Finding Colin Firth (Paperback)

A Novel

By Mia March

Gallery Books, 9781476710204, 336pp.

Publication Date: July 9, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding, Large Print (9/1/2013)

List Price: 20.99*
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Description

From the author of The Meryl Streep Movie Club, “a heartwarming, 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.


About the Author

Mia March is the author of two novels and lives on the coast of Maine, the setting of her novels, with her teenaged son, sweet shepherd mix (Flash), and her very comical lap cat, Cleo.


Praise For Finding Colin Firth: A Novel

“March, author 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.”
— Romantic Times

“[Mia March] 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