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A love story that defies perception…
When the willfully independent Isabel Drake refuses to marry the man her parents want her to, her mother decides as punishment she will be forced to take lessons on how to be a proper lady. But the man sent to instruct her makes her feel anything but proper. Her attraction to Mr. Weston is instant, but the confusing man seems set in keeping her in her place—even if she detects he feels something for her.
But things are not what they seem at Rothfield Park or with her new tutor. With Mr. Weston’s arrival there comes an abundance of unrested spirits. Suddenly, Isabel doesn’t know who is alive and who is dead. Why have they come now? And what are they trying frantically to tell her? Isabel must discover the truth about the eerie night mist that surrounds the manor before it comes to claim everyone she holds dear—including her Mr. Weston.
Paranormal Regency Historical Ghost Romance
Formerly Titled: The Mists of Midnight
|Publisher:||The Raven Books LLC|
|Edition description:||Fifth Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.99(d)|
About the Author
She is best known for her Qurilixen World, an Award-winning, bestselling collection of science fiction, futuristic, and paranormal romance novels. The collection includes 34 books within 7 series installments (and growing): Dragon Lords, Lords of the Var, Space Lords, Captured by a Dragon-Shifter, Galaxy Alien Mail Order Brides, and more.
Michelle is always up for a new adventure or challenge, whether it's a paranormal investigation of an old Vaudeville Theatre or climbing Mayan temples in Belize. She was a refugee extra on SyFy's Z Nation.
Fictions Genres include: Science Fiction, Futuristic, Paranormal, Shifter, Vampire, Ghost, Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Parallel Universe/Alternate Reality, Historical, Chick Lit, Romance and Cozy Mystery
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Forget Me Not is a mystical historical romance from Michelle Pillow. I have read a few other historical romance books from this author and also some ghost stories, this one combines both and the main characters in the story seem to float in and out of different realms as well. It is a well written story that takes place in Regency England but also involves characters/spirits who have not "moved" on from their deaths fifty years ago. The estate itself is said to be haunted as well when the Marquis who owned the home, his daughter and several employees of the family perished in a fire Somme fifty years ago. Isabel and her sister Jane have moved with their parents to an estate in the north of England. Jane claims she sees and hears spirits, including one of a crying young girl, which has her quite distressed. The people who reside near the estate say that the mist that covers the grounds in the nights is indeed haunted and dangerous. One night after a disagreement with her mother Isabel flees from her home into the mist and encounters the spirit of the young girt her sister has seen. The spirit spooks her horse and Isabel gets thrown from her horse. When she awakens she has no recollection of the accident but suddenly she finds herself able to see the ghosts of the young girl. Not wanting to retell the story or spoil the readers by revealing too much plot I will say it was a solid four stars and worth reading. The story has many surprises, twists and turns (although some are predicable), interesting characters and a romance that defies time and physical boundaries. The book is a bit long but it does allows the reader to sink their teeth into it and enjoy the unfolding of its many secrets and complications. There are some touching love scenes that are not terribly graphic. I recommend this book for those who love historical romances with a paranormal ghostly theme.
Michelle Pillow’s New Novel Reflects that Gothic Romance Is Alive and Well As a scholar of the classic Gothic novel of the nineteenth century, from time to time I like to read twenty-first century Gothic novels to see how well the seeds that Mrs. Radcliffe planted are flourishing. I’m happy to report that authors like Michelle Pillow are keeping the Gothic tradition alive and well by utilizing standard Gothic plot devices but making them their own as the Gothic evolves into something more spiritual and less terrifying than its originators may have first imagined. Forget Me Not has all the classic Gothic elements a reader could want, and it draws heavily upon those early novels for its setting and atmosphere. We can also define it as a regency novel—since it’s set in England in 1812—when George IV was still Prince Regent of England. Readers today might call it paranormal rather than Gothic, and, of course, it also falls into the romance novel category. The story begins when Isabel Drake and her sister Jane are speculating about whether Rothfield Park is haunted. The family has let the manor house from its owner, the Marquis of Rothfield. Legend says that during a fire, a child and servant died in the house. Jane claims that she has seen evidence of hauntings in the castle, but Isabel thinks Jane has just let her imagination get the better of her after reading a “shilling shocker.” (Shilling shockers were popular short books in the nineteenth century that often plagiarized longer best-selling Gothic novels and were abridged to be affordable, costing only a shilling.) This scene recalls Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey and the thrills that Catherine Morland and Isabella Thorpe have over reading “horrid” novels by Mrs. Radcliffe and others. Isabel, however, has bigger problems than ghosts. Her parents do not like how she treats her governess so they have decided to hire a tutor approved by the colonel, nephew to the Marquis of Rothfield, whom they plan for her to marry. Isabel wants nothing to do with marrying the colonel or with a new tutor. In anger, Isabel goes riding and comes to the woods, where a heavy mist is setting in. She meets there a mysterious child who asks her to play with her, but Isabel refuses, feeling spooked. As she tries to return home, she has an accident with a tree branch and falls from her horse. Isabel has no memory of the accident, but by the time she recovers, she finds her parents have left her alone at Rothfield with her new tutor, Dougal Weston. Here, I admit, my willing suspension of disbelief was a bit challenged—no self-respecting noble family of this time would leave their daughter alone with just the servants and a handsome male tutor—but Michelle Pillow will provide some surprising and ultimately believable explanations for this chain of events before the novel is over. Dougal Weston turns out to be unlike any tutor Isabel ever expected. He really doesn’t teach her much of anything—just asks her to read and then discuss with him what she read. Isabel soon starts to suspect he isn’t a tutor but someone with an ulterior motive for being at Rothfield. Nevertheless, Isabel finds herself falling in love with him and confesses to him that she is now repeatedly seeing the ghost child. Dougal appears interested in the history of the house and the ghost child, but he also tries to comfort Isabel and calm her fears.
This was not my usual genre read at all but as I have read most of the authors works, I gave it a go! Regency England was not known for its independent ladies or impropriety in any form but Isabel has no real love for the life that her mother has planned for her. They send for a tutor to make her into the Lady that they want her to be, but they may have just given Isabel a saviour! Mr Weston has a whole multitude of secrets that he is keeping and Isabel is just the kind of girl to ferret them out. But she also sees a small child in the house and grounds and she is reeling from her ghostly visitor. This is a well written and constructed story and the characters are endearing. I only marked it down to 4 stars cos it's not really my cup of tea.
I am not much for historical romance but it's Michelle pillow so I had to see what it was about. Isabel lives in Regency England. Her parents want her go marry but she is not having it and goes off riding. She now has a tutor to teach her to be a lady they want her to be. But when Mr Weston shows up at her home things get ready odd. Lol Lots of twist and turns in the story with wonderful characters. If your a historical romance fan you will love this one Voluntary reviewed
Obey your parents. If you don't strange things can happen. Isobel learned the hard way or you decide. When she refuses to marry their chosen suitor, they order her to become a proper lady and hire a tutor. But after he. Mr. Weston, arrives strange things begin. Ghosts? Dead bodies. Evil mists? There is plenty of action, lots of questions, mysteries, and a heck of a story. This is a historical, ghost story, romance, and mystery. Wow, all packed in a great full length read by one of the best. Don't miss it. I voluntarily reviewed this advanced reader copy and I have not been compensated in any way.