Monday, December 5, 2011

Book review: Smitten

On Friday night, I went to bed fairly early. And then I wasn't completely tired, so I picked up my iPod, planning to read just a chapter or two of my newest e-book, Smitten.  An hour and a half later, I finally made myself put it down and go to sleep. Saturday night, I again thought I could read just one or two chapters, but ended up staying up and finishing the entire book. It was just too much fun to put down! Here's a bit about this book, from the publisher's website:

Four friends devise a plan to turn Smitten, Vermont, into the country's premier romantic getaway-and each finds her own true love along the way.
With Smitten Lumber closing, residents wonder if their town can stay afloat. Then four friends and local business owners-Natalie, Julia, Shelby, and Reese--decide the town is worth saving. How will they do it? They'll turn Smitten into a honeymoon destination!
As Natalie, Julia, Shelby, and Reese work to save the town, each discovers romance in her own life. Meanwhile, the faith of a little child reminds the whole town what it means to have real faith in the God who is the always and forever Love.
Discover a novel written by four of Christian fiction's most popular romance novelists- friends in real life who've drawn an amazing story of four friends! Includes a Reading Group Guide as well as "Conversation over Coffee with the Authors".
There are four main characters in this book, with each one having her story told by a different author.  I thought the stories were tied together very well, and I wouldn't have guessed that the book was written by four different people if I hadn't know it already.  I really enjoyed getting to know all four of the characters.  That was one of the things that made the book hard to put down- as I read one woman's story and was briefly introduced to her friends, I then wanted to continue reading to see what happened to her friends! All four stories, as well as telling about the individual women, together tell the story of their adventures as they try to save their town, Smitten.

This is a fun read, and I hope that the authors combine forces again in the future for more Smitten books!

Disclosure: I received an electronic copy of this book to review for myself, thanks to Booksneeze. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book. I'm adding it to my wish list.