Saturday, January 26, 2013

Review: Secretly Smitten

Long before Smitten, Vermont became the Romance Capital of the World, it was the backdrop for the first love of a young couple, David and Rose.  Sadly, David never returned home from the Korean War, and his body was never found.  So, how did his dog tags come to be found in Rose's attic sixty years later?  Rose's granddaughters, Tess, Zoe, and Clare, are determined to find out.  However, the may find a good deal more than they were looking for.

Secretly Smitten (Thomas Nelson, 2013) is a fun romance novel with a really cool concept. Check this out: four well-known romance writers write a novellas that combine to form one story.  Neat idea, right?  Sure, but does it work?

It does.

Collen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt, and Denise Hunter each deliver a great story and manage to fit those stories together as smoothly as pieces in a puzzle.  The characters feel well-developed and consistent throughout the book.  There is never a jarring change of voice. Secretly Smitten is an awesome concept, brilliantly executed.  Oh, and it's a fine romance, too!

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Secretly Smitten | An Evening of Giggle, Gab & Prizes


The "gals" are celebrating the release of Secretly Smitten with a fun Live Webcast on February 5th. They'll be debuting the *NEW* animated Smitten trailer, giving away tons of prizes, dishing on the book and their friendship. They'll also be wrapping up the Secretly Smitten blog tour, answering audience questions and testing your trivia skills. Don't miss the fun and bring your friends. Click here to RSVP and set up a reminder.

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I received a complimentary copy of Secretly Smitten to facilitate my review.  No other compensation was received.  For full disclosure, see the sidebar.

10 comments:

Brian Miller said...

pretty cool concept...and i am glad they were able to pull it off as well...not an easy trick...def more my wifes speed than mine...smiles.

Fireblossom said...

Secretly smitten? That sounds like fun. ;-)

Adam said...

I didn't know Vermont was so romantic

A Lady's Life said...

ooh that sounds intriguing .
Wonder how she did get those dog tags?

Alice Audrey said...

They must get along well to be able to make their stories all fit well together.

Gattina said...

Can't say anything, don't know it.

magiceye said...

Sounds good!

HermanTurnip said...

I'm not big on romance novels, but toss in a car chase or two and I might just pick it up! ;-)

Pat Tillett said...

Congrats to them, but just not my cup of tea! Make that my cup of Java!

Pat said...

Sounds interesting. I just might give it a try!