Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not

by Miralee Ferrell


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ISBN-13: 9780996006811
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink
Publication date: 03/27/2014
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Miralee Ferrell is a speaker, accredited counselor, and multi-published, award winning, best-selling author of contemporary and historical romance novels. She enjoys horseback riding, gardening, and family gatherings around their eleven-acre property in Washington State. Miralee has had nine books release with a traditional publisher, and Blowing on Dandelions, her first book in the Love Blossoms in Oregon series made the ECPA Best Seller list in 2014. A family friendly, Christian movie production company is also considering one of her Love Finds You novels as a TV movie.

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Forget Me Not 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
GrandaddyA More than 1 year ago
Picture a young woman who has a special calling on her life that goes against the grain of the way most people believed in the 1880s in Oregon and throughout most of the country. Her calling took her into dangerous places and situations where other women would not consider getting involved and that most respectable men would avoid. The daughter of a pastor, she was well acquainted with how insensitive and uncaring church people could be. After her father died, the church he had pastored treated her so shabbily that she was struggling with a major case of unforgiveness while still trying to carry out the mission she felt God had led her to pursue. Her unforgiveness affected other areas of her life in negative ways and had an impact on how she perceived people. Have you ever fought this battle? Maybe you are still stuck in a situation because of an unwillingness to forgive, or possibly the failure to recognize the need. In the case of Julia, Pastor Seth and several ladies in his congregation cross her path and help to make a difference in her life even as she is seeking to make a difference for a group of people whose plight the church is ignoring. I love the message this book conveys. Many people throughout our world need to hear this message.
ERCOLLINS More than 1 year ago
I liked this story of the romance, with all its ups and downs, of Julia McKenzie and Seth Russell. They renew their friendship in a different town after several years of separation. Julia feels called to help the downtrodden while Seth is the local pastor. The particular people she chooses to help are not generally accepted by the more genteel population of the town, so Julia draws away from Seth because she does not want to hurt him in his role of pastor. It takes a disaster to bring them together for the happy ending. It is a good, quick read.
Shay14 More than 1 year ago
What a sweet story! Not only did this novella answer questions about the compassionate pastor we meet in Blowing on Dandelions, but it provided a way for me to visit with all the characters from the other books in the Love Blossoms in Oregon series. I really enjoyed the story and I wish it were longer! However, it was well-written and naturally flowing. I loved Julia's character. Her devotion to her calling was admirable and her struggle in dealing with hypocrites and judgmental people was very real. Seth was just what she needed! His job as a pastor and his compassion and caring nature were soothing to Julia's stubborn and independent streaks. The message of the story was about forgiveness. There is a whole conversation in the book between Julia and Mrs. Roberts that I would love to quote because there was so much wisdom and understanding in those pages. Forgiving others for what we perceive is wrong is hard, especially because we don't want to! Think about where we would be if Jesus had that attitude? He didn't have to forgive us, but He did, and He did it freely. Isn't that amazing! Overall, this was a great short story and fits in nicely with the Love Blossoms in Oregon series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book this series just seems to get better and better. This is a love story that is just amazing you feel like you really get to know the characters. It's a real page turner had me interested from page one. Miralee really knows how to write a book I can't wait to start reading the next one.
LoyaltyBindsMe More than 1 year ago
**I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review** Julia McKenzie is searching for herself in the far West. As she tries to mend the pieces of her heart, she finds a way that she can improve the lives of those around her.  The Chinese immigrants have long been seen as less than human and given jobs and wages lower than their white counterparts. Julia longs to help these people find a way to fit into the community and she befriends a young woman and her brother. Lee Mei and Lee Meng do not want to see anything happen to Julia, but when they need help, she is the one that they turn to. Julia is blown away when someone from her pasts blows back into her life, will she able to forgive the past and move forward or will she keep her heart out of reach to the one person who understands her the most? I really loved this read, and was actually able to read through it in about two hours. It was enjoyable, and kept the momentum going throughout the read. Very enjoyable and I look forward to reading more from this author!
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BeverlyLytle More than 1 year ago
A new addition to the Love Blossoms in Oregon series, Forget Me Not, is a novella written to compliment Blowing on Dandelions. Although it can be read as a stand-alone, you will find the story is greatly enhanced when you have the background of the characters from book one. This book follows the story of Seth, a charming character who thought he had lost his chance to love when Julia left abruptly seven years earlier. I found the story to be very enjoyable. Miralee Ferrell writes with a great mix of history and romance. The facts are accurate without the story being bogged down by too many historical elements. The romance is sweet while still offering adventure and depth to the story. I appreciate the faith base with which Ms Ferrell writes. Each of her stories resonate her faith in a real, yet inviting way. One of my favorite quotes from the book invites the reader to share in the joy and freedom that forgiveness can bring. “He wants to set you free from the bitterness and pain you’ve been carrying. Forgiving isn’t saying what they did is right, its simply letting go of the past and choosing to walk toward God’s light and love, instead of toward darkness.” Lessons in prejudice, forgiveness, grace, mercy, judging others, and having passion for the things God has called you to abound within the pages.
MrsTina42MR More than 1 year ago
Forget Me Not, Love Blooms in Oregon Series—from Miralee Ferrall*****—PDF Julie McKenzie is a pastor's daughter from Omaha. After struggling to forgive “friends” from her home town that deeply hurt her, even Christians from her church, she finds herself in Baker City, Indiana. Here she hopes to make a difference in the lives of the “less desirable” among the “good people” of Baker City and carry out the ministry God has placed on her heart. In order to do this she must go into parts of the town that are less respectable to visit the women she is reaching out to. Julie befriends them, shares her faith and helps them anyway she can. Late one night as she is returning from one of these meetings at a saloon she runs into a man. Fearful at first to his intentions she struggles to get away. He reassures her that he means her no harm and offers to walk her safely home. As they walk to the hotel where she is staying she learns that he is a Pastor. Great, she thinks, just what she did not want remembering her past hurts. Pastor Seth Russell realizes he knows this woman. It is Julia, the woman he loved years ago and has never forgotten. But does she remember him and will he finally find out why she suddenly left him before their marriage? At the hotel she is shocked when she learns who he is. Julia has not forgotten Seth either in all these years. Afraid of being hurt again or misunderstood like before, she does not want Seth to find out what she is doing. As was her routine, she visits the Chinese people who live in China Town. Her friend was not at work the night before and she is concerned. Things start to become dangerous, not only for the Chinese community but for Julia as well as prejudice runs high. Will Seth understand and support her in her ministry once he learns what God has called her to do? Or will he too look down on her as others in Baker City now do? Will Seth see that the Chinese are God's children and part of his ministry? What plans does God have for Julia and Seth? I love that many characters from the other books: Wilma Roberts and her niece Beth, Katherine and Micah Jacobs and Mrs. Cooper from previous books in this series return in Forget Me Not. It is fun to catch up on their lives and see the support they give Seth and Julia and the community. Julia learns how to forgive those who had hurt her in the past with help from these loving women and finds she has true friends. As in the books in this series, the true-to-life characters in Forget Me Not struggle with some of the same problems we often face, including; judging others, prejudice, unforgiveness, forgiveness, suspense, hurt feelings, romance, love, faith coupled with Biblical lessons and wisdom and following God's call on our hearts. Miralee continues to write books that not only entertain but stir the heart and the love of God for each of us. I love Forget Me Not (and others in this series) and highly recommend them. ~~I received an Advanced Reader's PDF Copy of this book from the author for my review~~
loriweller1 More than 1 year ago
Forget Me Not is a great addition to the Love Blossoms in Oregon Series. It can be read alone but is must enjoyed as part of the series. Miralee has not disappointed me in her descriptions of characters and scenery. It is so realistic you feel a part of the book. I can't wait to read the next one in the series!
PianoLady831 More than 1 year ago
Forget Me Not by Miralee Ferrell is a novella that can be read after either the first or second novel in the Love Blossoms in Oregon series, set in Baker City during 1881. It is the story of Seth, the pastor who did so much to help Micah in book one, Blowing on Dandelions. This novella is slightly longer than most that we see, and Miralee did a fantastic job with characterization and plot in this shorter format. Readers will also love seeing characters from the other books - Katherine and Micah Jacobs, Wilma and Beth Roberts, and Mrs. Cooper. I was drawn to Seth in the previous book, so it was great to see him meet Julia, his "lost love" from the past. Julia has matured spiritually over the years and is filled with a passion to make a difference in the lives of downtrodden people. The attraction between Seth and Julia felt real and I loved their tender romance, connected from past to present by the beautiful Forget Me Not flower. Something that made this novella a favorite with me is the way the narrative shines the light on prejudice - and it was hard to see the way Chinese people were treated, even by church members. Their small but growing community on the edge of Baker City provided cheap labor and hard workers, yet these words by Mei show what they faced: "My boss not care about Chinamen. He think they not people." It always surprises me when Christians act just like the world, and it was a joy to see how Julia affected change in the community's attitude. There was a scene between Julia and Wilma that really touched me. Wilma, a wise and caring lady from the previous two books, helps Julia see her passion to help others in a different light. To a Julia who is often frustrated that not everyone shares her desire, Wilma speaks these words: " Aren't you judging others for what you perceive as their sin of not caring? . . . God calls all of us in a unique way. As none of us are created identically in appearance or how we think, or feel, we're also not given the same gifts. We must be responsible for where God plants us, rather than judge others for not being in the same place." Readers will enjoy background information behind this story that Miralee shares in her author's note at the end. I highly recommend Forget Me Not, as well as the whole series. 5-star rating is in comparison to other novellas of this type. Thank you to Miralee for providing a ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This novella continues with the lives of a number of the characters from the first two books of Miralee's series “Love Blossoms in Oregon”. If you've read either or both of those books you'll feel like you're reading about old friends - however it isn't necessary to read the other books first. Miralee has a very special gift for taking the trials of ordinary people and the basic truths of the bible and turning them in to the most unforgettable stories. The Pastor of Baker City Community Church learns there is more to his calling than he originally thought. An ordinary member of the congregation gently teaches a new resident about finding peace through forgiveness and leaving judgment to God. A disaster teaches the community a les
Wanda_Barefoot More than 1 year ago
I said when I reviewed book two in this series, Wishing on Buttercups, that the books in this series got even better as they went along. That was true then, and still holds true now. Forget Me Not is a short novella but I can honestly say it is my favorite book in this series. In this book we meet Julia McKenzie, a pastor's daughter from Omaha, who is no stranger to pastor Seth. If you have read either book one or book two, you know a little about Seth already. He played a larger part in Blowing on Dandelions and I often thought about what would happen to him in future books so I am glad he got his own story. Just as each book deals with issues we often face in life and teaches Biblical lessons, so does Forget Me Not. It is full of lessons with a Scriptual viewpoint from judging others, forgiveness, prejudice to God's calling on each of our hearts in His ministry. One of the major lessons is forgiveness. Julia struggled with forgiving people from her past which really tainted her view of most people, Christians in general. All of us have struggled with this issue at some time or other and I thought Miralee handled this with great Biblical insight. Although there are many parts of this book that I love the following quote from a conversation between Julia and Wilma Roberts has to be my favorite. They are discussing Julia's lack of ability to forgive and, Wilma who is quite outspoken, drives her point home beautifully when she told Beth that if you refuse to forgive, you tie God's hands. The romance was taken up a notch in this book too, I think, which is perfect for me since I'm a romance reader at heart. Seth had always known his feelings for Julia, while Julia came to terms with her feelings slowly over the course of the story. It was enjoyable watching their relationship blossom. Another aspect in this book I loved was the addition of a little suspense. Not hanging-on-the-edge-of-your-seat suspense but just the right amount to keep you wondering. I also love revisiting the characters from the previous books such as, Wilma and Beth Roberts, Katherine and Micah Jacobs and Mrs. Cooper. These are the kind of characters that keep you coming back to a series and the friendly bickering between Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Cooper will keep you laughing. They truly are a hoot. Overall, I loved it, and in my humble opinion, deem it the best of the series. You can read each of these books as stand alone stories but, really, why would you want to? Starting with book one will help you get acquainted with the characters that you will come to love so I suggest reading them in order and Forget Me Not, being an add in novella, can be read anywhere between books one and three but fits in best behind book one, Blowing on Dandelions. I highly recommend it to anyone that likes historical romance loaded with Biblical wisdom. Disclaimer: I received an Advanced Reader's Copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review. The opinions expressed are mine alone. If I recommend a book it's simply because I love it. I received no monetary compensation for this review.
Stardust_Fiddle More than 1 year ago
Seven years ago, Julia McKenzie experienced heartache and made a decision that would set the course of her future. Now, in Baker City, Oregon, she finds herself face-to-face with a man from her past, Seth Russell, who is a local pastor. She never regretted her choice or her singleness of purpose, but now she wonders if things could have been different. However, she never wavers from her clandestine mission of mercy. After all, “If she could make even one person’s life easier, it was worth whatever sacrifice she was called to make.” In spite of her conviction, she retains bitterness over the injustice that she has experienced and that she continues to see in the town and even in Seth’s church. As she struggles to carry out her purpose, she discovers that the beginning of change comes from within one’s own heart. Despite the brevity of “Forget Me Not,” Miralee Ferrell creates a solid five-star novella that is both concise and far-reaching in its message of forgiveness and love. Characters from both “Blowing on Dandelions” and “Wishing on Buttercups” appear, so although this novella could easily stand alone, for the full effect and for the sake of familiarity, it is best read after one or both preceding novels in the Love Blossoms in Oregon series. Gentle romance combines seamlessly with the struggles of characters and a town coming to terms with their own prejudices and vocations. The author’s note appended to the narrative provides insight into the historical nature of the novella and how it came about, and in so doing demonstrates that the issues contained within the story are just as prominent today as they were in the 1880s, if not more so. The topics of mercy, compassion, forgiveness, and acceptance resonate strongly with contemporary readers, and the deep discussions within the pages of “Forget Me Not” speak to the heart of Christians and to those seeking faith and guidance, making this an inspiring and informative story that will remain with readers even after they have read the last page. I received an Advanced Reader’s Copy of this novella in exchange for an honest review.
TonyaTells More than 1 year ago
Can a Lost Love be Redeemed? Seven years ago, Julia McKenzie rejected the man she loved, wanting to experience more of life. Now, at the age of twenty-four, she regrets that decision. What will Seth think of her, when they encounter one another hundreds of miles from home? Will the man she cared for understand the direction her life has taken and love her in spite of her choices? Pastor Seth Russell has never completely forgotten the girl he once courted. When she shows up in his new home of Baker City, all those feelings return. But why is she sneaking around town late at night? Even more important, will she reject him and break his heart again? --That is the question isn't it? Julia becomes a really likeable character right away, she is very person's heroine, helping others less fortunate. All of our old favorite characters make an appearance, which you just love, but we learn a bit from some new ones, ones I hope continue to be in the series... Julia and Seth were once an item, but Julia left abruptly and Seth was always wondering why. Will they recognize each other and rekindle the love? There are so many themes going on here, grace, mercy and forgiveness abound.. You will LOVE this book! This is the best one yet. Each book I believe stands alone but I think if you read them in order, you will love them that much more! Enjoy, I think it will be a blessing to you, much like it was to me! I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We're back in Baker City, Oregon to find out why Pastor Seth is still single? I don't usually buy novella's since I think they're not as detailed. I bought this one because I've read the first two books in the Love Blossoms in Oregon series and author Miralee Ferrell has a way of drawing you into the story. To me, this novella was like reading a regular novel! In this story issues such as caring for the down-trodden (everybody has their own calling in life and it's just as important as yours), Unforgiveness (it only hurts you and colors the way you see things). This book is a great addition to the series! Good job Miralee!