What’s your most embarrassing moment of your life?
I’ll never tell, but it involved bungee jumping. I won’t do that again.
Are you a city slicker or a country lover?
I am a country lover. Land, trees, peace and quiet throw in some animals, dogs, cats, horses I’m in heaven.
What would you love to produce in your life?
My books into a movie.
How do you feel about self-publishing?
Yeah a question I really like. I’m all for it. In fact I now self publish. And I have been very successful at it. It puts me in the drivers seat. There are many Indie authors out there, some not as successful as others. But when you self publish, the sky’s the limit. As long as you work hard, produce quality material, hire an editor a good cover designer and promote like crazy, oh yeah and don’t forget to keep writing, you can do very well.
Do you know your neighbors?
Yes I do. I believe in communities and knowing your neighbors.
How important are friends in your life?
To me friends are important. And I have many, they are there unconditionally when I need them.
How many friends does a person need?
I guess that depends on the person ad what you feel you need.
What does love mean to you?
Love is everything. It makes the world go around. And it is the one thing you cannot survive without.
What social issues interest you the most?
There are so many social issues. And you want me to pick one. I guess the biggest one for me is violating people’s civil rights, especially the rights of the special needs. Too many times I have seen people in positions of power taking advantage of those without resources. And I’m not talking about wealthy people, because there are so many of them who are the most generous and giving out there.
Do you find the time to read?
I make a point of finding time to read, which is really hard with my schedule. But everynight before bed, I sit down and read my kindle.
What is your favorite quality about yourself?
I’m a very positive person. And I never look for the bad, I always look at everything I’m doing as an adventure, and what do I need to do to successfully complete this. I’m a doer, and I don’t believe in the victim mentality because we all have a choice, I look at every bad experience a something that made me a better person.
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... Tammy
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 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?
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"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." Amazon Reviewer – 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!~
READERS FAVORITE *5 Star Review A real page turner ~ fast moving plot ~ a must read!
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Reviewed by Brenda C. For Readers Favorite
I didn't expect I'd fall for the four main characters as hard as I did, but The Forgotten Child is an amazing book, not just for a romance fan like myself, but for single parents who may or may not have a child with autism. ~ Reviewer ~ Adria
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Genre – Contemporary Western Romance
Rating – PG