Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Smitten Book Club By Denise Hunter, Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck and Diann Hunt

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.

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Run don't walk and pick up your copy!
This by far was the best book in the Smitten series. I could not put it down until the very last page. It is out of this world great!
This book is part mystery part romance. And the friendships in this book are the best.
The four authors were in sic in this book and the four novellas flowed so well.
I can't say which one of the four was my favorite because they all four were super reads.
I must say if you have not read any of the Smitten books you will be missing out by not picking up a copy of this one.
I am still thinking about this book a week after reading it.
Four very talented authors all in one book not every day do you get a book like this one.
I gave this book 5 stars.
I highly recommend this book.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. Oh, Mary, you make me wish I was reading this book right now! I can't wait to grab a copy! Thank you for sharing!!

  2. I loved your review Mary! Your excitement about this book is contagious! I haven't read any of the Smitten books yet but I did recently purchase the first two from Amazon. I bought them used for a pretty good price. Hoping to get this one too down the road.

    Judy B

  3. Sounds like a really good book. I liked your review. Thanks Mary.

  4. Love the review. Book sounds awesome.

  5. Can't wait to read it! Thanks, Mary!

  6. Hi Mary. I would love to win this book. Sounds good with good authors. And, if you like it it must be good. And, I would have a chance to read some of Diane Hunt's work. I hear she was real good. Please put my name in. Thanks!
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  7. This book sounds really great. Thank you, Mary!

  8. Great review, Mary - thanks!

    I haven't read any of the books in the Smitten series, but "Smitten Book Club" sounds like a book with a lot to offer - with novellas from 4 wonderful authors!

    Bonnie Roof

  9. Interesting. I enjoyed your review, Mary.

  10. your review, Mary and I have never read any of these books. I would so love to win a copy. Sounds so heartwarming and appealing! Thanks. Mary Lou K

  11. Haven't read any of the books but will now. Thanks for sharing new good books with all of us. Many times I would never have heard of the books and authors

    Cathy Weber

  12. Thanks for the review Mary. I have not read any of the Smitten books but this collection sounds great! I know Diann is now with the Lord so I am particularly interested in reading her story. Even in the midst of her illness she found time to share her gift of writing with others.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  13. Love love love it sounds really really really good !!! Blessings ,DanaGirl