Thomas Nelson Publishers, Paperback, 9781401684945, 421pp.
Publication Date: December 19, 2011
Welcome to Smitten, Vermont.
With the help of four friends, it's about to become the most romantic town in America.
The proposed closing of the lumber mill comes as unwelcome news for the citizens of Smitten. How will the town survive without its main employer? A close-knit group of women think they ve got just the plan to save Smitten. They ll capitalize on its name and turn it into a tourist destination for lovers complete with sweet shops, a high-end spa, romantic music on the square, and cabins outfitted with fireplaces and hot tubs.
But is this manly town ready for an influx of romantically-minded guests?
Country music sensation Sawyer Smitten, the town's hometown hero, wants to help by holding his own wedding there on Valentine's Day. And little Mia's lavender wreaths hang all over town as a reminder that faith can work miracles. Along the way, four women spearheading the town's transformation energetic Natalie, sophisticated Julia, graceful Shelby, and athletic Reese get in the spirit by reviving their own love lives.
Join best-selling inspirational romance authors (and real-life BFFs) Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt, and Denise Hunter for an inspiring stay at the (soon-to-be) most romantic town on the eastern seaboard.
One visit . . . and you ll be smitten too.
Kristin Billerbeck is the author of numerous Christian novels, hitting the CBA bestseller list and winning the coveted ACFW Book of the Year in 2004 for What a Girl Wants and again in 2006 for With this Ring, I m Confused. She has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, World Magazine, the Atlanta Journal Constitition and been seen on the "Today Show" for her pioneering role in Christian Chick Lit. She has a bachelor s degree in advertising from San Jose State University.
In 1997, when DIANN HUNT and her husband, Jim, started on their three-mile trek through Amish country, she had no idea she was taking her first steps toward a new career. Inspired by their walk, she wrote an article, which was published a year later. In 1999, she took a fiction writing course taught by Dr. Dennis Hensley, and in 2001, her first novella hit the shelves, with other novellas and novels following thereafter. She quit her job as a court reporter in the fall of 2003 to devote her time to writing. Well, okay, writing and spoiling her granddaughters. Diann Hunt, an accomplished writer and a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away to her heavenly reward in late 2013.