Reviewing and Reading books that were free or are free. You see, I finally caved and bought an eReader. Now I find I can't stop reading all the free books offered on the online market. Despite whether or not the book is a good read or not. In this blog I will weed through all books, whether it was amazing or a grammatically sad excuse for a book, because the point in the end is . . . HEY, IT WAS FREE!
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Hey, It's A Blog Tour for "Forget Me Not" by Allison Whitmore
by Allison Whitmore
"Forget Me Not" Genre: Young Adult, Historical, Romance. 368 pages.
Theodora “Teddi” Donovan and Calvin Wynne have always hated each other. They didn't have a choice after Teddi's bootlegger father killed Calvin's and left them both orphaned. The scandal has fueled gossip in quiet, quaint Brookhurst, New York, for over a decade. When a friendship develops between them as teenagers, they are ridiculed and shunned by the strict society that dictates life in their town. As they grow older, friendship turns into love, and Teddi and Calvin have to choose between their future and the specter of their past. Spanning continents and decades, Forget Me Not is a coming-of-age story about truth, self-reliance, and the freeing power of love.
My Thoughts:This Novel Is Definitely Unforgettable.
Wonderful long read that's great for brightening up a gloomy day. What started as a Juliet-Romero type story turned into so much more hitting topics racism, social status, misplaced intentions, young love, betrayal and so much more. Though the story takes place in the past the situations and the characters troubles mirror many contemporary issues today.
In the little town of Brookhurst, New York Theodora “Teddi” Donovan and Calvin Wynne are set on a path to be forever entwined. One horrible tragedy left both Teddi and Calvin orphans, but their life circumstances changed in ways that placed them in opposite social settings. Teddi was taken in by her grandparents and was groomed into being the perfect young lady, while Calvin was sent to the orphanage for boys where he found out how to fend for himself. Calvin knew he should hate Teddi for what was done to his family, but when they accidentally become friends he finds she is someone he can't live without. Teddi and Calvin go through tests of time apart, maturity and social disapproval before they decide if they're connection is truly worth fighting for despite their family history and secrets.
Overall, loved this book!! The setting was small town but brought out big problems in a time where the world was literally at war. I loved the development of the characters in having them grow-up and find each other again. Teddi and Calvin's banter was also so cute and Calvin may have been stupid at one time but he knows how to make up for it in the end, ugh in like more than one surprise way that's too perfect. As for Teddi, girl is stubborn but is definitely awesome, so happy she gets her HEA because she deserves it after all she goes through. Oh and the last part of the novel took a great turn in revealing the big secret of how Teddi and Calvin's parents were killed. It's page turning intense! Now my only iffy thing about the book is the POV, it'd change from one paragraph to the other mid moment which after a while you get used to so it didn't really impede my reading. So if you're looking for a story about two people truly destined to be together despite everything and everyone in their way, this novel is a great read.
Allison Whitmore started her first novel, Forget Me Not, one icy morning in her dorm room in Southampton, NY. After many years of teaching high school English, she came back to the novel to rewrite it. Allison comes from a family who loves history and enjoyed immersing herself in the research that brought Teddi and Calvin’s world to life. She lives in her hometown, Los Angeles, California.