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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,104 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joanna Trollope Narrator: Rosalyn Landor Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN:
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As Anthony and Rachel Brinkley welcome their third daughter-in-law to the family, they don't quite realize the profound shift that is about to take place. For different reasons, the Brinkleys' two previous daughters-in-law hadn't been able to resists Rachel's maternal control and Anthony's gentle charm and had settled into their husbands' family without rocking the boat. But Charlotte - very young, very beautiful, and spoiled - has no intention of falling into step with the Brinkleys and wants to establish her own household.

Soon Rachel's sons begin to think of their own houses as home and of their mother's house as simply the place where their parents live - a necessary and inevitable shift of loyalties that threatens Rachel's sense of herself, breaks Anthony's heart, and causes unexpected consequences in all the marriages. Then a crisis brings these changes to the surface, and everyone has to learn what family love means all over again.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 2/19/2014

    " I am so wishing [again] for 1/2 stars! I thought this a very intelligent and well-written book--a solid 3 1/2, but considering some of the books I've rated a 3, I'll upgrade this to 4. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eileen | 2/16/2014

    " Daughters-in-law was a great book with such down to earth characters, I just loved how the author described them so succinctly; from what they were doing to what they were thinking and feeling, it was almost as if I were watching a movie. The book was about an aging couple used to running the show for their two married sons and their wives. Until their third son marries a girl who isn't about to let her in-laws make all the decisions for them and then they all discover that things weren't so rosy in the elder brother's marriages after all. A great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristie | 2/12/2014

    " Recommend it for anyone with less than perfect relationships with their mother-in-law. Characters were believable and the book seeks to look at the problem of in-law relationships from all angles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adri | 2/2/2014

    " A solid 3.5 stars. A nice read which does make you think. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 1/26/2014

    " Typical JT - got a bit bored with all the middle-class angst - lightweight!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean Brown | 1/25/2014

    " Kindle book...I love English novels and Daughter-in-Law is a good one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Canadian Reader | 1/21/2014

    " An entertaining and quick "woman's novel" that focuses on the lives of the Brinkley family--specifically on Rachel, the mother of three married sons and their wives: Sigrid, Petra, and Charlotte. The book is well written and has some valuable insights into negotiating relationships with one's mother-in-law; however, Petra and Ralph's relationship is unconvincing and the author really doesn't do much to assist our understanding of the odd, rather faceless Petra. The loose ends are tidied up all too neatly and happily. A more realistic resolution to Ralph and Petra's marital dilemma would have made this a much stronger book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alana | 1/20/2014

    " A great holiday or beach read. Definitely a book for the ladies and an easy page turner with nothing too demanding. However the characters and relationships are honest and well observed. Trollope's writing is also rather funny and I had many a good chuckle while reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy Bartkowiak | 1/20/2014

    " I loved this family drama and all the characters were well drawn, interesting and appealing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 1/16/2014

    " I really enjoy this author and just stumbled upon her one day. I received this as an advanced reader copy and read it on my nook very quickly. I got really involved and the lives of the children and their parents and could relate to the story. Enjoyable read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abcdarian | 1/9/2014

    " Very good exploration of family dynamics. The given description (from the book cover) is quite misleading; makes me wonder if the person who wrote it actually read the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorna | 1/8/2014

    " I just love this writer. She can draw you into the lives of her characters so well. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ruth | 12/20/2013

    " I am so unhappy with this book. Joanna was long winded. Happy that Rachel was not my mother-inlaw. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clover White | 10/14/2013

    " Loved, loved, loved this book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tara | 10/8/2013

    " I love books about families and the lives they lead. Unfortunately this book did not have characters that I loved and they didn't do anything that was interesting. It was okay but definitely not a favorite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Daisy | 8/7/2013

    " I liked the character development and how the author kept you guessing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline Potter | 7/25/2013

    " Another excellent Joanna Trollope book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen Rostoft | 6/15/2013

    " Good read as always, but not her best novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Wilford | 6/10/2013

    " This could have been an introduction to my early life with my husband. Enjoyed the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 2/15/2013

    " I have loved all of Joanna Trollope's books. She just seems to "get" family dynamics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 12/24/2012

    " I thought this was an easy book to read, a great summer read. I hated some of the characters and liked some of the others. I'm not sure it's one that I would read again though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah N. | 11/14/2012

    " Not her best--a little bit too Binchy-esque for me, but still very readable. "

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About the Author
Author Joanna Trollope

Joanna Trollope is the number-one bestselling author of eighteen highly acclaimed contemporary novels, including The Other Family, Daughters-in-Law, and The Soldier's Wife. She was appointed OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List and was the chair of judges for the Orange Prize for Fiction. She lives in London and Gloucestershire.

About the Narrator

Rosalyn Landor has won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the Audie Award. She has worked as an actor since the age of seven, both in Europe and the United States. Her extensive list of credits includes leading roles in film, theater, and audio productions, as well as in various miniseries on all the major television networks and in such productions as Masterpiece Theatre’s Sherlock Holmes and Rumpole of the Bailey.