Thursday, December 1, 2011

Four Traditional Romances

With the mill closing, the town of Smitten is out of business. Not all the townspeople are enthusiastic about moving. Four ladies have a vision. The name translates to romance, so turn Smitten into a tourist resort aimed at honeymooners and other lovers. After all, the name fits.

The plot of this book drew me. Having lived in a small town that tried to redefine itself as a tourist destination, I felt a kinship with the town's problem. The idea is interesting, but the four ladies highlighted in the novellas are not. I was very disappointed by the vapidity of the four heroines.

The novellas rely on the traditional romance idea of misunderstanding between the girl and her guy. This can be handled well, or poorly. I found the ladies in the novellas straining to misunderstand their chosen guys. It wasn't a fun read.

If you really love traditional romance, and don't mind how mindless the heroines are, you may enjoy this book, otherwise give it a miss.

I reviewed this book as part of the Thomas Nelson Booksneeze Program.