Smitten Vermont is a small town with only one major employer, so when the mill shuts down, people wonder what they will do. Several decide to try and make Smitten a Destination Vacation spot, and go to work to get things started. Most of the older population aren't so sure.
This is a book of 4 short stories by 4 different authors, which, together, make a novel.
The stories are:
Natalie: Birthday Wishes by Colleen Coble.
Natalie is raising her neice, who her sister says was fathered by one of the Smitten family, Carson Smitten. He denies the charge, so Natalie isn't too friendly with him, until they are thrown together trying to get things ready for his brother's wedding.
Julie: Small town, Big dreams by Kristin Billerbeck.
Julie was working for a large spa in NYC until her mother broke her leg and needed Julie's help, so home she came. She's always been attracted to Zak her older brother's best friend, but he's never given her any hope. So, when her mentor from NYC shows up to help her with a spa, and picks Zak's place, she refuses, and her mentor leaves in a huff. Will she put in a spa anyway, or will she go back to New York?
Shelby: You've got a Friend by Diann Hunt
When her home catches fire, and she has 2 weeks to get things together before her classes for Social Graces, her business that she runs from part of her home, are scheduled to start. Before long, she and fireman, Nick, are working together, but things are a little strained, because of his daughter, Willow.
Reese: All Along by Denise Hunter
Reese is opening a Outfitters store to supply climbing, hiking, and skiing gear to the town. She has the help of Griffin Parker, who has admired her from afar for a long time. But, Reese had been in love with Carson Smitten forever, even though she wouldn't have anything to do with him after he supposedly fathered a child by Natalie's sister. Would Griffin be able to convince her he was serious?
I was given a copy of this book to read and review, no other compensation given. I'm not required to give a good review. All opinions expressed are my own.
A very enjoyable book, with some twists and turns along the way to keep it interesting. I like the fact that is is 4 seperate stories combined into a novel.