“Finding the Rainbow,” by Traci Borum

When Holly’s mother died, Holly chose to remain at home to help her newly widowed father care for her younger sisters. Now, six years later, Holly is wanting to love and be loved and marry. Fletcher, a Texan, arrives in Chilton Crosse with film makers from America to make the movie “Emma” by Jane Austen. Fletcher and Holly meet and become friends, they are definitely there for one another. To celebrate the arrival of the film makers and the filming of “Emma,” a book group is started in the community and it is decided the group will begin by reading and discussing “Emma.”

Welcome back to Chilton Crosse! This is the second book in a series. I was thrilled to discover so many references to “Emma” in Traci’s new book. “Emma,” by Jane Austin is my favorite! Yes, that’s right Emma and Mr. Knightley won out over Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennett. But, I digress. At the beginning of each chapter there is a quote by Jane Austen. I liked that!

In “Finding the Rainbow,” we meet new friends in Chilton Crossse and we get a glimpse into the lives of old friends as well. This story is so much about the importance of family! The Newbury family is a loving close-knit family, but changes are coming and with changes, challenges.

Holly has so many wonderful memories of her loving mother, which the author shares with the reader and I enjoyed reading each and every memory. At one point in the story, the author brought me to tears!

Make yourself a steaming cup of hot tea or chocolate, sit in a comfy chair and travel, once again, to Chilton Crosse!

A special and sincere thank-you to the author for providing me a copy of her book in exchange for an honest review.

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