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Forget Me Not

3.66  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,866 Ratings  ·  210 Reviews
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels, beloved worldwide for her heartwarming novels, comes a story of family secrets, friendship, and second chances, as one woman is confronted with the shocking truth about her past.

Illustrator Lucy Brighton loves her work. Her animal characters Izzy, Bizzy, and Lizzy have their own comic strip, card line, and children’
Hardcover, 279 pages
Published December 1st 2013 by Kensington Publishing Corporation (first published 2013)
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Jun 24, 2014 Janice rated it did not like it
I'm not sure what words to use to describe this book that is so utterly, despairingly bad that I am still struggling to understand why I even bothered to finish it! The storyline is so far beyond far-fetched that it's just ridiculous. The conversations are highly improbably - real people (and yes, I do realise that these are fictional people, but still - let's keep it withing the realms of reality) just don't talk like those portrayed in this book. I am not even going to go into detail about the ...more
Susan W
Feb 13, 2016 Susan W rated it liked it
Shelves: drama-read
I did enjoy the fast pace of this book. Easy read and the author does keep you guessing until the end who is Lucy's parents.

what I dont seem to get from these authors is the constant need to have their leads fall in love by eye contact, a kiss or a simple conversation. Get back to real world and maybe just maybe ask women who have dated this century what the hell its really like!

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I have the same opinion of this book as a lot of people here. The first 100 or so pages were great, then I don't know what happened, it just fell flat. Some of the things were just silly, like Luke building a studio in his backyard when he's know Lucy for 10 minutes. So many of Fern Michaels more recent characters seem to have endless money and endless connections, and aren't realistic. And some of the conversations were just ridiculous, things that normal people do not say to each other. I don' ...more
Kathy jenkins
May 08, 2014 Kathy jenkins rated it it was ok
I may have read something by this author before and I needed another easy airplane book so I picked this up. If you're satisfied reading dialog where the characters continue to use the word "sh#tty" to describe their situations, lives and feelings and where the author was ok using "beat feet" to describe how quickly a person hurried to the store, then follow this author. I enjoyed the setup of the story but finished just because I was captive on the plane. I don't care how many books the author ...more
Dec 11, 2013 Cathleen rated it it was ok
This book was way to short to flush out what could have been a great story. So many opportunities to expand were missed. disappointed :(
Terri Lynn
I can go hot or cold with Fern Michaels' books but I liked this one. The whole premise just excited me.

Lucy Brighton, the illustrator of a line of children's greeting cards, calendars, comic strip,and children's tv cartoon based on animal characters of Bizzy (a fat male white Persian cat), Izzy (a fat little male Yorkshire terrier), and Lizzy (who is a male parrot with red and green feathers) with the plan of adding Dizzy, a female duck has just finished her work for the year (it is Fall) and p
Ann Haefele
Feb 02, 2014 Ann Haefele rated it it was ok
In spite of the title, I am afraid I I will forget this book. It started out with great potential but fell flat. The mystery was set up with great suspense, but then the second half of the book fell flat. The second half spent too much time dealing with the three main characters' relationships (which seemed juvenile) instead of concentrating on the mystery. Could have been a great book, but there were too many unanswered questions by the end.
Dec 14, 2013 Sharon rated it liked it
Pretty good until I got to the end when it got mushy ridiculous-- almost like the author gave up really writing decent dialogue. Much of the premise was pretty far out and unbelievable as well. Fluff reading.
Diane Davis
Jan 05, 2014 Diane Davis rated it it was amazing
Shelves: home
Another very good book as evidenced by the fact that I brought it home
around noon on Saturday and finished it at noon today (Sunday).. Thanks
Fern, you never fail to entertain me with your writing...
Mar 25, 2015 Marilyn rated it it was ok
Rather incomplete plot lines, far-fetched events and simplistic, inaccurate vocabulary. The clincher was calling an Iris Recognition scanner an eyeball scanner! There was a scene where the author kept contradicting herself, actually there were a couple scenes like that. As someone else said, there were so many opportunities missed to expand on the story line and really increase the intrigue and mystery. The characters were just so so and I had a hard time finishing this book.
Kate Donnelly
A little bit of mystery,some romance and humor. A quick read with a happy ending. Although the events were unrealistic,they were happenings I would love to experience. It's an enjoyable read.
Debbie West
Jun 07, 2014 Debbie West rated it really liked it
i liked this book for the most part. a little too chatty, though. conversations that jumped from topic to topic, which made it a little frustrating to follow at times. and then there were the several safe scenes. i never could figure out where the urns were until much later when the women were driving and. they mentioned the urns. also when second safe was found, it was clearly stated that no umbrella was found, yet one was magicallly pushed!! where did it come from? i liked the ending, the plot ...more
Sara Smith
This book had an interesting premise. It started well and kept me reading although the mystery side of things kinda limped along.
Feb 11, 2014 Pamela rated it really liked it
This is a nice love story about second chances. I likes that there was also a mystery going on during the story, and that the story had great characters. It was an easy read in a day, and I would encourage others to enjoy it.The plot was very easy to follow, and I read it straight through. It was a great book, for a cold inside day.
Tara Woodward
Mar 07, 2014 Tara Woodward rated it it was amazing
I don't normally give a book 5 stars but the ending was so good I had to give it 5 stars.
Sarah Smith
Feb 03, 2015 Sarah Smith rated it did not like it
FORGET ME NOT is the first novel that I have ever read by Fern Michaels. Like Nora Roberts had been, Fern Michaels was not an author whom I had been interested in reading at an earlier time in my life. But...for as long as I can remember, both of my grandmothers have been big fans of Fern Michaels' titles. Since both of these women have been avid readers throughout their lives, as well as during mine, I rarely saw either of them without a book in her hand. And...most of the time, those books wer ...more
Jul 02, 2014 Kylee rated it liked it
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Jun 27, 2014 Pam rated it really liked it
Forget Me Not is by Fern Michaels. As with all of her books so far, she manages to keep you in suspense throughout the book. Her characters are well developed and seem to be very lifelike. I really enjoyed the book.
Lucy Brighton has it all. She is the CEO of her own business. She created a comic strip, card line, and children’s cartoon based on three animals she created, Izzy, Lizzy, and Bizzy. Her future seems secure. She should be extremely happy; but she is not. Her sad childhood or lack of
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Feb 19, 2014 Debbie rated it it was ok
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Rosemary Cantrell
Jan 27, 2016 Rosemary Cantrell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. It wasn't terribly deep or profound, but it was fun.

Lucy Brighton is a cartoonist with a very successful franchise, but a very sad childhood. She has not seen her parents in years, when she receives word that they have been killed in a car accident. She heads to their Florida home to take care of last arrangements, etc.

She wonders why she is feeling nothing, but goes through the motions anyway. Then, as she tries to find a will and papers to close out their estate, s
Carol  MacInnis
Sep 17, 2014 Carol MacInnis rated it really liked it
Thirty-two year old Lucy Brighton lives mortgage free due to the fact that her parents moved from New Jersey to Florida five years ago to escape the cold. Lucy has an extremely successful seasonal line of greeting cards for children as well as a comic strip, three books and a children's cartoon as well as a merchandising franchise. When Lucy gets news that her parents had been killed in a head-on car collision by a drunk driver, she immediately made plans to fly to Florida. After the funeral she ...more
Mar 23, 2015 Andria rated it did not like it
The sample was great, those first couple chapters really made me think I was going to get into a fantastic story and it really could have been. After I hit buy I don't really know what happened. She lost me with the whole mind-reading thing. I kept thinking making this has something to do with the plot later on, but no, it was just weird. I felt like ten different people wrote this book because the things that went on didn't really go together or make much sense.
Feb 03, 2014 Kathy rated it liked it
This actually was not a bad book, but I think it could have been better. Lucy Brighton is a successful author of a children’s book series with numerous spin-offs. Lucy seems to have everything, but really has no happy memories of childhood or loving parents, having been shuffled off to boarding school at age 10 by parents she barely knows or has a relationship with. When they die suddenly, she is thrown into a tizzy by what she finds in their Florida house. The story has a fairly good storyline, ...more
Jul 21, 2014 Toni rated it really liked it
My mom asked me to check this book out. Someone had let her borrow it and she said it sounded like it was something I would have written.

This gal had a heck of a time during the span of the book. Her comic strip empire was taking off to bigger heights and then she discovers that her parents are killed in a car accident. She spent much of the book thinking there was something wrong with her because she felt nothing for the loss of her parents.

The thing that really got my goat in this book was Luk
Bee Birch
May 27, 2014 Bee Birch rated it did not like it
I don't usually read books like this but I was in the mood for something light. I have to say that this is the stupidest book I have read in a long time. It doesn't make any sense, strains your credulity, and has the most improbably events in it. If I could give it less than 1 star I would. I kept reading because I was amazed at the "plot." At the end, I was surprised that the Knights Templar or the Masons were not involved in the conspiracy.
Jan 27, 2014 Mandie rated it liked it
So much potential. This is definitely a book where the cover does not at all betray the plot. My husband laughed when I started telling the complicated situation on which Lucy found herself.

Near the end the author chooses to give up on the complicated mess by having one player just give in to it all and retire so he can tell the truth. The end was redeemed somewhat in the epilogue.

I wanted to give it 4 or 5 stars until the plot fell apart.
Jan 22, 2014 Annette rated it it was ok
This really could have been a very good book. I wish the author didn't feel the need to throw in the required romance, which did absolutely nothing for the story. The main story line, which ended up being a bit unrealistic, did keep me quite interested. However, the love story was very far-fetched, juvenile and almost embarrassing. I was surprised that it was written by the same author.
Dec 22, 2014 MissLoveReadingBooks rated it it was ok

This book was okay I guess
the thing I didn't like about this book was the suspence was build up and then in the end it was not what I expected.
I thought this book would be a high speed action pack book since in the beggining
found out that her parents were not who they claimed to be.
From there the book went into too many details and took too long to get to the point. I mean really did author have described every single time the character Lucy ate, what she ate, what the food looked and tasted li
Mar 24, 2015 Jude rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! It's a fast-paced and easy read; really captures and holds your attention all the way to the very end. Filled with excitement and humor, yet it has it's poignant moments, as well. After mumbling, gasping, and laughing out loud on occasion, I began filling Mike in on the story because I just had to share. Soon after that, he started asking for periodic updates. :-)

I hope I'm not building it up too much. It's not one of those deep, thought-provoking, award-winning novels, but it
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Fern Michaels isn’t a person. I’m not sure she’s an entity either since an entity is something with separate existence. Fern Michaels is what I DO. Me, Mary Ruth Kuczkir. Growing up in Hastings, Pennsylvania, I was called Ruth. I became Mary when I entered the business world where first names were the order of the day. To this day, family and friends call me Dink, a name my father gave me when I w ...more
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“Lucy let herself into her parents’ house, or, as she thought of it now, the other hateful house. She thought at that moment that the house was giving off vibes that the people who had lived in it were gone. Gone as in never coming back.” 0 likes
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