Girls Write Out
Sunday, February 26, 2012
After months of collaboration and writing, this week we're finally turning in Secretly Smitten, the second in the Smitten series. A long held secret is about to rattle the townsfolk in the most romantic town in America!

To celebrate the completion of Secretly Smitten, I'm giving away 3 copies of Smitten, signed by all four of us.

Here's how to enter:

1. Since Smitten features 4 best friends, leave a comment telling us what you love about your best friend, past or present. Be sure and tell them you tooted their horn at GWO! 


2. Leave your email address. 

Three random winners will be chosen Tuesday (2/28/12).

To learn more about Smitten, visit our website at www.SmittenVermont.com You'll find recipes, author interviews, and even a love song written just for the book!

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Denise Hunter  
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At 12:11 AM, Blogger Rockin' Ruby said...

Recently i found a handwritten note stuffed into my purse. i was a piece of yellow construction paper and it caught my attention. when i opened it, it said the following:
"Ruby, yesterday i opened an account [shes a personal banker @ chase] for a guy who came with his best friend. It was so cute and funny because the guy opening the account didnt know his address, phone number and almost forgot his birthday. his friend had to remind him of everything. they know each other's passcodes, account numbers... everything. it reminded me of 2 people i know. lol. i later on told them they were lucky to have a friendship like that and i shared info on my friendship with you. they were lik, "ha! thats us!" Thanks for being my frind. too bad you dont know where i left my phone. But everything else i know i can ask you. "

After i read it, it brought tears to my eyes. ive known her for 12 years and i thank God for my amazing forgetful friend. lol. she did get to find her phone, that she has lost for a week. it was in her desk at the bank, where i told her it probably was. lol.

rockinruby25@gmail.com

 
At 6:52 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

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At 8:16 AM, Blogger Alexis said...

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At 8:21 AM, Blogger Alexis said...

My best friend Elle was one grade higher than me in high school. But that didn't matter, we told each other everything, we shared everything and we were inseparable. I remember one time when I had this problem about a boy (a "major" one in my high school days) and like she has with every boy problem, she told me I was beautiful, lovely, and what one guy thought did not determine my worth. That has helped me to this day. I'm glad God gave her to me as a friend. :) If I had not had her as a friend in high school, it would have been a lonely 4 years!

lexibj11@gmail.com

 
At 8:31 AM, Blogger grammajlb said...

My best friends are 2 teachers I had in high school. This was in the early sixties and still today, they are my go-to people for encouragement, for prayers, for laughs and giggles. These two friends are in their 80s and so active in their community. They let me be a part of all their projects and ministries even through I live almost 600 miles away. They keep me informed of their wants and needs for their projects and I consider it an honor to be a part of their lives. If there was ever a "thank you God for best friends" Day, they top my list.

 
At 8:32 AM, Blogger grammajlb said...

My best friends are 2 teachers I had in high school. This was in the early sixties and still today, they are my go-to people for encouragement, for prayers, for laughs and giggles. These two friends are in their 80s and so active in their community. They let me be a part of all their projects and ministries even through I live almost 600 miles away. They keep me informed of their wants and needs for their projects and I consider it an honor to be a part of their lives. If there was ever a "thank you God for best friends" Day, they top my list.

 
At 9:04 AM, Blogger Jackie S. said...

My best friend is actually wife of my husband's best friend...long time friends. Guys hunted together until her guy was diagnosed with Alzheimers (so my husband does lots for him now). Our daughters roomed together in college, in each others' weddings. I'll never forget when my hub had sudden triple (heart) bypass 2 yrs. ago, and I was alone in a hospital miles away...she was first one I called, and she prayed with me immediately. Distance and illness prevented her from being with me...except by phone, but that was such a comfort. Her faith through this "journey" of Alz. with her hub has been an inspiration to me.
jackie.smith[at]dishmail[dot]net

 
At 9:14 AM, Blogger Mary F. Allen said...

I met my best friend when we each had two children 1 and 3 and she had one on the way. We did our dishes together for years - she at her house and I at mine connected by Ma Bell. Often our other conversations were only a few sentences, because we were busy moms. "Hi, I just wanted to share what God showed me today, what God did for me today.. I just wanted to say God loves you and I do too." God has always been the basis for this close friendship. She accepted me totally. If I'd ever say, "I just killed someone." She'd reply,"Well I still love you and so does God, let's go to him to get this worked out." We are still friends although she moved away thirty years ago. Whenever we talk or get together it's as if no time has passed at all. She taught me how to love better, be a better friend, and how to pray without ceasing. She taught me how to deepen my trust in Father God. My friend Margaret is the rarest of pearls as her name means. I thank my God for her. I think I'll call her today. wordgirl_mary.allen@yahoo.com

 
At 9:18 AM, OpenID treblesteph4 said...

I'm in my sophomore year of college and my best friend is a junior in high school. Yes that sounds weird, but she's everything I've wanted in a friend. We met in band class during my senior year (she joined my school in January of 2010) and we didn't really become friends till the day after my senior prom because we had a band rehearsal for a concert. We both play clarinet. Because we don't see each other that often we talk on skype practically every night. It could be about random things or we vent to each other about our day and off up advice. She's told me so many private things about her life and I feel very special that she trusts me.

Plus, I love getting huge/long texts from her when I surprise her with a card or a small hand made gift in the mail. She's a friend I can see having for many years. She's the best friend I've been looking for since I was 10.

We're so close that one day I was having a super terrible day. Nothing was going right. So I got back to my dorm room and logged onto my computer and skupe. The minute I was connected a message from her popped up saying "Is something wrong? I feel like there's something wrong." That's what a true friend is.

star-gurl-44(at)hotmail(dot)com

 
At 9:20 AM, Blogger Janet said...

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At 9:23 AM, Blogger Sabbie Bee said...

Wow...My BFFs Mary and Neen have always been there for me. We may not talk every day anymore, but I know they have my back if I ever need them. I hope they know the same about me

bamafoofoo92@comcast.net

 
At 9:37 AM, Blogger Janet said...

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At 10:01 AM, Blogger Andrea said...

My best friend...where do I begin? I guess I'll start at the very beginning.

We haven't been friends the whole 11 years we've known each other...in fact we have more than once been sworn enemies, lines drawn in the sand, each with our own collected army of "friends" who would do their level best to encourage us to remain enemies and to stroke our competitive egos... Problem was we both served in the same ministry! She had invaded my turf! I am most certainly not proud of our rocky start but through God's wonderful mercy He has created an unbreakable bond between Sarah and me. It took awhile but eventually we were stuck on the same camp ground with our youth group. And as anyone who's spent time at church camp can tell you...there's something "magical" about being at camp...we came away from that week as friends. That wasn't the end of our fighting and warring but was the start of something new. Through time and with God's mercy our friendship changed. We began a journey that has brought us through experiences...joys and sorrows, wins and losses...and through it all our friendship remains.

She is my Aaron and Hur...The bible tells about the Israelites being in battle and while Moses stood with outstretched arms they were winning the battle but as his arms tired and fell the enemy would advance. Moses's friends came along side him and lifted his arms and by the end of the day they had won the battle. In different situations and experiences you will see me lifting Sarah before the throne and at other times she's the one lifting me.

Sarah's husband was called to pastor a church 500 miles away and the distance is at times is stiefeling...I can't crash on her couch any moment I would like, she cannot run by for the perfect shoes or jewlery to complete her outfit...but our friendship is stronger today than ever. We gave up fighting eons ago except for the battles we now fight together. We fight our hardest when we are fighting FOR each other rather than when we fought AGAINST each other.
Just yesterday we enjoyed a special sandwich together...she with her church family and I with mine, 500 miles apart...no one but the two of us knew we were together and in my moment of loneliness that was exactly what I needed.

Anje at iamlabocagrande@gmail.com

 
At 10:11 AM, Blogger Janet said...

My best friend is my mom! She is the best mom in the world! She loves me no matter what and she loves the Lord more than anything! She is always doing something for someone without asking anything in return! She is just a very special person! I love her very much!

dowelljanet@hotmail.com

 
At 10:21 AM, Blogger marsebb said...

I lost my very best friend almost 8 years ago to breast cancer that she struggled with for 6 years. I still miss her every day. We solved a lot of the world's problems(and our own personal ones) as we walked the track at our local high school and spent many, many hours just hanging out. We read and shared the same taste in books------she would have loved yours, but we hadn't discovered you before she died. We went through a divorce (hers), weddings (both our girls) and granchildren being born (hers). She was always there for me as I was for her. I spent many hours taking her for chemo and doctors appointments and just sitting with her when she could hardly hold her head up. Becky, I stil miss and need you.

 
At 11:46 AM, Blogger Jennifer said...

My best friends and I used to go horseback riding all the time when we were in grade school! I miss my friend and riding horses! Miss you guys Tanya, Lisa and Cherish.
jennydtipton[at]gmail[dot]com

 
At 12:03 PM, OpenID 5020genesis said...

My BFF, is Deanna Stalker, and she is amazing. When I went through some really bad stuff a few years ago, I hid from her because I knew she would speak truth into my life and I didn't want truth. But finally I went to her and she did speak truth. She loved me through a lot and I can't thank her enough. Our friendship is stronger for it.

-Melissa Finnegan
mafinnegan@yahoo.com

 
At 12:11 PM, Blogger Debbie Sue said...

One of my best friends(used to spend a lot of time with at our old church who now lives in MN, she has been my rock threw the years, prayer warrior, a friend who I can call and have prayer with or by e-mail, laugh, cry and when in town, play cards with (which we usually beat our husbands at). She is a sweet/wise Christian woman and I am very glad God has brought her and her family into my life and my husbands.

 
At 12:26 PM, Blogger FugettFamily said...

Without a doubt, my best friend is always there for me. I left everyone and everything behind to follow him where the military life leads. So he's had to be the one I share everything with, and he is gracious about hearing meaningless drama and watching cheesy chick flicks. I love that I can count on him to be honest, to listen, and to be the strength to my weaknesses. He is always there for me, even if it's inconvenient. I know it probably sounds corny, but my husband is absolutely my best friend and I love everything about him.
Ofcourseilive (at) gmail (dot) com

 
At 12:46 PM, Blogger Taylorr said...

I have one best friend. She has been with me through everything! I'm a junior in high school and last year I went through a rough patch with school, family and some friends. My best friend, chelsie, had helped me study to bring my grades back up. She let me rant on and on about my family and my old backstabbing friends. She knows how to make me laugh when I'm mad at half the world.

My email: monarchtaylor@embarqmail.com

 
At 1:53 PM, Blogger Sandie said...

I met my bestest friend when our daughters were in preschool together. We've remained friends all these years. When the kids were young we'd do craft days together. Good times! Now she has gone back to work so we see one another less, the occasional Saturday shopping trips and we meet for lunch when we can. I know she will be there for me when I need and I am there for her if she needs. I know I can call or text her anytime and get whatever I need - sympathy, an ear, a talking to! I miss our day to day interactions, but it's good to know she's as close as the phone.

I have another friend, too, whom I know I can call anytime, day or night, and she will be there to do whatever is needed. When my son was in an accident close to where she lives, she offered to go and be with him until we could get there. It meant a lot to me to have her near to keep an eye out. I was honored to be one of those she asked to participate in the process when she and her husband wanted to become foster parents.

 
At 2:51 PM, Blogger Amanda M said...

My sister (who is 6 years younger) is my best friend! We look like we could be twins (and many people ask if we are), we finish each other's thoughts, and always have a good time together no matter what we're doing!!

admurphy[dot]musician[at]gmail[dot]com

 
At 4:05 PM, Blogger jel said...

I had a Aunt, that was the closes to a best friend, we would send each other silly cards though the mail, she would all ways call me for my birthday. she was the best to me.

 
At 5:31 PM, Blogger Heather Murphy said...

I have known my best friend since we were in high school (25 years). She just retired from the Navy and is staying with us temporarily. Just like an old fashioned slumber party :)

 
At 5:41 PM, Blogger Mom5ds said...

My best friend is my husband. From the moment we started dating 35 years ago, I have had no other friend like him. He is the Man of God that I prayed for. I am his help meet. We will celebrate 33 years of marriage in April. I love him!

 
At 5:42 PM, Blogger Mom5ds said...

My best friend is my husband. From the moment we started dating 35 years ago, I have had no other friend like him. He is the Man of God that I prayed for. I am his help meet. We will celebrate 33 years of marriage in April. I love him!

 
At 5:42 PM, Blogger Mom5ds said...

My best friend is my husband. From the moment we started dating 35 years ago, I have had no other friend like him. He is the Man of God that I prayed for. I am his help meet. We will celebrate 33 years of marriage in April. I love him!

 
At 5:43 PM, Blogger Mom5ds said...

My best friend is my husband. From the moment we started dating 35 years ago, I have had no other friend like him. He is the Man of God that I prayed for. I am his help meet. We will celebrate 33 years of marriage in April. I love him!

mom5ds@hotmail.com

 
At 6:24 PM, Blogger Laura J said...

My best friend and I have been friends since we were born...or before. Our moms were great friends, and were were born just a few months apart.
I love having a friend who has been there for all of my life....the good and the bad.

When I was a kid, we moved away, but a few years ago, she moved to my city. I love that we've reconnected. We had stayed in touch through the years, but it's nice to hang out regularly with someone who has known me forever, even if she does remind me about my bad clothing choices. :)

laurelprincess12 at gmail dot com

 
At 11:52 PM, Blogger Enigmama said...

My best friend is my sister-in-law. She has always believed in me and always cheered for me. But what I love best is that even though we live so far away from each other (I live in Chile and she lives in Ohio) and don't get to be together very often we always pick up right where we left off, just as though we saw each other last week.
winda2006@hotmail.com

 
At 9:38 AM, Blogger Enigmama said...

Who won?

 

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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.

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