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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Review: Secretly Smitten

 

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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.

 

I reviewed the first book in this series Smitten last year.  I liked the idea and the setting for the story and was intrigued by the author collaboration as I have enjoyed several of these authors in the past.  Some of the characters in the first book disappointed me, but I decided to give the second book ,Secretly Smitten, a try anyway.  I really enjoyed it!  I loved each of the characters separate stories and the mystery and family ties that wove the stories together. I loved the continued story of the growing town of Smitten and the characters of the last book being brought in in small ways in this one, just like it would really happen in a small town.  I loved that it focused not just on “young love” as many Christian romances tend to do, but instead showed love can exist for all ages young and old.  I though that both the men and women main characters showed wonderful character qualities.  I loved some of the ideas they come up with to keep their town and businesses afloat.  The mystery behind the story was a very interesting element.  I loved the ending and look forward to more books being written in this series.  I think if you are looking for a light hearted Christian romance you won’t be disappointed by Secretly Smitten.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary e book copy of Secretly Smitten for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review.  I received no other compensation. 

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