Things Old and Forgotten by Mae Clair #bookreview #shortstories #paranormal #TuesdayBookBlog

A man keeping King Arthur’s dream of Camelot alive.
A Robin Hood battling in a drastically different Sherwood.
A young man facing eternity in the desert.
A genteel southern lady besting a powerful order of genies.
A woman meeting her father decades after his death.

These are but a few of the intriguing tales waiting to be discovered in Things Old and Forgotten. Prepare to be transported to realms of folklore and legend, where magic and wonder linger around every corner, and fantastic possibilities are limited only by imagination.

What a wonderful, eclectic collection of short stories wrapped inside a beautiful cover!

I’ve read several other titles by Mae Clair, and I’ve always been a fan of her brand of paranormal blended with mystery and suspense. To have this many of her stories in one book was like a gift box of dark chocolate with an edible bow (peanut butter would be perfect) on top.

While I was captivated by all fifteen offerings, I had some favorites. As a Robin Hood fan, I especially enjoyed the unique spin on this tale. I’ll read anything involving King Arthur and Camelot, so there was no doubt it would be at the top of my list of favs. Kin-Slayer has a jarring twist I didn’t see coming. Father’s Day is heart-warming and of personal significance to the author. Miss Lily Makes a Wish left me laughing – never underestimate a genteel, southern lady.

Filled with action, ghosts, monsters, genies, and memorable characters, this collection offers tales guaranteed to provide hours of entertaining reading.

66 thoughts on “Things Old and Forgotten by Mae Clair #bookreview #shortstories #paranormal #TuesdayBookBlog

  1. Mischenko

    I’m so excited to read this. What a beautiful cover! I can already tell that Mae’s writing is beautiful just from reading her reviews.

    Excellent review, Teri!

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  2. I loved this collection of stories from Mae. Of course, I had some favorites, as you did, and Miss Lily’s Wish was on that list for me. What a feisty little lady. 🙂 Thanks for sharing, Teri. I highly recommend these short stories!!

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  3. So lovely to see you reviewing this book of Mae’s today, Teri. I agree 100% with every word you said! Sometimes a book of short stories is just what you need, if you have trouble finding longer stretches of time in which to read. (Like me.) Things Old and Forgotten is a wonderful collection of tales, and Mae does her usual excellent job of pulling you into each one. I don’t think I could pick a favorite, but I did truly enjoy Miss Lily Makes a Wish. (Being one myself, genteel or not, I have a soft spot in my heart for southern ladies. 😁)

    Mae, congratulations on yet another super review! 🤗💖 Great post, Teri! 😊

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    1. Thanks so much, Marcia. Finding Teri’s review today was such a delight. I couldn’t be happier. And I’m so glad you enjoyed Things Old and Forgotten. Miss Lily was one of my personal favorites in the book. I had such fun with that story, LOL!

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  4. I had a terrible time picking a favorite (or favorites) in this collection. I’m also a fan of Robin Hood and King Arthur, so those stood out to me. Miss Lily was hilarious, while Father’s Day made my heart ache. And I loved Desert White. But honestly, I could list the entire table of contents.

    Fabulous review of a fabulous body of work. Thanks, Teri.

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    1. Aww, thanks for those kind words, Staci. I really had fun cobbling this collection of stories together. I’m thrilled so many readers have enjoyed them. You know how I love myth and legends. I couldn’t resist weaving elements of those throughout 🙂

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    1. Priscilla, thanks for adding your thoughts about the collection. Yellow Bird was a story I wrote from a photo prompt. The course it took turned out to be a surprise for me. I’m so glad you enjoyed it, and the collection of tales!

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  5. Hi, Teri. How great to find this post today. I couldn’t be happier with your review for Things Old and Forgotten. I’m glad you enjoyed the stories and the odd assortment of characters who populate them. It was fun writing short tales for a change. It’s something I hope to do again in the future. Thanks for starting my day off with a smile. I’m Snoopy dancing! 😊😊

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    1. It’s such a fantastic collection, Mae. I listened to a lot of these (Alexa read them) while I was at the gym, and I’m sure several people think I’m kind of crazy – I laughed, gasped, and nearly fell off the rowing machine in shock at one point, lol.

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  6. This is one of my favorite collection of short stories of the past decade. Mae is such a skilled storyteller, weaving her tales with vibrant characters and detailed plots. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Teri.

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