The Awakening

The Outsider Series

Book 3
Lorhainne Eckhart
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A young woman who's lost everything, and the wealthy rancher who must choose between his family's power and his conscience to help her.

Praise for THE AWAKENING (Andy & Laura) ...

    "Such an amazing story! The despair and the kindness from others gave this story a real meaning...Down2earth Girl

    "Well written story about overcoming the stigma of "lower" class and "upper" class! It was love story that kept me reading to see if it would turn out the way I hoped!" ...Bartow

    “The author brought to life a story that is all but too often right in front of our faces, but we are too busy to see.” Amazon Reviewer Grammy

In THE AWAKENING, Laura, a young single mother is barely making ends meet working as a maid at the Friessen mansion. Until one day she is fired, the next day she is evicted, and two days later her son is taken away.

Wealthy rancher Andy Friessen can have any woman he wants, but when Laura is fired by his mother over something he was responsible for, well his conscience gets the better of him and he steps in to help. The problem is when he goes looking for Laura he not only discovers she's been living in her car, but the state took her child away.

With Andy standing beside her through a courtroom fiasco, they must fight together to regain custody of her son.

THE OUTSIDER SERIES:
The Forgotten Child (Brad & Emily)
A Baby And A Wedding (Bridge Short Story)
Fallen Hero (Andy, Jed & Diana)
The Search (Bridge Short Story)
The Awakening (Andy & Laura)
Secrets (Jed & Diana)
Runaway(Andy & Laura)
Overdue (Bridge Short Story)
The Unexpected Storm (Neil & Candy)
The Wedding (Neil & Candy)
Or grab The Outsider Series: The Complete Omnibus Collection which includes all the books and short stories in this emotionally charged romance series. 

Other Series you may enjoy:
THE FRIESSENS: A NEW BEGINNING: The return of The Friessen men and the women they love in this emotionally charged Family Saga which follows THE OUTSIDER SERIES.
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.
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


Family sagas, contemporary romance, big family romance, romance series, Christmas, series, love story, second chance romance, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, Lorhainne Eckhart alpha male, western romance, westerns, family, hope, brothers, sisters, marriage, family life, parent & children, sister, The Friessens, The Outsider Series, collection, legal, lawyer, marriage of convenience, love triangle, political, wealthy, millionaire, western romance, holiday

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Fall in love with the Friessen men and the women they love in New York Times & USA Today Bestseller Lorhainne Eckhart's big family romance series.

—"Loved this book series! I just couldn't get enough of the characters, and ended up reading the whole set in a day." Reviewer - Jen


—"I loved all these books. All about the cowboys and their lives. Love at first sight and the things they will do for love. I couldn't put them down." Reviewer - Suzanne


—"Wonderful read if you want to experience all the passions that make real life. For example, love of family, loyalty, honor, indecision, misplaced loyalty, feelings of inadequacy -- just the gamut of emotions."- Reviewer, Alma


In THE OUTSIDER SERIES: THE COMPLETE OMNIBUS COLLECTION, included are all the books and short stories of the hot and sexy Friessen men and the strong and vulnerable women they love.

1. The Forgotten Child: How do you tell a man there is something wrong with his child?
2. A Baby and a Wedding: (The Forgotten Child to Fallen Hero bridge short story of Brad & Emily's wedding)
3. Fallen Hero: A cowboy who walked away from his family's fortune. A woman who returned for justice. What they didn't expect was to find love.
4. The Search: (Fallen Hero to The Awakening bridge short story of Andy, Jed and Diana)- When her husband goes missing she's forced to call the one man she shouldn't.
5. The Awakening: A young woman who's lost everything, and the wealthy rancher who saves her.
6. Secrets: "Jed always told me he'd take care of everything. And I believed him, I trusted him, I loved him."
7. Runaway: Andy sets out to bring his runaway bride home. But when he finds her, he's in for a big surprise.
8. Overdue: (Runaway to The Unexpected Storm bridge short story. Jed and Diana are having a baby.)
9. The Unexpected Storm: He can have any woman, except the one he wants.
10. The Wedding: A man who's always planned everything, and a woman who's struggled alone--The Wedding will change their lives forever.

Want to read The Friessen Family Series in reading order? Start with the worldwide bestseller THE FORGOTTEN CHILD now translated in two languages.

 

Reading Order for The Friessen Family Series now spanning Three Series:

 

The Outsider Series

The Forgotten Child (Brad & Emily) with bonus short story A Baby And A Wedding

Fallen Hero (Jed, Diana & Andy) with bonus short story The Search

The Awakening (Andy & Laura)

Secrets (Jed & Diana)

Runaway (Andy & Laura) with bonus short story Overdue

The Unexpected Storm (Neil & Candy)

The Wedding

 

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 Friessens

The Reunion

The Bloodline

The Promise

The Business Plan

The Decision

First Love (Katy)

Family First

Leave the Light On

In the Moment

In the Family

In the Silence

In the Stars

In the Charm

Family sagas, contemporary romance, big family romance, romance series, autism, series, love story, second chance romance, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, Lorhainne Eckhart alpha male, western romance, westerns, family, hope, brothers, sisters, marriage, family life, parent & children, sister, loss grief, The Friessens, The Outsider Series, collection, millionaire, wealthy, rich, wedding, baby, pregnancy

— “INTENSE AND GRIPPING NOVEL, SAVED has it all, mystery, intrigue, deception, romance, and the truly uncomfortable realities of human trafficking. It is a fantastic read.”

— “Eckhart knocks one out of the park with this great story.” RT Book Reviews

—“Taken! Okay you had me at the first page”....Katy M.

—God Bless our Military Men! It takes a horrible, but real tragedy and shows how love can be a true healer. We need more men like the Captain!! Reviewer, Spring Hale

OVERVIEW:
“Growing up I had dreams that one day I'd fall in love, get married and start a family. Then one night I was taken. But I survived, I escaped and I was saved. Eric didn't see me as damaged. He didn't see my baby as a monster. He protected me, he kept me safe ... he saved me.”

Don't miss VANISHED, the next book in the Saved Series, 'A 2016 Readers' Favorite Award Winner' She thought her nightmare was over.

THE SAVED SERIES:
Saved
Vanished
Captured

If you enjoy THE SAVED SERIES, you may also enjoy, WALK THE RIGHT ROAD SERIES.

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

Other Series you may enjoy:
THE OUTSIDER SERIES: An Emotionally charged romance series beginning with the Bestseller, The Forgotten Child.
THE FRIESSENS: A NEW BEGINNING: The return of The Friessen men and the women they love in this emotionally charged Family Saga which follows THE OUTSIDER SERIES.
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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Lorhainne Eckhart
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Nov 21, 2013
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156
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9780991791002
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English
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Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Holidays
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / New Adult
Fiction / Romance / Western
Fiction / Sagas
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“Jed always told me he'd take care of everything. And I believed him, I trusted him, I love him.”

"Wish there were truly men in the world like the Friessen Men." Amazon Reviewer Sara

“This is an emotionally charged well written portrayal of a couple faced with a tragedy and the secrets that could destroy them.” - Rita Herron, Author

“A well written emotional drama. The author took real fears and problems and gave us a great happily ever after.” - AJS

In SECRETS, for Diana, Jed was the first man she trusted. He was the first man to show her what true love was. He was the father of her child, the one man she could always count on. Until one spring day Jed falls from the roof of the barn and Diana’s world as she knows it begins to unravel.

Diana is forced to face two things, her husband's secrets, and what if... there was no Jed.

Want to read The Friessen Family Series in reading order? Start with the worldwide bestseller THE FORGOTTEN CHILD now translated in two languages.
THE OUTSIDER SERIES The Forgotten Child (Brad & Emily) with bonus short story A Baby And A Wedding Fallen Hero (Jed, Diana & Andy) with bonus short story The Search The Awakening (Andy & Laura) Secrets (Jed & Diana) Runaway (Andy & Laura) with bonus short story Overdue The Unexpected Storm (Neil & Candy) The Wedding
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 FRIESSENS The Reunion The Bloodline The Promise The Business Plan The Decision First Love (Katy) Family First, Leave the Light On

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Just when you think the story can’t get any hotter, you’re sadly mistaken!

“Another hot Friessen Man. It is a pleasure watching Andy learn how to be a real husband and father." Reviewer, Miranda

“This definitely proves money doesn't buy love. What a suspenseful love story.” - Reviewer, April

Six months ago, Laura walked out on the only man she’s ever truly loved. Even though wealthy Andy Friessen has been looking for her what he doesn’t know is the secret Laura has been hiding. And when Andy finds out he’ll risk everything to get her back.

Want to read The Friessen Family Series in reading order? Start with the worldwide bestsellerTHE FORGOTTEN CHILD now translated in two languages.

 Reading Order for The Friessen Family Series now spanning Three Series:

 The Outsider Series



The Forgotten Child (Brad & Emily) 

A Baby And A Wedding

Fallen Hero (Jed, Diana & Andy) 

The Search

The Awakening (Andy & Laura)

Secrets (Jed & Diana)

Runaway (Andy & Laura) 

Overdue

The Unexpected Storm (Neil & Candy)

The Wedding


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 Friessens

The Reunion

The Bloodline

The Promise

The Business Plan

The Decision

First Love (Katy)

Family First

Leave the Light On

Family sagas, contemporary romance, big family romance, romance series, autism, series, love story, pregnancy, second chance romance, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, Lorhainne Eckhart alpha male, western romance, westerns, family, hope, brothers, sisters, marriage, family life, parent & children, sister, The Friessens, The Outsider Series, collection

Diana and Jed are having a baby... a week ago!

From New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Lorhainne Eckhart comes OVERDUE, a Finding Love ~ The Outsider Series bridge short story. The events of this 10,000+ short story take place between the events of the sizzling western romance RUNWAY and THE UNEXPECTED STORM.

“Lorhainne Eckhart is a masterful storyteller, who captivates the reader's imagination with just a few sentences!”- LVGAL, Reviewer

In OVERDUE, Diana and Jed are expecting a baby, a week ago. And when this overtired couple finally reach their breaking point it’s Jed’s mother, Becky, who steps in with a creative solution.

THE OUTSIDER Series:
The Forgotten Child (Brad & Emily)
A Baby And A Wedding, An Outsider Series Short
Fallen Hero (Andy, Jed & Diana)
The Search, An Outsider Series Short
The Awakening (Andy & Laura)
Secrets (Jed & Diana)
Runaway (Andy & Laura)
Overdue, An Outsider Series Short
The Unexpected Storm (Neil & Candy)
The Wedding (Neil & Candy)

Or grab The Outsider Series: The Complete Omnibus Collection which includes all the books and short stories in this big family romance series.

THE FRIESSENS: A NEW BEGINNING:
The Deadline (Andy & Laura)
The Price to Love (Neil & Candy)
A Different Kind of Love (Emily & Brad
A Vow of Love, A Friessen Christmas *Available December 2014

THE WILDE BROTHERS:
The One (Joe & Margaret)
The Honeymoon, A Wilde Brothers Short
Friendly Fire (Logan & Julia)
Not Quite Married, A Wilde Brothers Short
A Matter of Trust (Ben & Carrie)
The Reckoning, A Wilde Brothers Christmas *Available December 2014

WALK THE RIGHT ROAD SERIES:
The Choice
Lost And Found
Merkaba
Bounty
Blown Away, The Final Chapter
Or grab Walk the Right Road: The Complete Collection, which includes all the books in this sizzling suspense series.

THE SAVED SERIES
Saved
Vanished
Captured 
He can have any woman, except the one he wants.

“You can't help but fall in love with Neil and Candy. Neil is Candy's knight in shining armor” – Reviewer – April

“It is nice to know that a story can be so powerful that a man can consider a woman's feelings and show her that love can conquer all and be lover's and friends” – Reviewer – Theresa

In THE UNEXPECTED STORM, Candy McRae is barely making ends meet. She's heartbroken and alone with her horses and baby donkey living hand to mouth on the most sought after oceanfront property. Everyone wants it, including the wealthy hunk who owns the estate next door. And when he offers to buy it she refuses. His first mistake was asking her out. His second was not meaning it. Even though he could solve all her problems, she'd rather sell to the devil himself.

Smart and sexy Neil Friessen is quite the catch. He's not only drop dead gorgeous with a body women dream of. He's wealthy, stubborn, arrogant and thoughtful. He attracts women, and million dollar deals, and plans to build a resort on the property next to his. He has the plans, the money, and the resources. The only thing standing between him and his sweet deal is the dark haired beauty who owns the property he wants.

When a storm forces everyone to evacuate Candy refuses to leave her animals, and her property. But it's Neil who shows up, Neil who rescues her. Except by the time he finds her, vulnerable and hurt, they can't get out. Neil is alone with the one woman he's always wanted. And he'll have to choose between this dark haired beauty that fills his dreams every night, and building his million dollar resort.

Want to read The Friessen Family Series in reading order? Start with the worldwide bestseller THE FORGOTTEN CHILD now translated in two languages.

 

Reading Order for The Friessen Family Series now spanning Three Series:

 

The Outsider Series

The Forgotten Child (Brad & Emily) with bonus short story A Baby And A Wedding

Fallen Hero (Jed, Diana & Andy) with bonus short story The Search

The Awakening (Andy & Laura)

Secrets (Jed & Diana)

Runaway (Andy & Laura) with bonus short story Overdue

The Unexpected Storm (Neil & Candy)

The Wedding

 

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 Friessens

The Reunion

The Bloodline

The Promise

The Business Plan

The Decision

First Love (Katy)

Family First

In the Moment

In the Family

In the Silence

In the Stars


A man who’s always planned everything, and a woman who’s struggled alone—The Wedding will change their lives forever.

—“I love the alpha males and their ever strong headed wives. The love hard and strong but forever. Don't miss out on how Neil and Candy finally get their happily ever after.” – Reviewer, Janet

—“Loved the deep family bond she gave all the characters even when the plots took them to fighting they stuck together. Something we don't find often today.” – Reviewer, Pebbles

—“Read the book- bittersweet but sometimes love has to go through fire to temper it and make it stronger.” – Reviewer, AVTanner 

—“It has heartbreak like you wouldn't believe but most importantly, love that will have you reading it over and over. I got this one the day after I first read Neil and Candy’s story. It really is a beautiful book.” – Reviewer, Ramona

In THE WEDDING, Candy McCrae has everything she could ever want, and she’s about to marry the one man she’s always loved. He has money, he’s powerful, he’s drop-dead gorgeous, and he has a very close, attentive family with babies, nieces, and nephews running everywhere. For the first time, Candy has someone making decisions for her. So why is she so nervous?

Candy is the one woman Neil has always wanted, a woman who doesn’t care about flash and glitter and status, and he can’t get her to the altar fast enough. He has plans for his bride-to-be. He wants a family, lots of children, and for her to be a part of his world, with all its money, power, and million-dollar deals. He’ll look after her so she’ll never have to struggle again, and he’s planned and organized everything.

She goes along with it until the wedding, when she takes Neil’s hand to be his wife, and what she’s refused to share will change their lives forever.

Want to read The Friessen Family Series in reading order? Start with the worldwide bestseller THE FORGOTTEN CHILD now translated in two languages.

Reading Order for The Friessen Family Series now spanning Three Series:

The Outsider Series

The Forgotten Child (Brad & Emily) with bonus short story A Baby And A Wedding

Fallen Hero (Jed, Diana & Andy) with bonus short story The Search

The Awakening (Andy & Laura)

Secrets (Jed & Diana)

Runaway (Andy & Laura) with bonus short story Overdue

The Unexpected Storm (Neil & Candy)

The Wedding

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 Friessens

The Reunion

The Bloodline

The Promise

The Business Plan

The Decision

First Love (Katy)

Family First

Leave the Light On

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Millions of readers have fallen in love with Ava's bestselling books...come join the family. 

International Bestselling Author Ava presents a sweet contemporary romance guaranteed to make you believe in love all over again.

Professional gambler Rhett Butler Blaylock is everything Abbie Maven doesn't want in a man-flamboyant, flashy, and unreserved. After a horrible experience in her youth, she has spent her life trying to make all the right choices, pouring her energy into being the best possible single mother to her son. But though Rhett doesn't seem to be husband and stepfather material, he awakens emotions in her that are as frightening as they are powerful. They had a fling she's never forgotten, and now he has followed her to Dare Valley, Colorado with the intention of winning back her heart...this time, forever. 

Rhett's determined to show Abbie he can be the man of her dreams. He'll do whatever it takes for the woman he loves, including giving up his flamboyant lifestyle and bad-boy image. As Christmas approaches, he prepares a special surprise for her, hoping the holiday will work its magic and grant him a miracle. Will his holiday serenade heal Abbie's heart and convince her to give love a second chance? 

PRAISE:

"Ava's story is witty and charming." Barbara Freethy #1 New York Times Bestselling Author on Nora Roberts Land 

"On par with Nicholas Sparks' love stories." Jennifer's Corner Blog 

“The constant love, and the tasteful sexual interludes, bring a sensual, dynamic tension to this appealing story.” Publisher’s Weekly 

"I am adding Ava Miles to my list of always reads like Susan Mallery, Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, and NORA ROBERTS." Marjay's Reading Blog 

"Miles' story savvy, sense of humor, respect for her readers and empathy for her characters shine through..." USA Today on The Gate to Everything

Come visit Valleria this holiday season!

 

The season for stolen kisses and royal wishes is here. Catch up with the Vallerian royal family as they celebrate the holidays together … and apart.

 

The day of the Holiday Ball – and her engagement party – has finally dawned for current commoner and future princess Rebecca, who has been swept up in a whirlwind of royal pomp and circumstance ever since she fell in love with Alexander, her fiancé and heir to the throne … Alex is ready to spend the holiday wrapped in his love’s arms. When a royal scandal breaks just days before the ball, sending his reputation into a tailspin, will they recover in time to navigate through a Holiday Ball and their first Christmas together?

 

English Lady Grace’s troubled past still haunts her. After years of difficult holidays, she’s ready to make some new memories with her prince, Marcello. But can she give him the one thing he wants most? … Marcello knows the holidays are difficult for Grace. Will he be able to help her through these difficult days, or will managing the royal scandal keep him from the one person he loves most?

 

Charlotte, head baker for the Vallerian Royal Palace, has been working at a frantic pace leading up to the holidays due to the Royal Holiday Ball, multiple parties, dinners, and events in the works – all while recovering from a gunshot wound. She’s barely had any time to spend with her own prince, Nate, much less think about what she should get him for the holidays. What do you get a prince your first holiday together? … Nate is so proud of his lady love, but needs some time alone with her, away from the palace and their work. When Nate decides to spirit Charlie away, will his surprise rise to the occasion, or fall flat as a bad cake?

 

Pregnant Princess Arianna has made a home in the small country of Brazenbourg with its prince, Finn, but her first holiday away from Valleria proves to be harder than expected … Finn would do anything for his princess, including pulling off the impossible. Can he make a miracle happen and grant Arianna her most fervent Christmas wish?

 

Come visit Valleria this holiday season, where surprises abound, dreams might come true, and a series of events plans to make for a very interesting New Year.

 

*Please note: this is a novella, with content suitable for mature audiences only.

 

*This is a standalone novella in the series, with no cliffhanger. However, you may prefer to read the other books in the series first.

 

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Meet the Royals of Valleria, a country as old as the fall of the Roman Empire. The reigning king and patriarch rules with his beloved queen. Nine children, now grown, ranging from the eldest twins to the youngest son, watch over the country they love and care for. Bound by honor, duty, and each other, follow their lives as they fall in love, face tragedies, and triumph against the evils facing them.

 

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Want more Royals?

Book 1: Alexander & Rebecca

Book 2: Marcello & Grace

Book 3: Arianna & Finn

Book 4: Charlotte & Nate

Book 5: A Royal Holiday (Novella)

Book 6: Catharine & Edward

Book 7: Royally Ever After

Book 8: Lorenzo & Lily

Book 9: (coming late 2017)

 

Box Set: Books 1-3

Box Set: Books 4-6

Box Set: Books 7-9 (coming late 2017)

 

Coming in 2017! The first three books in the Seaside Valleria series, a spin-off series set on Valleria’s shores, centering around the folks at the local pub, the Seashell, where royals have been known to pop in from time-to-time!
Sometimes families need a helping hand

Holidays are about family, love and giving, but this Christmas The Friessens are in for a rough holiday season.

Thirteen days before Christmas, In the mail a letter arrives that was never meant for Candy Friessen. It is for her husband Neil, and when she opens it, she discovers a lie that rocks her world. And she begins to question everything they created together, including his love for her and their family.

Seven days before Christmas, Even though her heart is breaking she considers leaving. She makes plans until a call one night alerts all the Friessens that Becky Friessen, their mother is in the hospital fighting for her life. And without a second thought the entire Friessen clan is on a plane to her bedside. Faced with uncertainty Brad, Neil, Jed and their wives are together for Christmas, but there’s no happy celebration, and gifts piled under the tree.

And for Candy and Neil, once trust is destroyed, is a family bond strong enough to make a difference?

The Friessens: A New Beginning

The Deadline

The Price to Love

A Different Kind of Love

A Vow of Love

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~ "I wish I could find a man like the Wilde Brothers." - Tina

~ "Read the whole thing in 1 day. A page turner from start to finish. Makes me wish I lived in Idaho." - Diane

In FRIENDLY FIRE, after a roadside bomb ends his career in the marines, Logan Wilde struggles to put his life back together, taking a job as a sheriff in a small Idaho town. He expects a quiet, peaceful life that will bore him to tears. Until he walks through the door of Julia Cooper's cafe.

From the moment the new sheriff walks into Julia’s cafe, she fights the attraction from the new sheriff, a man she recognizes is ex-military and has baggage that comes along with it. Even though she’s never felt this way for another man, Julia isn’t willing to take a chance with Logan. No she’s convinced herself she needs stability, someone average, someone who has never handled a gun. Except when her daughter disappears its Logan who’s there for her, it’s Logan she turns to, and Logan who turns the town upside down searching for her.

But what Logan realizes is the disappearance of her daughter may not be as it seems, and while Julia waits on the sidelines she wonders if she’ll ever be able to trust again and open her heart and take a chance on love.

—“Lorhainne Eckhart is one of those authors whose books are eagerly waited for.” Reviewer, Susan

THE WILDE BROTHERS:
The One (Joe & Margaret)
The Honeymoon, A Wilde Brothers Short
Friendly Fire (Logan & Julia)
Not Quite Married, A Wilde Brothers Short
A Matter of Trust (Ben & Carrie)
The Reckoning
Traded
Unforgiven

Available Now! The Wilde Brothers The Complete Collection

“Jed always told me he'd take care of everything. And I believed him, I trusted him, I love him.”

"Wish there were truly men in the world like the Friessen Men." Amazon Reviewer Sara

“This is an emotionally charged well written portrayal of a couple faced with a tragedy and the secrets that could destroy them.” - Rita Herron, Author

“A well written emotional drama. The author took real fears and problems and gave us a great happily ever after.” - AJS

In SECRETS, for Diana, Jed was the first man she trusted. He was the first man to show her what true love was. He was the father of her child, the one man she could always count on. Until one spring day Jed falls from the roof of the barn and Diana’s world as she knows it begins to unravel.

Diana is forced to face two things, her husband's secrets, and what if... there was no Jed.

Want to read The Friessen Family Series in reading order? Start with the worldwide bestseller THE FORGOTTEN CHILD now translated in two languages.
THE OUTSIDER SERIES The Forgotten Child (Brad & Emily) with bonus short story A Baby And A Wedding Fallen Hero (Jed, Diana & Andy) with bonus short story The Search The Awakening (Andy & Laura) Secrets (Jed & Diana) Runaway (Andy & Laura) with bonus short story Overdue The Unexpected Storm (Neil & Candy) The Wedding
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 FRIESSENS The Reunion The Bloodline The Promise The Business Plan The Decision First Love (Katy) Family First, Leave the Light On

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