The Forgotten Child

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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 
 
“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.”Reviewer – 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 
 
BLACK RAVEN'S REVIEWS — “Ms. Eckhart has crafted a delightful story with engaging characters, enough drama for a Hallmark movie, and enough unconditional love to last a lifetime.”—Rated 5 Ravens and a Recommended Read by AJ!— 
 
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, a courageous young mother, 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. So 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. Among the shock and confusion is one disturbing question Brad can't shake: How does Crystal know so much of his personal business, the inner working of the ranch, and Emily's relationship with his son? 
 
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 primary focus for care and therapy of three-year-old Trevor is diverted. The lengths to which Crystal will go, the lies, the greed, just to keep what's hers, are nothing short of cold and calculating. Emily's forced out of the house. 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? 
 
More Praise... 
 
“I have a child who has been diagnosed on the autism spectrum and this book, though briefly, touched on the symptoms! It made me cry and laugh! Your child, no matter the circumstance, comes first!” 
 
“A wonderful love story that not only is about the unconditional love between a man and woman, but an unconditional heart -filled love for a special child.” 
 
“I don’t normally read romance books, but this has changed my opinion. Very well written and hard to put down.” 
 
This edition INCLUDES FREE bonus novella A BABY AND A WEDDING

Read THE OUTSIDER SERIES in order now spanning three 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 & 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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The Forgotten Child - Lorhainne Eckhart Reviews

  • Book 1

    By MelissaNY666
    5
    I picked this book because it reviews. Not knowing the author and her style of writing. I am so glad read this book. The story is well written, researched and leave her you wanting more. It's great that it's a series, on to book 2.
  • The Forgotten Child

    By Lorhainne Elkhart
    5
    This book was an exceptional love story with lots of love, compassion and lessons about love, family and everyday life! I invite anybody to read this book! A must read! The author is very talented and a outstanding mentor about everyday life!
  • The Forgotten Child

    By PJSPhotogirl
    5
    Loved this book & the characters are very well written. Very emotional storyline that kept me wanting to keep reading until I got it finished.
  • Meh. Will 2nd chance love die before it can blossom?

    By Meg-Lynn
    3
    This was two stories in one. 1) the 1st half of the book is about how 2 single-but-still-married parents find love. She's just her husband and begun work as a live in nanny and cook. The boy, Trevor, shows signs of autism but Dad Brad is deep in denial. Her obvious love and gentleness to his son wins Brad over. But he is still married and his wife just came back after many years away. 2) the second half of the book basically discards the kids to focus on Brad's toxic marriage to Trevor's mom. She's willing to do anything to sabotage what Brad loves...even if it means using her own son as a weapon. She may not want Brad, but she doesn't want anyone else to have him, or his money, either.

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