Author: Allison Whitmore
Genre: Historical Fiction
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 scepter 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.
Review: Teddi and Calin always hated each other, after Teddi's father killed Calvin's, leaving them both orphans. But when they get to know each other as teens, and they grow closer, becoming friends, and then eventually something more, they have to choose between a future together, or holding on to the past. Everyone is determined to keep these two apart, and the odds are stacked high against them, but I rooted for them from the start. The characters are great, especially Teddi. The writing is excellent and fits the era.
This is so much more than just a love story. It's about coming of age, making your own choices, fighting against the odds...It's an excellent read.