Saturday, July 27, 2013
Finding Colin Firth by Mia March
It's chick lit about chick flicks and motherhood and marriage and relationships. And it's really good! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story that meshed the stories of three women in a small town in Maine together. And Colin Firth? He is making a movie and part of it is set in their town. Will they get to see him?
Bea is 22 years old when she receives a letter from her mother, who passed away a year earlier. Bea's mother wrote that Bea was adopted, which Bea had never known. She goes to the small town of Boothbay Harbor Maine, to see and perhaps meet her birth mother.
Veronica is Bea's birth mother who got pregnant and abandoned by her boyfriend and family at age sixteen. She has moved back to Boothbay Harbor this year to try to resolve lingering issues and she has always hoped that her daughter would someday find her.
Gemma is a reporter who was recently laid off from her job and who just found out she is pregnant. She and her husband have different goals for their lives and Gemma decides to spend a few weeks in Boothbay Harbor where she was going to visit a friend and attend a wedding to try to think things out.
When Gemma is asked to write a story about Hope Home, the home for unwed teens in town, the three women's lives are entwined as they befriend one another.
Fraught with references to Colin Firth movies (the only one I have seen is "The King's Speech" and now I think I want to watch some others), homemade pies, romance, regrets and hope, I found this to be a lovely book and I highly recommend it.