Sunday, March 20, 2011

"Family Affair" by Debbie Macomber: Review

  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow; Book Club edition (January 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780061997129
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061997129
  • ASIN: 0061997129

Book Description:
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.

My Thoughts: This book was a short story, only 99 pages, but I found it a fun read for a Sunday afternoon. I kind of liked reading a story that got right to the point and didn't have a lot of added filler, as some stories go. However, I am a Debbie Macomber fan and always love reading most of her books, whether longer or shorter books. I gave it 3*** because it was such a short story, and wasn't worth the price I paid for it at B&N, even with my membership discount. I would recommend it for an afternoon read, but only if you can borrow it from the library. I happen to own my copy. 

This is one of the books I read  for my Animal Reading Challenge.

1 comment:

  1. I have read Debbie Macomer books and they are sweet. Will have to read this one.
    Happy Spring!