After the making my way through the dense world of Westeros, I needed a break. I have a huge stack of ARC copies of books from publishers and decided to pick the one that looked the “fluffiest” — Finding Colin Firth by Mia March. With a title like that, really, how deep could this book be?
And it was pretty much as expected. Fluffy, with a few serious moments — your basic beach read.
Mostly taking place in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, it tells the story of three women — Bea, Veronica, and Gemma. Bea is 22 and after the death of her parents, finds out that she was adopted. Veronica is her birth mother, back in her hometown, trying to face her past. And Gemma is a NYC reporter (really, are people still reporters?) trying to figure out her future now that she’s discovered that she’s pregnant. And Colin Firth is what brings them all together. Because all ladies love a little Mr. Darcy, I guess.
I love Pride & Prejudice and Bridget Jones as much as anyone, but this was a bit much Colin Firth for me. I haven’t seen The Girl with the Pearl Earring of A Single Man, and couldn’t see how it related to the story. But still, it was cute. A quick read, with mostly likable characters that you were hoping would work out all of their problems in the end. And really, you can’t ask for much more than that with a summer read.
If you love all things Colin Firth, then by all means, read this book.
If you like to read about pie, get this book right now. There is a lot of information about making and eating pie here.
And if you’re looking for a harmless, very quick beach read, you could definitely do worse.
I should note, I received a free, advance copy of this book from Net Galley.