The Outsider

7 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 108 ratings

The Forgotten Child Publisher's Summary

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

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 for 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. So 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. Among the shock and confusion is one disturbing question Brad can't shake: How does Crystal 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 to which 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 lost her forever?

©2011 Lorhainne Ekelund (P)2014 Lorhainne Ekelund
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  • Book 1

    • The Forgotten Child

    • Finding Love: The Outsider Series, Volume 1
    • By: Lorhainne Eckhart
    • Narrated by: Melissa Moran
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 68

    Emily Nelson, a courageous young mother, ends a loveless, bitter marriage and strikes out on her own. She answers an ad for 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Forgotten Chilx

    • By Sharon Moore on 08-14-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Fallen Hero (The Outsider Series, Book 2)

    • With Exclusive Short Story: The Search
    • By: Lorhainne Eckhart
    • Narrated by: Melissa Moran
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 10

    Fallen Hero (Andy, Jed, and Diana): A cowboy who walked away from his family's fortune. A woman who returned for justice. What they didn't expect was to find love.

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 3

    • The Awakening

    • The Outsider Series, Book 3
    • By: Lorhainne Eckhart
    • Narrated by: Melissa Moran
    • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Laura, a young single mother, is barely making ends meet working as a maid at the Friessen mansion. Until one day she is fired, the next day she is evicted, and two days later her son is taken away. Wealthy rancher Andy Friessen can have any woman he wants, but when Laura is fired by his mother over something he was responsible for, his conscience gets the better of him and he steps in to help. The problem is when he goes looking for Laura he not only discovers she's been living in her car, but the state took her child away.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Heartwarming story

    • By Jonella A. Moore on 11-12-16

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 4

    • Secrets

    • Finding Love: The Outsider Series, Book 4
    • By: Lorhainne Eckhart
    • Narrated by: Melissa Moran
    • Length: 4 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    In Secrets, for Diana, Jed was the first man she trusted. He was the first man to show her what true love was. He was the father of her child, the one man she could always count on - until one spring day when Jed falls from the roof of the barn and Diana's world as she knows it begins to unravel. Diana is forced to face two things: her husband's secrets, and what if...there was no Jed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome book

    • By Eliza Olsen on 11-09-18

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 5

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  • Book 6

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  • Book 7

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