Saturday, February 8, 2014

Smitten Book Club by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt and Denise Hunter

Smitten Book Club is a romantic anthology written by best friends Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt and Denise Hunter.  It is the third book in the "Smitten" series and was just as wonderful to read as the first two books in the series, Smitten, and Secretly Smitten (read my review here.

Colleen Coble started the book out with Love by the Book. This is the story of Heather DeMerritt and Paul Mansfield but all four stories involve Molly Moore who has just lost her husband in a tragic fire. The town of Smitten has come together to show Molly support and the Smitten book club has come together at the Smitten library to go through boxes of donated books to sale to help Molly during her time of need. 

Heather began digging into one box and found a large tome entitled The Gentlewoman's Guide to Love and Courtship which just happened to be written by the deceased local author, Pearl Chambers. Rumor has it she discovered gold on her property. Rumor or fact?  Her book may have the answers to that question. In fact, Heather believes she has found some clues to it's location. She also knows it has helped her in the love department when it comes to Paul.

The second helping in this delicious book is Shelved Under Romance by Kristin Billerbeck. This is the story of Abby Gray and Wyatt Tanner, Heather has passed Pearl's book on to Abby to see if she can find any clues to the lost treasure of gold. The third helping, A New Chapter was written by the late Diann Hunt. It was the story of Elliana Burton, who goes by Lia, and her childhood friend Joey Oliver. Abby has passed Pearl's book to Lia to see if she can discover any clues. The fourth and last helping, is Happily Ever After by Denise Hunter and it tells the story of Molly Moore and Gage Turner. Molly is now the recipient of Pearl's book and it takes her on an adventure.

All four novellas were written so well that together they read as one voice, as if they had been written by one author. These talented authors worked together to weave a wonderful story of sisterhood, love, hope and forever afters.  I thoroughly loved this book and would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a fun, feel-good, reading experience.

By the way, about the gold... Oh, no. You can't make me tell you if they find it or not.  This is a fun read that has a bit a mystery that will keep you wanting to read more to see if there really is a treasure to be found.

On a 5-Star scale - 5 Stars!!!!!

I would like to thank Litfuse Publishing and Thomas Nelson for my review copy.  I received my copy for free in order to read and give my honest review, which I have done.

Smiles & Blessings,

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