This is the first Gansett Island book I've read, but it's clear that Force makes a habit of creating irresistible characters and dramatic situations. Hang out with Evan and Grace and you'll want to stay on Gansett Island, too!
--USA Today's Happy Ever After on HOPING FOR LOVE
From the Author
You know what they say about best-laid plans... Well, I'd intended to write Tiffany's book after this one, but as you'll see in HOPING FOR LOVE, Owen and Laura demanded a story of their own, which is included along with some holiday magic--and a wedding--in the next book, SEASON FOR LOVE. The story will then jump forward to the following summer with Tiffany's book, LONGING FOR LOVE. After that, we've got some new characters to explore and Adam McCarthy is still looking for love. So, much more to come from Gansett!
Writing about this family and their life on an island so much like my beloved Block Island has been the most fun I've ever had as a writer. Thank you for embracing my fictional family and for all the lovely reviews you've posted. I appreciate your e-mails and Facebook posts more than you'll ever know. I always love to hear from readers. You can reach me at email@example.com. If you're not yet on my mailing list and wish to be added for occasional updates on future books, let me know with an e-mail. Also, join us on Facebook at Marie Force Book Talk where we chat about my books, other books we love and lots of stuff that has nothing to do with books! You can also join the fun at the McCarthys of Gansett Island Reader Group where we cover important topics such as which of the Gansett Island men we wouldn't kick out of bed and what actors would play the McCarthy brothers in our fictional movie. When each new book is released, we form a separate group to dish about the new story. You can find the Hoping for Love Reader Group. Come join the fun!
While HOPING FOR LOVE is intended to be a stand-alone story, you will enjoy it more if you read MAID FOR LOVE, FOOL FOR LOVE, READY FOR LOVE and FALLING FOR LOVE first.
Thanks to my brilliant behind-the-scenes team: Linda Ingmanson edits for me and Kristina Brinton does my beautiful covers. Thank you as always to my beta readers extraordinaire, Ronlyn Howe and Kara Conrad, as well as my writing buddy, Jessica Smith, who did a proofread. A special note of thanks to my lovely reader friend, Kat Bonner, who shared her personal journey with lap-band surgery and provided details that greatly enhanced Grace's story. Thank you, Kat, for your generosity and enthusiasm.
Finally, a huge thank you to my wonderful readers who've made it possible for me to live my dream of being a full-time writer. I love you all!