By: Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerback, Diann Hunt & Denise Hunter
This book was penned by four friends and their unique writing styles blend together seamlessly as they write about the lives of Heather, Abby, Lia and Molly. The four novellas go into detail about the love lives of each of these individuals who are friends and part of the same book club. The story begins with Heather picking up a book written by a Smitten native, Pearl Chambers. The book is titled “The Gentlewoman’s Guide to Love and Courtship” and ends up being shared among the main characters. The wisdom that Ms. Chambers provides in her book proves useful to the characters in regards to their prospective love lives. Ms. Chambers also provides hints regarding a hidden treasure that has yet to be found. This treasure, if found, could be life-saving for Molly as she is about to lose everything. Molly’s friends come together to help her search for this hidden treasure that would truly change her life. I invite you to journey along with these four friends to get a glimpse into the lives of four women who are all struggling to find love and a hidden treasure.
I enjoyed reading the third book in this series and look forward to reading more from these authors. I found these stories to be quick reads as each one is a little over eighty pages with the exception of the last story which is over one-hundred pages. Although characters from the previous two books make appearances, this book can be read independently. I would recommend this book if you are looking for a light read with a touch of romance and mystery.
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