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Hoping for Love (The McCarthys of Gansett Island Series) Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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"Marie Force weaves a magical story with Hoping for Love! I'm totally enamored with Grace and Evan! When I got to the last page I said, "noooooooo I don't want it to be over!" I just love everything about Ms. Force's McCarthys of Gansett Island series! These people have become like family. They make me laugh and cry and dream of love. Grace and Evan's beautiful relationship blooms stunningly in Hoping for Love. Both characters have a lot of questions about their feelings and I love how Ms. Force leads these two down the path of love." --Joyfully Reviewed
"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
Welcome back to Gansett Island! So far in the McCarthy series, we've seen Mac, Janey and Grant McCarthy as well as their friend Luke Harris lose their hearts to love. And now it's Evan McCarthy's turn. Oh, Evan. . . How fun you were to write in all your confused befuddlement. You've managed to slide through life with nary a thought to love or commitment or anything that smacked of forever--that is until Grace Ryan shows up on Gansett and turns everything upside down. I hope you'll enjoy reading Evan and Grace's story while catching up with some of our favorite Gansett Island residents.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
Marie --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The characters and the situations are so unrealistic, one has to completely suspend belief to be able to finish these books. Very few people in real life are either this good or this evil all the time! I find it interesting, too, how none of these exceptionally beautiful people ever seem to have to actually work more than an hour or two a week, if that. And the fact that everyone (including the parents) knows about and freely discusses, each others' never-ending sex lives also seems a bit unrealistic to me.
I've given up on the series and in fact, feel as though I carried on at least two books longer than I should have.
Marie Force is a must-read author!
We get to the story of Evan and Grace pretty quickly.
Grace used to be the "fat girl" before lap band surgery changed that and had a dramatic weight loss in a year. Is this true for lap band patients? Yes, I know from personal experience and I so appreciate Ms. Force's use of tact and sensitivity with the subject. Grace's journey thru self discovery and awareness of self was very moving and emotional to me. Grace had some very real life moments: Knowing that the weight loss occurred but always seeing the 'fat girl' in the mirror, asking yourself 'why is he interested in me?, coming to terms with yourself regarding the physical side of a relationship and letting go and accepting that weight issues will always be a part of your life but it can be controlled. Grace was very real to me.
Evan is a sweet guy - I did NOT like him the 'day after' but I understood him. He is sensitive and sweet to Grace when he realizes he loves her. His reaction when she finally tells him about her surgery was a tear jerker and a 5 Hankie rating.
I GOT Grace. I know why this was a secret she wanted to keep. It's a difficult choice and a polarizing topic of discussion. I was proud of Grace for making this decision...it was a tough one and she is comfortable with it but is was HER choice. The surgery doesn't happen in the book, by the time the story starts and a humiliating first sexual attempt happens(with biggest asshst on the planet!) the weight is lost but not the deep issues.
The story explains what she will need to do for the rest of her life (adjusting the band, portion control, exercise, watch the alcohol!) in Grace's talk with Evan. Straightforward and accepting!
As you can tell, I love Grace.
We also revisit our old friends : The McCarthy Family. There are other books before "Hoping For Love" and trust me, you will not regret reading them. In order:
Maid For Love: Mac McMarthy and Maddie
Fool For Love: Joe and Janey McCarthy
Ready For Love: Luke and Sydney
Falling For Love: Grant McCarthy and Stephanie
Hoping For Love: Evan McCarthy and Grace
I thinks it's wonderful to read about each couple after their book to see how they're doing. Life is still happening, issues occur, marital troubles, love, babies, health issues. The McCarthys are just real and they jump off the pages. Other stories are in this book but they all have a common link...the McCarthys.
Read this book! You will not be disappointed with Evan and Grace's awesome journey to Happily Ever After.