Episode 1: Victoria & Shannon - Marie Force

Episode 1: Victoria & Shannon

By Marie Force

  • Release Date: 2017-03-21
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 5
From 25 Ratings


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
Gansett Island Boxed Set, Books 1-3
Gansett Island Boxed Set, Books 4-6
Gansett Island Boxed Set, Books 7-9
Book 1: Maid for Love
Book 2: Fool for Love
Book 3: Ready for Love
Book 4: Falling for Love
Book 5: Hoping for Love
Book 6: Season for Love
Book 7: Longing for Love
Book 8: Waiting for Love
Book 9: Time for Love
Book 10: Meant for Love
Book 10.5: Chance for Love, A Gansett Island Novella
Book 11: Gansett After Dark
Book 12: Kisses After Dark
Book 13: Love After Dark
Book 14: Celebration After Dark
Book 15: Desire After Dark
Book 16: Light After Dark
Gansett Island Episodes: Season 1, Episode 1


  • Victoria and Shannon

    By Agent$$$$
    Victoria, the island's Certified Nurse Midwife, wants the "fairytale". Although she's happy that her friends have found their HEA, she's somewhat envious of them. She thinks Shannon is her HEA, but there's something holding him back from making a commitment. Worried, Victoria turns to Seamus for advice on his cousin. What she finds out, is truly devastating. She goes to Shannon, not to corner him, but to hopefully get him to discuss his past with her so they can move forward in their relationship. Victoria's plan backfires and Shannon takes off on his motorcycle. Although Victoria's heart was in the right place, Shannon is upset that she went to Seamus to delve into his past--even though he admitted he would've never told her if it hadn't been for Seamus. Victoria tells Shannon she deserves more and breaks up with him. Can Shannon work through his past and be the man Victoria needs him to be? I've read EVERY Gansett novel and wondered how the novellas would "mesh" with the rest of the series. I am impressed with how well all the snippets throughout the novella intertwined with Victoria and Shannon's story. I do believe you need to read the Gansett series prior to reading this novella or you won't fully appreciate the snippets. It was fun to read updates on several of my favorite characters too! I can't wait for the next novella! I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
  • Population explosion!

    By John's Angel
    Is the school building going to be large enough for all these babies? Going to be some big birthday parties happening. What a great story. And Marie even threw in a romance to top it all off. You will love this visit to Gansett. See you next trip.
  • Can't get enough Gansett

    By Grinandstampit
    Love this episode concept from Marie Force. This was a very enjoyable read. Catch up on members of the Gansett Island community against the backdrop of Shannon and Victoria's romance. Her great characters make you feel as you are a part of their intimate group of friends. Loved it and highly recommend it.
  • This Episode idea is Awesome!

    By SPdub
    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!
  • Great as always!!

    By Kmazouch
    As always Marie doesn't disappoint! Great, quick read with a strong main story and enough info about the other members of Gansett Island to keep you happy!!
  • Gansett Island Revisited!

    By Bruin Reviewer
    A beautiful return to Gansett Island was as wonderful as I expected! Getting more insight into previously known characters & new adventures with lesser known town members, was happy, sad, & showed a new aspect into the people of this beautiful island. Victoria loved to take care of people & had an immediate connection with Shannon O'Grady. Their chemistry is so combustible, but also questionable, that Shannon knows she has to overcome the obstacles in their path. This book is heartwarming & pulls on your heartstrings. I truly loved this book reuniting the old series to the new one. I received the ARC to give an honest review. I purchased the book, as well, to add to my library. I have loved to reread this series many times. Excellent writing & 5 Stars+++!!!!!! Waiting for Episode2!
  • Episode 1

    By Th457(?
    I love the new concept of episodes that allow us to dip more deeply into the lives of some of the minor characters on Gansett, giving them depth and juicy story lines. Since Victoria has made quick appearances in many books it was great to get to know her. And while we learn about Shannon's circumstances second hand, I feel like there is still room to get to know him better. Probably my favorite part though is how fully formed the personalities are of the island residents that pop up in this book. The pages devoted to the birthing parents are like visiting good friends. They've been so fully developed in previous books that their personalities shine through in this book. Honestly, I'd read bathroom graffiti if I knew Marie wrote it but this book excites me for more Episodes and more quick visits with my old pals on Gansett Island. The only drawback, shorter book, fewer pages, shorter escape to a happy place.
  • Delightful

    By Pepp890
    As usual Marie Force delivers. I enjoyed the episode version. According to her promise, Marie provided a complete storyline as well as follow-up for other characters (the baby boom). This was the perfect book for my plane trip. I look forward to the next episode and novel. I did receive an advance reader copy of this book. Thank you.
  • Exciting & Memorable

    By Photomomager
    A page turner I just couldn't put down. Loved their story plus all the babies who couldn't wait.
  • Here we go again...

    By JodiLatt
    Here we are again...one of my most favorite places in the world!!! Shannon and Victoria's story had me waiting for this story for what seemed like ages and definitely didn't disappoint!!! Not to mention, the BABY BOOM!!! Another wonderful book in this fantastic series!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!!!