Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
Date of publication: May 2015
Holly Newbury’s life is on hold in the cozy English village of Chilton Crosse. While her friends are marrying, having children, and embarking on successful careers, Holly is raising her three younger sisters and working part time at the village art gallery. Her life feels incomplete, but family is more important to her than anything. Then a film crew’s arrival galvanizes the community, and Holly becomes fast friends with Fletcher Hays, the movie’s love-shy American writer.
The production of an Emma film isn’t the only drama in town, though. Their father makes a choice that threatens everything she gave up her dreams for. Holly’s sisters endure growing pains. And Fletcher plans to return to America as soon as filming is over, ruining any chance of their relationship blossoming further. After years of sacrificing for others, Holly must find the courage to take a risk on a future she never dared to expect.
Are you an Austen fan? I definitely am and Emma is in my top two Austin favorites. So, when I started reading Finding the Rainbow, and began to see Emma parallels, I was thrilled. But, you don't have to be an Austin fan to appreciate the sweetness of this book. This is the second in the Chilton Crosse series. I loved Painting the Moon and was happy that this one didn't disappoint! It takes place a while after the events of the first book and focuses on Holly. She has been living at home helping to take care of her younger sisters. I loved Holly's character. I was really rooting for her to be able to realize her dreams.
The relationship between Fletcher and Holly was so fun to watch. The fact that they find a deep friendship only sweetened their HEA in the end. Friends to lovers have always been my favorite type of romance. To me, it makes the relationship that much stronger in the end.
It wouldn't be Chilton Crosee without a great cast of characters. They add flavor and color to an already wonderful book. This one can be read as a stand alone, but you won't regret reading both Chilton Chilton adventures. I look forward to reading the next one!
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About the author:
Traci Borum is a writing teacher and native Texan. She’s also an avid reader of women’s fiction, most especially Elin Hilderbrand and Rosamunde Pilcher novels. Since the age of 12, she’s written poetry, short stories, magazine articles, and novels.
Traci also adores all things British. She even owns a British dog (Corgi) and is completely addicted to Masterpiece Theater–must be all those dreamy accents! Aside from having big dreams of getting a book published, it’s the little things that make her the happiest: deep talks with friends, a strong cup of hot chocolate, a hearty game of fetch with her Corgi, and puffy white Texas clouds always reminding her to “look up, slow down, enjoy your life.”
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