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The Forgotten Child (Finding Love ~ The Outsider Series Book 1) by [Eckhart, Lorhainne]
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Book 1 of 7 in Finding Love ~ The Outsider Series (7 Book Series)
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FROM ROMANCE JUNKIES -  I don't normally read books that do not involve the supernatural but this was an amazing story line. THE FORGOTTEN CHILD focuses on not just the love one can find in a partner but also their child. As a mother, this was something that captured my attention from the beginning.  Brad has such passion when it comes to his son that you can't help but fall for him. The persistence of both Brad and Emily showed true love of a child, both biological and not. I fell in love with the characters as well as their story. 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. This is by far one of the best books I have read.

Lorhainne Eckhart is a new author to me, but she is definitely going on my list of authors' books to lookout for because she turned my world and emotions upside with this compelling, realistic story of heartache and unconditional love between a man and a woman, a man and his son, and a woman and a little boy who she quickly grows to love....
~BlackRaven's Reviews~

From the Author

The Forgotten Child is the first book in The Outsider Series, the beginning of this romantic family saga of the Friessen men and the women they love.  The Forgotten Child is a love story between the oldest of the Friessen brother's Brad and a woman he hires to take care of his autistic child. 
Other Series you may enjoy:
THE OUTSIDER SERIES: An Emotionally charged romance series beginning with the Amazon Bestseller, The Forgotten Child.
THE FRIESSENS:  A NEW BEGINNING: The return of The Friessen men and the women they love in this emotionally charged Family Saga which follows THE OUTSIDER SERIES.
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.
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
 
COMING in 2015 from THE WILDE BROTHERS:

Traded (Jake)

Unforgiven (Samuel)
 
And new from THE FRIESSENS in 2015

The Reunion

Product Details

  • File Size: 2569 KB
  • Print Length: 221 pages
  • Publication Date: December 23, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0063Y2OCE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,309 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Very accurate title for this book. There was very little in the way of focusing on Trevor's autism and the supposed therapy for him. The book was more about an ill-tempered man who went from raging to having sex in a millisecond. The story was disjointed at times. For example, Emily was a klutzy, jumpy woman around Brad and in the next paragraph she's letting him rip her clothes off. Huh? No segue at all. The author says the book has been proofread and edited, but it definitely needs another proofing. This could have been a very sweet story if the author had stuck with the original intended story (based on my interpretation from the title and synopsis) and toned down the gratuitous sex.
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The book was good but I would have liked it better if the author had spent more time exploring the autistic child's world, their future as a family and how they were going to blend the child's "normal" in with their daily lives. Too much of the book was taken up with getting rid of the current wife. I guess as I grow older I find the graphic sexual content in these type of books distracting from the heart of the story - the child and autism was the draw for me and I was disappointed that was secondary to the love story. The title rang true in that the child was forgotten to a certain extent in exchange for the drama with the wife.The Forgotten Child
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I have a grandson with autism. It was painful reading that the woman "helping" the child with autism was sitting him in front of the tv all the time...and that she did the same thing with her daughter. I could relate to the tantrums and humming coming from the boy, but if you're going to write about a child with autism, you should know fully what a day in their lives is truly like. The story was supposedly written about "The Forgotten Child" but the entire story mostly forgot about the children and focused mainly on the man and woman.
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The Forgotten Child is a book full of emotional intensity that carries the reader into Emily's world where she is fed up with her no-good husband and decides the time has come to make a long-needed change. She takes her daughter Katy and hires on as housekeeper, nanny and cook for Brad who is a rancher and a father to an autistic son. It takes Emily some time to make Brad aware that the problems with his son are medical ones and that he needs special care and attention. Just as Emily settles into her position in the house and into a budding romantic role with her boss, his runaway wife returns and upsets the whole apple cart. Poor Emily is ousted and humiliated until Brad sees what's really going on and takes steps to straighten out the mess in his life. Until the end, a lot of heartache and trauma happen that force the reader to keep turning the pages.
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I really wanted to like this book. But I couldn't get past the language or the unlikely nature of the storyline. How could a woman with a 2-year-old child agree to be a live-in nanny without ever meeting the child or seeing where she would live? How could an educated man not see that his child needed more help than he could provide on his own? And how could he hire a nanny for that child without ever seeing if there was a connection between the child and nanny? It just wasn't logical and I couldn't finish the book.
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This book was so full of grammatical errors, punctuation errors and nonsense prose that I could not believe it was written by an adult, much less edited and proofread! Every page was so full of glaring errors and obvious mistakes (incomplete sentences, fragments, contradictions etc.) that I found it a chore to read, even before the overdone and completely pointless profanity finally caused me to close the book in disgust.

Perhaps the author should look up the definition to the word "integrity" as well. I do not think it means what she thinks it means.

The story itself was based on an interesting idea, but the execution of it was just incredibly substandard. Unless you enjoy puzzling through senseless phrases, shallow plots, unlikable characters, offensive language and ideas and tired cliches, don't waste your dollar.
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There is so much more about autism that could have been included. The title of the book and reviews I've read, seem to indicate that the book will primarily be about the child and his autism. Too much of the book was focused on the relationship of his wife, it was also too graphic with the sexual content. I thought this would be a mature, adult book. The sexual content was not needed, quite immature in my opinion. This book has an interesting plot, but the content and language needs to be cleaned up.
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I won this from Library Thing. It was a nice quick story, very well written and very realistic when it came to accepting an autistic child. I read this story in two evenings. There is everything from romance, love, anger, hurt, and everything in between in this story. Beware there is some sexual content. I would recommend this story for those who like a quick romance story.
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