Sunday, January 6, 2013

Secretly Smitten

Secretly Smitten (Smitten #2) by Colleen Coble, Denise Hunter, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt

Goodreads Summary:
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.

My Review:
This is the second book in the Smitten series, but it can easily be read on it's own. There are four cute love stories in the book, three of them are sisters and the other one is their mother. They all fall in love with sweet, attractive men! :) All of the four authors worked together very well. Even though this is four different stories, the book as a whole flowed together really well.
I greatly enjoyed this book, but did not think it was as good as the first Smitten book. Secretly Smitten was supposed to have a lot to do with a family mystery as well. However, we did not hear a whole lot about the mystery except in the first story and the last story. I wish that would have been woven throughout the whole book a little more.
I loved all of the characters. They are all so full of life. I really enjoyed that they are all family, and we get to see how well they know each other. The girls always know when one of their sisters or their mom is attracted to the new guy in the picture. It was fun to read about.

4 stars
I received this book for free in return for an honest review.

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