Saturday, January 19, 2013

Book Review: Secretly Smitten | An Evening of Giggle, Gab & Prizes


My Thoughts About the Book:
Delightful,  heart warming fun. When I read that these four powerhouse women were collaborating on a book I just knew that I had to get my hands on it. I mean, I have been a big Kristin Billerbeck fan for years and recently have enjoyed the creative writings of Colleen Coble, Diann Hunt and even Denise Hunter. What I love about this book is that you have one great big story being woven together from four very different creative avenues. Each almost like a mini-book in the big book of the story.

Just when I thought I liked one better than the other, I was wooed into the pages by sweeping stories and the hope that comes along like it is a Hallmark movie (which, by the way this would make an amazing movie). I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall while these women put their heads together for this book. I can only imagine the giggles that must have gone on.

I loved this book and secretly hope they decide to do another one together. Secretly Smitten ~ Love Changes Everything, love it, a perfect Saturday afternoon snuggled on the couch with a cuppa coffee and blankie type book!

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.


Meet "The Gals":  
  
 
RITA-finalist Colleen Coble is the author of several best-selling romantic suspense novels, including "Tidewater Inn", and the Mercy Falls, Lonestar, and Rock Harbor series. * Christy Award finalist and two-time winner of the ACFW Book of the Year award, Kristin Billerbeck has appeared on The Today Show and has been featured in the New York Times. Her books include "A Billion Reasons Why" and "What a Girl Wants." * Denise Hunter is the award-winning and best-selling author of several novels, including "A Cowboy's Touch" and "Sweetwater Gap." She and her husband are raising three boys in Indiana. * Diann Hunt has lived in Indiana forever, been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, her dog, and, well, chocolate.

Find out more about Coble, Billerbeck, Hunter, Hunt here.

Author Chat Party:

The "gals" are celebrating the release of Secretly Smitten with a fun Live Webcast on February 5th. They'll be debuting the *NEW* animated Smitten trailer, giving away tons of prizes, dishing on the book and their friendship. 

They'll also be wrapping up the Secretly Smitten blog tour, answering audience questions and testing your trivia skills. 

Don't miss the fun and bring your friends. Click here to RSVP and set up a reminder.


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