The Forgotten Child by Lorhainne Eckhart

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

The forgotten child

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, 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.

*Note on this series, which now spans three series.  All the books in this series are standalone, although fans have reported they prefer reading in series order for more reading enjoyment.

Series and order below:


The Outsider Series

The Forgotten Child (Brad and Emily)

A Baby And A Wedding

Fallen Hero (Andy, Jed, and Diana) includes bonus short story The Search

The Awakening (Andy and Laura)

Secrets (Jed and Diana)

Runaway (Andy and Laura) includes bonus short story Overdue

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

In the Moment

In the Family: A Friessen Family Christmas

In the Silence

In the Stars

In the Charm



Genre: FICTION / Romance / Contemporary

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Romance / Western

Language: English

Keywords: second chances, alpha male, romance series, autism, divorce, love triangle, western romance, parent and children, love, contemporary, dark romance

Word Count: 78,000

Sales info:

Over 500,000 copies sold worldwide 

Translated into German and French. Chinese translation in progress.

Spent eighteen months in the the top 100 for Western Romance and Romance Series on Amazon beginning in April 2013 hitting the #1 spot for Western Romance

Currently book 1 of a big family romance series that now spans three series. This title is sold at all online retailers. 

**Please note: All Translators must be part of an actual team which includes an editor and proofreader, do not use a proofreading program.  Also the translator/team will need to collaborate with me to market and promote for that region, including assisting with translation of language specific newsletter, social media promotion which will include using quotes/ quote pics and teasers from the book for promotion. The success of my books to date has everything to do with my strong marketing platform.

Sample text:

Even in this dim light, Emily glimpsed the color rising in his cheeks. Brad wasn’t  just  pacing;  she  could feel the adrenaline cut through the space between them. “I need some air.”

“Brad, wait!”

“No, Em, back off.” He kept going, down the stairs toward the barn. She could almost feel the rage burning through him.

He knew. She’d gotten through. Now the real work begins.


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