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.
About Smitten Book Club
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.
Find out more and purchase a copy here.
Kristin, Colleen, and Denise are giving away a copy of Smitten Book Club to one lucky reader! Enter using the widget below. Only those in the contiguous U.S. are eligible to win.
The Little House books are great… we’ve enjoyed those.
I love the smitten series!!
Jane Smith says
I don’t know that I have read any of them.
Cyndi Wilson says
I also really enjoyed the Little House books growing up. January Bride and Bridge to Haven are both on my TBR list! As well as SBC!! 🙂
Cyndi Wilson says
I also really enjoyed the Little House books growing up. January Bride and Bridge to Haven are both on my TBR list! As well as SBC!! 🙂 I love each of these authors!!
Cyndi Wilson says
Sorry for the duplicate! :-/ Can’t seem to delete it.
Steph J says
I love the Little House Series
Jennifer Tipton says
No I have not read any of those books. I was heavily into horses then and my favorite series at the time was The Black Stallion series and any horse books.
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The Little House books were definite favorites! My friends and I would act out stories from the Little House books during recesses. I also made sure my girls read them when they were younger. I have been seeing the Smitten Book Club advertised and it looks quite good! I’m definitely putting on my to read list.
Jackie Smith says
I love all of the Smitten books as well as all of these authors’ other books! Have read all of them!
Thanks for this giveaway.
Connie R. says
I loved the Little House Books…..
I haven’t read any of the books they mentioned. Smitten is a favorite of mine!
Cindy Regnier says
I love the Smitten books. A great tribute to Diann to publish Smitten Book Club.
I’ve been a fan of Colleen Coble and Denise Hunter for years. I especially love the Rock Harbor Series. I’ve just started reading Tricia Goyer’s books this year, but I’m enjoying them very much. I haven’t read any of Kristin Billerbeck’s books yet. I have purchased Smitten and plan on reading it this week. I would love to win a copy of Smitten Book Club! I love good Christian fiction.
Andrea Williams says
I read all of the LIttle House books when I was younger and remember them fondly.
Susan Johnson says
I loved the first Smitten book. I have the second one, but haven’t had a chance to read it yet. I love all these authors.
I read the Little House books to my children when they were young.
RUTH SMITH says
one of my favorite authors is Colleen Coble and have several of her books. Enjoyed learning a little more about her. The Smitten Book Club sounds great. Would love to read it. At first I thought it was actually about a book club, but after reading, was amazed it was a town of Smitten. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the give-a-way,
Susan Heim says
I haven’t read any books by the Smitten authors, but I would love to!
I stumbled upon Colleen Coble by searching the geocaching topic! And found a great author! this book sound wonderful!
GAYLE PACE says
THE LITTLE HOUSE SERIES
I have not read any smitten books, but look forward to it.
I would love to read the Smitten books. They sound just like my kind of books. I have read several books by Colleen Coble, and I am working on reading Tricia Goyer’s books. Thank you!
Katie Edgar says
I also loved the Little House books when I was growing up like Denise! She is an author that catches me and makes me feel everything her characters do! 😉 thanks for this opportunity!
Thank you for sharing. I love hearing what authors I love are reading or looking forward to reading.
Nancy Drew and Little House series.
angela chesnut says
Little House Books
Linda Dietz says
It is fascinating to see what writers read! I know I’m really dating myself, but I remember the Cherry Ames series. Does anyone else?
Randi L. says
I always enjoyed the Little House books, but I don’t think I’ve read any of the others. The Smitten books have been great, though! Thanks for the giveaway!
Lucy Reynolds says
I also loved the Little House books.
Sarah Varland says
I’m in a reading mood now. =)
Janet Page says
I really like the Smitten books.
Brittany McEuen says
I enjoyed the Little House books, too.
nopes never read any of them
Sharon Miller says
The Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder were some of my favorite books. I also watched the Hallmark TV series. Great values, disciplined living, and love for God. Thanks for the contest. I have not read any of the Smitten Book Club authors as yet. sm, CA
Cynthia Bish says
I had a couple of Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books but what I really enjoyed were the Bobbsey Twin books passed down from my mother.
I love the Little House books and I’m excited for Bridge to Haven too
Renee Jackson says
I as well loved the Little House on the Prairie series!!!
My favorites were the Little House Books. I still like to read through them.
Kathy Jacob says
The Little House books were favorites of mine. I’m reading them to my children now.
Rebecca Bell says
I enjoyed reading Little House on the Prairie as a child just like Denise Hunter. Thanks for sharing this interview and for the giveaway. I would really like to read The Smitten Club.
Kris B says
Little House books.
Ola Norman says
I love the Little House books too. Really enjoyed seeing Laura’s house at Rocky Ridge Farm in MO a few years ago.
Virginia Winfield says
I hope to read this . It is on my to be read shelf.
Marg Zielinski says
The Little House books are my favorite but I am fond of so many these books.
I haven’t read any of the Smitten books so I can;t comment on them but I hope to soon!
Pam Nelson says
Loved the Little House Books!
Wanda Barefoot says
I loved the little house series but I never actually read any of the books. I would love to though. I have been wanting to read the Smitten Book Club books for ages too! Thank you for the chance!
Well, I can’t actually say that I have read any of the authors books yet. I’ve heard much about Colleen Coble’s books, though, and would like to read them one day soon. 🙂
I haven’t read either of the books that are the author’s favorites. My favorite book would have to be the Bible. But after that it would be really hard to choose. I end up loving almost every book I read! lol
Jeanie Dannheim says
The Little House series is definitely a favorite of mine – as well as the next new exciting book! Blessings to each of you wonderful ladies! I was so sorry to hear that Diann Hunt departed this life before publication of this newest book, but thankful that she has gone to be with Jesus, and will get to celebrate Easter with Him this year!!
Debbie Curto says
I love The Little House series but I like most books that I read!
Susan Fletcher says
Love the Little House books! Have visited all the places they lived. Love it!
Sandra G says
Oh yes … I loved the Little House books as a child … then as a teacher …. then as a mother. In just a few more years, I will be reading them to my granddaughter. <3
The little House series. great.
Mary Johnson says
I have loved reading for as long as I can remember. I read the Little House books over and over again. Recently, my favorite authors include Janette Oke, Lori Wick, Karen Kingsbury, and Colleen Coble. It is quite a blessing to read the works of Christian authors!!!
Love the Smitten books, the authors! Thanks for always giving us a great story!
Amanda T says
The little house series is great! I’ve loved reading the Smitten books. So fun!
I have read both Smitten books and I love them both! I can’t wait to read this one!
Robyn Conners says
The Little House on the Prairie series!! I have never heard of Bambi’s Children
Thanks for the giveaway