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!!!
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I just finished reading Cry in the Night by Colleen Coble. Very Good Suspense Mystery!ReplyDelete
We are reading The Lightkeepers Daughter for our December Book Club Meeting. I've really enjoyed that series! I'd love to read this book too! So many great authors in this book!! Looks Great!ReplyDelete
I posted this on twitter, facebook and google connections as well. I am reading Colleen Coble's book Lonestar Angel and loving it so very much. So many fantastic authors !!ReplyDelete
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Julie Lippo not sure if we needed that as well
I am a Colleen Coble fan. Her work is amazing whether she takes you to Hawaii or the Old West.ReplyDelete
Kristin, Diann, and Denise also find their way to my to-be-read list repeatedly.
Would love to win this book.
I am a part of her fan club and I have her bookplate she sent. The only thing I am missing is the bookReplyDelete
I've only read one book by any of these authors -- Colleen Coble. It's been quite awhile since I read it so can't remember the title right now. Would love to win this book!ReplyDelete
I think a lot of the authors, they each have their own unique style and are the best of friends, I have enjoyed following and praying for these ladies. Would love to win Smitten!ReplyDelete
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I love these ladies' books; just finished Lonestar Angel by Colleen. I am so anxious to read Smitten so please enter me! Thanks.ReplyDelete
I would so love to win this book authored by these fabulous authors. I have enjoyed each book that I read by each of them. I believe I have read pretty much every book each of them have written. I am a fan!ReplyDelete
This book sounds great!
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A group of my favorite authors and I loveReplyDelete
stories set in Vermont and New England area.
This book sounds great and I love Colleen Coble's books.ReplyDelete
I loved the "Lightkeeper" books by Colleen Coble!ReplyDelete
I haven't read any of these authors yet. But I'd love to try them.ReplyDelete
I have never read a book by these authors! This sounds like a wonderful book! Thanks for the chance :)ReplyDelete
Shared on FB twice!! Hoping to win! Thanks for the giveaway!!ReplyDelete
This is such a great contest...and some very talented writers too...would love to enter the contest.....I have read books by Colleen Coble....and love her books......but the rest of the authors I haven't read any of their books...but I would love to....firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete