Marie Force had two releases to close out 2019: Fatal Accusation from the Fatal Series and Trouble After Dark from the Gansett Island Series. Both were bestsellers with Fatal Accusation hitting the USA Today list at no. 34 and the Wall Street Journal ebook list at no. 2. Trouble After Dark his the USA Today list at no. 33 and the Wall Street Journal ebook list at no. 6.
“Marie Force always seems to keep this series on the pulse of the current political and social climate. Her writing and these characters make it impossible to put the book down until the very end.” -Cocktails and Books review of FATAL ACCUSATION

“I love when I get to return to Gansett Island, it is like coming home! We get to car h up on the characters, meet new ones and fall in love with their story!” —5 stars for TROUBLE AFTER DARK from Sharon Rudolf on Goodreads

Famous, book 8 in the Quantum Series, is a USA Today bestseller hitting the list at no. 48. Famous is the series finale and tells Marlowe’s story.
“A stunning conclusion to a breathtaking series.”
Outrageous, Book 7 in the Quantum Series, published as Unfassbar in German, is the no. 9 book on the Bild-Bestseller list (9/26/2019). 
Deceived by Desire

Deceived by Desire, book 2 in the Gilded Seriesis a USA Today bestseller, coming in at no. 22, and a Wall Street Journal bestseller, landing at no.144 on the ebook list.

This second book in Marie’s Gilded Series is an exciting journey through the historical past of her hometown of Newport, Rhode Island. For years, she has wanted to write about Newport’s storied Gilded Age history and the glorious summer “cottages” that are managed today by the Preservation Society of Newport County. Visit to the society’s website at to experience the grandeur for yourself. Marie loves all the amazing houses, but The Breakers is her favorite. Several of the houses referred to in this book were given fictional names, such as the Nelson and Russell homes, which didn’t actually exist. Read about Marie’s family history in Newport this newsletter.

“Full of flashy wealth and drama…Aubrey and Maeve have great chemistry, the friendships are strong, and the romance is passionate and well developed.”– Publishers Weekly

The Aug. 6, 2019, release of  One Year Home, the follow up to Five Years Gone, is a USA Today bestseller, coming in at no. 22, and a Wall Street Journal bestsller, landing at no. 8 on the ebook list.

One Year Home follows the story of Capt. John West after he returns home a hero but has lost the love of his life. 

“Simply put: One Year Home made my heart happy. Through all of the ups and downs, angst and darkness, unexpected love and insurmountable odds, this powerful novel pulled at my heartstrings and left me breathless.” A Top Pick from Sara at Harlequin Junkie

Marie’s June 18, 2019 release of Till There Was You, book 4 in the Butler, Vermont Series, is a USA Today bestseller, coming in at no. 22, and a Wall Street Journal bestsller, landing at no. 6 on the ebook list.

Till There Was You is the story of Lucas, twin brother of Landon, in the Abbott family. Lucas and his twin grew up sharing everything—including a reputation for funny, idiotic behavior. Lucas is ready to shed that lovable-idiot image, grow up and take a chance on a real, adult relationship with Danielle, who has relocated with her young daughter Savannah to Butler to interview for a job at the Abbott family’s Green Mountain Country Store. 

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I’ve been feeling SUPER sentimental lately for the beginning of my author journey as I finish the series that started it all. I wrote Treading Water in fits and starts over a few years in the early 2000s. I have notebook pages full of DRIVEL as I took first, second and third stabs at conquering the story I wanted to tell about a successful architect with a nearly twenty-year marriage and three daughters who has his entire life upended when his wife is seriously injured in a near-fatal accident. It took me forever to write that first draft, and when I finished it late in the afternoon of May 18, 2005 (hello? of course I know the date!) I had never been happier about anything. except the births of my children (and Jack was a VERY CLOSE second to them—LOL). OMG, I was so excited that day. We went out to dinner to celebrate. It was such a huge big deal to actually write THE END for the first time!

What I didn’t know then in my state of naive euphoria was that the work was really just beginning. The first draft of Treading Water was an overwritten mess at 155,000 words. It went through so many iterations that by the time it was published six years later, it was a leaner, meaner 92,000 words that told the exact same story as the overwritten beast. The amount I cut from that book is around the size of my later book Maid for Love! I learned a LOT from Treading Water. I learned some of the biggest lessons that fiction writers have to confront when they are new. Mostly I learned what NOT to do. I became much more intentional about what made it into a book—and what didn’t. I learned to “kill my darlings” BEFORE I wrote them rather than having to cut stuff I loved later. I swear, every time I look at that book I still see something I want to change. I’ve never had that experience with any of my other books. Taking the lessons learned from Treading Water, I wrote Marking Time, book 2 in that series, in 90 days. It ended up at 90,000 words, and I’ve hardly changed a thing since I finished it in 2006. Same with Starting Over, which was book 3. I wrote book 4, Coming Home, in 2012 after my readers pleaded with me to finish a story I started in Marking Time. And then I heard for SEVEN YEARS that I needed to write a book for Maggie, the third Harrington sister.

I finally did that, and Finding Forever is coming soon, closing this twenty-year journey from those hand-written notebook pages to the end of the series that started it all. I can’t wait to get this book out to readers and to discuss Treading Water LIVE TONIGHT at 7 pm EST in my book club at I’ll have giveaways of signed copies of the full series that will be open for 48 hours to allow all time zones to participate. Hope to see you at the chat, and make sure you preorder Finding Forever (link in my bio) to read the final Treading Water book on April 12!

Question for you: Have you read the Treading Water Series?
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