Sunday, March 3, 2013

Secretly Smitten

By: Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt & Denise Hunter

I had the pleasure of reading the first book in this series called “Smitten” and enjoyed my visit back to Smitten just as much.  The focus of these four novellas was on the Thomas sisters, their mother Anna and their Grandma Rose.  The story begins with the dog tags of Grandma Rose’s long lost love, David Hutchins, being found in her attic.  How did David’s dog tags end up in the attic if he was killed in action and never returned to Smitten?  Rose’s granddaughters were determined to find out how this happened.  While trying to solve this mystery the girls find themselves on their own journey to love. 

I really enjoyed the stories and felt they flowed very well for being written by four authors.  I found the book to be a very light-hearted read but it did have some depth as the family dynamics came to light.  I believe the stories gave a realistic view of what happens when families love but also experience hurt.  I personally would love to see these stories turned into a movie.  I recommend this book and look forward to the new release in January 2014.  Also, be sure to check out to listen to the Smitten song, recipes and more.      

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <>: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”



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