Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Forget Me Not by Amber Stokes




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Forget Me Not (The Heart's Spring)

Seasons of a Story (January 18, 2014) 148 pages

Description:

Old hurts, new betrayals, and a love that survives them all...

Summer 1885

A startling revelation sends Elizabeth Lawson escaping into a stormy night - and tosses her into
the arms of a young mountain man with secrets of his own. When he offers to take her to the
Nevada mining town where her long-lost brother lives, she accepts. Suspicions and uncertainties
are pushed aside as she struggles to forge a future for herself by meeting her past.
David has been hiding from his painful memories for years. The solitude and wildness of the
Rocky Mountains are challenge and comfort enough for him - until Elizabeth's arrival. Fueled
by anger and a sense of obligation, he strives to take control of his new situation...only to find
control slipping from his grasp with each new emotion Elizabeth evokes in him.
When their journey leads them on unexpected paths, can two lonely hearts find the strength to
remember the good amid the heartbreak?

My Rating: 5/5 stars

My Thoughts:

A few months ago, I had the wonderful pleasure of reading Bleeding Heart. Forget Me Notwas an even greater pleasure to read! I knew some of the backstory concerning Forget Me Not, and knew that it was a story that had been with Amber even longer. It's also the prequel to Bleeding Heart. I don't always think a prequel is better read first, but in this case I DO think it would be better. There are certain events in Bleeding Heart that I think will have an even greater impact knowing the backstory in Forget Me Not.

While the main characters in this story are different than Bleeding Heart, we do get to see most of them make at least a small appearance in Forget Me Not. Let me make a brief mention here about the short story, Bellflower. It's a sweet re-telling of Beauty and the Beast involving two characters from Forget Me Not and one from Bleeding Heart. It is a prequel to Forget Me Not, but I liked reading it afterward.

The writing in this book just blew me away! The beautiful blending of words and lovely descriptions had me rereading just to see them once again. While still holding on to a slightly darker tone than most Christian fiction, Forget Me Not was a much more innocent and sweeter story.

I'm constantly amazed at the talent Amber continues to portray, and I become prouder and prouder of her as her talent grows even stronger. I can't wait to read the third installment of this series, Morning Glory.

*I was provided a review copy in exchange for my honest opinion.

9 comments:

  1. Aww, Bluerose, this is so encouraging!! I'm so thrilled you enjoyed the story and the writing (many thanks to Rachelle Rea and Elizabeth Ludwig for helping me grow in that department!). Thank you so much for your kindness and support! *Hugs* ♥

    ~Amber

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    1. Oh, I loved it! (And, Bellflower, too!) ;)

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    2. That makes me so happy! :D

      ~Amber

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  2. Wonderful. So glad you read, enjoyed and reviewed Amber's latest, Tammy. Like you, I cannot wait to see what Amber's got in store for us next. :)

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    1. I'm glad, too, and grateful to you both! :) I can't wait to work on what I'm going to share with you next. ;) Hoping it won't disappoint!

      ~Amber

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    1. I so agree! Thank you both for your encouragement! :)

      ~Amber

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  4. I have Bleeding Heart on my Kindle so I should look into this one, especially after your glowing review!

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