|Publication Date||January 14, 2014|
Description"Consider that your beau is like a coveted novel whose compelling first lines you’ve just begun to read.” —A Gentlewoman's Guide to Love and Courtship
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 book is about a town in Vermont called Smitten. When one of the members of the town's book club,Heather finds a book in an old cardboard box she decides to let all of the book club members have the opportunity to read it. When they read it they each had a different idea on the type of story it was. Then they decide to start looking for a treasure of buried gold, that the book alludes to.
This is a group of stories from some of the best writers of our time. In this book each story has a different way that the book club members try to deal with their personal life. Love hits each of them in a different way. I really loved each of the stories and I love the way each author writes their wonderful stories. I give this book a 4/5.I was given this book by Booksneeze for the purpose of a review and all opinions are my own.