Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Finding Colin Firth

Bea is still recovering over her mother's passing. So you can imagine the surprise she gets when she receive a letter. The letter tells Bea that she was adopted. Bea decides to learn about where she came from.




Veronica regrets giving up her newborn daughter for adoption years ago. She works as a waitress in a diner. She is famous for her elixir pies. She teaches classes to people on pie making. Two of her newest students are widowed, Nick DeMarco and his daughter, Leigh.



Gemma has just received the biggest shock of her life. One that will change it forever...she is pregnant. Gemma should be happy and she knows that her husband will be overjoyed. However Gemma can not bring herself to be joyed or to tell her husband. She decides that a road trip to clear her mind will do her some good.



I have never read Pride and Prejudice. Although I have read several books loosely based around this story. Most of the books I just could not get into. So why would I try reading Finding Colin Firth? Well because I liked the concept of the book. I can tell you that I did like this book. Nonetheless As much as I enjoyed reading this book, I will still probably never fully understand the hype around Colin Firth aka Mr. Darcy.



I have to say that my favorite out of the three ladies was Veronica. She seemed so genuine and warm. She was comforting like her specialty elixir pies. The other two ladies, Bea and Gemma were nice also; it just took me a little longer to grow connected towards them. However all three ladies had good stories to share.



The romance between Veronica and Nick was sweet. Nick's daughter, Leigh is precious. I am glad that Nick and Veronica found love again. While I was a little bummed that there was no actual recipes of any of Veronica's elixir pies in the back of the book it does not matter as you can have fun making your own elixir pies.



I think that the way Bea went about getting to know Veronica was the best. It drew them closer to each other. The reason that I did not get close to Gemma in the beginning was even though I can understand her anxiety about having a baby, I could not see what she would just leave town and her nice husband without telling him first that she was pregnant. In the end I did like Gemma.

1 comment:

Harvee @ Book Dilettante said...

I haven't read this one as yet but am giving away two copies on my blog, courtesy of the publisher, through July 12.