The century-old Gentlewoman’s Guide to Love and Courtship is no ordinary book club choice.
But for the little book club in Smitten, Vermont, it might be their best pick yet!
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.
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.
What’s more, a handwritten inscription indicates that the arcane book might hold the only extant clues leading to buried gold—exactly what one of the members needs to keep her house.
How could they not go treasure hunting?
What a wonderful installment in the Smitten series!
Once again I’ve fallen in love with these authors, the characters, the stories and Smitten.
The four stories contained within this book are rich in adventure, fun, friendship, romance and true love.
I have enjoyed this series so much, as I read, I felt a part of the community of Smitten- it’s a wonderful place to escape to.
This series has truly made its mark on my heart.
I’m not sure if the authors will write more books in the series, but if they do…I’ll be first in line for a copy!
*****5/5 STARS- WONDERFUL; FUN; GET YOUR OWN COPY!!!*****