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Book Review: Secretly Smitten by Colleen Coble, Kristin Billerbeck, Denise Hunter, and Diann Hunt

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After reading Smitten, I was anxiously awaiting the next one in the series by this group of talented authors. The new book did not disappoint me as it contains not only romance but a good mystery as well.

In the first novella in this group of 4, Love Between the Lines, dog tags from Grandma Rose's first love turn up in her attic. The mystery begins, how did those dog tags get there when David Hutchins was killed in action and never returned to Smitten?

The mystery intrigues Rose’s three granddaughters—Tess, Clare, and Zoe. However, their mother Anna warns them against any investigating and meddling in Grandma Rose's affairs. Then each of the granddaughters and their mother face some romance and intrigue of their own as they face new seasons in Smitten--and the mystery of Grandma's lost love begins to unravel. Make Me a Match is the 2nd novella followed by Knit One, Love Two and concludes with Love Blooms.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. There were a few twists and turns …

Book Review: 20,000 Days and Counting The Crash Course For Mastering Your Life Right Now By Robert Smith

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How old are you? Now how old are you by counting in DAYS? As of the writing of this blog I am 17, 516 days old. That's a sobering thought to me! On the 20,000th day of his life, Robert D. Smith sent an e-mail to a group of people of all ages reminding them to live in the moment. This book is a result of that e-mail. It is intended to be short and read in under an hour.

This is a relatively short book that is a quick read. It is designed to take less than an hour. However, much wisdom is packed into a short space so that you can quickly take this information to heart and apply it to your life. I had a paper tablet along with my Kindle and took notes, as Smith suggested, taking time to apply his words to my life. If you could get this book in the hands of a younger adult, it would be especially great, but it is a book that could help most of us live a better life if we choose to take his suggestions to heart. I also think the more time I take to reflect on it and re-rea…