Denise sat down with Marie to ask her a couple of questions – enjoy the interview and make sure to enter for a chance to win an ebook or signed copy of this book! Good luck!!!
Hoping to take the magic of the island and move it to the mountains with the Abbot family, purveyors of the odd and hard to find relics of a time long gone by in small-town Vermont. Hope you’ll come with me to the Green Mountains! Watch for the first book in the series in early 2014!
The family-run Green Mountain Country Store is cherished by locals as a reminder of simpler times. The Abbott children are determined to keep it that way—but their father has different plans…
When Cameron Murphy heads to Vermont to build a website for a new client, she imagines a more relaxing trip than she gets. After wrecking her car by colliding with the town moose, she meets the most handsome hero she’s ever seen. Unfortunately, her savior, Will Abbott, is also the son of her client—and he wants nothing to do with the new website or the city girl creating it.
For all Will cares, Cameron can march her fancy boots right out of town and out of his family’s business. But he can’t seem to get her out of his head. As his family’s dispute heats up, so does the chemistry between the two, leaving them wondering if simple is better after all—especially when it comes to matters of the heart.
This was my first Marie Force book and I want to start by saying it won’t be my last.
I thoroughly enjoyed her writing style, she has an amazing ability to make her characters feel real.
All You Need is Love is book 1 in Ms Force’s new Green Moutain Series. It introduces the reader to the Abbott family, well first you meet Will Abbott the third oldest, let me pause here and say I am in Love with the Abbott Family, Lincoln and Molly Abbott have raised 10, yes 10 amazing children.
I will return to the story in a second I want to make sure to say, it is amazing to me that Ms. Force managed to give each Abbott child their own space in the family dynamic and their interactions with each other were wonderful each sibling having a different bond with the other.
Ms. Force has me craving a story for each one. As I sit here, I can name all 10 and what they do for a living, this is some masterful writing.
Ok back to the story…this book is about Will Abbott and Cameron Murphy. Cam is city girl from the big city, New York City – traveling to Vermont to meet with Will’s father Lincoln, her goal it to close the deal to create a website for his Green Moutain Country Store.
Cam quickly learns that this deal is much more complicated than she ever imagined and that bringing this family venture into the new millennium is not as simple as it first appears; no I am not going to tell you why it gets so complicated you have to read the book to find out!
I adored Will Abbott, he was this combination of rugged sexy and compassionate, well after he and Cam get over the snippiness of their first encounter. Because their first meeting starts these two off with some adorable banter and paints a scene that could likely only take place in Vermont in the winter.
As Will and Cam spend time together, it is clear that despite their differences and living in vastly different cultures they are undeniably attracted to each other. The connection between Will and Cameron is tangle to the reader and teasable between Will and his siblings. This interaction between the Abbott family truly added to the read.
Throughout the story I loved the use of the Abbott family; Hunter the oldest has me so intrigued and the developing story line with Max the youngest was really well done, Max’s added to this book and had me wanting his story too!! Ughh Yes I want all the Abbott’s now!
As I mentioned prior Ms. Force is a wonderful writer, there was such wonderful imagery in this book, you can feel yourself in the Vermont winter and picture this small town and all its beauty.
Will and Cam come from two different worlds and the question they soon face is – is Love really all you need when one person doesn’t own a cell phone and the other is lost without cell reception?
Well, I will not tell you how this obstacle is overcome but I will say I thought it was well done, it felt organic and not forced.
The timeline played out and Cam and Will figure out what works for them despite what seems like insurmountable odds going in.
The epilogue of this book was adorable, and likely not what you expect! I hope the theme of the epilogue keeps up in the upcoming books in the series!
I am so looking forward to all the Abbott’s books but I am super excited that Hannah Abbott is next in “I want to Hold your Hand” book 2!
And yes I will repeat this series is now a must read for me!
P.S. yes the books all have Beattle’s Song Names as Titles and you will find out why inside of All You need is Love!
M: There’s nothing all that fancy about it—I start on page one and write the story straight through. I’m what’s known as a “pantser,” meaning I write “by the seat of my pants, making it up as I go along. I always know my main characters fairly well by the time I begin, and I have a very good idea of where I’m going with the story. The rest is a journey of discovery for me, and I like it that way.
D: What do you want readers to know about the Abbott family?
M: The Abbott family is featured in my new Green Mountain Series, and I’m really enjoying Lincoln and Molly Abbott and their ten children so far. They are the proprietors of the Green Mountain Country Store, which has been in Molly’s family for three generations. The first book, All You Need Is Love, features second son Will Abbott. The second book, I Want to Hold Your Hand, is about oldest daughter Hannah, who lost her husband in Iraq seven years ago. I really love the family, the sibling dynamics, the fictional town of Butler and all the quirks of life in Vermont. I hope readers will love the Abbotts, too.
D: Who of the Abbott children are you most excited to write about?
M: I’m looking forward to all the stories I have planned for the Abbotts.
D: Who is your favorite author?
M: I don’t really have one favorite. I read across the romance genre—everything except paranormal.
D: Favorite Vacation Spot
M: Block Island, Rhode Island, which is the inspiration for my fictional Gansett Island.
D: What is your favorite word?
M: I assume this is a PG crowd, so I can’t tell you. 😉
D: What word annoys you?
M: Lover. I hate when people refer to their significant other as their lover. Ick. We get it.
D: What is the one thing that would surprise readers about you?
M: I literally have NO other talents besides writing. I didn’t get a single other usable skill.
D: Anything you would like to add?
M: I’m very grateful to the readers who’ve embraced my books and given me a career—and I life—I had only dreamed about. Hope you love the Green Mountain Series, and thanks for having me today.
D: Thank you for taking the time to answers a few questions for us!
Marie Force is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling, award-winning author of more than 25 contemporary romances, including the McCarthys of Gansett Island Series, the Fatal Series, the Treading Water Series and numerous stand-alone books. All You Need is Love, book 1 in her new Green Mountain Series from Berkley Publishing, is out on Feb. 4, 2014. While her husband was in the Navy, Marie lived in Spain, Maryland and Florida, and she is now settled in her home state of Rhode Island. She is the mother of two teenagers and two feisty dogs, Brandy and Louie. Join Marie’s mailing list at http://marieforce.com/ for news about new books and other possible appearances in your area.