c'est quand mEme la realite pour ce qui est de l'atteinte a la reputation......
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Maid for love
May 1st, 2015
This book had me alternating between crying and hopping mad was Maddie crazy could she not see how much mac loved her that's why he did what he did I almost wanted to strangle her. Thomas is adorable kudos to the writer as my emotions went haywire for awhile I forgot I was reading a book and as not in wonderland.
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Cosy!
March 31st, 2015
It was a nice, short read. Cute leading character. Amazing supporting characters. Great dialogue. The only problem was that the pacing didn't match the timeline.
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Maid for love
February 23rd, 2015
It was a really good book. It showed just how petty small town people can truely be. Hope the writer has books on the other Mc Carthy's.
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1 review
Couldn't put it down.
December 20th, 2014
I love books that involve babies or children and this one did. That was the draw but the story was so good that it is one I will read again. Thanks.
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1 review
Standard romance
December 17th, 2014
A easy reading romance which follows the normal way for this sort of story. Pleasant characters and well written
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Mfl
November 16th, 2014
It was a decent read I enjoyed the book
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1 review
Ok
November 10th, 2014
Light hearted slush
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1 review
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Maid for love
November 5th, 2014
A very nice romantic novel. I love it.
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Maid for love
November 3rd, 2014
Great beginning of the series.
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So cute
November 2nd, 2014
Such a nice love story. Mac and Thomas are so cute together.
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Maid for love
October 30th, 2014
Good read brilliant author
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Maid for Love
October 30th, 2014
Fun read good story line
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Maid for Love
October 15th, 2014
Loved it. Just a sweet love story!!!
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Maid for Love
September 9th, 2014
Fun, hot, romance. Thoroughly enjoyable!
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2 reviews
Maid for Love
September 9th, 2014
Fun, hot, romance. Thoroughly enjoyable!
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2 reviews
Maid for love
September 7th, 2014
It was really good. The write was good as well
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1 review
Four words :)
August 27th, 2014
PERFECT!!!!!!!!! Omg :) love it
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Maid For Love
August 26th, 2014
This would make a great movie with Tim Dutton to play Mac MacCarthy. Y
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Maid for Love
August 20th, 2014
Trust yr own self.
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1 review
Excellent read.
August 19th, 2014
Had a good day in the sun enjoying this book.
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Maid for love
July 31st, 2014
Such a wonderful book..I loved every single page.
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Maid for Love
July 26th, 2014
Enjoyed very much. Looking forward to book two!
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Maid for Love
July 24th, 2014
Beautiful story of love, and how a reputation can destroy a life.
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Maid for Love
July 21st, 2014
Awesome book just downloaded 2nd book
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1 review
Mr
July 7th, 2014
A really captivating read
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Maid for love
June 23rd, 2014
What a great read!
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Maid For Love
June 19th, 2014
Great read. Couldn't put it down.
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1 review
Not to typical read
June 17th, 2014
Refreshing. Not vulgar
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Maid for love
June 14th, 2014
Stupid reason to be angry at the man you love...love is forgiveness & that was a point in the book that I found Maddie incredibly annoying other then that dramatic character, it was a sweet story.
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Maid for love
June 3rd, 2014
Reading this book I could smell the ocean behind the ferry dock. Great read.
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True Perfection
May 29th, 2014
Words can't describe how this book unfolds itself to the reader. It's almost like a relationship between the reader and the story itself begins to develop! I have read it more than once because it is a heart-wrenching story!
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:)
May 26th, 2014
Cute, predictable, entertaining.
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Maid for love
May 26th, 2014
Excellent read from start to finish!
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1 review
Sweet stuff
May 24th, 2014
Loved it. must read.
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Maid for love
May 13th, 2014
Good read. It ended too quickly and seemed cut short for a deadline. I'd like another book written about this couple.
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Spoiler alert
May 12th, 2014
Its is so romantic and i loved it when Thomas said "dada" and "mama". And i was torn apart when they had a fight about trust until the very end i was revealed with joy
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Maid for love
May 9th, 2014
True love conquers everything and with great support anything is possible
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3 reviews
Maid for love
May 9th, 2014
True love conquers everything and with great support anything is possible
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3 reviews
Maid for love
May 9th, 2014
True love conquers everything and with great support anything is possible
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3 reviews
Maid for love
May 6th, 2014
Nice and relaxing read
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Maid for Love
May 5th, 2014
Very good read. I cant wait to read the next book
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1 review
Maid for love
May 4th, 2014
This book brought me back to my younger days when I was very big into Harlequin Romance books . I could pick up a book and read it in one sitting. Very captivating story, kept me wanting to know what happens next so I could not put it down even to go to sleep. I would recommend this author and her nooks if you're into fictional captivating romance stories.
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Maid for Love
April 24th, 2014
I really thought this book was really good and thoughtfully written.
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cool
April 21st, 2014
I really love the book big up
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Book 1
April 15th, 2014
Loved this book ..... awwww like Cinderella :-) such a nice read !!!!!
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1 review
An awesome book
April 15th, 2014
Really romantic and the best novel for a romance lover.
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1 review
Nice
April 14th, 2014
I never wanted it to end. I enjoyed and and laughed hard when he had to ask his sister for "the favor"
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1 review
Great read
April 13th, 2014
Cute little story, read the whole book in one night! ,
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1 review
AWESOME!!
April 12th, 2014
If I could give it a 20 I would. This book was so realixtic that I couldn't put it down. I wanted to see what was next. Many romance novels are corney, but you hang in there just to ginish it. This was completely different ~ the ups & downs of the relationship were so realistic that hou couldn't wait to dee how they handled life's obstaclws. I would highly recommend this book to everyone. Excellent, awesome book. Can't wait to read Fool for Love. Marie Force ~ thank you for this lovely relationship adventure.
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Maid for love
April 9th, 2014
Fab book, just the start of a fantastic series
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1 review
predictable, awkward & amateurish
April 8th, 2014
Everything happened within 8 chapters in the span of 24 hours. It was horribly cliche, unreasonable and unrealistic. "True Love"? now I'm not being pessimistic here but people have got to statr learning how to differentiate between physical, sexual attraction -i.e. lust - and love, seriously. They are NOT in anyway similar, one might say they go hand in hand e.g. you can lust after your husband/wife/lover BUT to say "I fell in love" or "I immediately knew she was the one" when chapters earlier you were fantasizing about her curves and lips and how everything she seemed to do sent blood rushing to "your lap"....amateur writing, too descriptive and not at all engaging. I'm sick of it. The funny thing is there have been really good titles in this genre (e.g. some harlequin and mills&boon) but the real gems are extremely rare. I guess I was just hunting hoping for another such read. The second by this author and now officially the last. I'm not sticking around to find out whether she improves. Frankly I can't put myself through that torture.
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1 review
1 person found this helpful
Maid for love
April 6th, 2014
I really enjoyed this romance
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1 review
Maid for Love
April 5th, 2014
Great story couldn.t put it down
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1 review
Maid for love
April 2nd, 2014
Was a good read.
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Maid for love
April 2nd, 2014
I enjoyed reading this book even though it was a little mushy for me lol I liked how Mac and Maddie meet and how he stood up as a man should to help her out
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1 review
interesting story
March 30th, 2014
I never expected the plot will come to life but it did. It sounds simple but it gives hope to ordinary and simple life to few. Thanks for sharing...
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Maid for love
March 28th, 2014
Very nice book
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1 review
Maid for love
March 28th, 2014
Truly enjoyed this read
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1 review
Awesome
March 25th, 2014
This was such a great read, I only wish I had started and known it was a series.
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1 review
Joyous adventure
March 23rd, 2014
Fantasy come true when you just go with your heart
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1 review
Good read
March 23rd, 2014
Romantic! Love it. :)
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1 review
Wowwww
March 23rd, 2014
I loved it brought tears to my eyes
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1 review
Maid for love
March 7th, 2014
Really enjoyed this book. Was easy light reading with a few twists but happy ending.
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1 review
Must Read...
March 6th, 2014
Enjoyed reading it. It's a must read for sure.
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1 review
Good read, can't wait to tuck in..
March 3rd, 2014
To the next one :)
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Maid for love
March 2nd, 2014
A good read
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Maid for love
February 24th, 2014
I loved the story and fell in love with the characters.
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1 review
Maid for Love
February 23rd, 2014
This book is has the best story line :) I love how it continues through each book so you get a connection with each character and not just the main ones Thanks for a great read Marie Force
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1 review
Maid for love
February 22nd, 2014
Great book look forward to reading more
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1 review
Island series
January 25th, 2014
The book surprised me. Well thought out, good story, excellent community of characters, and a good HEA. Can't wait to read the rest.
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Maid for love
January 18th, 2014
Loved this book,very hard to put down!!!
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Maid for love
January 16th, 2014
This book was awesome. Ive also read fool for love. Both by marie force.
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Maid for love
January 12th, 2014
This was tender and so relatable I really recommend it
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1 review
Heart warming
January 2nd, 2014
Loved it loved it Marie forces books r hard 2 put down once picked up hard author 2 follow
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1 review
Excellent
January 2nd, 2014
Absolutely love this book and the whole series I hope they don't stop any time soon!!!!
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1 review
Cute little romance
December 28th, 2013
Plot points dragged on too long in some spots but likeable characters for the most part and interesting locale
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1 review
Oh yes
November 22nd, 2013
Had this series for a while loved them the first time round but had to read them again just carnt get enuff
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Maid for live
November 11th, 2013
Loved it cant wait to read the next in the series
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Maid for love
November 3rd, 2013
Best freaking romance i read
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1 review
good read!!
November 2nd, 2013
Fun, easy reading while on vacation!!
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1 review
Maid for love
October 25th, 2013
Really good book
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1 review
Maid for Love
October 20th, 2013
I quite enjoyed this book. I could easily fall in with the characters and place myself into the story.
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maid for love
October 7th, 2013
nice book a bit predictable but easy read
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1 review
Love this series!
October 6th, 2013
By far still my favorite. You laugh. You cry. Shows how rumors can cut deep. Truth in the end like love prevails. Good read.
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Maid for Love
August 24th, 2013
LOVED IT!! I laughed, I cried. Great story.
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2 reviews
Maid for Love
August 24th, 2013
LOVED IT!! I laughed, I cried. Great story.
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2 reviews
Quick summer read
August 22nd, 2013
Ok book. Good summer read. Predictable but still fun to read. Some funny moments between the brother and sister. Some parts made me gag because of the unbelievable over the top gestures for a couple only knowing each other for just a couple of days. Oh well, it's all make belief. I will read the rest of the series to find out what happens to the charecters. Love the relationship the son has with his father.
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