I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Finding Colin Firth by Mia March
Published by Simon & Schuster/Gallery Books on July 9th 2013
From the author of The Meryl Streep Movie Club, “a heartwarming, spirit-lifting read just in time for beach season” (Kirkus Reviews), comes a new novel about three women, connected in secret and surprising ways, who are in for a life-changing summer when rumor has it that actor Colin Firth is coming to their Maine town to film a movie.
After losing her job and leaving the husband she dearly loves, twenty-nine-year-old journalist Gemma Hendricks is desperate to save her career by scoring an interview with Colin Firth. But a much more local story steals her heart—and just may save her rocky marriage too. Thirty-eight-year-old waitress Veronica Russo, shocked by the unannounced arrival of the daughter she gave up for adoption two decades ago, becomes an extra on the movie set, wondering if happy endings—and a real life Mr. Darcy—are even possible. Twenty-two-year-old student Bea Crane, alone and adrift, longs to connect with Veronica, her birth mother, but she’ll discover more than she ever imagined in this coastal Maine town. And just when they least expect it in a summer full of surprises, all three women may find what they’re looking for most of all…
This book is a an enjoyable and fun read which I found myself finishing in no time.
I found it easy to connect with the three women, Bea, Gemma and Veronica. Their stories are told in a warm and compassionate voice. Another thing that I enjoyed was the small town life portrayed in this book. It was fun to read about the constant gossip revolving the mystery arrival of Colin Firth. Since I live in a small town myself you can imagine that I recognize it myself.
Mia March’s writing style draws you in. Her voice is warm and compassionate, I couldn’t help but like it. She wrote a tale that a lot of women would enjoy reading I imagine.
The way Bea and Veronica’s relationship builds throughout the book is very realistic. It doesn’t all magically work out between them , but it takes time and that’s exactly what makes the tale to realistic. I did however find the story a bit predictable some times. Though that is a point that i find really easy to overlook.
To sum things up, I would just say that is book by Mia March is a very enjoyable one and I would recommend it to any woman who just wants to get lost in a well written romantic tale!