Saturday, June 20, 2015

REVIEW: Finding the Rainbow

Chilton Crosse 2:
Finding the Rainbow
By: Traci Borum

Genre: Women's Fiction, Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Red Adept Publishing
Publication date: 3.24.2015
Pages: 293

Recommended by: Red Adept Publishing, Read 2 Review
Date read: 6.10.2015

I enjoyed the first book in this series and was excited to move on to this one, curious to see where the series was going to take me.  This one was just as cute as the last one, but I will admit that I liked this one more than the last.  I really can't put my finger on why exactly, just feel like the author had a little more experience or learned something between the writing of the two, and this one just had a little more ... something.  The characters were good, the things that they went through kept me interested and got you behind them just a little bit more.  Still a cozy sort of read, that was rather quick for me, nothing really in-depth as far as I was concerned, but a cute story that I had fun reading.  Traci Borum is an author that I'm going to keep my eye on and I'm looking forward to reading book #3.

About the book:
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 ins'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.

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 Hildebrand 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."


Traci B said...

I'm so glad you liked the book! Thanks for the review.

Meghan H said...

You're welcome.