Long Past Dawn

The Friessens

Book 31
Lorhainne Eckhart, INC.
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Two years ago, Sara Friessen’s life was changed forever when a young man from the wrong side of the tracks saved her from a brutal assault. To her, he is brilliant, her savior, the man she plans to marry and spend her life with, the only man she has ever given a piece of her heart.


But to Devon Reed, Sara is the girl he shouldn’t love. No matter how much he tries, Devon, now a young law student, believes he isn’t the kind of guy who should be with the daughter of Andy Friessen.


As he sets out to find justice for a mother who abandoned him when he was a child, struggling to undo a wrong and set the record straight, his life begins to unravel, and he finds more questions than answers. The ultimate cost could be his relationship with Sara, the love they have, and the future they planned together, which seems to be slipping away.

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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.

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Lorhainne Eckhart, INC.
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Oct 31, 2019
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9781989698013
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English
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Fiction / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce
Fiction / Legal
Fiction / Romance / African American
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / New Adult
Fiction / Sagas
Fiction / Small Town & Rural
Fiction / Women
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A big family romance series from New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Lorhainne Eckhart.


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 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

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

'A 2016 Readers' Favorite Award'

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 had two guarantees in his life:

His wife Laura & his children were safe from the control of his family.In a safety deposit box contained evidence that would blow his mother’s world apart.

But nothing is every simple or easy until one night tragedy strikes. This time, the secrets, the lies could destroy the stable solid foundation he’s built for his family.

Can't get enough of the Friessens? Read all the series beginning with the Bestseller The Forgotten Child. Now translated in two languages.

The Friessen Family Series in reading order:

 

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

Family sagas, contemporary romance, big family romance, romance series, dark romance, 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, death loss grief, 2016 Readers' Favorite Award Winner, The Friessens, The Outsider Series, collection, millionaire, wealthy, rich
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.

Can’t get enough of the Friessens? Read all the series beginning with the Bestseller THE FORGOTTEN CHILD, which is now translated in two languages. (French and German)

The Friessen Family Series in reading order:

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

Family sagas, contemporary romance, contemporary women, big family romance, romance series, 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, death loss grief, The Friessens, The Outsider Series, collection, millionaire, wealthy, rich
From the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author of The Forgotten Child comes the next book in The Friessens, a big family romance series that will rock your world. 

Neil Friessen has almost everything he’s ever wanted:

His wife, the woman he’s always loved…

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.

Don’t miss any of The Friessen books, beginning with The Forgotten Child, the very first book in this big family romance series: 

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

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 

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

PRAISE for Lorhainne Eckhart’s books: 

“Lorhainne Eckhart has a way at really tugging on the heartstrings and this story is no exception.” 

“The latest installment into the Friessen legacy has continued the rich storytelling and chemistry since the series began with The Forgotten Child. I love how all of these characters have grown/matured with each new story. Thank you Ms. Eckhart for continuing this wonderful saga.” 

“Eckhart is one of the best storytellers that I have read in a long time. I was riveted by this series as much as I was by Saved. I am an avid reader, and I've become impatient with poor writing. I would recommend reading any of Lorhainne Eckhart’s books, but only if you enjoy reading books that you can't put down.” 

“Wow, what a story! 
Loved this, loved this, loved this! Grabbed me from the start and held me the whole way through. Obviously this writer has the talent to pull the readers in and keep them - thank you.” 

“A brilliant book, a must read and thoroughly enjoyable. I am passionate about Lorhainne Eckharts writing.” 

“This family history is so intense it is hard to stop until the end. I enjoy this story so much that I bought all the books concerning this family. Had a hard time closing the book until I finished.” 

“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.” 

“Whole lot to love! 
Haven't read one yet I haven't absolutely loved, this one is no exception. Get it, read it, fall in love with this series and this author.” 

“I loved the whole series. I could keep on reading about this family. Makes a person wish they could be part of them.”

Family sagas, contemporary romance, big family romance, romance series, 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, millionaire, wealthy, rich
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.

Don’t miss any of The Friessen books, beginning with The Forgotten Child, the very first book in this big family romance series:

THE OUTSIDER SERIES

The Forgotten Child (Brad and Emily)

A Baby and a Wedding (An Outsider Series Short)

Fallen Hero (Andy, Jed, and Diana)

The Search (An Outsider Series Short)

The Awakening (Andy and Laura)

Secrets (Jed and Diana)

Runaway (Andy and Laura)

Overdue (An Outsider Series Short)

The Unexpected Storm (Neil and Candy)

The Wedding (Neil and Candy) 

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

PRAISE for Lorhainne Eckhart’s books:

“Lorhainne Eckhart has a way at really tugging on the heartstrings and this story is no exception.”

“The latest installment into the Friessen legacy has continued the rich storytelling and chemistry since the series began with The Forgotten Child. I love how all of these characters have grown/matured with each new story. Thank you Ms. Eckhart for continuing this wonderful saga.”

“Eckhart is one of the best storytellers that I have read in a long time. I was riveted by this series as much as I was by Saved. I am an avid reader, and I've become impatient with poor writing. I would recommend reading any of Lorhainne Eckhart’s books, but only if you enjoy reading books that you can't put down.” 

“Wow, what a story!

Loved this, loved this, loved this! Grabbed me from the start and held me the whole way through. Obviously this writer has the talent to pull the readers in and keep them - thank you.”

“A brilliant book, a must read and thoroughly enjoyable. I am passionate about Lorhainne Eckharts writing.”

“This family history is so intense it is hard to stop until the end. I enjoy this story so much that I bought all the books concerning this family. Had a hard time closing the book until I finished.”

“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.”

“Whole lot to love! Haven't read one yet I haven't absolutely loved, this one is no exception. Get it, read it, fall in love with this series and this author.”

 “I loved the whole series. I could keep on reading about this family. Makes a person wish they could be part of them.”

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, The Friessens, The Outsider Series, collection, pregnancy
RITA AWARD FINALIST • She bears the scars of the past. He blames himself for things he can’t control. Their defenses are up, but in Cecy Robson’s latest Shattered Past novel—perfect for fans of Monica Murphy and J. Lynn—true love lands a knockout punch.
 
Sofia Tres Santos remembers a time before her life went sour, before her innocence was ripped away, before she began punishing herself with risky behavior and unworthy men. Now, at twenty, she just hopes she’s ready to rebuild some of what she lost. One way or another, it always comes back to her childhood friend and longtime crush, Killian O’Brien.
 
As strong as Killian is, Sofia has always been his one weakness. He knows Sofia has suffered and wants to ensure she’s never hurt again—not like before, and definitely not under his watch. When Sofia agrees to work at his mixed martial arts gym, Killian seizes the opportunity to help and protect the sweet girl he’s always cared for. And yet, as he trains Sofia to defend herself using his hard-hitting MMA techniques, he’s drawn to the vulnerable beauty in ways he never expected.
 
As Sofia grows stronger, she also grows brave enough to open herself up to love. And along the way, she challenges everything Killian believes to be true, showing him that no matter how much he dominates in the ring, the real battle is fought in the heart.

Praise for Once Pure
 
“The sexual tension between Sofia and Killian is super steamy; the passion builds with every page.”—RT Book Reviews

“Sexy and heartbreaking, Once Pure is an excellent, emotional read.”—New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy

“Intense and powerfully emotional, Cecy Robson’s Once Pure grabs hold of your heart from the first page and doesn’t let go until the last.”—USA Today bestselling author Mira Lyn Kelly

“Cecy Robson has once again shared a story that keeps us in suspense throughout.”—Between Dreams and Reality
 
“Sweet and sexy . . . Killian and Sofia make each other better . . . what could be more romantic than that?”—Whiskey in the Jar Likes to Read
 
“I have been waiting for this couple’s story and I was not disappointed! Ever since Killian was introduced in the first book and Robson gave us the inkling that he possibly liked Sofia, I knew this was going to be my favorite book out of the series.”—The Book Whisperer
 
“Killian is just a perfect male lead and ‘book boyfriend’ material. I loved this book . . . definitely one of my favorites for this year!”—The Book Reading Gals
 
“Once Pure tugged at my emotional strings and made me laugh out loud. I really enjoyed the way these characters were when they were together and I’m looking forward to seeing both of them in other books in this series.”—My Little Happily Ever After

Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

A big family romance series from New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Lorhainne Eckhart.


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 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

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

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A high-stakes thrill ride through the darkest corners of the Sunshine State, from the author hailed as “the best thriller writer alive” by Ken Follett

We expect our judges to be honest and wise. Their integrity is the bedrock of the entire judicial system. We trust them to ensure fair trials, to protect the rights of all litigants, to punish those who do wrong, and to oversee the flow of justice. But what happens when a judge bends the law or takes a bribe?
   
Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct. It is her job to respond to complaints dealing with judicial misconduct. After nine years with the Board, she knows that most problems are caused by incompetence, not corruption.

But a corruption case eventually crosses her desk. A previously disbarred lawyer is back in business, and he claims to know of a Florida judge who has stolen more money than all other crooked judges combined. And not just crooked judges in Florida. All judges, from all states, and throughout United States history. And now he wants to put a stop to it. His only client is a person who knows the truth and wants to blow the whistle and collect millions under Florida law. When the case is assigned to Lacy, she immediately suspects that this one could be dangerous. Dangerous is one thing. Deadly is something else.

Praise for The Whistler

“[A] main character [who’s] a seriously appealing woman . . . a whistle-blower who secretly calls attention to corruption . . . a strong and frightening sense of place . . . [John Grisham’s] on his game.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times
 
“[John Grisham is] our guide to the byways and backwaters of our legal system, superb in particular at ferreting out its vulnerabilities and dramatizing their abuse in gripping style.”—USA Today
 
“Riveting . . . an elaborate conspiracy.”—The New York Times Book Review
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Don’t miss an original essay by John Grisham in the back of the book.

John Grisham takes you back to where it all began. One of the most popular novels of our time, A Time to Kill established John Grisham as the master of the legal thriller. Now we return to Ford County as Jake Brigance finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial that exposes a tortured history of racial tension.
 
Seth Hubbard is a wealthy man dying of lung cancer. He trusts no one. Before he hangs himself from a sycamore tree, Hubbard leaves a new, handwritten will. It is an act that drags his adult children, his black maid, and Jake into a conflict as riveting and dramatic as the murder trial that made Brigance one of Ford County’s most notorious citizens, just three years earlier. The second will raises many more questions than it answers. Why would Hubbard leave nearly all of his fortune to his maid? Had chemotherapy and painkillers affected his ability to think clearly? And what does it all have to do with a piece of land once known as Sycamore Row?

Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.
 
Praise for Sycamore Row
 
“Powerful . . . immensely readable . . . the best of his books.”—The Washington Post
 
“Welcome back, Jake. . . . [Brigance] is one of the most fully developed and engaging characters in all of Grisham’s novels.”—USA Today
 
“One of [Grisham’s] finest . . . Sycamore Row is a true literary event.”—The New York Times Book Review
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