About this Book

Summer, fall, winter, spring—Smitten, Vermont, is the place for love . . . and mystery!

There’s a secret in Grandma Rose’s attic—a forgotten set of dog tags belonging to her first love. But David Hutchins was killed in action and never returned to Smitten. How did the dog tags end up in the attic?

The mystery intrigues Rose’s three granddaughters—Tess, Clare, and Zoe—and they decide to investigate, though their mother, Anna, warns against meddling. But as the seasons turn and the mystery unravels, the three young women and their mother encounter some intriguing mystery men of their own. Has a sixty-year-old puzzle sparked something new for this close-knit family of women?

My Review

Welcome back to Smitten! I loved the first story but I think this one was even better. Not only to we have romance in this story but we have a mystery. How did the dog tags of Grandma Rose’s first love end up in the attic?

This story was just a joy to read. As a reader you know how the love is going to turn out and you might even guess how things will play out with the mystery. But the journey through the story is so worth it. I loved how four different authors weaved this story together. In each of the female characters you see characteristics that are common to women. The authors bring to life the fears and insecurities that women can relate to and with each character we’re reminded that God’s grace is bigger.

Although a book two in the “Smitten” series, it stands firmly on it’s on. But I do tend to be a purest and enjoy reading the books in order. If you’ve not read any of these authors this is a great introduction to their work.



I would like to thank Thomas Nelson for the opportunity to read and review this book. I was under no obligation other than to give my honest opinion.

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