What was your favorite book as a child?
Colleen: Bambi’s Children.
Denise: The Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
What book did you read that first made you want to be an author?
Colleen: All of them. I’ve been a reader as long as I can remember.
Denise: It wasn’t really one particular book, but an accumulation of all the great books I’d read.
What was the last book you read, just for fun?
Colleen: Love You More by Lisa Gardner.
Denise: A January Bride by Deborah Raney.
What upcoming release are you most looking forward to?
Colleen: That’s like saying who is my favorite child. The next one is always the most exciting. And then next and then next.
Denise: Francine Rivers’ Bridge to Haven
About the Smitten Authors
RITA-finalist Colleen Coble is the author of several best-selling romantic suspense novels, including Tidewater Inn, and the Mercy Falls, Lonestar, and Rock Harbor series. * Christy Award finalist and two-time winner of the ACFW Book of the Year award, Kristin Billerbeck has appeared on The Today Show and has been featured in the New York Times. Her books include A Billion Reasons Why and What a Girl Wants. * Denise Hunter is the award-winning and best-selling author of several novels, including A Cowboy’s Touch and Sweetwater Gap. She and her husband are raising three boys in Indiana. *Diann Hunt was a writer of romantic comedy and humorous women’s fiction. She lost her courageous battle with cancer last fall. A Hallmark Channel adaptation of her novel For Better or For Worse will air fall 2014. Find out more about Coble, Billerbeck, Hunter, and Hunt.
The thick, leathery tome Heather pulled out of the dusty cardboard box was definitely coming home with her. Not only was The Gentlewoman’s Guide to Love and Courtship an appealing curiosity by virtue of its title; it was also written by Smitten, Vermont native Pearl Chambers, a local gentlewoman from three generations back.
Little did Heather know the repercussions this little curiosity would have on her and her friends’ romantic exploits.
When Heather and her fellow book club members begin passing the book around, their respective interpretations are unleashed on their respective love lives . . . for better or for worse. Is it a mystery? An idealist fantasy? An intimation of Jane Austen? As romantic love finds its way to each woman, the Guide proves itself both surprisingly prescient and hilariously irrelevant.
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