Book Review

Love Blossoms in Oregon: Forget Me Not by Miralee Ferrell

 

It is always wonderful when I have the opportunity to review a book in a series I’ve been meaning to read–especially when it is the final book. Such was the case with the Love Blossoms in Oregon Series by Miralee Ferrell.

I had picked up books one and two at some point when they were either offered for free or on a big discount, and the novella for free earlier this month. They’ve been on my list for quite some time. The titles and beautiful covers drew this reader in.

Today, I am sharing my thoughts on accompanying novella to this series, Forget Me Not. You can find my thoughts on Blowing on Dandelions HERE, Wishing on Buttercups HERE, and Dreaming on Daisies HERE.

**This is a novel from my personal collection. I am not being compensated for this review**

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?

“God doesn’t want us to stand on pride, my friend, but He does want us to feel good about the work He’s given us to do.”

-Pastor Seth Russel, Forget Me Not

Characters:  It was such fun to catch up with Pastor Seth in this novella. The character played such an important role in the first novel of this series that it was good to see him receive his own happy ending. Julia is a very relatable character. Like she does in this story, sometimes we can be so focused on our own calling in life that it is hard to remember that someone else might be called to something different.

Storyline:  It seems that novellas often have the problem of too much story or not quite enough. That certainly was not a problem with this one. I enjoyed the history of Chinatown that the author brought in and Seth and Julia had some unresolved issues from their past together that needed to be sorted out.

My Thoughts:   I really enjoyed this novella. It made for a quick and pleasant afternoon read. Like I mentioned, there is the perfect amount of story for the length. I certainly was not bored with it!

About the Author:
Miralee and her husband Allen have been married over 40 yrs. They live on 11 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. Miralee also rides her horse on the wooded trails near their home with her grown daughter who lives nearby. She’s an avid reader and has a large collection of first edition Zane Grey books, which inspired her desire to write fiction set in the Old West. When she started writing fiction Miralee believed that she’d always stay with women’s contemporary, but has since branched out to historical romance. Her first two books were women’s contemporary with Kregel Publications, The Other Daughter, and Finding Jeena.

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4 thoughts on “Love Blossoms in Oregon: Forget Me Not by Miralee Ferrell

  1. I read it already! It was really good.
    I specially enjoyed the conversation between Wilma and Julia. They shared very important insights 😀

    I got the first book of the series. I hope to read it soon.

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    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it! That was a good conversation. It’s wonderful when characters say those things that are good for us as readers to hear as well.

      I hope you enjoy Blowing on Dandelions 🙂

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