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Maggie McGinnis is a USA Today Bestselling author and Golden Heart Finalist of witty contemporary romance novels.

Her books, which are by and large set in Montana and Vermont, usually have sharp and lively heroines, and heroes who are always after the right girls.

Maggie certainly counts herself lucky enough to fall in love every day, thanks to her books.

She has a soft spot for romantic comedies, popcorn, and the perfect green pen.

If she wasn't an author, Maggie would certainly be blowing the roof off a Nashville club in her pink cowgirl boots.

A member of Romance Writers of America, Maggie—who is represented by Courtney Miller-Callihan of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates—currently lives in New England in her children and cats.

More about Maggie McGinnis

Genres: Contemporary , Romance


Echo Lake Series

  1. Forever This Time (2015)
  2. Moonlight Crush (2016)
  3. Firefly Summer (2016)


  1. Snowflake Wishes: An Echo Lake Novella (2015)

Whisper Creek Series

  1. Accidental Cowgirl (2013)
  2. A Cowboy's Christmas Promise (2014)
  3. Once Upon a Cowboy (2015)
  4. Unlucky in Love (2016)
  5. Meant to Be (2017)
  6. Taking a Chance (2017)

Detailed book overview

Echo Lake Series

Forever This Time

Boston therapist Josie Kendrew specializes in helping other people mend their broken hearts, but her own heart is another story. After years of putting distance between herself and her childhood home, she’s forced to rush back to Echo Lake, Vermont when her father has a stroke, but once she arrives, painful memories threaten to send her driving right back out of town. Between her sweet “little sister” and Ethan Miller, the boy she left behind, Josie finds herself face-to-face with a pain she’s not sure she can endure. Ethan is now—wow—all man, and he’s sitting in the CFO chair of Snowflake Village, her family’s Christmas-themed amusement park … a place noted by journalists as charming and sweet and festive, but a place she’s derisively called Camp Ho-Ho forever—or at least since she was old enough to watch the twinkly lights and endless hours destroy her parents.

Ethan Miller never set out to be the one left behind, but when Josie blew out of town ten years ago with no explanation, suddenly that’s who he was. After a week spent mostly in a Jim Beam haze, he tucked her engagement ring in a drawer and set out to make a life for himself, though their history gnaws at him every day he walks the pathways of Snowflake Village. A lot has changed since Josie fled, so when she drives back in, a mixture of angry, scared, and sad, he has no idea whether she’ll stay … or leave him shattered once again.

As the days turn into weeks, both Ethan and Josie realize that maybe, just maybe, Snowflake Village might hold more than just ghosts from the past. It might hold the possibility of a second chance at love...

Author: Maggie McGinnis
First Release: 2015
Moonlight Crush

Delaney Blair loves her job at Echo Lake’s Mercy Hospital, where she’s developed a reputation for being smart, fair, and driven. When she’s assigned to cut funding, she has to temporarily relocate her office, put on borrowed scrubs, and go toe-to-toe with Dr. Joshua Mackenzie, the interim head of the pediatrics department. His killer smile and rock-star body are distractions Delaney could do without, but she’s determined to stay focused while she brings his budget into line. It’s not working.

Beloved by his colleagues and patients alike, Josh is too busy caring for sick kids to talk numbers with the sexy, stiletto-clad Delaney. Every time they talk business, tensions run high…but so does a powerful attraction neither of them can ignore. When an emergency brings Mercy to its knees, Delaney and Josh must work together to save lives. But can they also find a way into each other’s hearts?

NB: This book was previously published as Heart Like Mine.

Author: Maggie McGinnis
First Release: 2016
Ebook: B08LTNLY4Z
Firefly Summer

Gabriela O’Brien is supposed to be on a plane to a long-awaited Barbados vacation, where she’d planned to sip margaritas on a cushioned chaise by the sea for a blissful, breezy two weeks, using sea air and alcohol to recover from a long year of playing substitute parent and full-time counselor to her Briarwood Academy students. Instead, she’s navigating a van full of miscreant teenagers to a desolate summer camp on the shores of Echo Lake, Vermont, where they’ve been sentenced to live for a month because the teens stole the school van and hightailed it out of town a week ago, and the headmaster decided it was Gabriela’s fault.

When Luke Magellan watches the BMW van pull into the deserted parking lot of Camp Echo, he braces himself to face a nightmare. Up until this year, Camp Echo’s been home to hundreds of troubled boys every summer, in programs designed to turn them around and prove the world gives a damn how they turn out. But now rich-as-sin Briarwood Academy has bought the property, and given the list of updates they want made, it’s clear they’re going to turn it into yet another lakeside paradise for the rich and famous. Last summer, he was directing lives. This year, he’s a camp handyman putting in a performance stage and showers.

And now he’s dealing with a van full of surprise guests who will no doubt be expecting better accommodations than the tents and outhouse he has to offer.

NB: This book was previously published as She's Got a Way.

Author: Maggie McGinnis
First Release: 2016
Ebook: B08LTVFGQ7


Snowflake Wishes: An Echo Lake Novella

Ten years ago, Piper Bellini and Noah Drake were the Echo Lake couple that everyone knew would be together forever. Then Noah landed a high-adventure travel job that took him flying across oceans, and Piper couldn’t see herself fitting into that lifestyle … or wanting to. He’s spent the past decade risking life and limb with every trip while she’s built a quiet life in Echo Lake, and both of them know they’re better off apart.

When Noah returns to Echo Lake on a business trip, he tries to convince himself he hasn’t missed her all this time, but when a winter storm forces them to spend a night holed up together in a roadside diner, it’s clear there’s still a flame simmering between them that neither can ignore. Noah realizes he’s been handed a second chance, and he intends to make all of Piper’s Christmas wishes come true.

Author: Maggie McGinnis
First Release: 2015
Ebook: B08LSG8XX7

Whisper Creek Series

Accidental Cowgirl

After being betrayed by her con man ex-fiancé, Kyla Bennett nurses a broken heart. But Kyla’s friends have other ideas and when they whisk her off to Whisper Creek, a dude ranch staffed by cowboys so hot they dim the Montana sunset, all Kyla wants to do is hide under a quilt. Then in rides Decker Driscoll. He’s hauling about as much emotional baggage as Kyla, but when he stands close by, both of them want to stay close—and begin to succumb to an undeniable attraction.

After experiencing personal tragedy, Decker never thought he’d see Big Sky country again. But now that his family’s Whisper Creek property is in deep with a Vegas gambler, Decker’s back for the summer—and spending all his time running from “cowgirls” who come to the dude ranch to score some dudes. Then he meets Kyla, a kindred spirit who brings on a stampede of protective feelings . . . and a powerful hankering to sear her with a new brand of love.

Author: Maggie McGinnis
First Release: 2013
Ebook: B00CK8CKZS
Publisher: Loveswept
A Cowboy's Christmas Promise

Boston veterinarian Hayley Scampini tends the city’s pampered pets but dreams of the rural life of a country vet. She’s single and determined to stay that way, convinced that love isn’t permanent enough to trust. Then a vacation to the Whisper Creek dude ranch introduces her to Daniel McKee, a sexy single dad who runs the kind of veterinary practice she aspires to—and rattles her conviction to keep men at a distance.

Managing a thriving practice, coping with the loss of his wife, and fighting a custody battle with his in-laws over his twin daughters, Daniel couldn’t be more overwhelmed. Hayley is a godsend, accompanying him in the field and winning over his girls.

It doesn’t take Daniel long to realize he’s falling for this woman, hard and fast. So before Hayley returns to Boston, he extracts a promise: that she will return to Whisper Creek for Christmas. It’s the perfect time and place to show Hayley that the promise of a beautiful life together is something she can believe in.

Author: Maggie McGinnis
First Release: 2014
Ebook: B00KK0PJIS
Publisher: Loveswept
Once Upon a Cowboy

Yoga instructor Jessalyn Alcott radiates peace, calm, and serenity—on the outside. Inside, she still feels like the broken, desperate girl from the trailer park. She’s got dark secrets she can’t share, which is why she never lets her relationships go beyond the third date. But when she travels to the Whisper Creek dude ranch for a friend’s wedding, Jess is enchanted by a cowboy whose deep blue eyes, dimpled smile, and rock-hard body make it tough to remember why she keeps running scared.

Cole Driscoll has struggled to find his place on a family ranch where he’s always played second fiddle. His future might be uncertain, but he’s sure of one thing: He wants Jess by his side. Easier said than done. When it comes to getting close, she’s full of excuses, and he longs to fix the hurt he sees in her eyes. Now that she’s at Whisper Creek, there’s nothing he wants more than to break down the walls around her heart and heal her pain with the power of love.

Author: Maggie McGinnis
First Release: 2015
Ebook: B00OEXM778
Publisher: Loveswept
Unlucky in Love

After Alexis Maguire’s wedding day comes and goes without a groom, she decides that it’s time for a change. Tired of being the dependable, steady—and apparently boring—one, Alexis hopes that a cross-country road trip will help her loosen up and find her inner sparkle. Her first stop is the Whisper Creek Ranch, where the hot wranglers are sure to bring out her inner party girl. The trouble is, she can’t stand pretending to be someone she’s not—especially around the cowboy who tempts her to stay put.

Gunnar Peterson has spent six months working at Whisper Creek, and he’s never been happier. Having grown up an army brat, he’s ready to put down roots, and the only thing missing is a woman to share his life with. When Alexis blows into town, Gunnar thinks he may have met his match, despite the wild-child facade he sees right through. But Alexis swears she won’t settle down anytime soon—so it’s up to Gunnar to convince her that what she’s looking for…is right here.

Author: Maggie McGinnis
First Release: 2016
Ebook: B015LZ04YK
Publisher: Loveswept
Meant to Be

At twenty-eight, Shelby Quinn’s already a has-been. Scooped off a country stage at sixteen and remolded into glittery pop princess Tara Gibson, she toured the country for a decade, playing to sold-out stadiums while slowly losing her soul. Now her sales are waning, and when her beloved father dies in a fiery plane crash, she finally comes apart at the seams. Alone and brokenhearted, she hides away at Whisper Creek Ranch, never expecting to meet a man who understands her in a way no one else ever has.

Cooper Davis was one of Boston’s top detectives—until a bogus investigation cost him his badge, his family, and almost his life. Now he’s wrangling horses and guests at Whisper Creek Ranch, while keeping one eye firmly on a super-secret VIP holed up in a private cabin—a beautiful, soulful singer who knows what it’s like to lose everything. Cooper and Shelby both have ample reason to guard their hearts.

But if they can learn to trust each other, something magical awaits them under the big skies and bright stars.

Author: Maggie McGinnis
First Release: 2017
Ebook: B01EE0FAU6
Publisher: Loveswept
Taking a Chance

A rising star in the corporate world, Emma Winthrop enjoys the view from her cubicle in sunny Florida. But when she’s dispatched to a nursing home in Whisper Creek for three months of field experience, she discovers a slice of heaven made of mountains and mayhem—mostly in the form of rugged, drop-dead gorgeous Jasper Stone, who grinds his specialty beans at the town’s best coffee shop in between organizing dodge-ball games and wheelchair races in Emma’s hallways.

When Jasper walks in on this beautiful angel in silky purple underwear trying to rinse out her blouse, it’s a breathtaking view—even for a Montana native. Wreaking havoc here at Shady Acres keeps his dad in good spirits, but getting under Emma’s skin is proving to be even more fun. Jasper knows that he’s falling faster than a man with his past has any right to, but his body and his heart have a mind of their own. And Emma appears to be claiming both.

Author: Maggie McGinnis
First Release: 2017
Ebook: B01N8V7VFN
Publisher: Loveswept