Evanick, Marcia

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Evanick, Marcia


Married; husband's name Michael; children: Michael, Angelique, Keith, Cassandra, Savannah.


Home—Lancaster County, PA.




Waldenbooks Award, for the most sales from a first-time author in the category of romance.



Perfect Morning, Loveswept (New York, NY), 1989.

Indescribably Delicious, Loveswept (New York, NY), 1990.

Satin Sheets and Strawberries, Loveswept (New York, NY), 1990.

Midnight Kiss, Loveswept (New York, NY), 1991.

Guardian Spirit, Loveswept (New York, NY), 1991.

Sizzle, Loveswept (New York, NY), 1991.

Gretchen and the Big Bad Wolf, Loveswept (New York, NY), 1991.

Sweet Temptation, Loveswept (New York, NY), 1992.

Over the Rainbow, Loveswept (New York, NY), 1993.

In Daddy's Arms, Loveswept (New York, NY), 1993.

My Special Angel, Loveswept (New York, NY), 1994.

Playing for Keeps, Loveswept (New York, NY), 1994.

Emma and the Handsome Devil, Loveswept (New York, NY), 1994.

Out of a Dream, Loveswept (New York, NY), 1994.

My True Love Gave to Me, Loveswept (New York, NY), 1995.

By the Light of the Moon, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1995.

His Chosen Bride, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1996.

Family First, Loveswept (New York, NY), 1996.

Second-Time Lucky, Loveswept (New York, NY), 1996.

Georgia on His Mind, Loveswept (New York, NY), 1997.

Daddy Material, Loveswept (New York, NY), 1997.

Here's Lookin' at You, Loveswept (New York, NY), 1997.

Tangled Up in Blue, Loveswept (New York, NY), 1997.

A Father's Promise, Silhouette (New York, NY), 1998.

Silver in the Moonlight, Loveswept (New York, NY), 1998.

Somewhere in the Night, Zebra Books (New York, NY), 1999.

Catch of the Day, Zebra Books (New York, NY), 2002.

Christmas on Conrad Street, Zebra Books (New York, NY), 2002.

(With Fern Michaels, Virginia Henley, and Holly Chamberlin) Let It Snow, Zebra Books (New York, NY), 2003.

Blueberry Hill, Kensington Publishing (New York, NY), 2003.

(With Virginia Henley, Lisa Jackson, Fern Michaels, and Linda Lael Miller) Deck the Halls, Kensington Publishing (New York, NY), 2004.

A Berry Merry Christmas, Kensington Publishing (New York, NY), 2004.

Harbor Nights, Kensington Publishing (New York, NY), 2005.

(With Lisa Plumley, Theresa Alan, and Holly Chamberlin) I Shaved My Legs For This?!, Kensington Publishing (New York, NY), 2006.

A Misty Harbor Wedding, Zebra Books (New York, NY), 2006.

Mistletoe Bay, Zebra Books (New York, NY), 2007.


Hand in Hand, Zebra Books (New York, NY), 2000.

Wife in Name Only, Zebra Books (New York, NY), 2000.

Jeremiah's Return, Zebra Books (New York, NY), 2001.


Marcia Evanick is a prolific author of contemporary romance novels, many of which are set in the small fishing town of Misty Harbor, Maine. Catch of the Day centers on Gwen Fletcher, a chef who moves to Misty Harbor and falls for Daniel Creighton, a physically and emotionally scarred carpenter who is renovating her new restaurant. "Beautifully written with charmingly real characters," remarked Booklist contributor Megan Kalan, "Evanick's romance will surely snare readers' hearts."

Harbor Nights concerns Norah Stevens, a young reporter who finds it difficult to trust men after her parents' messy divorce, and her quirky relationship with rugged outdoorsman Ned Porter. According to Romance Reader Web site critic Mary Benn, "Harbor Nights is light-hearted entertainment" that "avoids agonizing introspection and self-flagellating guilt to highlight instead the welcoming care and boisterous warmth of a small town community." A Publishers Weekly contributor stated that Evanick's "story of opposites who attract unfolds with endearing warmth."

A business venture threatens to sour a budding romance in A Misty Harbor Wedding. The work focuses on Matt Porter, a handsome carpenter who has long dreamt of purchasing the lighthouse on scenic Carrie's Hill, and Sierra Morley, a developer who wants to acquire the land for her family's hotel company. In Library Journal, Kristin Ramsdell commented that Evanick's novel "rewards readers with a satisfying romance and some memorable secondary stories as well."

A number of Evanick's works feature holiday themes. In Christmas on Conrad Street, twin brothers Erik and Gunnar Olsen court two very different women. "Both romances evolve charmingly," Ramsdell noted. A widow develops a special relationship with her late husband's business partner in A Berry Merry Christmas. "Humor adds a light touch to a charming tale," wrote Ramsdell.



Booklist, February 15, 2002, Megan Kalan, review of Catch of the Day, p. 997; September 1, 2005, Lynne Welch, review of Harbor Nights, p. 72; December 1, 2006, Lynne Welch, review of A Misty Harbor Wedding, p. 31.

Library Journal, November 15, 2002, Kristin Ramsdell, review of Christmas on Conrad Street, p. 58; November 15, 2004, Kristin Ramsdell, review of A Berry Merry Christmas, p. 47; December 1, 2006, Kristin Ramsdell, review of A Misty Harbor Wedding, p. 104.

Publishers Weekly, October 14, 2002, review of Christmas on Conrad Street, p. 70; July 25, 2005, review of Harbor Nights, p. 54.


Fresh Fiction,http://freshfiction.com/ (August 10, 2007), "Marcia Evanick."

Romance Reader,http://www.theromancereader.com/ (July 8, 1998), Jean Mason, review of A Father's Promise; (June 12, 2000), Cathy Sova, review of Wife in Name Only; (February 10, 2002), Lesley Dunlap, review of Catch of the Day; (October 31, 2005), Mary Benn, review of Harbor Nights.

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