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A Family of Her Own

Narrated by: Andi Arndt
Series: Dundee, Idaho, Book 3
Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
Categories: Erotica, Fiction
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Summary

Pregnant...and alone?

When Katie Rogers returns to Dundee, Idaho, it's not because she wants to. It's because she's disillusioned, broke - and pregnant. She was going to make something of her life in the big city. Instead, she's paying a high price for trusting the wrong man.

Booker Robinson is the man she didn't trust, the man she'd left behind in Dundee...and the first person she sees when she comes back. But despite Booker's notorious past, he now has a successful business and a home of his own.

He's also spent two years getting over Katie. She's the last person he wants to see. But when her parents refuse to take her in, she doesn't have anywhere else to go, and Booker soon finds himself with a roommate - one who needs a father for her baby....

Katie's vowed she'll never trust the wrong man again. But sometimes a man isn't everything he seems. And sometimes he's more....

©2004 Brenda Novak (P)2015 Harlequin Enterprises, Limited.

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  • JigsawGirl
  • 07-06-19

Sweet Romance

I listened to the audio version of this book.

Kate's parents were AWFUL. You don't have to like the partner your child picks, but how do you ban her from your life? How do you turn your back on her when she is in need? Katie wasn't a thief, a druggie, etc. She made a mistake in her choice of partners. Who hasn't? With parents like her parents, I'm surprised she didn't make bigger mistakes.

Booker was a good guy, with a good heart. No matter that he had made his own mistake, he redeemed himself. Some of these people in the town of Dundee were the most self righteous, self absorbed, crooked, selfish people you could encounter.

I'm not quite sure why Booker still wanted Katie, but the heart wants what it wants.

I have to wonder why no one called the police after the incident in Katie's cabin? I understand there was a lot going on, but dang. Or maybe the way the police treated Booker, he figured they would have blamed him.

The narration was decent. I could not reconcile the voice of Booker with the narrator's rendition based on the description of Booker. I didn't have the same issue with the other male characters voices.

This was a sweet romance with a bit of angst. The couple was given a second chance, but there was no sexual tension. I can't recall if there was any detailed sexual behavior. If there was, it was completely forgettable. They did have a problem communicating with each other, and were prone to making assumptions, but they ultimately achieve their HEA.

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  • Beatrice Followill
  • 30-11-18

Sweet

Loved Booker and Katies story , was hoping Booker would get a happy ending .

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  • Rusty
  • 24-03-18

Bitter Heartless Small Town

After listening to the 3rd book of this disappointing series, it was hard to be believe that anyone would choose to live in Dundee Idaho. In spite of some entertaining moment, this book left me feeling depressed and disillusioned.

When Katie (25) returned to Dundee pregnant and destitute, her family turned her away, not caring if she starved or froze to death. Except for Booker, none of the town's residents showed an ounce of human compassion or kindness toward Katie or her unborn child.

While sympathetic, Katie was too immature and unrealistic to be interesting. She stayed in an abusive relationship with a drug addict for 2 years, probably because her parents never gave her unconditional love and support. It was sad how Katie groveled for approval and affection from her parents, yet ignored the man who genuinely appreciated her.

Ironically, ex-con Booker was the most decent and caring person in the entire town. Booker had previously taken in a disabled man (Dilbert) and an abused dog, then rescued Katie when he founded her stranded on a rural road. However Booker seemed too mature and confident to be interested in the pathetic Katie.

While Booker was a wonderful romantic hero, it did not make sense that he would stay in a community full of vicious gossips and narrow-minded jerks. When Dilbert was beaten by sadistic bullies, no one except Booker was willing to protect him - not the police or church-going residents. Nice!

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  • Linda
  • 28-12-19

just what I needed

Loved it, can't wait for the next book in this series. assumes author, tender story the readers. love Andie

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  • Sherry
  • 26-05-19

Family of her own

Brenda ‘‘tis was amazing book .i loved it so much .the narrator was awesome .ob to other Brenda book .❤️

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-03-19

Lots of surprises!

This was not only a great book but I laughed, got sad and was surprised! Loving all the Brenda Novak books so far.

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  • Precisa
  • 24-04-18

Love this book!

What a wonderful story and love the characters in this book, wish I could find a man like him, has a hard time with his name “Booker” not a fan of it, but a huge fan of his character and the way he took care of that young man. I know it’s a book but his character remind me of one of God’s earth Angel’s... anyways great book u must check it out and you can’t go wrong with Andi Arndt as the narrator, she is freakin Awesome... luv all her books she narrates! She does the male voice so freakin Great! Thanks for a wonderful book Brenda Novak will be checking out more of your books!

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  • B. D.
  • 18-12-17

Loved it!!

This book was easy, sweet and had my attention from the beginning. I absolutely loved the characters and, of course, Andi Arndt once again did a fabulous job making them all come to life. I may even read this one again at some point..

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  • Carina C.
  • 14-01-17

Wonderful!

A really great story and read very well! Definitely romantic but does have that hint of slight mystery!

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  • Andra D Johnson
  • 04-10-15

Good read!

Would you consider the audio edition of A Family of Her Own to be better than the print version?

I think that both audio and print forms are good. I listen to Ms. Novak's books on audio and I also have many of her books in print, too.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked the overall evolution of Conner's feelings about what happen and the impact on Delaney's choices on his life.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene was the wedding scene, when Conner was mentally reviewing his decisions, his life script, and free-spirit character while waiting to say "I do".

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I shook my head in dismay at Delaney's tactics.

Any additional comments?

Very good book. Paced well.