Can a Lost Love be Redeemed? Baker City, Oregon, 1881 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, or can God heal the breach between them? Forget Me Not is part of the historical romance, Love Blossoms in Oregon series, published by David C Cook. This book can stand alone, but is better enjoyed when reading the series and getting acquainted with the full cast of characters from the Love Blossoms in Oregon series.
Miralee Ferrell and her husband, Allen, live on eleven acres in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge in southern Washington State, where they love to garden, play with their dogs, take walks, and go sailing. She is also able to combine two other passions—horseback riding and spending time with her grown children—since her married daughter lives nearby, and they often ride together on the wooded trails near their home.
Ironically, Miralee, now the author of eight books, with many more on the way, never had a burning desire to write—at least more than her own memoirs for her children. So she was shocked when God called her to start writing after she turned fifty. To Miralee, writing is a ministry that she hopes will impact hearts, and she anticipates how God will use each of her books to bless and change lives.
I have to say that I had read a little of Marilee’s books, but I really love this series. I think partly due to the fact that Miralee and I enjoy the same time period in history. I so love old fashioned things and just found this book enchanting. It captured my heart. I fell in love with the cover, the backdrop of the mountains behind the church is so pretty. I like Julia’s character as she is brave and willing to risk her own reputation to help others and try to convince them to better their lives. Forsaking the ideas and ideals of others who would gossip, thinking the worst of those actually doing good. This is a wonderful story of Grace. I can’t wait to read more of what Miralee has to write, I truly enjoyed this book and was touched in my heart by it.
I received a copy of this book from Miralee for my honest opinion and have received no further compensation for doing so.