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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Sound of Sleigh Bells

If you're looking for a great Christmas read or an awesome Christmas gift for the readers in your life, Cindy Woodsmall's newest release, The Sound of Sleigh Bells, is perfect!

Cindy's books took me on a journey into a different world, a journey that cost me a few night's sleep. But it was worth it! The writing is so rich and beautiful and the characters so real, it's like spending the early morning hours with good friends huddled around a cozy fire.

So whether you're knee deep in snow, or water as the case is in Atlanta, snuggle up with a quilt and a yummy beverage and enjoy a taste of Christmas joy with The Sound of Sleigh Bells.

Leave a comment and you could be the winner of an early Christmas present! ;-)

Story Summary:

Beth Hertzler works alongside her beloved Aunt Lizzy in their dry goods store, and serving as contact of sorts between Amish craftsmen and Englischers who want to sell the Plain people’s wares. But remorse and loneliness still echo in her heart everyday as she still wears the dark garb, indicating mourning of her fiancĂ©. When she discovers a large, intricately carved scene of Amish children playing in the snow, something deep inside Beth’s soul responds and she wants to help the unknown artist find homes for his work–including Lizzy’s dry goods store. But she doesn’t know if her bishop will approve of the gorgeous carving or deem it idolatry.

Lizzy sees the changes in her niece when Beth shows her the woodworking, and after Lizzy hunts down Jonah, the artist, she is all the more determined that Beth meets this man with the hands that create healing art. But it’s not that simple–will Lizzy’s elaborate plan to reintroduce her niece to love work? Will Jonah be able to offer Beth the sleigh ride she’s always dreamed of and a second chance at real love–or just more heartbreak?
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Author Bio:

Cindy Woodsmall is the author of When the Heart Cries, When the Morning Comes, and The New York Times Best-Seller When the Soul Mends. Her ability to authentically capture the heart of her characters comes from her real-life connections with Amish Mennonite and Old Order Amish families. A mother of three sons and two daughters-in-law, Cindy lives in Georgia with her husband of thirty-one years.

I need to add to be FTC compliant that this book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.


fredamans said...

Great review!!

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Raise Them Up said...

The book sounds wonderful! There is nothing I enjoy more than a good book, a warm blanket, and a cup of coffee with pumpkin spice creamer...

Thanks for your review!

robynl said...

Sleigh bells: reminds me of Christmas, peace, fun, etc. I'd love to read this story.


Carole said...

You're certainly right about all the rain, Amy (I live in the south metro area). We seem to go from one extreme to the other. I hope you haven't experienced flooding where you are.

I love Christmas-themed books and Cindy's sounds delightful. December is so busy that I have to start them in October, or else I run out of time.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Edna said...

I love to read her books and would love to win this Christmas one, I like to read Christmas books all year long.


TXMimi said...

The book sounds wonderful and I can hardly wait to read it! I love your books, Amy. I have a signed copy of both Healing Promises and Enduring Promises and I recommended them to all my friend that read...can't wait for your next series!

Amy Wallace said...

Thank you soooo much! I'm honored you would recommend the Defenders of Hope series.

Your kind encouragement is awesome~ thank you!

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