"March, author of THE MERYL STREEP MOVIE CLUB, strikes gold again with this novel, which crafts three beautiful intertwined stories of three very different women who love the British actor. March writes poignantly and beautifully to give real meaning to the dramatic moments as well as lighthearted witty moment of humor. This one's a real pleasure to read." --RT Book Reviews magazine
Three women, connected in secret and surprising ways, are in for a life-changing summer when rumor has it that actor Colin Firth is coming to their small Maine town to film a movie.
Journalist Gemma Hendricks is sure that scoring an interview with Colin Firth will save her lagging career and rocky marriage. Yet a heart-tugging local story about women, family ties, love, and loss, captures her heart—and changes everything.
The story concerns Bea Crane, a floundering twenty-two-year old who learns in a deathbed confession letter that she was adopted at birth. Bea is in Boothbay Harbor to surreptitiously observe her biological mother, Veronica Russo—something of a legend in town—who Bea might not be ready to meet, after all.
Veronica, a thirty-eight-year-old diner waitress famous for her “healing” pies, has come home to Maine to face her past. But when she’s hired as an Extra on the bustling movie set, she wonders if she hiding from the truth . . . and perhaps the opportunity of a real life Mr. Darcy.
These three women will discover more than they ever imagined in this coastal Maine town, buzzing with hopes of Colin Firth. Even the conjecture of his arrival inspires daydreams, amplifies complicated lives, and gives incentive to find their own romantic endings.
"A carry-on must-have." --Good Housekeeping magazine (Best Summer Beach Reads list)
"Deftly blends froth (Colin Firth sighting at the local diner!, Veronica's feel-good pies!) with more serious issues (adoption, meddling in-laws) for a winning summertime recipe." USA TODAY (Late Summer Reads round up list)
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