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The Sound of Sleigh Bells
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December 1, 2011
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December 31, 2011
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This book was a nice, fresh insight into the Amish world without being forced. While it gave me a peek into the business side of Amish crafts and even some interesting insight into the whole graven images issue, the real impact of the book is dealing with forgiveness. Self-forgiveness.

Beth has totally closed herself off from everyone and everything since her fiancee died. But there are some surprises in the reasons why she has done so, and it isn't necessarily because she is heartbroken. I love...more
Aug 09, 2011 Margaret rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Amish fans
Recommended to Margaret by: Staci Carmichael
The sound of sleigh bells is something that brings great joy into the life of Beth Hertzler, yet the same sound brings pain to Jonah Kinsinger. This is a great Christmas or anytime read of growth, strength, forgiveness, moving forward, and romance with true love. Straight from the beginning even with the mystery of what really holds Beth back from looking for love brings a reader in to care for her with a slight of intrigue. Each chapter causes one to wish for her to open up to love. In a differ...more
Beth is living in a world of shame and grief which and she sides from it by wearing black. Everyone thinks she is still grieving the loss of her fiancé but she is dealing with much more. She works with her aunt Lizzy in her store and keeps herself so busy she does not let herself feel. Lizzy is her single aunt who worries about Beth never finding love and becoming an old maid. Lizzy finally talks Beth into going on one of her selling trips and on this trip Beth comes across a carving that stirs...more
Yes! It's that time of year!

It's time for CHRISTMAS NOVELS!!!!! (And music!!!)

So, I'm starting with

The Sound of Sleigh Bells by Cindy Woodsmall

I did something a little different and got the audio recording of this book. I drive a fair amount and wanted to listen to books while driving. But also, I wanted a book to listen to while doing chores.

You see, I have 3 fish tanks and an terrarium. :) I have one tropical community tank with platys, ghost catfish, upside-down catfish, cory cats, guppies, b...more
Rachel Brand
I read this after The Christmas Singing, which actually follows on from this book, but would have to say I prefer this one. It took me a while to get into it, maybe because I started listening to it when I was busy finishing off coursework at the end of the semester and wasn't able to concentrate and appreciate it properly. But by the end of the book I was really enjoying it and had really come to sympathise with Beth. The secret behind her mourning Henry definitely changed my perception of this...more
Roxanne Rustand
Wonderful book--by an absolutely wonderful author. I love her books! Just the title alone totally captured me, and the book lived up to every promise made by the charming title!
Cindy Woodsmall wrote this great Christmas book in 2009. I'm so glad that I have read it and LOVED it.

Cindy keeps the reader wanting to know more of what happens next.

This book is truely a must read for the Christmas season.
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