I received a copy of Smitten Book Club by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Diann Hunt and Denise Hunter from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
At a rummage sale, Heather, a member of the Fireside Book Club, discovers a turn-of-the-century romantic advice book written by a once-famous Smitten, Vermont, resident. When she shares the precious volume with her friends in the club, they find clues about a hidden treasure rumored to be buried in their tiny town.
As Heather, Abby, Lia, and Molly take turns reading the book, each projects onto it her own literary tastes. Heather sees it as a mystery. Abby discovers delicious dashes of Jane Austen. Lia sees in it the idealism of a bygone day. And Molly just wishes they'd made the book into a movie!
One by one, each of the women finds romantic love—often in spite of the historic book’s advice. And in searching for the legendary gold, the friends discover the best kind of treasure. The kind that brings hope and healing to each of their hearts.
This was like reading 4 books in one. Each author wrote a short book focusing on a different character. All the characters are friends that live in Smitten and meet monthly for a book club. Not all of the members of the book club like to read or actually read the books for that matter. They all do pull together to help each other anytime the need arises. I love how each short book ends with a happy ending.