Girls Write Out
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
It's finally here! Time for a visit to a charming Vermont town named Smitten. Isn't it cute? We are all sooo excited that it is hitting stores now. The culmination of many months of work and excitement.

But Smitten needs your help. Thomas Nelson is working on a Smitten website that is going to be sooo fun and interactive. We're going to have some great sections with recipes, spa treatment suggestions, exercise tips, pet tips and visits with us. Well, our characters, but really us. :) One of the sections is going to be the chapel where we'd love to hear your stories about how you were "Smitten by Christ." Another section will be where we post stories of how you met your spouse. And we'd love to have a few stories to "prime the pump" so to speak. If you'd like to participate, post your story here or if you want to REALLY stay anonymous, email your story to me at

Want to hear MY story of how I met Dave? I'm a little ashamed to admit this but I was going steady with his best friend. Both fellows were in the Air Force. Dave's friend asked him to take care of me while he was stationed clear across the country. Dave was only 3 hours away. He of course said yes because he already had plans. LOL I was totally smitten and still am 40 years later. Dave was the perfect match for me. I'm loud and boisterous, and he's quite and thoughtful. I've never met a stranger and he's more reserved. I can get scattered in a thousand directions but he is true and steady. God knew what I needed and it was my Dave.

So how about you? Want to share?

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Colleen Coble  
posted at 7:39 AM  
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At 3:52 PM, Blogger Abby said...

My husband and I met working at a bank. (makes us sound like really exciting people huh?) :) We started working at different branches and worked our way up to personal bankers where we had to go to district meetings and where we met. We would all hang out and I thought he was really nice. Not until a work trip when we had more one on one time and then seeing his then-girlfriend come running across the airport to greet him when we arrived home did I decide that I needed to claim him for myself:) We started dating after that and never looked back!

At 8:53 PM, Blogger Jaime said...

This sounds bad but it has a good ending: my husband & I met in a bar. Really. We've been together for 15 years and our 12 year anniversary is just weeks away. Our meeting was more kismet than just meeting in a bar - my college friends knew him and had partied with him, he asked my suite mate in college to store his surfboard for a couple of months, he used to call my number and ask to talk with my friends and he even painted the house I was living in. It was strange. When he showed up that night, I was relieved - even though I wasn't consciously thinking about him. I was 19, he was 32 (divorced with two kids) and none of it mattered. It was meant to be and God was looking out for us. He's my best friend and soulmate - the man I was meant to be with.

At 9:09 AM, Blogger Julie Arduini said...

I knew my husband's entire family, except for him. He comes from a bigger family (6 kids compared to just me and my sister) and my sister and I were regulars at their Sunday dinners. I met him once before in passing but the joke was always that Tom was the invisible 6th kid because he lived 2 hours away. One day I was 2 hours late for dinner and everyone was gone---but him. He was there for a visit and I stayed for 3 hours talking. He came every weekend after that and I thought he missed his mom! At the same time he was also seeking a personal faith in Christ. A week after he accepted a relationship with Christ, he asked me out, telling me that he felt through prayer I was meant to be his wife. We were engaged 3 months later, married 11 months after that. This year we celebrated our 15th anniversary.

At 9:50 AM, Blogger Sandie said...

I met my husband when I returned to college after a time away. I was 27 and he was 19, starting college for the first time. We were both in computer studies. He says I caught his attention because I wore dresses to school. We will be married 29 years in December.

At 10:24 AM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

My story has a slight similarity to yours, Colleen. Terry & I met on a blind date ... but my "date" was the other guy. Halfway through the evening, we swapped dates. That was a little over 41 years ago. :-)

At 2:55 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Love all these stories, friends! Thanks for sharing!

At 9:15 PM, Blogger Cheri said...

I found the site again by accident! I'm so glad to find Girls Write Out again, after many months of missing it. I'm not sure what I did but I'll bookmark it this time.

I love your books and I'm looking forward to your new Lonestar book. I always bought your books and many others by the authors here when they first came out, but I'm going through an unexpected divorce in difficult circumstances. Thank goodness Kindle offers some free books and occasionally there are Christian ones. :)

I will be going back to the library and picking up books and will have to put my name on the waiting list for the new ones, but it won't kill me. I will need to figure out how to access the library from my iPad, I think there is a way you can do that now.

I'm not good at waiting for new books I really look forward to reading, though. God has taught me many lessons these past few weeks, and I'm still learning how great my God is in providing at just the right time.

I'd give my story of how I met my husband, but this is a hard time and makes me think about the huge mistake I made. God let me know at the time, but did I listen?? Well, I'm 22 years older than I was then and much wiser, at least I hope I am. At this stage in my life as a grandmother, many things are changing...

At 9:18 PM, Blogger Cheri said...

Colleen, by the way, are you going to be writing any more books about dog rescue in Michigan? I think they are my favorite books you have written, I get so caught up in the the town and the people there, I feel like I'm missing family without more books about them.


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

Diann Hunt

Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

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Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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