• A Vow of Love, A Friessen Family Christmas

  • The Friessens: A New Beginning, Book 4
  • By: Lorhainne Eckhart
  • Narrated by: Valerie Gilbert
  • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (12 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Sometimes, families need a helping hand.

Holidays are about family, love, and giving; but this Christmas, the Friessens are in for a rough holiday season.

Thirteen days before Christmas, a letter arrives in the mail - a letter that was never meant for Candy Friessen. When she opens it, she discovers a lie that rocks her world, and she begins to question everything she and Neil have created together, including his love for her and their family.

Seven days before Christmas, Candy's heart is breaking. She makes plans to leave, but when a call one night alerts all the Friessens that Becky, their mother, is fighting for her life in the hospital, they rush to her bedside without a second thought. Faced with uncertainty, Brad, Neil, Jed, and their wives are together for Christmas, but there's no happy celebration, no gifts piled under the tree.

And for Candy and Neil, once trust is destroyed, is the bond of family strong enough to keep them together?

©2014 Lorhainne Ekelund (P)2019 Lorhainne Ekelund

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Human Frailty

This book draws you into the poor decisions and deceit that can tear marriages apart. We look at marriages of friends and family and judge the closeness of a couple and their joined past by what we see on the surface. Most of the time we are wrong. A thought provoking, tender book.

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A Vow of Love!

"A Vow to Love" is a very interesting story. It is a fairly short and quick read/listen. I listened to this on Audible and the narrator did a great job with this emotional read. The story is about Neil, Candy and the Friessens. Man these men are very frustrating. In this one a lie comes back to bite Neil and especially Candy. Trust is broken! Then the phone call about Becky brings the whole clan to her bedside. This is a good holiday story. I do want to smack Neil upside the head!

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Great Read

A Vow of Love, A Friessen Family Christmas (The Friessens: A New Beginning #4) was a great read by Lorhainne Eckhart. This Christmas seems as though it will be a tough holiday season for The Friessens. Only thirteen days before Christmas, Candy opens a letter that came in the mail that was never meant for her. The letter was for her husband, and she discovers a lie that could ruin everything for them. Her heart is breaking and she is considering leaving. That is until they get a call that Neil’s mother, Becky, is fighting for her life. They all go to be at her bedside along with Neil’s siblings and their families. I enjoyed reading this book and cant wait to read more by the author.

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very good

Loved it !! this story. the narrator is so fantastic it's like your really there!! good overall

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ANOTHER GREAT STORY. DRAMATIC & ENJOYABLE

STORY IS WELL WRITTEN AND EASY TO FOLLOW.

HAS FAMILY DRAMA, STEAMY SENSUAL SENCES.

ACCEPTABLE FOR MATURE AUDIENCE.

NARRATOR IS GOOD AND IS EASY TO FOLLOW.

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Deeply emotional!!

A Vow of Love, an Audiobook by Lorhainne Eckhart is the story of Neil and Candy. There are already underlying issues between them. Then, even more things occur to escalate those issues…threatening their relationship. She discovers a HUGE lie/omission by Neil that she can’t get beyond. He doesn’t know she is aware of this….and can’t understand her increasing hostility and coldness to him.

A shocking, emotionally-charged story that caused tears to form in the corners of my eyes. Highly charged, hugely emotional, and a wonderful story overall!!

This Audiobook was narrated by Valerie Gilbert. She puts so much emotion into her performance of this story that it made the emotional read even that much more heartbreaking!!! Excellent job!!

I am volunteering to leave a review for an Advance Reader Copy of this Audiobook.

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Resonated with; Great storyline

The book was dealing with a deep subject that is painful for many. I could relate to why he would go to such lengths to have a male child of his own. But secrecy will backfire 99% of the time. Great effort with a very difficult subject. I wanted to keep reading to see just how he would explain himself and prove he loved her. The narrative was a tad dull but overall it was a great listen.

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Very enjoyable and easy to listen to

Wonderful Narration by Valerie Gilbert very enjoyable to listen to i enjoyed the story line and characters I will definitely listen to this book again

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How strong is your vow?

From an outside point of view Candy and Neil, seem to be a very happy couple. However, life is not that simple. Neil loves children but Candy can’t have any, so they had to adopt. The problem is, Neil had lied to Candy about their second adoption. As it turns out, the second child is his biological child. Candy finds out this information and her husband's betrayal may cause the end of their marriage. What will it take to keep family together, who may step up to help? Listen and find out…

The narrator was great; she had a unique voice for each character. She had made listening to this book very enjoyable.

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Fantastic Book to read and listen to

This Book and series are Fantastic. I Love to listen to this book and series. I Love the characters more. Must Read and Listen to book and Series.

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  • Ashley Hedden
  • 05-22-22

Great Read

A Vow of Love, A Friessen Family Christmas (The Friessens: A New Beginning #4) was a great read by Lorhainne Eckhart. This Christmas seems as though it will be a tough holiday season for The Friessens. Only thirteen days before Christmas, Candy opens a letter that came in the mail that was never meant for her. The letter was for her husband, and she discovers a lie that could ruin everything for them. Her heart is breaking and she is considering leaving. That is until they get a call that Neil’s mother, Becky, is fighting for her life. They all go to be at her bedside along with Neil’s siblings and their families. I enjoyed reading this book and cant wait to read more by the author.

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  • FBooks
  • 05-15-22

Engaging and emotional.

This is my least favourite of the series. I would have liked to see Candy and Neil resolve their relationship earlier in the story and have some time together with their two children in their happy state. It was still a good read through, it was engaging and emotional. As with the previous books, the narration is top notch 👌 👍