The Forgotten Child (Outsider (Friessen Legacy) Series #1)

The Forgotten Child (Outsider (Friessen Legacy) Series #1)

by Lorhainne Eckhart

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Over 500,000 copies sold worldwide, over 800 Reviews. 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

--"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

He 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.

More Praise for THE FORGOTTEN CHILD...

--"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." Amazon Reviewer - 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!~

--"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

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

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151487818
Publisher: Lorhainne Eckhart
Publication date: 03/07/2015
Series: Outsider (Friessen Legacy) Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 194
Sales rank: 4,077
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

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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The Forgotten Child (Outsider (Friessen Legacy) Series #1) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is OK, kind of goes on and on and could be more realistic, but I liked that it was a complete book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great love story. But, it also did a wonderful job dealing with autism and the autistic child. She gives a lot of good information in this book about autism, and therapy. I found this book very well written and hard to put down. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will definitely read more books by Ms. Eckhart
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good story, though more about the romance rhan about the child. I liked that the romance was more realistic rather than the usual love at first sight. My greatest complaint would be the excessive and inappropruate use of commas which is very distracting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read 160 pages and am not sure I want to read any more .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a story about consequences. When you chose to marry a spoiled, self-indulged egotist, why is it a surprise that she fears more about her body than her son? Why would a sweet, maternal woman tolerate the fractured relationship with a man aho never took actions to safeguard his child from the desertion of a sociopathic, inhuman narcisstic bundle of insanity? After reading the conflictions of their romance, perhaps you'll understand why there is justice! Both stories are complete! No cliffhangers here!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book starts out okay. Involves child with autism spectrums unknown, but obvious. Then it turns into the weirdest awkward, hate, and non verbal examples of bad relationships.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am looking forward to reading more in this series.
Deborahjo More than 1 year ago
Truly enjoyed this book. Love the Friessen men.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TammyEJax More than 1 year ago
This author draws you in and makes sure you are invested in the characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
slz52 More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars: Could have been so much better. The child was indeed forgotten in this book, it's more about the rotten mother, the somewhat spineless other women, and the jerk father who acts like he's the king of the hill.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book was a romance saga involving ex wife and ex husband. Not really about a lost boy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book wasnt really too much about a forgotten child, but rather his father and his father's girlfriend/wife, their sex life and how their life went. Just ok for me.