Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Blog Tour: Smitten (Review)

When I had a chance to review this book, I jumped on it. Honestly, I love all four of the authors who contributed stories to it.

I thought, it will be a fun book to read, I'll enjoy it, go for it.

Ok, I'll start with what I liked.

The idea of a group of friends having a book club, reading a joint book is just intriguing.

To have a group of friends you are so close to and can share with in this way sounds very inviting.

I really wanted to like this book. Like I said, I liked books by all of these authors.

Some how, though, I just didn't get the book. I didn't connect with the storyline. I tried. Really, I tried.

Ultimately, though here's what I know. This is a fun book. The authors are solid. If you like a light, fun read, this book is for you.

I'm not sure why it didn't "click" for me. Like I said, I like all of these authors. Here's what I know. If you like this group of writers, it's at least worth a look.

About The Book
The century-old Gentlewoman's Guide to Love and Courtship is no ordinary book club choice. But for the little book club in Smitten, Vermont, it might be their best pick yet!

The thick, leathery tome Heather pulled out of the dusty cardboard box was definitely coming home with her. Not only was The Gentlewoman's Guide to Love and Courtship an appealing curiosity by virtue of its title; it was also written by Smitten, Vermont native Pearl Chambers, a local gentlewoman from three generations back.

Little did Heather know the repercussions this little curiosity would have on her and her friends' romantic exploits.

When Heather and her fellow book club members begin passing the book around, their respective interpretations are unleashed on their respective love lives . . . for better or for worse. Is it a mystery? An idealist fantasy? An intimation of Jane Austen? As romantic love finds its way to each woman, the Guide proves itself both surprisingly prescient and hilariously irrelevant.

What's more, a handwritten inscription indicates that the arcane book might hold the only extant clues leading to buried gold---exactly what one of the members needs to keep her house. How could they not go treasure hunting?

In this remarkable collaborative novel, besties Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter, and Diann Hunt tackle the tale of the Gentlewoman's Guide by writing for one book club member apiece. Smitten Book Club is a hopeful, hilarious story of friendship and healing, written by friends for friends.

Purchase a copy: http://ow.ly/t7BO1

Meet the authors:
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. Diann lost her courageous battle with cancer in December 2013.

Smitten Book Club 
Kindle Fire Giveaway, 
Facebook Party and Saturday Brunch

The Smitten gals are back with their newest release, Smitten Book Club! Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, and Denise Hunter are celebrating with a Kindle Fire giveaway, a Facebook party on February 20, and a nationwide book-club brunch on March 22.

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One winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • The Smitten books (Smitten, Secretly Smitten, Smitten Book Club)
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on February 20th. Winner will be announced at the Smitten Book Club Facebook Author Chat Party on February 20th. Connect with Colleen Coble, Denise Hunter, and Kristin Billerbeck for an evening of book chat, trivia, laughter, and more! The Smitten gals will also be taking questions from the audience, giving away books and gift certificates, and sharing news about their upcoming nationwide Smitten Book Club brunch on March 22nd. (Sign up to host today!)

So grab your copy of Smitten Book Club and join Colleen, Denise, Kristin, and friends on the evening of February 20th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today

Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER 

and increase your chances of winning. 

Hope to see you on the 20th!

Sign up to host a Smitten Book Club Brunch 
on March 22nd!

Smitten Book Club Brunch Coble, Hunter, Billerbeck, Hunt

Read more reviews online at: http://litfusegroup.com/author/smitten

Note: As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this e-book by Litfuse Publicity. This review was not influenced by a free book - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail.

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