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Episode 1: Victoria & Shannon (Gansett Island Series) by [Force, Marie]
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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 start. But she’s begun to wonder whether theirs is destined to be a short-term fling or possibly the love of a lifetime. When she goes looking for answers about his past, she learns something she was better off not knowing and isn’t sure what to do with her newfound information. What will happen when Shannon finds out she’s been asking questions about him, and will they be able to overcome the obstacles standing between them and happily ever after? Find out in this first Gansett Island Episode, which also includes the arrival of some long-awaited island babies!

About the Gansett Island Episodes…
From Marie: My fictional island has become such a huge part of my life—and yours—over these last six years, and I’ve created so many characters who speak to me between books and during the writing of new ones. I can’t possibly give them all a new story in every book, but I still have so much to say about them. With that in mind, I’ll be launching a new “Gansett Island Episodes” series in 2017, featuring shorter stories about past characters who readers love and want more of. Mixed in with these episodes will be at least one full-length book a year. So we’ll have plenty more from our favorite island, with new stories for past characters as well as all-new stories, too. I’m looking forward to this new adventure and hope you’ll take the ferry to Gansett for the new episodes!

The Gansett Island Series
Book 1: Maid for Love (Mac & Maddie) 
Book 2: Fool for Love (Joe & Janey) 
Book 3: Ready for Love (Luke & Sydney) 
Book 4: Falling for Love (Grant & Stephanie) 
Book 5: Hoping for Love (Evan & Grace) 
Book 6: Season for Love (Owen & Laura) 
Book 7: Longing for Love (Blaine & Tiffany) 
Book 8: Waiting for Love (Adam & Abby) 
Book 9: Time for Love (Daisy & David) 
Book 10: Meant for Love (Jenny & Alex) 
Book 10.5: Chance for Love, A Gansett Island Novella (Jared & Lizzie) 
Book 11: Gansett After Dark (Owen & Laura) 
Book 12: Kisses After Dark (Shane & Katie) 
Book 13: Love After Dark (Paul & Hope) 
Book 14: Celebration After Dark (Big Mac & Linda) 
Book 15: Desire After Dark (Slim & Erin) 
Book 16: Light After Dark (Mallory & Quinn) 
Gansett Island Episodes, Episode 1: Victoria & Shannon

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 122 pages
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  • Publisher: HTJB, Inc. (21 March 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01N25LOWP
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,284 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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If you are a fan of the Gansett Island books (like me) you are going to absolutely love this book. We have met Victoria Stevens, who is the Gansett Island midwife in previous books. She is always there taking care of the “pregnant women” on the island. She met hot sexy Irishman Shannon O’Grady when he came to the island with his aunty to see his cousin, Seamus, who lives on the island. He met Victoria and never went back to Ireland. Their romance has always been hot and heavy from the start and they seem to have hit a very comfortable stage in their relationship which has Victoria wondering whether Shannon thinks of this as a fling. Could this possibly be the love of her lifetime??? Victoria finds out things about Shannon’s past which could be possibly holding him back. When she confronts him about these things take a few unexpected turns. Will they manage to get their happily ever after that they both deserve??? Victoria is also busy with the arrival of some long awaited babies. But like everything else on Gansett there is never an easy arrival of a baby. I absolutely loved this book and cannot wait for the next Episode and getting to spend some more time with my friends from Gansett.
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Very good as usual!
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I enjoyed this little glimpse at Gansett but felt the price at $3.99 was too high for such a short book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Marie Force's new Gansett Island Episodes are off to a great start with Victoria & Shannon's amazing journey! 22 March 2017
By AES - Published on Amazon.com
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Victoria & Shannon's story is the first book in Marie Forces's new Gansett Island Episodes which is a novella series that focuses on some of the characters readers have met in previous Gansett Island books. The new episodes will be shorter stories about some of the past characters that we have come to know and love but always want more of. These new episodes will also focus on characters that we've always wanted to know more about but who haven't been highlighted in past books! In Episode 1 we get to know Victoria Stevens the islands Certified Nurse Midwife and her boyfriend Shannon O'Grady.

Victoria came to Gansett Island intending to spend about a year gaining some experience as a Certified Nurse Midwife. Little did she know that Gansett Island would work it's special magic on her and she would soon realize that the island had become her home. She loves her profession and the challenge of providing prenatal care to the women on the island. Together nearly a year, Victoria has also come to love her boyfriend Shannon O'Grady. Although her physical relationship with Shannon has been wonderful, lately she feels that it lacks the kind of true intimacy she craves. Due to his refusal to talk about his past life in Ireland and his intention to keep their relationship light rather than allow it to become serious, Victoria comes to the realization that she doesn't really know Shannon any better than the day they met one year ago. Their relationship may seem perfect on the surface but it's foundation is shaky. Determined to find out the answers to Shannon's past Victoria turns to his cousin Seamus for answers. What she discovers will turn her whole world upside down and have her wishing she had left well enough alone! Part of her wants to hold Shannon and love him even if he's not capable of giving her more but Victoria is determined not to settle for less.

Nine years ago Shannon O'Grady suffered an unimaginable tragedy that left him feeling like a shell of the man he'd once been. He had come to Gansett Island with his Aunt Nora to visit his cousin Seamus. What he hadn't expected was to meet the wonderful, always joyful and very sexy Victoria Stevens and to stay on Gansett Island when his Aunt Nora left to go home to Ireland two weeks later. Almost one year later, he loves his job and the life he's found on Gansett Island. After a year on the island he's also come to the realization that Gansett feels like home in a way that Ireland hadn't since his life took a tragic turn. He hadn't planned on staying but after 2 weeks with Victoria he hadn't been ready to leave her. One year later he still wasn't ready to leave her! After suffering through tragedy, he had been determined to never become involved again. He thought his plan was working until he met Victoria and Gansett Island. Since meeting Victoria his life has been so much better and his dark moods appear less often. He admires Victoria and is grateful that she doesn't push him for more than he was capable of giving. Little did he know that after Victoria talks to Seamus that was all about to change. He soon discovers that Victoria has scaled all the walls he had built around his heart to protect himself and that she has become his home! Shannon fears that he may have pushed Victoria away for good and that his realizations may have come too late! Has he lost Victoria or can he still win her back?

Victoria & Shannon's story was an excellent start to Marie Force's Gansett Island Episodes! I loved getting to know them and enjoyed reading about how they were able to overcome the many obstacles in their way to find their "fairy tale" ending! In this episode we get a chance to visit with many other beloved Gansett Island characters. We also get to welcome three new babies to Gansett! All three mothers had to overcome their own personal tragedies and challenges to find true happiness. Reading about their birthing experience, the overwhelmed and emotional dads, and seeing them all so happy in welcoming their new little ones into the world was truly special.

Once again Marie Force has written another amazing Gansett Island story. I always enjoy having the chance to visit with some of my favorite characters from Gansett! With these new Episodes I look forward to making the trip to Gansett more often. I'm looking forward to Episode 2 which will be Kevin & Chelsea's story. I can't wait! Thank you Marie for sharing your remarkable talent with your fans! As always I am anxiously awaiting your next release! I hope you have a wonderful time in Ireland!💕
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5.0 out of 5 stars This Episode idea is awesome 22 March 2017
By SPW - Published on Amazon.com
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This is Ms Force's first "Episode" book. It is a shorter story, with a complete story and little Vignettes. This book is about Victoria, nurse and Midwife with Dr. David; and Shannon who came with Shamus' mother from Ireland for a 2 week stay. He met Victoria on his first day and hasn't left Gansett or her since. He now works for his cousin at the ferry dock.
We start with Victoria going to visit Shamus because Shannon sometimes seems miles away. Does he see this relationship the way she does? Of course there is a horrid event in the past, a confrontation, tears and breakup. Praises this is a smaller book for they don't wait days or weeks (or lots of pages) to clear this up. I am so in love with Dr. Kevin McCarthy, perfect addition to the Island.
So while these two work on a little "hitch" in their relationship we are entertained to a baby birthing contest. These babies are all about their daddies. It is precious to see the bonding these men make with their little bundles of love.
This Episode is the perfect appetizer while waiting for a full length book. I am thrilled to say I won the prize to write one of the first reviews on this new book/venture. Each of the 16 1/2 books in this series allows you to connect with all the people on the island. These Episodes will never lack for storylines about ALL of our favorites on Gansett Island. Go get it NOW!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Perfect!!! 23 March 2017
By CINDY F. - Published on Amazon.com
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I have been in love with this series since the first day that 'Maid For Love' came out, and I still can't seem to get enough. I'veread this whole seriesat least 8-9 times already while waiting for the next book to come out, which is a record for me with any author's series, except maybe Robyn Carr's 'Virgin River' series.

I know that a full novel takes a bit more time and effort than these shorter episode books, so I am happily on board with this idea. IMO-This Episode is the perfect appetizer while waiting for a full length book. If all of the other episodes are as good as this one was....I'll be in 7th.Heaven!

I do however; have a major problem with this author. It seems like everytime she releases a new Gansett Island book I loose sleep and even forget to eat (which is more of a problem for my poor husband, than me. lol Give me a good book and I'm fine, but for some reason he thinks he needs to eat now and then. Go figure.....MEN! *sigh*), but that's mainly because they are just way too good to put it down, until I've read every single page. I've tried, believe me....but I just can't do it. I tell myself, just one more chapter, and then before you know it....I find myself at the end story, many hours later.

This episode focuses on mainly Victoria and Shannon, with a few other of our favorite characters thrown in. These two have been around a while in the series, but despite not really hearing many in depth details about either one of them until now, other than just that they were a couple. I admit; I cried happy tears with each baby that was born, and sad tears over the turmoil and heart-break that ensued between Victoria and Shannon. But what I find the most heart-warming thing of all about all of these books, are the way that friends and family members always come together when someone find themselves going through a rough spot, whether it's lending an ear for them to vent, giving them a little moral support, or lending them a shoulder to cry on. If everyone did what these people do on this Island, it would be a perfect world.

If you haven't read this series yet, please....give it a try. I assure you, you will not be disappoint in any way. If anything, you'll find yourself hooked just as much as I am.
3.0 out of 5 stars Gansett Island novella 5 April 2017
By Mujer - Published on Amazon.com
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This one is the beginning of a novella series that spotlights some of the secondary characters from the author's Gansett Island books. The story is about Victoria and Shannon. Shannon is an Irishman who came with his mom to the island for what was supposed to be a brief visit with his brother. After meeting Victoria (the island's certified midwife), a strong chemistry sizzles to life. Shannon remains on the island, living with Victoria, after his mom returns home. A year later Victoria and Shannon are still together. However, Victoria has become somewhat dissatisfied because their relationship seems stuck in the same place. She truly loves Shannon and wants to build a committed life with him, but she senses something is holding him back. Seeking answers, she seeks out his brother and learns some devastating news about his past that Shannon never shared with her. The ensuing discussion about what she learned seems to shatter their relationship beyond repair...

P.S. Several island babies are born during the course of this one.

Victoria & Shannon's story is the first book in Marie Forces's new Gansett Island Episodes which is a novella series that focuses on some of the characters readers have met in previous Gansett Island books. The new episodes will be shorter stories about some of the past characters that we have come to know and love but always want more of. These new episodes will also focus on characters that we've always wanted to know more about but who haven't been highlighted in past books! In Episode 1 we get to know Victoria Stevens the islands Certified Nurse Midwife and her boyfriend Shannon O'Grady.
4.0 out of 5 stars Victoria and Shannon's story is finally here! 29 March 2017
By Shelley Haase - Published on Amazon.com
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As a fan of Marie Force's work, I was excited to see a novella come out about some of my favorite characters from her McCarthys of Gansett Island series. I enjoyed getting to know some of the minor characters even better as this novella completely focused on Shannon and Victoria.

Victoria works at the Island's hospital as a midwife. She has played a minor part in the baby boom that has recently been going on around the island. I knew that she had started dating Shannon when he came from Ireland, but I had little idea of what was happening between them. I really enjoyed getting up close and familiar with these two memorable characters. I also loved seeing how she handles the pressure of being the only midwife on the island as three of my favorite families come in to deliver their long awaited children.

Shannon works on the ferry with his cousin. He has had a past that has kept him from opening up and letting others know about the secrets he has hidden away. He loves Victoria and is quite happy with her, but has difficulty showing her his feelings.

Marie Force has captivated me from the start with this novella and did not let go. It is filled with humor, combustible chemistry and a continuation of the wonderful world she has created on Gansett Island. I can't wait to see what she has in store for us next on this incredible Island.