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Painting the Moon by Traci Borum – Review @TraciAuthor

Posted by Brooke in Book Review / 4 Comments

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Painting the Moon by Traci Borum – Review @TraciAuthorPainting the Moon by Traci Borum
Published by Red Adept Publishing on June 7, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Mystery, Women's Fiction
Pages: 320
Format: eBook
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When Noelle Cooke inherits a quaint English cottage and an art gallery from her famous Aunt Joy, she welcomes a departure from her San Diego routine. But the lure of the Cotswolds, combined with a locked cottage room and a revealing journal, entice her to stay and discover more, including a way to save the gallery from financial ruin. And that means remaining in England.

When her childhood sweetheart, Adam Spencer, begins work on a restoration project in Noelle’s village, their friendship blossoms. But as her feelings for Adam deepen, she struggles with memories of what might have been and yearns for a future once thought lost. Faced with a life-altering revelation Aunt Joy took to her grave and a wrenching choice regarding the man she loves, Noelle could lose far more than her heart.

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Painting the Moon by Traci Borum is the first Chilton Crosse novel, and I’m so happy I had the chance to read it! I was drawn in first by the beautiful cover – but what kept me interested was the beautiful story that Borum weaved. Noelle finds out that her estranged aunt has passed away and left everything to her. Noelle travels from her home in San Diego to her aunt’s home in the Cotswolds.

Noelle hasn’t been back for several years, after her aunt, a famous artist, had a mental breakdown and secluded herself away from everyone, including her own family. Noelle discovers that her aunt has left many secrets for her, and they will change her life forever. She realizes that she really was missing this part of her life, and the people from her past, even if she didn’t know it.

I adored Painting the Moon by Traci Borum. The story was so well-written and I truly felt transported to the Cotswolds. I loved all the different elements of the story. The plot was masterfully done. There was a wonderful story being told and the bits of mystery woven in were perfect. I finished this book very excited that I could read the next in the series. As long as there are Chilton Crosse books being written, I will read them. 🙂

About Traci Borum

Traci Borum is a writing teacher and native Texan. She’s also an avid reader of women’s fiction, most especially Elin Hilderbrand and Rosamunde Pilcher novels. Since the age of 12, she’s written poetry, short stories, magazine articles, and novels.

Traci also adores all things British. She even owns a British dog (Corgi) and is completely addicted to Masterpiece Theater–must be all those dreamy accents! Aside from having big dreams of getting a book published, it’s the little things that make her the happiest: deep talks with friends, a strong cup of hot chocolate, a hearty game of fetch with her Corgi, and puffy white Texas clouds always reminding her to “look up, slow down, enjoy your life.”

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Overall: 5

Brooke

Virtual Assistant at The Bee's Knees VA
I'm a 33 year old mom of 2 girls (ages 14 and 5) from Ohio. I'm the teen & children's program specialist at my local public library. I'm also a virtual assistant! I like sharing product and book reviews, giveaways, lifestyle posts and more. I'd love to chat with you in the comments or feel free to contact me via the contact page or social media.