Friday, July 11, 2014

PAINTING THE MOON by Traci Borum: Book Review

If you've been following the blog for awhile, you know that I rarely write book reviews. However, after reading PAINTING THE MOON by Traci Borum, I needed to put my feelings into words. I cannot begin to express how much this book moved me, but I make the attempt below. 

About Painting the Moon
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.

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 and adored love interest Adam. Borum's characters are as rounded and three dimensional as her incredibly evocative settings. Five stars isn't enough. I'm hooked on this series!
Rating: 5 Ninja Stars!


1 comment :

  1. This was a beautifully written novel. I loved the characters and the way I was pulled into every scene. I enjoyed every moment and I can't wait to see more from this author. Loved it!

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