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Finding the Rainbow

(Chilton Crosse ##2)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  427 ratings  ·  45 reviews
Holly Newbury’s life is on hold in the cozy English village of Chilton Crosse. While her friends are marrying, having children, and embarking on successful careers, Holly is raising her three younger sisters and working part time at the village art gallery. Her life feels incomplete, but family is more important to her than anything. Then a film crew’s arrival galvanizes t ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published March 24th 2015 by Red Adept Publishing, LLC (first published December 1st 2014)
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Traci Borum Hi Lauren -- so sorry I'm just now answering (I didn't see your question until now). Yes, the books are meant to be stand alone within the series, so …moreHi Lauren -- so sorry I'm just now answering (I didn't see your question until now). Yes, the books are meant to be stand alone within the series, so that if they're read out of order it won't be confusing. But there will be some minor spoilers along the way (from storylines in previous books). Hope this helps!(less)
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Jun 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the first book in this series and was excited to move on to this one, curious to see where the series was going to take me. This one was just as cute as the last one, but I will admit that I liked this one more than the last. I really can't put my finger on why exactly, just feel like the author had a little more experience or learned something between the writing of the two, and this one just had a little more ... something. The characters were good, the things that they went through ...more
Feb 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This review first appeared on my blog Christy's Cozy Corners.

I was first introduced to Traci Borum back in February when she asked me to read her book Painting the Moon which is the first book in the Chilton Crosse series. I loved Painting the Moon, so I had high expectations for Finding the Rainbow. I was not disappointed. Finding the Rainbow can be read as a stand alone, so you don’t need to read Painting the Moon first (though you’re going to want to read it!). There are some of the same char
Monica Watson
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet love story

Lovely characters, full story with wonderful description of this sweet town and its inhabitants. I want to live here....highly recommend this easy light rainy day read.
Cresta McGowan
So - I completely gushed over Traci Borum's first book Painting the Moon and I'm about to do it again. #swoon Finding the Rainbow is just as "warm hug worthy" as her debut novel.

Ms. Borum returns the reader to Chilton Crosse and she allows us to delve deeper into the life of a new character Holly Newbury. We met her briefly in book one because she worked part-time at the art gallery where we all fell in love with Noelle Cooke and her illusive deceased aunt.

Holly Newbury’s life, however, see
Mar 21, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Book 2

We are back in Chilton Crosse where we get to meet another character named Holly.
Holly is watching people getting married, settling down and having children, its all families in her Village. But she is left with bringing up her siblings.

She can't even get a job let alone a carer.

Her Mother died, so she is helping her Father raise the 'kids'.
Her life is on hold whilst doing this.

Will she everfind love

Is there something or someone of her own out there somewhere

Fletcher arrives into town to d
Mar 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: enjoyable-novels
A very satisfying second installment and I enjoyed getting to know more people from the village. The ultimate ending with Holly & Fletcher was predictable - but I expected that from this type of book :) Still a warm, enjoyable story (and clean!)

I really disliked the way that Holly's father expected her to "handle" things with her sisters (although I can understand how it would have gotten to that point after years of immersing himself in work), and the resolution with that situation was a bit to
Lois Zollars
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful Work!

An indescribable read, affecting all my emotions. Love experiences on all levels- between sibblings, familial, friendships, romantic love; losses experienced - real and assumed. A clean read with profound realism. Traci Borum is a truly gifted writer who knows how to capture your heart and attention in numerous ways and on various levels.
Carolyn Strong
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another engaging story

This story includes many characters from the local town and a crew visiting to film "Emma." With the rich variety of characters comes a number of plots with a lot of intrigue. I love how this author keeps you guessing and engaged. No spoilers from me. You've got to read it for yourself.
Leu  Hayes
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another one!

I love reading a story like this one. A very satisfying ending after so much turmoil .
One that leaves you smiling and happy.
Traci knows just how to write those words in the right order! Thank You Traci.
I feel energized instead of depressed ready to face another day!
Alice LaJuett
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very good book

Putting her life on hold to raise her three sisters, while dealing with all the angst of teenagers, will she find love? With her life of Jane Austen, when they begin filming Emma will a certain screenwriter become more than a friend? Then her father falls in love and wants to - marry. This is a very good book!
Jan 26, 2018 rated it liked it
I read the previous book in the series, 'Painting the Moon'. I enjoyed that one, so downloaded this one. This was enjoyable but followed a similar formula to the previous one I had read. It was a bit predictable and didn't have enough challenging events in the plot. Enjoyable and undemanding.
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it. The family, the village, Jane Austen quotes as chapter headings (see highlights and notes), the book club discussion of Emma, Holly's epiphany almost too late, friendship evolving into love, just everything.
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed Finding the Rainbow very much. A wonderful story. I hate to see it finished and plan to read more of Traci Borum. Very pleasant story!

I enjoyed these two books very much. A wonderful family to follow. I plan to read more of Traci Borum.
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Incredibly wonderful series!

This is this third book of the series I've read...out of order I know. The characters and the story are just so incredible. Please keep writing books like these!
Sue Dwoskin
Jun 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Perfect summer read.

Now I will reread Emma. I loved the Cotswolds as a tourist. The author made me feel as if I was there
Valerie R.
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

A book filled with wonderful characters, happy moments, relationships that work well in the present and promise happily ever after.
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
Sweet book. Enjoy the small English town and it's inhabitants.
T.H. Hernandez
Finding the Rainbow is a return to my favorite English village, Chilton Crosse, the place I fell in love with while reading Painting the Moon. The story picks up not long after the end of Painting the Moon and is told from Holly's point of view, Noelle's gallery assistant. Holly dropped out of university six years before to help raise her younger sisters after the sudden, unexpected death of her mother.

Holly takes care of her sixteen-year-old twin sisters, Rosalee and Bridget, and twelve-year-ol
Kathleen (Kat) Smith
If you have always dreamed of heading off to a charming English village, I invite you to come to Chilton Crosse! Set in the beautiful rolling hills of Cotswold, you are bound to fall in love not only with the English countryside, the quaint shoppes but the amazing people who live here as well. For fans of Traci Borum, Finding The Rainbow is the second novel in the Chilton Crosse series, and for me, it was a welcome site to feel like I am coming home again to this beautiful place and the people I ...more
A Klue
Sep 29, 2015 rated it liked it
After enjoying Painting the Moon, I immediately immersed myself into Finding the Rainbow, Book 2 of Ms. Borum’s Chilton Crosse series. If you are looking for a family based women’s fictional read, you may want to check into this one. Holly Newbury was the heart and soul of this story, just like she was for her family as sister and caretaker of pretty much everyone she came across. She reminded me of a butterfly. Fluttering throughout this close knitted village leaving behind in her wake acts of ...more
Mar 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: austenesque
Quick Summary: Finding the Rainbow is the second book in Traci Borum’s series set in the village of Chilton Crosse in the Cotswolds that began with Painting the Moon. This is a standalone novel that focuses on a different set of characters, though some characters from the first novel make an appearance. Holly Newbury left college and returned to Chilton Crosse to care for her father and three younger sisters following her mother’s sudden death. Several years have passed, and she has settled into ...more
May 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review first posted on my blog: http://spoonfulofhappyendings.blogspo...

When Holly Newbury's mother died unexpectedly, Holly decided to move back into her family's home and help her father take care of her younger sisters. Now, a few years later, the family is in a better place and Holly decides it is time to finally start thinking about herself again and move on with her life. She likes her part-time job at the local gallery, but she's missing something to make her feel complete. When a film pr
Jun 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For the past six years Holly Newbury, being several years older than her sisters, stepped into the role of caring for and raising her younger sisters when their mother passed away unexpectedly from an aneurysm. Their father, Duncan, struggled with depression for months and hid himself away from the family in his home office. He is still practically non-existent in family affairs.

Chilton Crosse is a picturesque English community where everyone practically knows everyone else. It was nice to re-vi
Donna McBroom-Theriot
Jun 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am a fan of Jane Austin and wasn’t sure if I would like Finding the Rainbow or Painting the Moon. Turns out, I loved both of the books. Traci Borum is a great writer and when she puts a pen to paper, she turns out a magnificent read.

Finding the Rainbow was a book that I could not put down. I loved all of the Jane Austen quotes throughout the book. I love the story and while I would love to tell you the ending, I won’t.

This is one of my favorite parts in the book –

"The sincerity coated his voic
Oct 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When Holly's mother died, Holly chose to remain at home to help her newly widowed father care for her younger sisters. Now six years later, Holly is wanting to love and be loved and marry. Fletcher, a Texan, arrives in Chilton Crosse with film makers from America to make the movie "Emma," by Jane Austen. Fletcher and Holly meet and become friends, they are definitely there for one another. To celebrate the arrival of the film makers and the filming of "Emma," a book group is started in the commu ...more
Crystal Marie
Jun 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love Jane Austen, and I really thought this was an interesting intersection of modern day romance and classic Jane Austen.

Holly’s mother died, and she stayed home to help her dad care for her younger sisters. She put her entire life on hold to care for her family and now she’s eagerly awaiting her chance at life and love. When Fletcher arrives on the scene with a film crew to film “Emma” by Jane Austen, they meet and become friends. Does Holly have the courage to start living life for herself
Nov 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ipad, 2015
Are you an Austen fan? I definitely am and Emma is in my top two Austin favorites. So, when I started reading Finding the Rainbow, and began to see Emma parallels, I was thrilled. But, you don't have to be an Austin fan to appreciate the sweetness of this book. This is the second in the Chilton Crosse series. I loved Painting the Moon and was happy that this one didn't disappoint! It takes place a while after the events of the first book and focuses on Holly. She has been living at home helping ...more
Apr 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a very nice story. I didn’t read the first book in this series yet, but I definitely will. I loved how Holly and Fletcher became such good friends so quickly. I think the family dynamic with Holly filling in as a mother figure and the struggles she faced as a big sister felt very real. The village felt very real to me as well. It was so nice to meet these characters and learn their different personalities. I especially enjoyed Gertrude.
The narration by Nancy Peterson was completely spot
Angel Hatfield
Oct 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent Story and Characters Holly's mom had passed away while she was at university. She immediately quit and went back home to help her dad with her three sisters. Holly met Fletcher when a film was to be done at the manor not far from her home. Holly gave up everything to raise her sisters and take care of everything for her dad. Eventually her dad found happiness, so now who would need Holly?
This was a beautiful story of how a family could and should be. I loved the characters, especially
Apr 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Audiobook - Narration, Nancy Peterson, Really good. I think she's British and she had to narrate some American accents - Terrific story teller, just really enjoyed this listen.

The story is a full on friends to lovers tale that includes Actors, puppies, children, Spinsters, some trauma, a book club, a terrific friendship and a few tear jerking moments.

I so enjoyed this book. I really felt completely drawn into this community and this story and thought the book club correlation was interesting.

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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 acc

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Chilton Crosse (4 books)
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