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Finding Colin Firth

Finding Colin Firth

A Novel

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From the author of The Meryl Streep Movie Club, a “heart-warming, spirit-lifting read just in time for beach season” (Kirkus Reviews), comes a new novel about three women, connected in secret and surprising ways, who are in for a life-changing summer when rumor has it that actor Colin Firth is coming to their Maine town to film a movie.

After losing her job and leaving her beloved husband, journalist Gemma Hendricks is sure that scoring an interview with Colin Firth will save her career and 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 is 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.
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  • Gallery Books | 
  • 336 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781476710204 | 
  • July 2013
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Reading Group Guide

i>This reading group guide for Finding Colin Firth includes an introduction, discussion questions, and ideas for enhancing your book club. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.


Introduction

One summer. Three women. A quaint seaside town.
And Colin Firth—maybe.


Bea Crane is spending a monotonous post-college summer building Mt. Vesuvius burgers at Boston’s Crazy Burger when she gets a life-changing letter—from her late mother. The letter tells Bea that the parents who left her orphaned weren’t actually her birth parents. After contacting her adoption agency, Bea gets a name and a number for her birth mother. With nothing to lose but her job as a burger maven, Bea packs her bags and heads to Boothbay Harbor to find her birth mother: Veronica Russo.

Rumor has it that Veronica Russo’s pies can solve any problem. During the day, Veronica works as a waitress at The Best Little Diner in Boothbay Harbor, but when the waitressing day is over, Veronica moonlights as a maker of magical pies. But in spite of being able to make her customers’ wishes come true, Veronica can’t stop dreaming about the baby girl that she gave up for adoption as a teenager. But when she receives an unexpected voice see more

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Mia March
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Mia March

Mia March lives on the coast of Maine. She is the author of The Meryl Streep Movie Club.

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