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Reviewed by Elizabeth Butts for Readers' Favorite
The Bloodline (The Friessens Book 2) is a powerful family story, with a heartwarming romance between a strong male lead and a woman who he rescued once (and seems to feel needs constant rescuing and protection). Andy married Laura, a former maid at his family's estate, and they moved without a word to Montana. With their children, they carved out a life together, raising cattle and just living. Until hearing of his mother's death, he didn't think twice of the family he walked away from - because they weren't really a family at all. In the end, his current family is challenged by his deceased mother trying to control him from the grave. So what is more important in life? Family? Wealth? Love? Power? These are the temptations facing Andy in The Bloodline (The Friessens Book 2).
Lorhainne Eckhart wrote a beautiful romance that is not just a romance between a man and a woman, rather, it is a romance novel about the love of a family. A man and wife and their children. The beautiful bond between a mother and her baby as she nurses. The unconditional love that a father has for his children as they run to him, having only been away from each other for a day. You feel the strength of the family unit in this novel, and that is a beautiful thing. I would have loved to know more of the back story. What happened before this book? What had the mother done? What happened to the oldest son (an illness is referenced toward the end). But all in all, I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Andy, Laura, and their family in The Bloodline.