Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Audiobook Review: The Family Way by Jayne Ann Krentz

The Family Way

Jayne Ann Krentz
Narrator: Laural Merlington
Publication: Dreamscape Media (February 10, 2015)
Length: 6 hours and 27 minutes

Description: They'd created a new life . . . together

Having a baby was supposed to be a joyous occasion, but Pru Kenyon wasn't smiling. True, her relationship with live-in love Case McCord was both electrifying and deeply satisfying. But she didn't have the benefit of a ring on her finger…

Pru wasn't about to force Case's hand by revealing her secret. She knew he'd propose out of a sense of duty, rather than love. And if she couldn't have his love, she didn't want him!

My Thoughts: This was an engaging classic romance story. Pru Kenyon falls in love with Case McCord while they are both working for a foundation which is concerned with improving agriculture especially in poor parts of the world. They begin an affair but Pru is hoping for marriage despite Case saying he wasn't interested in marrying.

When Pru discovers she's pregnant, she gives Case an ultimatum: formalize their relationship or she is leaving. He declines; she leaves. After she's gone, Case gets a bill from a woman's clinic letting him know Pru is pregnant. He immediately goes to find her and proposes without telling her he knows she's pregnant.

Pru thinks he really does love her and accepts. On their honeymoon, they go to visit his estranged family which is where she learns why he doesn't like ultimatums. She also learns that he had a fiancé who died in a car accident after accusing him of refusing to marry her when she got pregnant. Pru knows that something isn't right. After all, he didn't hesitate to marry her in the same situation. It takes Pru's clear vision and trust in Case to finally get his family to see who was lying when the fiancé died. But someone doesn't want Case and Pru's relationship to work out.

I enjoyed this story. I liked the relationship of trust between Case and Pru and loved Pru's unwavering belief in Case's honor and goodness. I also liked some of the side characters. Pru's Aunt Wilhelmina raised her after her mother died and filled her with all kinds of Texas wisdom which Pru delights in quoting and Pru and Case's boss was also quite a character. 

I bought this one at Chirp Audiobooks. I also have the paperback and read it in 1987. You can buy your copy here.

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