Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Litfuse Publiicity: "Secretly Smitten by Coble, Billerbeck, Hunter, and Hunt Book Review

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.

Secretly SmittenSecretly Smitten by Colleen Coble
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
At first, I thought I might give this a four star rating.  After all, it is a romance with a bit of sappiness, and everything works out just as it should in a typical romance novel.  Nothing earth-shattering there.  It's written by four authors, and the book is a nice, clean Christian romance.  At first glance, the book is not a stand-out.  I figured it would be four short stories since each author wrote a certain section.

Here is what makes this book absolutely unique and makes it deserving of the rating I have given it.  Don't let the fact that four authors write this book together cause you doubt how wonderful the book is.  I believe the authors have accomplished something that very few authors (if any) could do.  This book does not read as four separate stories written by four distinct individuals.  Instead, it reads like a cohesive novel that was written by one person.  Somehow these four women have made it work.  I honestly could not tell the difference between writing styles of these authors, and the story made complete and perfect sense.

I have to admit the only truly negative thing I would say would be that I wish each romance had developed a little slower.  I realize the authors were working under a time constraint, but I think it could have been accomplished--or at least tried to do so.  If you like romances, small towns, and a little inspiration, this is a quick, easy read for you!

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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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.

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