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Summary

A young woman who's lost everything, and the wealthy rancher who must choose between his family's power and his conscience to help her.

Laura, a young single mother, is barely making ends meet working as a maid at the Friessen mansion. Until one day she is fired, the next day she is evicted, and two days later her son is taken away.

Wealthy rancher Andy Friessen can have any woman he wants, but when Laura is fired by his mother over something he was responsible for, his conscience gets the better of him and he steps in to help. The problem is when he goes looking for Laura he not only discovers she's been living in her car, but the state took her child away.

With Andy standing beside her through a courtroom fiasco, they must fight together to regain custody of her son.

©2013 Lorhainne Ekelund (P)2016 Lorhainne Ekelund

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Incredible, emmersive, gutwrenching and more.

OMG! Laura could not get a break, my heart go out for her. Caroline, the landlord, the police, the social worker, the judge are all shocked against her.
Andy's mother Caroline
is a dreadful woman, one of the worst mother in my view or should I just call her an incubator. How can a real mother behave the way she does. His father! I don't have words to describe him.
I became tearfull when I was reading the supermarket scene when Laura was looking a job and when she went to that awful place they placed her son.
The police and social worker was so insensitive, they didn't even check out her story but obviously they were all following Caroline's orders.
Thank God for Andy, the cook. Diana and Alexsis who worked together to help Laura.
I was sooo.. excited when Alexsis team up with Andy to sack it to their parents I was shouting out yes! Yes! Yes! A delightful conclusion. loved the narration.

I received a free audio copy

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Lara loses her job and Andy learns the other side of life and finds love
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  • Mindy hughes
  • 03-01-22

Feel good story

The narrator did a good job with the characters.

I enjoyed the story, it was a story that shows changes in peoples characters. I was doing a little nail bitting wondering if he would end up with the wrong female partner near the end, glad it worked out the way it did.

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  • BookzRule
  • 30-04-21

my second story in the Friessens storyline

I did really enjoy this story. In the middle I struggled a little to stay with the story. I can't stand Andy's parents. They are horrible people, especially his mother. I would really like to see Alexis get her own Happy Ever After. She totally deserves one.

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  • Yvonne T. Cruz
  • 25-03-20

Another engaging story by this author

What happens when Andy Friessen, a spoiled, rich man becomes the reason that a young maid in his family’s home is fired by his cold and bitter mother?
He feels responsible for Laura’s demise. When he finds her walking away from the house, and offers to take her to pick up her four year old child, he realizes she is living in poverty.
His parents prohibit him from helping her since they have other plans for him . They also threaten to deny his cousin the loan he seeks for his equestrian therapy center.
When Laura is left homeless and might lose the person she loves most, Andy steps in to help.
It’s a story that will touch your hearts. It also opens ones eyes to how easily one can end up in poverty, and with little resources . Especially for a young single mother with little education and no support.
Another engaging story by this talented author.
I enjoyed not only reading the story, but listening to it in Audible.

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  • Jeanne A Kotsios
  • 10-10-19

Fantastic

I just couldn’t stop listening I just loved it a must listen great story to listen the characters are fantastic

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  • the Ladyhawk
  • 10-10-19

I was left wondering about this Friessen male.

The Awakening just doesn't seem to be a fit name for this story. I have the complete Outsider series which I acquired one book at a time and love reading and listening to this author, but I was left unfinished at the end. We have the hero Andy trying to be a strong, independent, extremely rich male, living at home with dominant, domineering, mommy. The heroine Laura is living a hard and depressing young life raising a child on her own. Through out this entire story there is no real physical connection of any kind to make one believe that this is going to become a falling in love, getting married, happy ever after couple. For me at the end it felt like a Fairy Tale. I think my mind could not grasp this fact: If I was a very rich, independent, dominant, male, would I be living at home with this mommy?

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  • Readergrl90
  • 04-08-19

Heartbreakingly Emotional!!

This was an emotionally heartbreaking story about a single mom trying to protect and care for her son and a man from a well to do family who does everything he can to keep this family together. Laura has struggled emotionally and financially since she was 15, the love she has for her son keeps her going. Andy is being used as a pawn (by the people who should wants what’s best for him) in a game he has no idea he’s playing. This was a fantastic must read that readers won’t want to stop listening to. The Awakening is filled with drama, twists, secrets, heartbreak, Hope, and friendship.

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  • Tina Marie Barr
  • 01-08-19

Wonderful story

Melissa Moran did a fantastic job of narrating this story very enjoyable and easy to listen to

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  • Dawn
  • 31-07-19

Outsiders

Enjoyed this story in the Outsides series. Had read the Ebook and fun to listen to book while doing what I need during the day. Good narrator.

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  • Isha Coleman
  • 16-06-19

...haunts you like a melody.


I feel like I know this story by heart. The Awakening haunts you like a melody. Laura and Andy are caught up in a whirlwind of heartache, deceit and power. There are moments when your mind wants to step away, but your heart won't let you. Moran digs deep and delivers every emotion with a purity that touches the soul. Reading Eckhart is often times like forgetting to tell your heart to breath. It's an automatic reflex.

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  • brenda hodges
  • 14-06-19

Great book

I like all of these books they’re all very good books this one and the mother made me mad but it is a very good book to read it this is Andy and Laura story I love the characters this book will make you laugh and will make you cry