Painting the Moon
by Traci Borum
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.
My Review of Painting the Moon
Noell is just existing in San Diego, and though she’s got a lucrative job, she doesn’t really like her boss and doesn’t find it very fulfilling. When she learns of her great aunt’s passing, she takes time off of work to wrap-up her aunt’s estate since everything was left to her. Her aunt was a recluse in her final years and kept many secrets, as Noell learns.
The story goes back and forth as Noell recalls her childhood days spent with her grandmother and great aunt. She reconnects with the friends she made while spending her summers in England. Her memories are very moving and become quite revealing as the story goes on.
About the Author
Traci Borum is a writing teacher and native Texan. She’s also an avid reader of women’s fiction, most especially Rosamunde Pilcher novels. Since the age of 12, she’s written poetry, short stories, magazine articles, and novels.
Traci also adores all things British 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.”