Forgotten Boxes

Forgotten Boxes

by Becki Willis


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ISBN-13: 9780998790220
Publisher: Clear Creek Publishers
Publication date: 03/12/2018
Pages: 226
Sales rank: 171,920
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Becki Willis is the award-winning author of He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not, the Sisters, Texas series; and the Mirrors Don't Lie books. She is a member of the Association of Texas Authors, the National Association of Professional Women, and the Brazos Writers organization. Visit Becki at

The narrator of over 100 audiobooks, Christa Lewis has been nominated for an Audie Award and earned multiple Earphones Awards for recordings that have become Audible bestsellers. Christa is a classically trained actress and graduate of Boston University's actor training program.

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Forgotten Boxes 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
No wonder it's won so many awards! This book is more than just a great mystery. It's about family and belonging, and doing the right thing. When Charity inherits her aunt's property, she discovers four forgotten boxes, undelivered from over thirty years ago. She sets out to deliver the packages, never guessing the real stories behind them. They lead her on a voyage of discovery into the Green Mountains of Vermont, where she meets a burly sugarmaker and his family. Charity yearns for a connection to family and a sense of belonging, and finds it in the maple sweetened air. A sweet love story, a good mystery, and well written characters and prose. What more could you ask for in a book?
DaneWeimMama More than 1 year ago
Fantastic read! Forgotten Boxes has everything that makes a book memorable- drama, intrigue, betrayal, romance, heartbreak..... I also loved how easily the author changed timelines- she did so with great skill. This was one of those books you read way late into the night. Looking forward to more books by Becki Willis. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
Forgotten Boxes is a suspense novel written by Becki Willis. Charity Gannon lives in Maryland where she has a freelance graphic design business. Charity has come to Vermont to claim her inheritance from her aunt, Nell Tillman. While cleaning out the shed behind the house, Charity discovers a black garbage bag with four boxes inside. The boxes all of labels of Kingdom Parcel with the date of March 14, 1984. March 14, 1984 is the date her uncle, Harold Tillman, was found dead in his delivery truck by the side of the road. His death was declared a suicide. Nell kept the clothes that Harold wore the day he died in her bedroom on a hall tree. The shirt has a bullet hole surrounded by blood. Charity has never been able to get the complete story of her uncle’s death. Kingdom Parcel was the company her uncle started with two investors. Charity decides to deliver the boxes to their intended recipients. The first box provides a heartwarming love story, but the second undelivered box resulted in a terrible tragedy. The final two boxes lead Charity to Tarn Danbury, the sugarmaker and his parents. Charity had encountered Tarn at Dan’s Market in town. He introduced Charity to the delights of Vermont maple syrup and maple cream. These two boxes will provide the answers to a thirty-one year old mystery. But someone else wants those boxes and will do anything necessary to get them. Forgotten Boxes is nicely written and is easily read. The pace does get a little slow at times especially during the descriptions of the scenery, food, and Tarn. The author likes to be descriptive in her narratives of nature and Tarn (I think she used every adjective available to describe him). The whirlwind romance between Charity and Tarn is very much in the forefront of the book, and I found it to be just plain sappy (I skimmed through the sections on their attraction to each other). I give Forgotten Boxes 2 out of 5 stars. The mystery can be figured out early in the book (it is obvious from the moment Harold goes into business with the two men). The reader will easily figure out what happened to Harold and the business long before it is revealed in Forgotten Boxes. I did not feel that this was a suspense novel (there is no thrill or trepidation at all). I thought the characters lacked development (they are superficial). We never get many details on Charity or her past (though we certainly know what she thinks about Tarn). The author does provide many detailed descriptions on Tarn’s appearance. If you enjoy sentimental romance novels, then you will like reading Forgotten Boxes. If you are looking for a good mystery or suspense novel, skip Forgotten Boxes.
brf1948 More than 1 year ago
I received a free electronic copy of this romantic novel from Netgalley, Becki Willis, and Clear Creek Publishers in exchange for an honest review. Thank you all, for sharing your hard work with me. I stopped reading romantic novels years ago, when they became sexually explicit. I am happy to say that this is an excellent romance, without those details I would rather not 'see'. Charity Gannon is not only sweet and honest, but not the current Barbie clone, either. First positive mark for Becki Willis. Her hero, Tarn Danbury, is also shy, big, and sweet. Second positive for Ms. Willis - no bedroom scenes allowed.... But there are wonderful descriptive passages that honor Vermont's fall color season, and detailed explanations of the process of developing maple syrup, and the grading system separating the individual colors of the completed process of the syrups. There is a 30 year old mystery, solved in a timely manner, and the coincidences involved in the meetings of Charity and Tarn, though they number several, are not completely beyond belief. Altogether, this was an excellent tale for a cold winter day, and Becki Willis is an author I will add to my favorites. This is a book I am comfortable recommending to my family and friends, including teens and young adults. Thank you, Netgalley, for making me aware of this excellent author.