Kristin Billerbeck is the author of numerous Christian novels, hitting the CBA bestseller list and winning the coveted ACFW Book of the Year in 2004 for What a Girl Wants and again in 2006 for With this Ring, I’m Confused. She has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, World Magazine, the Atlanta Journal Constitition and been seen on the "Today Show" for her pioneering role in Christian Chick Lit. She has a bachelor’s degree in advertising from San Jose State University.
Small Town, Big Dreams: A Smitten Novellaby Kristin Billerbeck
With the local lumber mill closing, residents wonder if their town can stay afloat. Then four friends and local business ownersNatalie, Julia, Shelby, and Reesedecide the town is worth saving. How will
When a group of friends devise a plan to turn Smitten, Vermont, into the country's premier romantic getaway, Julia finds her own true love along the way.
With the local lumber mill closing, residents wonder if their town can stay afloat. Then four friends and local business ownersNatalie, Julia, Shelby, and Reesedecide the town is worth saving. How will they do it? They'll turn Smitten into a honeymoon destination!
In "Small Town, Big Dreams" by Kristin Billerbeck, Julia Bourne has big city dreams for her hometown of Smitten. Will grill owner, Jake Grant, send her plans up in smoke?
Excerpted from Smitten, a novel in four parts written by Christian Fiction's most popular romance novelistsand real life BFFs!
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There was static a few brief seconds before a hand reajusted the camara. Sirens form leaned back in the chair squinting a moment at the camara to see if its on. There was a voice from somewhere in the room. "You doing a web show or somthin man." Siren looked over his shoulder. "Can it Ray!" He yelled then looked at the screen. "Oh cr<_>ap its on!...." thrn it went black a few seconds and siren popped up again. He wore a navy green vest over what looked to be a grey T. And two dogtags around his neck His black spiky hair was ruffled like he hadnt mothered to style it that morning. "Hey there!" He wve a small wavd. "So if you get this hi." He chuckled. Then continued. "I thought id rather make a video of my so called letter instead of writing but ended up doing both...so ye..anways. i got your letter and everything with it including...." he picked up one of the dogtags with her picture on itm "so um..honestly i didnt know why i wNted to me this video so itll be random and rambles...im happy to see that youve actually found soneone to make you happy. I know last time we saw each other was um...." he scractched his hair with a thoughtful look. "It was hard....and im sorry i just skipped....tha night we um...had was fun" he looked awkward and kept sauirming in his seat glancing down at something on the desk. "Listen um. The reason i skipped was because i was afraid....getting a summons to head back to the army gve me a good cover up but left ot of unswered questions. the answers have alot of red tape" he chuckled nervously. "Lets just say my past with women havent been good and i lost somone. I keep forgettig that you and my other gals arent...her." he gave a weak smile. Rubbing his hands down his face. His blue eyes glistening with unshed tears. "I dont plan on coming back Sage...if i survive the war i staying her in Hong kong so i wont be seeing you....castle and sheik are Jasons to own." He let out a long sigh. "I hope you enjoy your new life."he looked directly at the screen as if actually staring into her eyes in person. "You eserve the best of happiness sage. And truth be told. There is only one girl for me and shes gone...shes been dead for few years now..." he glced down a long moment. "Send my love to hayley and her family and take care of yourself." He said sincerely. He reached to turn off the camara but paused. "And sage." He looked at the screen again. "Dont give up on your dream." And the camara clicked off
Um lets go to the 28th bookbi its not taken