Forget Me Knots
Helen Kay Polanski
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Buy *Forget Me Knots: From the Front Porch: An Anthology of Heartfelt Stories from Around the World* online

Forget Me Knots: From the Front Porch: An Anthology of Heartfelt Stories from Around the World
Helen Kay Polaski
Obadiah Press
288 pages
December 1001
rated 4 1/2 of 5 possible stars

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Helen Kay Polaski, the seventh child in a family of sixteen children, never tires of telling the tales of her childhood. She resides in the beautiful state of Michigan and she has just fulfilled her fondest wish that her writing will one day touch the heart of others in a positive way. "Several of the stories within the book are from my own childhood and stomping grounds, and the child on the cover is standing on our family’s front porch," the writer says. "I have five additional anthologies in progress . They will all be Forget Me Knots books, but with different themes," she adds.

Forget Me Knots: From the Front Porch is an anthology of heartfelt stories from around the world - stories that will touch the readers’ hearts and make them start recalling their own childhood. The anthology starts with a gripping story about a the assassination of John Kennedy: "This afternoon President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas ,Texas…." There are memories of a troubled kid who lived in a trailer, a village boy’s problems and many other moving stories that are worth reading and thinking about them:

"It was then that I vowed to always find something beautiful to chase away the 'hates'."
The rest of the book's six parts are packed with stories related to games - it is interesting to learn how some kids had fun in those remote days when technology was still a dream - to grandparents, where the readers will probably recall their own family special memories, such as the stories "I Feel So Free," and "A Faithful Friend," and many others:
"In those days, there were toys on the porch - a wagon, a tricycle, and a very important rocking horse with squeaky springs."
There is a section dedicated to Growing Up and Family Ties, and contributors' biographies at the book's end. Forget Me Knots is an excellent anthology that will take readers back in time and offer them a good read full of nostalgia of their childhood memories. It caters to everyone who loves reading life stories from other people ,and is eager to feel the magic in every story in this collection. There are stories for all moods and every taste that will entertain and give hope to readers.

© 2003 by Liana Metal for Curled Up With a Good Book

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