This it the story of three women brought together by mothers, motherhood, and a love for Colin Firth.
After losing her job, Gemma feels quite overwhelmed by her fiancé, who is ready to settle down and start a family—something Gemma isn’t sure she’s ready to take on. Instead of facing her fiancé and his micro-managing, pushy mother, Gemma heads up to Boothbay Harbor, Maine, to figure out what to do about some surprising news.
Bea is twenty-two-years old and content in her life when she receives some startling news of her own in the form of a letter from her mother (an odd thing to receive, considering that her mother has been dead for a year). What is more surprising is that Bea discovers that the woman she believed to be her biological mother (who was a huge fan of Colin Firth’s) actually adopted Bea. She discovers that her biological mother is living in a small seaside town in Maine and heads there, determined to meet her mother and make sense of this news.
Veronica is the owner of the local bakery in Boothbay Harbor. Her specialty are her pies infused with romantic energy which she gets by channeling Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy in scenes from Pride and Prejudice. Veronica’s life is not filled with amore, however, but with a longing and second thoughts about a baby girl away twenty-something years earlier. The energies and stories of these three women converge in the town where Colin Firth will soon arrive to film a movie.
Mia March, author of The Meryl Streep Movie Club takes an endearing look at relationships of mothers and daughters in this romantic chick lit about discovering yourself and your place in the mother-daughter relationship. While not altogether developed, March’s characters and plot are light and enticing elements to this feel-good story. Adding Colin Firth into the mix only makes the story even more appealing and charming. Recommended especially to Firth fans and those looking for a light read.