Smitten Retreat

Smitten RetreatThe sequel, Secretly Smitten, will be out in December, and I think you’ll like it even more than the first book. Check out the Smitten website:

We authors (with the exception of Diann Hunt) met our team at a gorgeous home in Nashville to brainstorm the third book. Oh my goodness, we so loved that house! It was the perfect setting for getting into the Smitten mood, and it was a great time of bonding with all our friends at Thomas Nelson. The kitchen was to die for, and our terrific new marketing manager, Andrea Lyons, and her brother prepared a meal fit for queens. We felt pretty special. Our publisher Daisy Hutton (SO love that gal!) came over on Tuesday night with our wonderful publicist and good friend Katie Bond.

We are so blessed to get to work with Ami McConnell and Natalie Hanemann! There’s nothing like seeing each other sans makeup and dressed in sweats to know that we are sisters at heart! Ami and Natalie were strong enough to hike down the monster hill of a driveway and back up. I would have gone if I’d had anything to wear on my feet except sandals. Of course I would have. You know it. Okay, well maybe. That hill would make even Paula Radcliffe break out in hives.

The picture is Kristin Billerbeck, Colleen Coble and Denise Hunter in front of our five-bedroom log house. And if you need a house in Nashville for a getaway, you must stay here! Here is the link to our Smitten home. The pictures do not do it justice! It’s massive inside with an entire suite in the basement with a separate kitchen and game room with pool table. Not that we had time to play pool–we were too busy giggling and having fun.

One thing to note: I loved the master shower so much Dave and I just ordered a similar one. The things we do for our writing!

2 thoughts on “Smitten Retreat

  1. Susan Manchester

    So glad to come here and read your stories of faith, especially Diane’s, because I try to keep up with her progress. However, you all had amazing stories to tell. I am wondering what the names are going to be for the Secretly Smitten novellas.

    1. colleen

      So glad you are following Di and praying for her!


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