“Smitten” by Collen Coble, Diann Hunt, Kristin Billerbeck & Denise Hunter


When I heard that Thomas Nelson was going to publish “Smitten” I’m pretty sure I jumped up & down.   At least I did in my head.  Not only did it sound like a fabulous, snuggle-up-on-a-rainy-day kind of book, it also has collaborated four of the best authors in today’s Christian fiction market.

“Smitten” is a fictional town set in Vermont.  It is like any typical small town in America, struggling with what seems to be the common theme everywhere nowadays: the economy.  Their largest employer has bit the dust and the town is on its way to extinction.   Four gal pals, Natalie, Julia, Shelby & Reese, concoct a plan to give the town a new image by creating it to be the romance capital of America.


“Smitten” was a really fun book to read.  It’s easy reading and you can take it one novella at a time.  The book is divided up into the four novellas, about 100 pages each, and each author developed their character to reflect their real life personalities.  I loved that we got an idea of what the author’s are like in real life as these ladies are some of my absolute favorites.

My only complaint about the book is that since they are novellas, the storyline between the characters progress rather quickly.  I would have loved to have seen full novels on each of these ladies, but then the initial concept of “Smitten” would be out the window.  The GREAT news is that there is a second book on “Smitten” that we be published soon!

I received a copy of “Smitten” from the publisher, Thomas Nelson, in exchange for my honest review.


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