Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Book Review: Secretly Smitten

Secretly Smitten by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt and Denise Hunter

Thomas Nelson, January 8, 2013

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?

I enjoyed this collection of Novellas - it was sweet and the mystery was intriguing enough to hold the four books together. I did feel though that the mystery almost needed to be solved completely with Tess from the first book - it seemed like she cared the most about the mystery than her sisters.

My favourite story of the four was the last one as it just captured my attention and heart a little more than the others. This isn't deep stuff though and its not meant to be. Gentle, sweet reading is sometimes a necessity in life!

Thank you to NetGalley for a copy of this novel for review.  I was in no way obliged to give a positive review.


Jess' favourite genre is contemporary women's fiction and contemporary romance fiction. She also enjoys historical fiction with a focus on romance. She loves books set in country towns or farms with a cowboy featured in either historical or contemporary settings.

She is currently writing her first novel, a contemporary women's fiction/romance set in a small country town.


2 comments:

  1. I enjoyed this book as well Jess, but as with most novella's... each story ended just a little too quickly. Completely agree with you about the last story from Denise Hunter!! :)

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    1. Hi Noela,

      Yes, I find with novella's they do end too quickly, but that's the way it is with them. Yes, Denise's novella was my favourite!

      :)

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