Sep 272016
 
The Forgotten Child

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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, 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 his boy. And the reclusive difficult man that hired her, can’t see the behavior and how delayed his son is. So Emily researches, until she stumbles across what she suspects is 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, it’s unavoidable the attraction—the connection that sparks between them. And just as they’re getting close, Brad’s estranged wife Crystal returns after abandoning them two years earlier. In amongst the shock and confusion there’s one disturbing fact Brad can’t shake. How does she 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 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 ultimately lost her forever?

* from Goodreads

Hott Review:

I expected more from The Forgotten Child. I enjoyed the first half of the novel but the second fell a bit short for me.

In the first half of The Forgotten Child we get to know Emily, Katy, and Trevor. We learn a lot about Trevor’s autism and Emily as a mother. However, when Crystal enters the story the kids become forgotten characters and Emily becomes perifery. Plus the foul language and steam escalate. It almost feels like a different book.

I don’t think that, after reading The Forgotten Child, I’ll be reading any additional books in this series.

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Author: Lorhainne Eckhart
Source: I purchased The Forgotten Child on June 2, 2016 for Free from Amazon.com.
Publisher & Date: Published January 3rd 2012 by Orangeberry Publishing (first published November 6th 2011)
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Western
ISBN: 0987822632 (ISBN13: 9780987822635)
Pages: 222
Grade: C
Ages: 18+
Steam: Adult | foul language and steam
Setting: Hoquiam, Washington
Series: The Friessen Legacy #1, The Outsider #1

Author Bio:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lorhainne Eckhart recently received the 2016 Readers’ Favorite Award for Suspense & Romance for her titles Vanished and The Bloodline. Along with the 2015 & 2013 Readers’ Favorite Award for Romance & Romantic Suspense for her titles The Price to Love and Lost and Found. With over fifty titles under her belt, her big family romance series are loved by fans worldwide. Books that celebrate love, family, commitment, hope, and making a relationship work. With flawed strong characters, characters you can relate to. Lorhainne writes the kind of books she wants to read.

She is frequently a Top 100 bestselling author in multiple genres, such as romance, western, military and mystery/suspense. She has written multiple series, including The Outsider, Walk the Right Road, The Wilde Brothers, Saved, The Friessens, and her two newest additions, Married in Montana, and her high-stakes suspense and sizzling, red-hot romance series, Kate and Walker, Deadly, Dangerous and Desired.

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