The Forgotten Child

THE OUTSIDER SERIES

Book 1
Lorhainne Eckhart
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Over 500,000 copies sold worldwide. Now translated in German & French

How do you tell a man there is something wrong with his child?


    This is by far one of the best books I have read. Lorhainne Eckhart proved herself yet again by pulling you in with a heartfelt story and keeping your attention with the passion that fills the pages. -- ROMANCE JUNKIES

    I didn't expect I'd fall for the four main characters as hard as I did, but The Forgotten Child is an amazing book, not just for a romance fan like myself, but for single parents who may or may not have a child with autism.-- Reviewer -- Adria

    A Real Tear Jerker: Omg, I loved this book. I stayed up all night trying to finish it. I cried, My heart broke, I have an 18 year old with autism. This would make a fabulous movie... Tammy

    "Brilliant, there is no other word for it, heart grabbing, heart warming, gut wrenching, well written well researched, wanted to read it over & over again." - Maureen

In THE FORGOTTEN CHILD, Brad Friessen wasn't looking to love again. But what he got was a woman who shook his lonely bitter world upside down, and touched him in a way no other woman could.

Emily Nelson, ends a loveless, bitter marriage and strikes out on her own. She answers an ad as a cook and live-in caregiver to a three-year-old boy on a local ranch. Ranch owner Brad Friessen hires and moves in Emily and her daughter. But Emily soon discovers something's seriously wrong with the boy, and the reclusive, difficult man who hired her can't see the behavior and how delayed his son is. Emily researches until she stumbles across what she suspects are the soft signs of autism. Now she must tell him, give him hope, and help him come to terms with this neurological disorder--to take the necessary steps to get his child the help he needs.

As their lives become intertwined, their attraction is unavoidable--a connection sparks between them. But just as they're getting close, Brad's estranged wife, Crystal, returns after abandoning the family two years earlier.

Crystal must've had a plan, as she somehow gains the upper hand, driving a wedge in the emotional bond forged between Brad, Emily, and the children. The lengths to which Crystal will go, the lies, the greed, just to keep what's hers, are nothing short of cold and calculating.  Brad fights to save his boy, to protect what's his, and struggles over his greatest sacrifice--Emily, and the haunting question: Has he lost her forever.

The Forgotten Child is the first book in The Outsider Series, the beginning of this romantic family saga of the Friessen men and the women they love, which now spans three series.  The Forgotten Child is a love story between the oldest of the Friessen brother's Brad and Emily, a woman he hires to take care of his autistic child.  

Read THE OUTSIDER SERIES in order now spanning three series:  

The Forgotten Child (Brad & Emily)  

A Baby And A Wedding (FREE An Outsider Series Short)  

Fallen Hero (Andy, Jed & Diana)  

The Search (FREE An Outsider Series Short)  

The Awakening (Andy & Laura)  

Secrets (Jed & Diana)  

Runaway (Andy & Laura)

Overdue (FREE An Outsider Series Short)

The Unexpected Storm (Neil & Candy)

The Wedding (Neil, Candy & The Friessen Family)

The Friessens: A New Beginning

The Deadline (Andy and Laura)

The Price to Love (Neil and Candy)

A Different Kind of Love (Brad and Emily)

A Vow of Love, A Friessen Family Christmas

The Friessens

The Reunion

The Bloodline (Andy & Laura)

The Promise (Diana & Jed)

The Business Plan (Neil & Candy)

The Decision (Brad & Emily)

First Love (Katy)

Family First

Leave the Light On

Don't miss the new spinoff series coming January 2017 - The McCabe Brothers

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“There was not a human emotion I did not go through while reading this book. I will forewarn you, you will need a box of tissues and a punching bag while reading this dynamic tale.”-Romance Junkies

“I loved every single book on this collection. Each story could be read individually but reading each book in order gave great perspective to the next. As I started this series one at a time I will give each book a separate review. But I will say here that I loved Eckhart's writing style and her ability to develop a cohesive story line around strong characters is refreshing! I am looking forward to reading more of her books.” – Reviewer, Cheryl

“Lorhainne Eckhart is a master storyteller and this collection is a steal. It includes all of the books in the Walk the Right Road Series.” – JRA


WALK THE RIGHT ROAD: The Complete Collection includes all the books in this sizzling suspense series.
THE CHOICE: One woman. Two men. And a choice that could kill here.
LOST AND FOUND: A hit and run. A deserted country road. A parents' worst nightmare.
MERKABA: Everyone thought he was dead and that's how he needs it to stay. But the secretive dark haired beauty could ultimately be his undoing.
BOUNTY: Most cops have a past. A past they can speak of. A past they can share. But not Diane...
BLOWN AWAY, The Final Chapter: Imagine that the man who's been the source of all your misery shows up on your doorstep. Imagine this man wants your forgiveness for every bad thing he's done to you and your friends. Would you believe him? 

If you enjoyed Walk the Right Road Series here are some of my other series you may also enjoy: 

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 OUTSIDER SERIES: An Emotionally charged romance series beginning with the Amazon 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 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 

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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

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Lorhainne Eckhart
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Nov 6, 2011
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Pages
168
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9781928085010
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English
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Fiction / Psychological
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Fiction / Romance / New Adult
Fiction / Romance / Western
Fiction / Sagas
Fiction / Small Town & Rural
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—    'A Baby and A Wedding' is the sequel to the moving story 'The Forgotten Child'- Eddy Allen

From New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Lorhainne Eckhart, comes A BABY AND A WEDDING, a Finding Love ~ The Outsider Series bridge short story. The events of this 10,000+ short story take place between the events of the #1 western romance THE FORGOTTEN CHILD and FALLEN HERO.

Praise for A Baby And A Wedding....

—    “Really nice conclusion to the first book.” Amazon Reviewer - Slinkydennis

—    “I was nervous that something was going to go wrong for Emily and could not put it down.”- Teacher

Overview:
“Are you okay, Emily?”

“Brad, did you change your mind? Don’t you want to marry me?” Her voice sounded strangely distant, like a lost little girl. Her throat ached as she fought to hold back the tears as she felt her fairy tale dream being wrenched away.

Getting married and having a baby ... for Emily and Brad everything was perfect, or so they thought until an unexpected surprise threatens to derail their happy day.

—    “The story was a perfect follow up to The Forgotten Child” – Amazon Reviewer-Kate Voss

—    “Full of suspense, hope to find many more of the same stories." —Newchick

—    ‘Well written set of stories. This book had me hooked from the beginning’—Karen

THE OUTSIDER SERIES in order:
The Forgotten Child: (Brad & Emily) #1 AMAZON BESTSELLER in Romance Series & Western Fiction ~ How do you tell a man there is something wrong this his child?
A Baby And A Wedding: (A bridge short story)
Fallen Hero: (Andy, Jed & Diana) 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.
The Search (A bridge short story) - When her husband goes missing she's forced to call the one man she shouldn't.
The Awakening: (Andy & Laura) 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.
Secrets: (Jed & Diana – featuring all the Friessens) “Jed always told me he'd take care of everything. And I believed him, I trusted him, I loved him.”
Runaway:(Andy & Laura) Andy sets out to bring his runaway bride home. But when he finds her, he’s in for a big surprise.
Overdue (A bridge short story) Diana and Jed are having a baby.
The Unexpected Storm:(Neil & Candy) He can have any woman except the one he wants.
The Wedding: (Neil & Candy) A man who’s always planned everything, and a woman who’s struggled alone—The Wedding will change their lives forever.




Brad and Emily return in a heartwarming and emotional story about a family faced with secrets and an unexpected visitor who could destroy their happily ever after.

—“Boy, can Lorhainne pull a person into her stories. They just grab you and don't let go!! You feel all the emotions they do!! Happiness, anger, frustration but always love...”

A Different Kind of Love brings back the couple you fell in love with in The Forgotten Child. Now, years later, Brad and Emily are faced an entirely new set of challenges with their preteen autistic boy when his mother, Crystal, returns. She wants a relationship with the boy she abandoned—something Brad and Emily never expected. She says she’s changed, but can the Friessens believe her?

—“Author Lorhainne Eckhart is adept at showing deeply felt emotions through actions, instead of just telling us. Reviewed by Natasha Jackson, Readers Favorite

—“A wonderful love story not only about an unconditional love between a man and woman, but an unconditional heart -filled love for a special child.” S. George

— "I absolutely love this author. I have read the complete outsider series and search for the continuing saga because I am addicted." Katzbut


Want to read the entire Friessen Family series? Begin with the worldwide bestseller The Forgotten Child, which is now translated into German & French.

THE OUTSIDER SERIES
The Forgotten Child
A Baby And a Wedding (Short Story)
Fallen Hero
The Search (Short Story)
The Awakening
Secrets
Runaway
Overdue (Short Story)
The Unexpected Storm
The Wedding

THE FRIESSENS: A NEW BEGINNING
The Deadline
The Price to Love
A Different Kind of Love
A Vow of Love

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

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.

Other Series you may enjoy:

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

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—     Another great book in this series and by this author. I am going to start reading The Awakening right after I am done with this review; I cannot wait! – Paula

—    When life deals an innocent a bad hand it isn't' surprising when they want revenge. This story handles the situation in a simple fashion. Turning anger and distrust into love. Well written, and a story which leaves you wanting to read more about this family. – Voracious Reader

—    Deals with some social issues but never strays from taking a chance on love and over- coming insurmountable issues and losses to let heroine find and claim true love against all odds.- Billie Miller

Fallen Hero (Andy, Jed & Diana )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.


THE OUTSIDER SERIES in order:

The Forgotten Child: (Brad & Emily) #1 BESTSELLER in Romance Series & Western Fiction ~ How do you tell a man there is something wrong this his child?
A Baby And A Wedding (A bridge short story)
Fallen Hero: (Andy, Jed & Diana) 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.
The Search (A bridge short story) - When her husband goes missing she's forced to call the one man she shouldn't.
The Awakening: (Andy & Laura) 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.
Secrets: (Jed & Diana – featuring all the Friessens) “Jed always told me he'd take care of everything. And I believed him, I trusted him, I loved him.”
Runaway:(Andy & Laura) Andy sets out to bring his runaway bride home. But when he finds her, he’s in for a big surprise.
Overdue (A bridge short story) Diana and Jed are having a baby.The Unexpected Storm:(Neil & Candy) He can have any woman except the one he wants.
The Wedding: (Neil & Candy) A man who’s always planned everything, and a woman who’s struggled alone—The Wedding will change their lives forever.
Or Grab The Outsider Series: The Complete Omnibus Collection which includes all the books and short stories in this romantic western series.


Danger Deception Devotion, The Firsts, contains eight novels from Readers’ Favourite award—wining author and “queen of the family saga” (Aherman). Each book in this collection is the first in a fan favourite series from NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Lorhainne Eckhart.


THE FORGOTTEN CHILD, Book 1 of The Outsider series and the book that kicked off the long running Friessen family series selling over 500,000 copies worldwide now translated in French and German. ‘Over 800 Reviews’ “A woman finding her strength, a child finding love and support, a healing of family, and a complicated love story.” How do you tell a man there is something wrong with his child?

SAVED, BOOK 1 of The Saved series. “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.”


THE ONE, Book 1 of The Wilde Brothers series. She’s lost everything. He believes she’s despised him all his life. A tragic mistake could be their only redemption. “Get the book one reader called “the perfect recipe for an awesome story that will have you on edge from start to finish”

HIS PROMISE, Book 1 of Married in Montana a spinoff of the big family romance series The Friessens. A love they thought would last forever.

THRILL OF THE CHASE, Book 1 of The Parker Sisters a spinoff of the Married in Montana series. He stopped for an accident and stumbled upon the one woman he’d been looking for all his life.

DON’T STOP ME, Book 1 of The McCabe Brothers series a dark romance series and spinoff The Friessens. Fifteen years ago, Vic McCabe was headed down a one-way road to destruction with the love of his life. But then the unthinkable happened, a mistake that changed their lives forever.

ONE NIGHT, Book 1 of Kate & Walker: A high-stakes suspense and sizzling, red-hot romance! A blind date goes deadly on a night she’ll never forget!

THE CHOICE, Book 1 of Walk the Right Road series. What would you do for someone you loved? ONE WOMAN. TWO MEN. AND A CHOICE THAT COULD KILL HER—“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”— Amazon Reviewer, JRA
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