Thursday, February 13, 2014

Smitten Book Club Book Review

Although I have never read the first 2 books in this series ("Smitten" and "Secretly Smitten), I greatly enjoyed reading "Smitten Book Club"! I think what I found most fun of all was that this book was written by four separate authors, separated into four separate "books" but each story comes together to make one big book!

"Smitten Book Club" is written by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt and Denise Hunter, but my favorite parts of the book were definitely the stories by Diann Hunt and Denise Hunter! To me, the first two stories were a lot of "fluff" reading, and the last two stories had much more depth to them, but it still worked out very well together.

Each author writes from the point of view of one of the friends: Heather, Abby, Lia and Molly. After Molly's husband passes away in a tragic fire fighting accident, she and her 8 year old son are left with insurmountable bills, a failing business, and the possibility of losing their family home which has been in the family for hundreds of years.

When Heather finds an old book by Pearl Chambers (an ancestor of Molly's deceased husband) called "The Gentlewoman's Guide to Love and Courtship", the girls each take turns finding meaning out of Pearl's outdated words and apply them to their own love lives. In addition, the girls find a handwritten note inside the book implying that there really may be a gold treasure hidden somewhere on Molly's property, though no one has ever found it. Will the girls be able to find the treasure and save Molly's house and business, or will Molly have to rely on the charity of her Smitten like she has been doing for the past year?

I rate this book as 4 stars. I received this book for free from Litfuse to give my honest unbiased opinion.

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