Monday, February 18, 2013

Secretly Smitten

About the Book:

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.

My Review:

4 Stars

Return to Smitten, Vermont in this delightful book. Secretly Smitten follows last years release of Smitten written by four fantastic writers who also are great friends. Each author takes a character and writes a novella about them and how they meet their Mr. Right. What is great about this book is it doesn't require you to read the first one first because it takes on the lives of four new characters. The ones from the first book are there in the shadows though. I loved how through each novella there was a mystery of Grandma Rose's first love and it takes all four stories to fully solve it and find out what happens.

I love how you can tell each story is written by a different author but at the same time similar enough that each story flows into the next well. I highly recommend this book as well as the first to anyone that enjoys a simple romantic story, or four of them in this case. I am beyond thrilled that the authors are teaming up again to bring us back to Smitten next year in a whole new book. Great job ladies!

*I received this book through the publisher and Litfuse Publicity for the purpose of this review. Thank You.

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