Smorgasbord Book Reviews – #Paranormal, #UrbanFantasy, #Shortstories -Things Old and Forgotten by Mae Clair

Very pleased to share my review for the short story collection by Mae Clair – Things Old and Forgotten

About the book

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.

My review for the stories December 23rd 2021

Wow this is a story collection across the genres that will amaze and delight the reader.

We travel roads from the past and into the future meeting interesting characters along the way, some drawn from the worlds of fantasy and others from the edge of darkness. There are also light-hearted moments with encounters with intoxicating small yellow birds and escapees from the confines of ancient bottles.

Mae Clair writes with clarity and with a focus on the reader’s engagement, creating memorable characters and bringing favourite legendary elements into a new environment.

The stories are all excellent and tough to highlight any for special merit but my heart was warmed by Father’s Day, I was totally drawn in by Robin of Sherwood and Miss Lily Makes a Wish had me laughing.

I can highly recommend this well written and entertaining collection of stories that crosses the genres with ease and expertise.

Head over to buy the collection: Amazon USAnd: Amazon UK

A selection of other books by Mae Clair

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US – And : Amazon UK – Follow Mae on: Goodreads Website: Mae Clair – Twitter: @MaeClair1

About Mae Clair

A member of the Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers, Mae Clair is also a founding member and contributor to the award-winning writing blog, Story Empire. She has achieved bestseller status on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble, with several of her novels chosen as book club selections.

Mae writes primarily in the mystery/suspense genre, flavoring her plots with elements of urban legend and folklore. Married to her high school sweetheart, she lives in Pennsylvania and is passionate about cryptozoology, old photographs, a good Maine lobster tail, and cats.


Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will be leaving with some books.. thanks Sally.

42 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Book Reviews – #Paranormal, #UrbanFantasy, #Shortstories -Things Old and Forgotten by Mae Clair

  1. Sally, what a delight to find your review of Things Old and Forgotten today. I’m so happy you enjoyed the blend of stories, and am humbled by your kind words. Thank you for sharing the review with your readers. Merry Christmas!

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  2. I haven’t been following blog posts this month, but Mae’s name jumped out at me, and I had to stop to see what you thought of her collection of short stories. I see you thought exactly what I did! It’s marvelous, isn’t it? Thanks for featuring her, and Mae, congratulations for earning another great review! 🤗💖🤗


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  3. This is a great review of Mae’s latest book, Sally. Miss Lily Makes a Wish makes me laugh whenever I think of it. The story is so clever. Mae has such a sense of humor! Thank you for sharing your review.

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  5. I’ve been reading this book for a while now because I haven’t had much time to read, but I’m determined to finish it this week. I’m enjoying the stories a lot. Thanks for sharing your review, Sally! Mine is coming. LOL! 🙂

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  6. Congratulations to Mae, and thanks for sharing this collection. I’ve been reading some short story collections recently, and I’ll have to check this one out as well. It sounds great!

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