Gabriel Friessen can’t shake his growing unrest at the idea that his seemingly perfect life is nothing but a lie he’s spent a lifetime running away from.
Even though he loves his wife and step-daughter and has a family who loves him, he suspects that to move forward, he needs to close the door on his past—namely, on the man who is his father, his real father, who turned his back on his mother and left her alone and pregnant in what seemed to be another lifetime, before he was born.
Just getting on with things is no longer as easy as it has been all his life. Andy Friessen adopted him, gave him his name, raised him, and loved him, but part of Gabriel needs to face the man who turned his mother away. His mother has moved on, and his brothers and sisters would never understand, but Gabriel knows that to find the peace he needs, he must confront his biological father before he spirals any further into guilt and anger.
With flawed strong characters, characters you can relate to, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Lorhainne Eckhart writes the kind of books she wants to read. She is frequently a Top 100 bestselling author in multiple genres, and her second book ever published, The Forgotten Child, is no exception. With close to 900 reviews on Amazon, translated into German and French, this book was such a hit that the long running Friessen Family series was born. Now with over sixty titles and multiple series under her belt her big family romance series are loved by fans worldwide. A recipient of the 2013, 2015 and 2016 Readers’ Favorite Award for Suspense and Romance, Lorhainne lives on the sunny west-coast Gulf Island of Salt Spring Island, is the mother of three, her oldest has autism and she is an advocate for never giving up on your dreams.
Also available in audiobook--narrated by the fabulous Vanessa Moyen.
“The plot was quick flowing, the author threw in some unpredictable twists and turns... The author hooked the reader from the start and never let them go.” —reader review from Nerd Girl Official, Stephenee.
“It is a hard book to put down and stayed up late reading it. I just didn’t want to put it down.” --reader review from Marcia
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The family you thought you knew.
A reunion you’ll never forget.
A love that lasts forever.
Welcome back to a very special Friessen reunion, in which Becky and Rodney renew their wedding vows. Joined by their sons Brad, Jed, Neil and their nephew Andy, along with their wives and children. This family will show you how love will see them through all the heartache and obstacles life throws their way.
—“I love love love these Friessen men. To have a love so deep and pure for their women is awesome. They show the true meaning of family and togetherness.” – Kindle Customer
—“This is a tight knit family, along with their cousin Andy, his wife and their children. The kind of family we all wish we had.” – Susan
—“This is a series you will go back to time and again to re-read. Lorhainne is that type of writer, you love her stories about family and there journey.” – J. Moore.
—“Through thick and thin this family sticks together.” –A. Tinsley
The Friessen Family Series in reading order:
The Outsider Series
The Forgotten Child (Brad & Emily)
A Baby And A Wedding
Fallen Hero (Jed, Diana & Andy)
The Awakening (Andy & Laura)
Secrets (Jed & Diana)
Runaway (Andy & Laura)
The Unexpected Storm (Neil & Candy)
The Friessens: A New Beginning
The Deadline (Andy & Laura)
The Price to Love (Neil & Candy)
A Different Kind of Love (Brad & Emily)
A Vow of Love, A Friessen Family Christmas
The Business Plan
First Love (Katy)
If you enjoy THE FRIESSENS, you may also enjoy, THE WILDE BROTHERS.
THE WILDE BROTHERS: Come and meet the Wilde Brothers of Idaho. Joe, Logan, Ben, Samuel, and Jake. You'll love the western flair and hot men and strong women in this romantic family saga.
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THE SAVED SERIES: is a hot military suspense with a love story set in a military setting. "This was a hard book to put down! A tough captain of a war ship finds a pregnant young girl in a dinghy alone in the ocean!" – Audrey
The story that unfolds after Abby is rescued is a story of love and how it can change even the toughest man." From Crazy fast reader
WALK THE RIGHT ROAD SERIES: "The Choice will leave you questioning your own morals and motivations and leave you asking others what they would do in that same situation. This is a genre-bending novel that will surprise you" from JRA.
"Rarely have I spent time reading a series that had me feeling every thought and emotion." From Mary Ellen
This special boxed set edition includes 5 Contemporary Romance Books from a big family romance series fans have fallen in love with
The family you thought you knew.
A reunion you’ll never forget.
A love that lasts forever.
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, and one night tragedy strikes, yanking the rug from under him. This time, secrets and lies could destroy the solid foundation he’s built for his family.
Falling in love with Jed Friessen was a dream come true.
Married to Jed, Diana has a family and is living her happily ever after. She knew heartbreak and suffering as a child, and the pain of rejection, but she now understands what it means to be loved.
However, when the past comes knocking on her door, reminding her of everything she’s left behind, everything she was, and everything she’s lost, her guilt and doubt threaten the life she’s built with her husband.
THE BUSINESS PLAN
Neil Friessen has almost everything he’s ever wanted:
• His wife, the woman he’s always love
• His children, whom he never believed he would have
• And an empty bank account
Until one day, that is, when he comes up with the business plan.
The Friessens, stars of the bestselling series, are back with THE DECISION, another heartwarming fan favorite romance from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lorhainne Eckhart.
Emily Friessen has everything a woman could want: a husband who’s the love of her life, a family that stands together, and children she wouldn’t trade for anything. To everyone around her, she’s confident and strong—but then, she has to be with a man like Brad, who is all about family and too handsome for his own good.
Emily isn’t as together as she appears, though, and when life throws her and Brad a curveball, it tests their relationship, leaving Emily scrambling and feeling very much alone as both are faced with a decision no parent should have to make.
“Best family series ever! I love the dynamic of this powerful close family. Three brothers, a cousin, and all the spouses and children make for an interesting, spellbinding story you won’t want to put down.” Amazon Customer
“This is a series that you will go back to time and again to reread. Lorhainne Eckhart is that type of writer. Love her stories about family and their journey. This is a great read, full of love for family that sticks together.”, Joann Moore
“I have read all of Lorhainne Eckhart’s Outsiders and Friessens books. In fact, I rarely read the same book more than once, but I have read the entire Outsiders series twice and some of the individual books more than that. Ms. Eckhart’s books are so filled with raw emotion and family relationships and all of those dynamics.” Aherman
“This is a tight-knit family, along with their cousin Andy, his wife, and their children. The kind of family we all wish we had.” Susan H.
Katy and Steven have planned out their happily ever after: marriage, family, and a place of their own. A simple life in a small town with big dreams, just like Katy’s parents, Brad and Emily.
However, life’s hardships soon threaten the future Steven and Katy have planned together.
Did you miss the other books in this big family romance series? Start with the worldwide bestseller THE FORGOTTEN CHILD translated in German & French.
THE OUTSIDER SERIES
The Forgotten Child
A Baby And a Wedding (Short Story)
The Search (Short Story)
Overdue (Short Story)
The Unexpected Storm
THE FRIESSENS: A NEW BEGINNING
The Price to Love
A Different Kind of Love
A Vow of Love
The Business Plan
First Love (Katy)
Leave the Light On
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