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Secretly Smitten

(Smitten #2)

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Summer, fall, winter, spring-Smitten, Vermont, is the place for love and mystery!
Paperback, 381 pages
Published January 8th 2013 by Thomas Nelson
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Amaris Freier Yes, you can. Only a few characters cross over from each book but don't detract from the book you're reading. It will make you want to read the rest…moreYes, you can. Only a few characters cross over from each book but don't detract from the book you're reading. It will make you want to read the rest of the series though ☺(less)

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Loren
Jan 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
you haven't ever read one or any of these Authors, this is a FABULOUS way to introduce yourself to them! Now then, if you are familiar with them, you know how awesome their books are, right?!!!! Well, these BFF's have done an AMAZING job writing 4 novella's and making the stories flow from one to the other just perfectly!


I just love it when someone has pretty much given up on love, and then suddenly, they find themselves falling, and falling hard, don't you!?!? Well in Smitten Vermont, love &a
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Lisa Johnson
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Title: Secretly Smitten, Love changes Everything
Author: Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt & Denise Hunter
Pages: 400
Year: 2013
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Secretly Smitten is truly brilliantly written by four separate authors and set in Smitten, Vermont. The main characters all come from the same family. Now, before you think this will be boring or that the ending easily guessed, there are surprises within each story. One great benefit of this novel is that the endings aren’t really e
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Candice
Nov 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I won an advanced copy of this book and absolutely loved it! I think it was ever better than the original "Smitten!"
Renn Shearin
Dec 17, 2012 rated it liked it
Secretly Smitten is a sweet collection of four novellas each written by a different author and connected by a thread of mystery and romance. The stories are short and completely romance focused, so if romance is not your cup of tea, this book is not for you. Secretly Smitten follows in the footsteps of the previously released Smitten, but it is not critical to read the other novel first. It does give background on many of the other characters, but this novel is understandable on its own.


The fir
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Maureen Timerman
Jan 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
What a joy this book was. I loved it!!
We visit this wonderful romantic town in Vermont, and hear about some of our old friends, but this is 5 new romances. Yes five!!
There are four novellas by these great authors, they start with one family and take it to the conclusion. A very fast read!
These are the Thomas's sister's stories, their Mom and their Grandmother, Rose. It begins with finding some old dog tags in the attic. Here Colleen Coble takes us with Tess, and Ryan, and adorable Sophia. Ryan l
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Brenda
Jan 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
"Secretly Smitten" is four short stories that take place in Smitten,Vermont,a place where neighbors are like family.
When a set of dog tags with the name of David Hutchins is found in Tess Thomas's grandmother's attic little did they know that the mystery surrounding the tags lead not only Tess, but her sisters and mothers to finding love as well as answers.
"Secretly Smitten" is written by four different authors and provides readers with four different tales of romance. Short and sweet, each st
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Jasmine Marie {#thebookishmama}
I enjoyed reading Smitten last year and was excited to be able to read this 2nd book. At first I was a little nervous that it would be an unnecessary sequel, but then when I found out that there are four new characters, I was sold.

One of my favorite things about reading Smitten last year was that it introduced me to some new authors that I haven't read before. It was nice to see all their different writing styles combined again into one compilation.

In some ways this book is actually better than
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Cara Putman
Jan 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Secretly Smitten is a collection of four novellas that return to the authors' created town in Vermont. The town is still trying to find ways to stay alive. And four young women are on their way to discovering romance. These novellas tie together with those in Smitten, the other collection by these authors and friends. Have no fear, you can read this collection on its own.

I love how real the characters are and the way I want to join them at Mountain Perks for a good conversation and update on th
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Kav
Sep 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I'm smitten with Smitten, Vermont! Sorry, couldn't resist. Loved the small town vibe so ripe for romance. And those Thomas women are a hoot! Raring to match each other but turning alarmingly stubborn when Mr. Right comes their way. Each novella stars a sister (or mum) and while the reader gets to bask in their happily-ever-afters there is also a really neat mystery thread that winds its way through all the stories from start to finish. I couldn't wait to find out how that ended! And I wasn't dis ...more
Aerykah
I must say I quite enjoyed listening to this audiobook... They're fun stories and I really liked the narrator too! :)
Mandolin
Dec 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-inventory
There's a mystery hidden between the floorboards of Grandma Rose's attic and though their mother, grandmother and aunts would prefer that they leave it unsolved, the three Thomas sisters are intrigued by the romantic story their grandmother tells and can't resist probing further into its depths. As women from the self-proclaimed love capital of Smitten, Vermont, they dream of finding her long-lost love...and may just end up finding love for themselves in the process.

"Love Between the Lines"
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Shari
Jan 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What a strange and cool idea for a book. This book was written by 4 authors. It is like a series of 4 books, and each book is written by a different author. Each book is a short book, and can be read quite quickly and easily. Apparently there is a previous set of the same type of stories about the same town. I have to admit I am interested in reading them now. I love how the authors styles mesh well, and there isn`t a real disconnect between the stories.

Love Between the Lines by Colleen Coble

We
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Amy Bradsher
Jan 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
I loved the first Smitten book, but this one is much, much better! The common theme in each of the stories - besides love, of course - is a history-mystery-romance, brought into the modern day and just begging to be solved. There's nothing I like better than when characters stumble upon a long-lost love and have to decide how - and if - they should investigate.

Written by four authors who just happen to be best friends, these stories are woven seamlessly to create one large book, spanning a year
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Laura
Jan 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
In a follow-up to Smitten, author friends Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt, and Denise Hunter offer another glimpse at the sweet town of Smitten. This time, three sisters are on a mission to solve the mystery of their grandmother's first love, who was thought to be dead many years before. Will they solve the mystery and find love along the way?



Love Between the Lines: Coble starts the book with Tess, who is determined to find clues about how her grandmother's old beau's dog tags ende
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L_manning
Apr 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Smitten, Vermont is known for being a small town that's big on romance. The people of Smitten love to draw people in and make them feel the love. For one family though, they haven't been as lucky in love. Spanning 3 generations, the four stories in this book show 5 different romances. Some are new and fresh and some are older than anyone even knew. Throughout it all, the town must work to try and get a new train line to stop in Smitten, providing necessary tourists. Deep with romance and mystery ...more
Ruth Hill
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
At first, I thought I might give this a four star rating. After all, it is a romance with a bit of sappiness, and everything works out just as it should in a typical romance novel. Nothing earth-shattering there. It's written by four authors, and the book is a nice, clean Christian romance. At first glance, the book is not a stand-out. I figured it would be four short stories since each author wrote a certain section.

Here is what makes this book absolutely unique and makes it deserving of the ra
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Jamie Cody
May 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I just love Christian romance novels! Some of my favorite movies are those that are in a small town setting, so this book really fit my likes! At first, when I read that the book was written as 4 “novellas” in one, and by 4 different authors, I was a little worried. I had never heard of a novella, or a book being written by 4 different authors. It didn’t take me long to really get into the first novella. Was a little worried when I started the second one, worried that I the first love story woul ...more
Nicole Bennett
Apr 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Secretly Smitten is a fun, heartwarming collection of interconnected novellas. If you're looking to read a book that plays out like a romantic comedy with several intertwined plotlines (I love those kind of movies), this is a great little piece of reading entertainment.

Each of the four authors tell the tale of one of the ladies in the Thomas family-- each one exposing their own quirks, flaws, strengths and weaknesses. For only having a relatively short time to develop a storyline and its charact
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Veronica
I loved these cozy romances set in the town of Smitten! The four stories feature three sisters and their mother. Slightly overweight Tess has a crush on a guy she's known since high school, who's now widowed with a child. She feels she could never compete with his first wife, though, who always looked so put together. Flighty Zoe has finally decided what she wants to do for a career: start a matchmaking service. Will it even get off the ground when she meets Will, the new town manager who plays ...more
Amanda Stephan
May 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
This is the first anthology fiction book I've read. I know. Where have I been, right? I was pleasantly surprised. Four very different authors with very different voices came together and pulled off a terrific book. I thought it was thoroughly enjoyable how each author wrote about a specific character and how each had their own twist to the short story. My time is excruciatingly limited, and at first, I was a little concerned at how thick this book was. All that for nothing. Each story was well w ...more
Patricia Kemp Blackmon

Smitten, Vermont is the place for romance and new beginnings. Grandma Rose is unaware that her three granddaughters, Tess, Zoe, and Claire are secretly trying to dig up information about her first love. But the military told Rose and his parents he was missing in action/dead. The girls especially Tess want to learn more about the man her Grandmother lost to the war so many years ago. The girls mother, Anna thinks it needs to be left alone so as not to bring up the hurtful memories Rose had endur
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Julie Barrett
May 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Secretly Smitten by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter, Diann Hunt
Each of the authors have a few chapters that pick up where the last chapter left off-with the same characters and story line.
Between the lines by Colleen Cable
Smitten, VT romantic touristy town.
At Natalie's baby shower the little girl playing in the attic finds her grandmothers beau dog tags and she says he died in the war so she married another man.
The man used to live in Ryans house so Tess Thomas asks if she can
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Nicole Rivera
Feb 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Book Description: 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
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Kathleen (Kat) Smith
Welcome to Smitten, Vermont!!! Where romance is once again the air with many more couples bound to find love in surprising ways when they least expect it. Renown authors Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt and Denise Hunter each take a turn charming our romantic hearts once again in four very different stories that are interwoven into each other, in the novel, Secretly Smitten.

In Love Between the Lines by Colleen Coble, she introduces us to the first of the Thomas family women, Tess wh
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☕️Kimberly
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Last year I read the contemporary romance Smitten featuring three romances weaved into one book all surrounding the town of Smitten Vermont, so I was delighted to receive a copy of Secretly Smitten the second book in the series. This time we get four romances and I loved the diversity of their ages and the overall ARC surrounding the tale. I love small town romances and this lightly sprinkled faith-based tale made me smile.

At a regular Sunday dinner gathering at Grandma Rose’s one of the grandki
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Deanna Gottreu
Feb 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Secretly Smitten by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter, and Diann Hunt is a collection of four novellas about three generations of women living in Smitten, Vermont. The mystery of the story begins when the young daughter of a cousin finds a pair of dog tags in Grandma Rose’s attic. The dog tags belonged to Grandma Rose’s first love but he was killed in Korea during the Korean War so the dog tags should not have been in the attic. Tess, Clare, and Zoe are determined to solve the mys ...more
Victor Gentile
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt and Denise Hunter in their new book “Secretly Smitten” Book Two in the Smitten series published by Thomas Nelson takes us back to Smitten, Vermont.

From the back cover: 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
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Shahenda Khaled
Mar 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
I don't really read a lot of short stories, not at all really. I liked reading one each day, it kept me feeling like I'm reading books without really the urgency to know what happens because, well, it's over pretty fast. It was perfect for my midterms period and maybe I'll repeat the experience.

Love Between The Lines by Colleen Coble: 2/5 stars.
That story was really pointless. I get they're all romantic stories and I appreciated the lack of insta-love, but I was eager to get it over with. It was
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Sylvia
Jan 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Four fiction authors with four smitten romance novellas, share a setting, characters, and even overlapping plots with fun small town romance. The mystery of the dog tags that were found in Grandma Rose's attic continues throughout all the sections along with mini story lines of Tess, Clare, Zoe and Anna. We learn a lot about each woman's fears and dreams. Together they find the courage to face their fears and see their dream come true.
One storyline, with four sections, by four different authors
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Robin
Jun 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Secretly Smitten
Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt, & Denise Hunter

Book 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, th
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USAToday bestselling author Colleen Coble lives with her husband, Dave, in Indiana. She is the author of dozens of novels including the Rock Harbor Series, the Aloha Reef Series, the Mercy Falls Series, the Hope Beach Series, the Lonestar Series and two Women of Faith fiction selections, Alaska Twilight and Midnight Sea. She has more than 2 million books in print.

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