Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Romance Book Review: Debbie Macomber's Family Affair

Author: Debbie Macomber
ISBN: 978-0061997136
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Avon Imprint/ Originally Harper-Monogram

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Family Affair dates back to 1994 release that was part of an anthology called "Purrfect Love".

Lacey moved to San Francisco a year ago after her husband left her for another woman. Since she's moved to San Francisco she has done her best to stay away from men. She isn't interested in being hurt again. Her neighbor Jack is interested in getting to know Lacey and has been trying since she first moved in.

Lacey has done her best to be polite, but stay away from Jack. Jack seems to have woman problems of his own, if all the yelling with his girlfriend through the neighboring wall is anything to go by. In the meantime, Lacey's cat is in heat and it just so happens that she meets up with Jack's cat at the wrong time. This puts Lacey exactly where Jack wants her.

Although this book is almost 20 years old the subject matter isn't dated or trite. The story is exactly what you would expect of Debbie Macomber's earlier day stories with a sweet, soft romance.


Rediscover the joy of #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber's delightful tale of unexpected love, second chances, and a cat named Dog.

Lacey Lancaster has always longed to be a wife and mother. However, after a painful divorce, she decides it's time to lay low for a while in her charming San Francisco apartment with her beautiful Abyssinian cat, Cleo.

Everything would be wonderful, except for her utterly impossible neighbor Jack Walker. When he's not arguing day and night with his girlfriend, begging her to move in with him, he's chasing down his cat named Dog, who seems determined to get Cleo to succumb to his feline advances. 

Then Lacey discovers the awful truth-Cleo is in the family way and Dog's to blame. She's furious that neither Jack nor his amorous animal seem too upset about the situation.

But Lacey learns that things are not quite as they seem. Jack's "girlfriend" is really his sister-and his intentions toward Lacey are very honorable. And though she's not quite sure about Dog, Lacey begins to discover the tender joy of falling in love all over again.

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