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Smitten

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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.

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  1. After a lack of stability early in life, Natalie craved being in one place. What made Smitten special to her? Have you ever felt like that about a place?
     
  2. Natalie believed her sister's report about Carson. Have you ever believed gossip and wished you hadn't?
     
  3. Which protagonist (Natalie, Julia, Shelby, or Reese) did you most relate to and why?
     
  4. When Julia returns to Smitten, long-lost feelings for her brother's best friend Zak resurface. Has coming back to a familiar place ever brought back unresolved feelings? Did you have to deal with them the second time? How did you resolve them?
     
  5. Julia loves her friends and her hometown, but going back to New York City feels easier. Have you ever had to make the harder choice to do the right thing? How did you know it was the right decision for you?
     
  6. Julia has a strong independent streak, but ultimately discovers that counting on others can make life easier and more fulfilling. Have you ever tried to do something alone only to discover the lesson was in submitting to others? What was the outcome?
     
  7. When the girls support Reese in her outfitter's store dreams, they do things they wouldn't otherwise be interested in -- such as roller blading. Do you have friends who expand your world that way? How has it made you a better person?
     
  8. Shelby had some major issues with her dad. Before they could have healing in their relationship, she had to truly forgive him. In fact, he had to forgive himself. Have you ever had a relationship like that? Did you choose to forgive (with God's help) and receive healing, or are you still holding on to the bitterness? What can you do to let it go?
     
  9. Sometimes life isn't fair. Circumstances can change in an instant. Nick's circumstances changed when his wife died and his daughter, Willow, came to live with him. Despite the challenges, they settled into their new life together and shared a relationship they wouldn't have had otherwise. When life hands you challenges, do you fight them or do you try to learn from them and make your life better?
     
  10. Shelby gained strength and support from her friends. She also offered that same support back to them. Do you have someone like that in your life? Are you that someone to someone else? Reach out today.
     
  11. The more Shelby and Nick got to know each other, the more they had to work through in their relationship, but difficulties can bring growth in a relationship and make it stronger. Think of the relationships in your life. What has truly made them grow?
     
  12. It's clear from the beginning of "All Along" that Reese Mackenzie is a planner, but it doesn't take long for her plan to make Griffen love her go awry. Have you ever been so committed to your own plans that God's will got lost somewhere along the way? How did you come to that realization? What happened as a result?
     
  13. In what ways did Griffen balance Reese? Who provides balance for you, and in what ways?
     
  14. Reese's faith falters as they approach Sawyer's wedding and the finalization of their plans for Smitten. Why do you think having faith can be so difficult? When was the last time your faith faltered? What got you through that time?
     
  15. How did the friendship between Natalie, Julia, Shelby, and Reese serve as a support system spiritually, emotionally, and physically? Who is your support system and how do you hold each other up?
     

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GREAT REVIEW - anxious now to get it!!! April 12, 2012

I just listened to the review and ordered the book "Smitten" - I am so anxious to receive it!!!! I LOVE all of Colleen's books - have most of them - and wanted to tell you my dear husband who was just diagnosed with cancer was so "down" and not knowing how to kill some time I started him on the Mercy Falls series - he read them all and could hardly wait to get into each new one -- they are so great and Colleen holds your attention from the very first paragraph - for a man to fall in love with these stories I think is exceptional - so I know we will love Smitten too (and my genealogy takes me to Vermont in 1815 when my g-g-grandparents marry there) - only wish I could go in person!!! Thank you all for continuing these wonderful books!!! May the LORD shine his light on you all ever so brightly!!!! Good luck & best wishes from Michigan! JoAnn & Ken

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Smitten, Colleen Coble

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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.

More Information

Length 432 Pages
Series Smitten
Publication Date December 20, 2011
Company
  • Thomas Nelson
ISBN-10 1401684947
ISBN-13 9781401684945
Height 8.2"
Width 5.5"