This week, the book I'm 'waiting on' is Smitten, an anthology by a foursome of fabulous romance writers: Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt, and Denise Hunter. Smitten is published by Thomas Nelson and releases in December 2011.
When a failed logging company threatens their town's survival, four friends devise a plan to turn Smitten, Vermont, into the country's premier romantic getaway.
With Smitten Lumber closing, residents wonder if their town can stay afloat. Then four friends and local business owners decide the town is worth saving: they'll turn it into a honeymoon destination. Little do they know that love is already on the way. As each woman finds her own true love, a little child reminds the whole town what it means to have real faith in the God who is the always and forever Love.
"Natalie" by Colleen Coble: Natalie Mansfield must convince town leader Joe Smitten to get onboard with the plan to save the town, but they butt heads from the start. Then she meets his daughter and discovers there's more to Joe than she initially sees.
"Julia" by Kristin Billerbeck: Julia Bourne has dreams to romanticize her hometown of Smitten, but grill owner Jake Grant aims to send her plans up in smoke.
"Shelby" by Diann Hunt: When Shelby Evans, aka Ms. Manners, meets Nick Major, aka Mr. Mountain Man, both have trouble seeing the forest for the high teas.
"Reese" by Denise Hunter: She's fallen for her best friend Griffen Parker, so Reese MacKenzie hatches a plan to get his attention at a high profile wedding. At the wedding, she's surprised to find that "speak now" takes on a new meaning.
Find out more on the web:
Girls Write Out Blog
Thomas Nelson Publishers