Publisher Description

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


OVER 500,000 copies sold worldwide’ Now translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish. 

“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 sacrificeEmily, and the haunting question: Has he lost her forever.

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“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 (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

In the Moment

In the Family

In the Silence

In the Stars

In the Charm

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

13 March
Lorhainne Eckhart Publishing
Lorhainne Ekelund

Customer Reviews

Fabricaholic50 ,

Loved it!!

This was a beautiful read, had me teary more than once. Thus is an emotional read and I found it hard to put down. Highly recommended.

Head1623 ,

Trigger warning for fellow Autistics

This is the ultimate Autism Martyr fantasy story, dripping with ABA endorsements, “there’s something very wrong with this child”, oh the shame and embarrassment of going out in public with an autistic child, he needs treatment just as a child with cancer does, oh yes, it’s all in there.

The ever loving ABA supporter pitched against the evil, selfish, non-maternal monster who believes ABA is abusive.

And then the misogyny! And the glorification of dv, the justification of spousal homicide.

I read it so you don’t have to, trust me it’s that bad

📖☕️ ,

You won't be disappointed

Really well written couldn't put down ! Draws you in from the very beginning looking forward to reading more of this series

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