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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Book Review: Secretly Smitten

About Secretly Smitten:

Summer, fall, winter, spring-Smitten, Vermont, is the place for love . . . and mystery!

There's a secret in Grandma Rose's attic-a forgotten set of dog tags belonging to her first love. But David Hutchins was killed in action and never returned to Smitten. How did the dog tags end up in the attic?

The mystery intrigues Rose's three granddaughters-Tess, Clare, and Zoe-and they decide to investigate, though their mother, Anna, warns against meddling. But as the seasons turn and the mystery unravels, the three young women and their mother encounter some intriguing mystery men of their own. Has a sixty-year-old puzzle sparked something new for this close-knit family of women?

Join popular romance novelists-and real-life BFFs-Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt, and Denise Hunter for four delightful intertwined tales of mystery and sweet intrigue.

Meet "The Gals":

RITA-finalist Colleen Coble is the author of several best-selling romantic suspense novels, including "Tidewater Inn", and the Mercy Falls, Lonestar, and Rock Harbor series.

Christy Award finalist and two-time winner of the ACFW Book of the Year award, Kristin Billerbeck has appeared on The Today Show and has been featured in the New York Times. Her books include "A Billion Reasons Why" and "What a Girl Wants."

Denise Hunter is the award-winning and best-selling author of several novels, including "A Cowboy's Touch" and "Sweetwater Gap." She and her husband are raising three boys in Indiana.

Diann Hunt has lived in Indiana forever, been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, her dog, and, well, chocolate.

Find out more about Coble, Billerbeck, Hunter, Hunt here.

My Opinion
I am a huge fan of all four of these great women authors and their books so when I saw that they were friends and wrote Secretly Smitten together, I knew it had to be good and I instantly wanted to read it the minute I received it!

And I was not disappointed! It was written in a really unique way with each author writing about one of three sisters and the mother of the three sisters. Each woman has a love story and they also share the mystery of what happened to their grandmother's fiance from long ago!

This story was really cute and I loved watching each woman fall in love when they thought love would never happen! The story of the grandmother and her long lost love was an added bonus to this book and it added a little historical element as well!

This book was really well-written, had me reading continuously, and I just couldn't put it down (read it all in one day, in fact!) I definitely recommend this uniquely written romance fiction book written by four friends that are very good authors as well!

Buy It: You can purchase Secretly Smitten for $10.87 from

The "gals" are celebrating the release of Secretly Smitten with a fun Live Webcast on February 5th. They'll be debuting the *NEW* animated Smitten trailer, giving away tons of prizes, dishing on the book and their friendship. They'll also be wrapping up the Secretly Smitten blog tour, answering audience questions and testing your trivia skills. Don't miss the fun and bring your friends. Click here to RSVP and set up a reminder.