Thursday, January 31, 2013

Secretly Smitten by Coble, Billerbeck, Hunter & Hunt

The intrigue begins when dog tags are found in Grandma Rose's attic. They were the dog tags of a man Grandma had loved long ago. But he had been killed in the war and had never come back. How did those dog tags get in Grandma's attic?
Tess, Zoe, and Clare Thomas are not going to let the issue go. But Tess is distracted when a handsome man and his young daughter shop at her bookstore. She is also working extra hard at seeing to it that the train will stop at Smitten. That would help the town so much.
And Zoe has other things on her mind as she is getting her new matchmaking business going. Unfortunately, the new city manager, a stickler for making sure businesses adhere to all the city ordinances, is getting to her.
Anna Thomas, the girls mother, is thinking about raising sheep so she can spin her own wool. That would be a nice addition to her knitting shop. Then Michael, a retired military man, shows up in Smitten to take care of his ailing mother. He offers to help Anna but she is not so sure she should allow herself to get to know this man.
And Claire, she loves her routine at the nursery where she works. She wouldn't even think of rearranging the shop. But when she hires a homeless man, she wonders if she could dare risk love.

What a treat, this second book about Smitten, Vermont. And you certainly don't have to read the first one to thoroughly enjoy this one. The four stories written by the authors flow well. The authors, who are themselves friends, really did a great job in creating a fun to read collection of romance stories. And it all comes out in the end – the dog tags, I mean. What a fun read.

I am taking part in a blog tour and you can read other reviews here.

Colleen Coble is a RITA-finalist and the author of several best-selling romantic suspense novels.
Kristen Billerbeck is a Christy Award finalist and two-time winner of the ACFW Book of the Year award.
Denise Hunter is the award-winning and best-selling author of several novels. She and her husband are raising three boys in Indiana.
Dian Hunt has lived in Indiana forever, been happily married forever, loves her family, her dog, and chocolate.
You can find out more about these authors here.

Thomas Nelson, 432 pages. Publisher's product page.

Please visit your local Christian bookstore to buy this book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.


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