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Unwilling to force her live-in love Case McCord into a proposal of marriage, a pregnant Pru Kenyon decides to walk away from the man she loves, not telling him that she is expecting his baby. But she never bargained for how much Case is willing to do for love.

©1987 Jayne Ann Krentz (P)2015 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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    3 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars

Overly assertive male lead, which doesn't respect

First off, I am a died in the wool fan of Jayne Ann Krentz, including under her pseudonyms Amanda Quick and Jayne Castle. Mainly, that's for her more recent years of novels. Her much earlier works from a few decades back were written and edited for a much different genre--chest-beating, drag her off by her hair cavemen. This one is fine for fully adult women but for girls or immature persons, it is a bad picture of how women and men should relate to one another in healthy, supportive attractions and loves.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Too old fashion to still be readable

What disappointed you about The Family Way?

Think Dynasty-like antics, over-dramatizations and old fashioned ideas about love and marriage. The hero was rude and arrogant and I didn't see any appeal in him. The heroine had ridiculous views about men and woman and she kept quoting her dear Aunt Wilhelmina's hokey sayings like "He'll never buy the cow if he gets the milk for free." and other "sage" pieces of advice. Worse, the narrator kept pronouncing Wilhelmina with a heavy emphasis on the "h" which everyone knows is silent. Nope.

Would you be willing to try another one of Laural Merlington’s performances?

no.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Nope.

Any additional comments?

This one needs to be put out of print for it's old fashion views. Living together is a sin? Really? Or "I know he told me that he'll never marry but I hope to change his mind." Wow. Just no.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    5 out of 5 stars
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A smart heroine<br />

Finally, a heroine who uses her brain and isn't afraid to speak up! It's an interesting listen.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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IN THE ACT OF LOVING

Would you consider the audio edition of The Family Way to be better than the print version?

YES

What other book might you compare The Family Way to and why?

A LONG NIGHT BY THE SAME AUTHOR. IT WAS A GREAT BOOK TOO

Which scene was your favorite?

WHEN HE TRACKED HER DOWN AT HER SISTER'S HOUSE

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

LOVING YOU IS MORE THAN ENOUGH

Any additional comments?

A GREAT BOOK TO SPEND TIME READING ON A RAINING AFTERNOON

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Baby on the way~ EARLY Krentz~ 4 STAR fun~ Good~

PLOT: a baby on the way makes Chase McCord change his plans.

Stubborn...Proud....Hunky ~~Chase McCord has NO plans to "marry" and he makes sure his new lady love Prue knows it. Prue finds she is pregnant and decides to leave. This starts with Prue packing her bags and McCord comes home. the fun is watching the bull headed man try and stop her by bulling. Prue is soon living with her sister and McCord shows up to propose marriage. Prue and McCord are soon married but McCord's murky past is the new barrier to happiness. This is a very early book by Krentz. One of her best. The woman who cannot be bullied and the stubborn male are both funny and fun. Laural Merlington is very good in her narration. And improving continually on her characterizations. This story moves along very well and is both fun and enjoyable. I give it 4 STARS all the way including reader.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Great Story

Laural Merlington needs to stop with the male voices. They all sound like grumpy, tobacco smoking, hard drinking old men.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful