Finding the Rainbow
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.
My Review of Finding the Rainbow
I was first introduced to Traci Borum back in February when she asked me to read her book Painting the Moon which is the first book in the Chilton Crosse series. Since I loved Painting the Moon, I had high expectations for Finding the Rainbow. I was not disappointed. Finding the Rainbow can be read as a stand alone, so you don’t need to read Painting the Moon first (though you’re going to want to read it!). There are some of the same characters in this book, so if you like reading chronologically, you can read Painting the Moon first.
I love the characters in this book. Holly is more than a big sister to her sisters since she’s had to help take care of them since their mom died suddenly six years prior. She sacrificed her college education, freedom and relationship to help her dad. When she meets Fletcher, one of the screen writers for the local filming of Emma, she finds a friend to depend on. But will she find more?
This book is so sweet. You will fall in love with the characters, including Holly’s crotchety aunt. I love this town and wish I could just jump in and live there. Emma is one of my favorites, so I love that they were filming it in the town and were reading it in their new book club. I highly recommend this book to all of you who love sweet and clean romance books with a cozy feel. I am looking forward to reading whatever Traci Borum comes up with next!
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.”