Friday, August 1, 2014

Blog Tour: Painting the Moon by Traci Borum

Author: Traci Borum
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
Date of publication: June 2014

When Noelle Cooke inherits a quaint English cottage and an art gallery from her famous Aunt Joy, she welcomes a departure from her San Diego routine. But the lure of the Cotswolds, combined with a locked cottage room and a revealing journal, entice her to stay and discover more, including a way to save the gallery from financial ruin. And that means remaining in England. 

When her childhood sweetheart, Adam Spencer, begins work on a restoration project in Noelle’s village, their friendship blossoms. But as her feelings for Adam deepen, she struggles with memories of what might have been and yearns for a future once thought lost. Faced with a life-altering revelation Aunt Joy took to her grave and a wrenching choice regarding the man she loves, Noelle could lose far more than her heart.

I really enjoyed Painting the Moon.  It captured my attention from the first page and I didn't put it down until the end.  It is such a sweet story about finding home and love and getting a second chance. Noelle gets that when she goes to England to settle her great-aunt's estate.   Through the "surprises" that her aunt left her, she is able to work through her feelings on the past and figure out what she wants for her life.  I loved the way the village embraced her and accepted her as one of their own.

At the same time it is a bit heart wrenching.  Imagine reconnecting with your first love and finding him engaged to another woman.  I felt bad for Noelle in her struggle with her feelings for Adam and trying to find a balance to be just his friend. I was rooting for her the whole time and hoped things work would work out in her favor at the end.

I definitely recommend this one.  It would make a great beach read or one to cozy up with on a rainy day.  Reading it made me want to take a trip to England and visit the countryside!  I look forward to reading more from this author!

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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.”

1 comment:

Traci B said...

Hi Kari!
Thank you for taking the time to review and read my book. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :-)
Traci Borum