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 Noelles 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....
|Title||:||Painting the Moon (Chilton Crosse #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||300 pages|
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Painting the Moon (Chilton Crosse #1) Reviews
For those of you over 30, ever felt like you have lived multiple lives, and felt a rip in the space time continuum when those past lives collided together? Has a trip down memory lane ever left you wondering “Am I really living and how disappointed would my younger self be with me now?” Sorry for the integration, but it is relevant to my review.
Traci Borum’s Painting The Moon takes us on a literary journey that will hit all too close to home for many of us. As adults, we need to stop weighing r ...more
What a wonderful tale this was! I enjoyed it from the very first page and felt like I knew every character in it intimately.
I ended up wanting friends just like Jill and Adam and a life just like Noelle had in the Cotswolds in her perfect little cottage.
The prose flowed smoothly; the descriptions soared and swooped and enticed; the characters were like old friends.
I'm excited that there might be a sequel to this tale. I don't whether it would continue with the existing character ...more
Brilliant, beautiful, and heartwarming story about love in all it's wondrous facets. Borum's use of color and imagery, inspired by the snippets of painting advice laced throughout the book, make the novel rich, vibrant, and alive with feeling. Each quote of artistic instruction to start the chapter resonates as a kind guide about life as well as art. I rooted for Noelle the entire time, looking at her through the lens of a big sister and wishing her to succeed. I connected with best friend Jill ...more
Painting the Moon (Chilton Crosse Book 1) is by Traci Borum. It is an excellent book and is a delightful read. It is one that can be read in one sitting or you can draw it out into multiple readings and relish each one. It deals with relationships and dealing with those that go wrong. Second chances are addressed as well as family betrayal. It is a romance and a mystery at the same time. It is also the story of friendships that last over years even when you don’t see each other.
Noelle Cooke is ...more
This story begins with Noelle Cooke receiving a letter from England that her Great Aunt Joy passed away and she has been named executor and sole heir of her estate. Putting her life in San Diego on hold, she heads to the quaint little village of Chilton Crosse to settle affairs as quickly as possible. As Noelle reminisces about her summers spent with her Gram and Great Aunt Joy in England, old family secrets become apparent and Noelle is compelled to uncover the mysteries surrounding the last te ...more
Sometimes I love to read Women's fiction. I think that is where I would put this genre.
Because this was set in Great Britain it was a treat for me to read as I am of course from Great Britain in the UK. There is always something endearing to me in reading a book with places I know are mentioned that I actually heard of or now about.
This is Nota sizzling hot read with lots of bedroom sex, so if you are looking for that, this isn't it. Ifyou are looking for family life, gentle romance and family ...more
In the latest new release from Red Adept Publishing, Painting The Moon by Traci Borum, we're given a rare, beautiful, mysterious love story that is about so much more than two lovers.
It's clean romance, which is rare enough these days, and it hits so much deeper than anything I've read lately (and I've read a lot!).
Noelle spent her teenage summers in a London suburb, with her Gram and her lovable, artistic Aunt Joy. There she made two wonderful friends, Jill and Adam, and made memories to last ...more
I want to start off with saying that I am not a big romance book fan, but I am a big fan of Red Adept Publishing and have read several of the books they have published, either really liking or loving each one. When the email came in about this one, the book description sounded interesting and, having read no bad book by them yet, I decided to give it a try.
As a whole, I liked the story. It was cute and I found the characters interesting. I liked how the romance didn't just happen overnight, but ...more