Only an idiot would attempt to make a pie - a special-ordered chocolate caramel cream Amore Pie - while watching Pride and Prejudice. Had she put in the vanilla? What about the salt? Damn Colin Firth and his pond-soaked white shirt.
At home in Boothbay Harbour, Maine, Veronica Russo loves to lose herself in watching Colin Firth movies and baking pies filled with good thoughts. Pies that can bring you happiness, hope, even love (everything she feels when Colin Firth is on the screen, in fact). But Veronica is not so in touch with her own feelings and has deeply buried memories of that one heart-breaking summer, when she was just 16 . . .
In Boston, college graduate Bea Crane has received an earth-shattering letter. A year after the death of her wonderful mum, she reads that she was adopted at birth and that her biological mother lives not that far away, in Boothbay. But is she brave enough to find out more?
Gemma Hendricks has come to Boothbay not to find something, but to run away. She's accidentally pregnant, suddenly unemployed and under pressure from her husband to give up on her career and settle down, away from her beloved New York City. With all this on her shoulders, Gemma would rather watch Bridget Jones' Diary with a bowl of popcorn rather than face the truth. But she can't hide away for ever.
With Colin Firth in town to shoot a new movie, all three women find their lives become closely entwined. They might be looking out for Colin Firth at every turn, but they'll also find new and important friendships along the way.
The perfect feel-good read for anyone who loved Bridget Jones' Diary, From Notting Hill with Love . . . Actually and The Jane Austen Book Club.
*** This is a work of fiction, in no way endorsed by Colin Firth and where Colin Firth himself does not feature. ***