Monday, December 5, 2011
Smitten by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter, Diann Hunt Review and Giveway
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The setting for this delightful book is picturesque Vermont, in the town of Smitten. When the livelihood of the town is threatened by the local Mills closing, four girlfriends, with business minds and visions, and a true faith of following God decide to change things!
There are four distinct stories woven by four great authors into one, one story starts the book by Colleen Coble. She put Natalie and Carson Smitten on the path to collision and romance. Natalie is raising her niece Mia, who turns out to be the inspiration for the whole town. Mia has made lavender wreaths and is sharing her faith with all.
The second story is by Kristin Billerbeck and is the story of Julia, a girl in stiletto heels and NYC spa dreams. When her former boss Devlin comes to town to offer her advice and a possible backing, he chooses a site she finds impossible. It is part of Zak Grant's Grill!! You will find several chuckles, and wonder how things can ever turn out in a Grill!
The third story is Shelby's by Diann Hunt. Shelby seems a bit creative and at the same time a bit scatter brained. She ends up having a fire in her home, by leaving a glue gun on and going out. This is a sweet story and one that shows you need to trust God all the way!
Nick Majors is a good friend, but lacks a lot of trust. He unexpectedly has his 12 year old daughter Whitney come and live with him, his ex-wife dies.
Love the interaction between Shelby and Whitney. You will cringe at some of Nick's boo boos and laugh at some of his others.
The fourth story is Reese's by Denise Hunter . Reese Mackenzie was formerly engaged to Sawyer Smitten, who is now famous and is helping the town with its new Romantic Theme. He is getting married here and has written a song to celebrate and help.
Griffin Parker has loved Reese for a long time, even left town when she was engaged to Sawyer. He is now helping with building Reese's Outdoor Store, and finding himself falling all over for Reese. You will wonder if Reese is still in love with Sawyer, or now Griffin.
Love how all these stories melded together and blended into a cohesive book. I could just picture the Lake, the town square, the carriage rides. Enjoy this refreshing look at life in Vermont!
There is also going to be a sequel coming next year!!
I received this book from the Publisher Thomas Nelson and Booksneeze, and was not required to give a positive review.
NOTE: Because I'm running more than one giveaway using Rafflecopter...you need to click the header of this post to get the correct one!!!