Marie Force Books

Marie Force is an American author who is best known for her works in romantic fiction, and is perhaps best known for her Fatal series of books, as well as her Gansett Island series of books.

Order of Butler, Vermont Series

# Read Title Published
1 Every Little Thing 2017

Order of Fatal Series

# Read Title Published
1 Fatal Affair 2010
2 Fatal Justice 2011
3 Fatal Consequences 2011
4 Fatal Destiny 2011
5 Fatal Flaw 2012
6 Fatal Deception 2012
7 Lethal Attraction 2013
8 Fatal Mistake 2013
9 Dangerous Games 2013
10 Fatal Jeopardy 2014
11 Fatal Scandal 2015
12 One Night with You (Short Story) 2015
13 Fatal Frenzy 2015
14 Fatal Identity 2016
15 Fatal Threat 2017
16 Fatal Chaos 2018

Order of Gansett Island Episodes Season 1 Series

# Read Title Published
1 Gansett Island Episodes (Short Story) 2017

Order of Green Mountain Series

Order of Marie Force Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published
1 Line of Scrimmage 2008
2 Love at First Flight 2009
3 True North 2010
4 The Fall 2010
5 Everyone Loves a Hero 2011
6 The Wreck 2011
7 Georgia on My Mind 2011
8 Sex Machine 2016
9 Sex God 2017

Order of McCarthys Of Gansett Island Series

Order of Quantum Series

# Read Title Published
1 Virtuous 2015
2 Valorous 2015
3 Victorious 2015
4 Rapturous 2016
5 Ravenous 2016

Order of Treading Water Series

# Read Title Published
1 Treading Water 2011
2 Marking Time 2011
3 Starting Over 2011
4 Coming Home 2012
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The author Marie Force was born Marie Jean Sutherland in Newport, Rhode Island. Marie Force grew up in the neighbouring town of Middleton, where she went to the local high school in 1984. After graduation, Force studied at the University of Rhode Island, where majored in journalism and social science. After graduating in 1988, Force put her journalism qualification to good use and went to work for a local newspaper. She describes the experience like ‘boot camp’ for writing, working hard for little pay, but learning all she could about the discipline.

At the age of 26, after marrying, Force ended up moving around, ending up in Spain in the early ’90s, then to Maryland, Jacksonville, and then back to Rhode Island at the turn of the millennium. It was around this time that Marie Force had the beginnings of her writing career, creating the framework for the character Jack Harrington. Jack Harrington would become the protagonist in the first book in the Treading Water series, titled Treading Water. The series continued with Marking Time, Starting Over and Coming Home. The first book in the series was released in 2005, and they revolved around romance and families, and have a strong fanbase.

After creating the Treading Water series, Force went on to create the Gansett Island series, which tells the stories of the inhabitants and their home of Gansett Island. It tells stories of romance and family, but with a large cast of different characters.

As well as the Gansett Island Series, Force has written several standalone books, as well as another series, the Green Mountain series of books, set in Vermont and featuring the Abbott family. The first book of the Green Mountain series, All You Need Is Love was released in 2014, and although each can be read as standalone books, they’re best enjoyed if read in order of release.

Author Marie Force was born in Newport, Rhode Island and grew up in the town next to it (Middletown) with parents who loved the water. Her father owned an aviation repair business that her mother was the bookkeeper for him. She graduated from Middletown High School in the year 1984 and would graduate from college (University of Rhode Island) in 1988 as a double major in political science and journalism. She would work for a small community newspaper, to her it was like a boot camp (writing wise). There was little money and worked hard, but had so much fun; they learned a lot about writing and editing, not to mention life. Her writing started up after she talked with her dad and he asked her about writing and told her she could write for three hours, early in the morning. She worked on notes, which she thought were bad, but would return to them, every now and then. When her mother was diagnosed with cancer, the book proved to be an escape. It was something that she worked on more and more. She had some work on the book done, and her mother was the first to read the first four chapters. Her mother dying on August 31, 2004 awakened something in Marie and it led to her writing quite a few novels.

Force writes contemporary romance novels, and has written the “Treading Water”, series, the “Green Mountain” series, the ‘Fatal” series, and “The McCarthy’s of Gansett Island” series.


For those readers looking to get into novels by Marie Force, this section will help with that. It will go over the novels “Maid for Love”, “Fool for Love”, and “Ready for Love”.

Maid for Love: This is the first novel in the “The McCarthy’s of Gansett Island” series and was released in the year 2011. This novel stars Maddie Chester and Mac McCarthy. Maddie Chester wants to leave Gansett Island (her hometown), because it is a place that has given her awful rumors and some bad memories. As she is going to her job as a housekeeper by Mac McCarthy (Gansett’s favorite son). She works at McCarthy’s Resort Hotel.

He has returned so that he can help his dad sell their resort and does not plan on staying too long. When Mac sends her flying on accident, she is badly injured, so he moves into help her get better and help with her young son. His plans are in jeopardy, as he just wanted to be there long enough to sell the resort.

Fool for Love: This is the second novel in the “The McCarthy’s of Gansett Island” series and was released in the year 2011. This novel stars Joe Cantrell and Janey McCarthy. Joe Cantrell (owns Gansett Island Ferry Company) has been in love with a woman for as long as he can remember. This woman (Janey McCarthy) has been either engaged or dating David Lawrence (a doctor in training). Things go wrong between the couple and she calls Joe (whom she thinks of as her fifth brother) and one of the people that is in her inner circle on the mainland.

She thinks that some time with him will help her before she has to face her parents and friends. It is torture having her in his house, because before he could just love her from afar (even though that was bad too). Is he going to take the opportunity to show her what they could have with each other? What is Mac going to say about it? He is Janey’s protective and older brother, and Joe’s best friend, after all.

Ready for Love: This is the third novel in the “The McCarthy’s of Gansett Island” series and was released in the year 2011. This novel stars Luke Harris and Sydney Donovan. Luke Harris was in love with wealthy seasonal visitor Sydney Donovan. She never returned after going off to college. She married another man and had two children with him. But Luke stayed on the island and worked at McCarthy’s Gansett Marina and tried to figure out what went wrong.

A little over a year after she loses her husband and children, she comes back to the island. She wants to figure out what is next for her. It might just be a new affair with the guy that she never forgot. Is she ready for this second chance?

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Q: Are the Marie Force Fatal series in any particular chronological order?

A: The Fatal series written by Marie Force should be read in the same order as listed above, except for One Night You, which is a prequel to the series.

Q: What is the first book in the Gansett Island series?

A: The first book in the Gansett Island series is Maid For Love, which was released in 2011.

Q: What is the first book in the Green Mountain series?

A: The first book in the Green Mountain series is All You Need Is Love, which was released in 2014.

Q: What is the first book in the Fatal series?

A: The first book in Marie Force’s Fatal series is Fatal Affair, which was released in 2010.

Q: What is the first book in the Trading Water series?

A: The first book in Marie Force’s Treading Water series is called Treading Water, and was released in 2011.