Review: Light After Dark by Marie Force

Author: Marie Force
Series: Gansett Island #16
Release Date: December 13, 2016
Publisher: HTJB Inc.
Source: Author
Pages: 328
Reviewer: Elizabeth
Rating: 5 Stars
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Mallory Vaughn is at a crossroads in her life. A year after learning that Big Mac McCarthy is her father, she’s spending more and more time on Gansett Island, surrounded by the large and boisterous McCarthy family. When she’s laid off from her longtime job, Mallory goes to visit her family on Gansett and tries to figure out the next chapter. An unexpected job offer will have her packing up her home in Providence to move to the island for at least the summer, if not longer. She decides to make this the “Summer of Mallory,” full of new adventures, new people and new opportunities. Will a new love also be part of the Summer of Mallory? Anything is possible on Gansett Island, especially true love.

Take the ferry back to Gansett to catch up with the McCarthy family and their friends. Be on hand as Laura and Owen welcome their twins and the family comes back together for another summer of love and adventure on Gansett Island.

Elizabeth's Thoughts
Marie Force always delivers! Whether it’s a short novella or a full-length story. LIGHT AFTER DARK is no exception.

Mallory is a brilliant heroine. She’s smart, loving and dedicated to her craft. But she’s got a lot of resentment and hurt in her heart. I loved that she was flawed and strong enough to recognize when she needed help. I enjoyed watching her grow and rediscover herself.

The hero is equally flawed but so very endearing. He and Mallory worked well together and I also enjoyed their courtship! Ms. Force wanted the hero to be a surprise so I won’t mention his name in the review, but I do love her sense of humor! As the story begins, she introduced not one but two different men and it’s still a while before we know who the hero is!

This is my first read of the series and because it’s Book 16, I wasn’t privy to many of the relationships in the story. There are many couples and I found myself wanting to know more about them, how they met and all the follies that ensued during their own courtships! You can definitely read this as a standalone, but to get the full Gansett Island experience, I’d start at the beginning. And the first book, MAID FOR LOVE is currently a FREE eBook!

The writing was great, the story even greater. I’d recommend any of her books (The Green Mountain series is my favorite). You’ll always get a quality read full of heart!

I want to thank the publisher for generously offering me a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own.

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