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The Bloodline

(The Friessens #2)

4.51  ·  Rating details ·  133 ratings  ·  27 reviews
From New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Lorhainne Eckhart comes THE BLOODLINE, a big family romance series that will rock your world.

Andy Friessen has two guarantees in life:

1.His wife, Laura, and his children are safe from the control of his family.
2.A safety deposit box holds evidence that could blow his mother’s world apart.

But nothing is ever simple or easy,
Published December 21st 2015 by Lorhainne Eckhart
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Helen Lewis
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Andy and Laura Friessen have a marriage that few people are lucky to experience. Lorhainne Eckhart knows how to melt our hearts.

Andy receives news of his mother's passing but could care less. Circumstances change when he finds out that he had to attend the funeral and the reafing of the will as he is the main beneficiary.

The day of the funeral was a crash course in family secrets. One after another walls came down. Andy was swimming in information overload. Strangulating circumstances were attac
Val Woolley
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a continuous story between Andy Laura in their lives. His mother has died and needs to go back for the hearing of the Will when he is there hearing it read finds out that she has left it all to him only if he lives back home on his own for two to four years leaving his family back home.laura arrives with the children which surprises and worries the family.he walks away from everything and returns home with a few mysteries in between.his father and uncle have a fight when he reveals enoug ...more
Nov 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Andy's mother is still haunting him from her grave. Caroline is trying to get rid of Laura and Gabriel, so Andy can raise the twins and Sarah with his ex-girlfriend his mother is trying to fix him up with again. But Andy doesn't fall for it. Andy makes his mind up and stays with Laura and the kids, and walks away from everything that she left for him. Andy's father Todd starts trouble by saying that Rodney only married her but Todd always loved her, meaning Becky. They boys were all asking quest ...more
Robin Lee
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So glad to be able to visit two of my favorite Friessens again. I love Andy and Laura. No matter how safe they feel being away from Andy’s family, something crops up and there is something they have to deal with again. It’s also nice to be able to catch up with the Friessen cousins as well. It’s a quick read, but it’s chock full of story!
Dec 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I loved Andy and Laura and how much Andy was willing to give up for her. This book had several surprises and i can't wait for the next book in the Friessen's series. ...more
Norine Fry
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best books I've read. ...more
Yvonne Cruz
Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook, especially because if you have read and/or listened to previous stories about Andy Friessen, Laura and their family, you get a chance to see how both have grown as individuals and as a family.
This time the shocker is not only the death of Andy’s evil mother Caroline, but that she left everything to Andy and the stipulations of the will.
Will Andy abide to it and split his family or has he truly come to realize that Laura and his children are what matters in li
Carmela Dimattia
Once again another stellar book by Lorhainne Eckhart. I truly cannot get enough of these books an the Friessen family. I devoured this book in one sitting because it help me prisoner from the very beginning. Brilliantly written, with some surprises that had me wondering what Andy would do, and I was hooked from the very first word. Andy has become my favourite and him and Laura and their beautiful family are a treasure to read about. Lorhainne Eckhart I say this with every book I read but Thank ...more
Oct 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Laura and Andy now have another child which makes four and they love each and their children so much. Now they are away from his destructive family, Laura is thriving. Andy is in absolute awe as to how beautiful she is. Then comes a phone call out of the blue. His father telling him that his witch of a mother has died and what a can of worms this opens up. This author can do no wrong with these wonderful stories.
Mary Rowe
Not my cup of tea, but competently written and probably a satisfying chapter in the author’s multi-generational saga.

Heavy on the family drama and the romance, he-men and starry-eyed wives, manipulative, diabolical parents, unimaginable wealth and privilege cast aside.
Barbara R. Cady
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What is love worth?

Andy can tell you in this book. Filled with strong characters, family ties, emotional struggles and loving support. This is a warm story that gives you hope in what's right.
cheryl doerr
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I love this book. It was really good. I would recommend it to anyone. So get copy and start reading
Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I freely chose to review this book as I love the Friessen's stories and book 2 was even better! Andy had moved his fast growing family states away so that his evil, and controlling mom couldn't touch them in addition to papers he kept safely in a box, to make sure she left them alone, but one day his estranged dad told him he needed to come home as his mom had died of a heart attack. He thought about how his mom had plotted to keep him and his wife a part and he didn't want to return to the hell ...more
Cora Maxine
Nov 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I haven't read this series in order, but find that it doesn't matter. Each book can be enjoyed as a stand alone read.

While I didn't like this one as much as I liked The Decision, I still feel that Eckhart did an amazing job at developing characters and situations that felt realistic. It was also good enough that I sat down and read it in one sitting. I just couldn't put it down.

I enjoyed Laura's character. It was nice to watch the character grow as the story progressed. By the end of the story,
Sep 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read the reunion which is book one in the series a week or two ago and when I started this book was a little lost. so I went back and looked at my review for book one which stated this was a spin-off series where the author was trying to build on her past series instead of starting new. so throughout these books you're constantly being referenced to the other series for events that have happened. which is fine except for I wish things weren't titled books 1 through whatever to me they should t ...more
Nov 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Having read several books in this series, I really appreciated just how much Andy has grown since we first met him. In earlier books, Andy was the spoiled rich boy that really only cared about himself. And now we see him fully committed to his family, Laura and their children. So much so that he is able to put an end to his mother's crazy demands. Even in death, Caroline is still trying to control Andy and keep him from Laura. This book revealed a lot of dark family secrets and left plenty of ro ...more
Rose helg
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this book

I Love This book, he found his riches, with his family and his wife. But, will his Mom last wish, turn his back on them.? If you rich, and have all the stuff in the world, BuT Not LOVE, will you really be rich. I love the story of Andy and Lauren. I hope in their next book, he gets it back and set up his family and he gives the rest to charities. That really would make his mother, turn over in her grave, big time knowing he has his family and the money. Plus, he gives some away.
Dec 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I love the Friessen men! I have read and enjoyed all of this series and 'The Bloodline' didn't disappoint.

After leaving his twisted family behind and starting a new life with Laura and their children, Andy is called home where he still finds himself trying to protect Laura from his controlling mother.

I don't want to give anything away. It was great to see where they are a few years after. How Laura has grown and how their r
Jan 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Andy is a devoted family man and a great husband that has moved his wife and kids away from his family to protect them. When his mother dies, he must return to his family to settle her will. A lot of family secrets are revealed and Andy learns that things are not always what they seem. He is challenged with having to deal with all of the curveballs that are thrown his way, while still keeping his wife and kids safe. Bloodline is full of unexpected twists. I look forward to the next book in The F ...more
Dec 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love this series! The men are definitely alpha males but the women can be quite strong too. Can't believe how twisted some of these characters are to their own children! Not my style of parenting but I don't have as much money as they do either. LOL!! Reading this series goes really fast because you can't wait to find out what happens next and I can't wait to read the next one in the series. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. ...more
Dec 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. The Friessen family is back and they never disappoint. Andy and Laura are one of my favorite couples in the Friessen family. It is amazing to see how their relationship has grown and how it has developed into something so strong in this third book featuring them. If you haven't read the Outsiders Series, get it. You will not be disappointed. ...more
Dec 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love this series and can't wait for the next one to come out. I was surprised the turn the book took when Andy's mother died and what the will revealed. He has turned into the same kind of man his cousins are, despite his parents. I will be hoping the next book comes out soon.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Pauline J
Jan 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyable read!!

This story really touched the soft part of my heart. Loved the characters, each with a different personality and a need to be loved. Loved the suspense, not knowing where the next twist or turn would land!
Virginia L Libby
Love this series

A must read. Have bought the whole series. I have been losing sleep since I cannot put the books down
Linda Zelinsky
Jul 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love Andy and Laura's story. At times Lorhainne has the reader doubting if Andy will do the right thing but in the end he makes the right choice. Looking forward to Book 3 The Promise. Great read. ...more
Candy Springer-bowlin
Dec 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love the Freissens and their family. Love how in all the book love is always the greats of gifts for each family member
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