FINDING COLIN FIRTH
arch, 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 moments of humor. This one’s a true pleasure to read.
When rumors abound that Colin Firth is coming to Boothbay Harbor, Maine, to film a movie, three women’s lives will change. Journalist Gemma Hendricks goes to the coastal town hoping to score an interview with Firth. An interview could put both her rocky career and on-the-outs marriage back on track. But on location, she finds another story, a better one. Bea Crane is a 22-year-old Bostonian who has just learned that she is adopted. She’s in town to find her biological mother, Veronica Russo, a hometown legend for not only getting pregnant in high school, but for making special “elixir” pies. Veronica is dying to meet her idol, Mr. Darcy himself. When she gets a new job as an extra on the movie set, she wonders whether she’s ready to open herself up to the possibility of a real-life fairy tale of her own. As the three women cross paths, their lives change forever. And as their lives change, the rest of the town wonders: Where in the world is Colin Firth? (GALLERY, Jul., 336 pp., $16.00)