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Every Time a Bell Rings

4.49  ·  Rating details ·  73 ratings  ·  36 reviews
Once upon a time, he was everything to her, except for one thing: her future

Christmas sparkles from every bough and window at the cozy Four Winds Ski Resort, where single mother Eden Kendall and her eight-year-old son are spending the holiday. A surprise marriage proposal from her boss’s son wasn’t on her Christmas list, but it’s the perfect excuse to get away and weigh he
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Published November 18th 2019 by Tule Publishing

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Lovely, whimsical second chance romance with an angelic twist. I wouldn't actually call this book paranormal but there is a bit of spiritual influence. I enjoyed this book very much.

Eden left her hometown close to ten years ago. She not only left town, but the man who should have been her forever. Unfortunately, Eden wanted a financially secure future unlike her parents had. She worried that Cole was too much of a dreamer and left because of that, a financially secure future might not be in the
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Every Time a Bell Rings by Barbara Ankrum
Once upon a time, he was everything to her, except for one thing: her future
Christmas sparkles from every bough and window at the cozy Four Winds Ski Resort, where single mother Eden Kendall and her eight-year-old son are spending the holiday. A surprise marriage proposal from her boss’s son wasn’t on her Christmas list, but it’s the perfect excuse to get away and weigh her options. She never imagined her son’s ski instructor/Santa impersonator would be
I received this arc in exchange for an honest review. I loved this story. It was so romantic. I liked the main characters, Cole and Eden a lot. It was clear they belonged together. This story starts with angels or angels in training Jo and Marguerite looking down on loved ones. Jo and her husband passed away leaving their only child, Quinn to be cared for by her best friend, Eden. Eden works for Westgate properties, a company that we learn, uses underhanded tactics to try to buy out struggling p ...more
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There are stories that stay with me long after the final page is turned. I’m sure you have those as well. There is never any logical reason why one does and another doesn’t – the emotions I felt while reading, the connection with the characters, the storytelling itself, I’m equally sure there are many reasons why this happens, I only know for certain that when it does then I’ve found a world that I will return to often, seasonally or simply when I need a lift up from
Margaret Watkins
Dec 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Meeting up with an old flame when she is desperately trying to come to a decision whether to marry someone else, throws Eden into a quandary. Cole is everything he was when they were students together. However, Eden discovers that he has matured and become a responsible and respected person in his own right. Teaching Eden's son on the ski slopes surprises Cole and the memory of her parting words puncture his heart once again. Whilst he would love to explore an adult relationship with Eden, he ha ...more
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Every Time a Bell Rings by Barbara Ankrum is a second chance romance, my favorite kind of story. Single mother, Eden and young son go on a working Christmas vacation to a ski resort. I was so glad that this was not a secret baby story though the story did not reveal that at first. It was a bit of mystery near the beginning. The big secret though is Eden’s work or maybe it is who Marguerite’s Monopoly partner. Loved the clues given on the last mysterious Monopoly player.
Cole is a wonderful charac
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, kindle
3.5 stars

Talk about a perfect Hallmark movie. This book is set up in such a way I could actually see the holiday movie playing out in my brain the whole time. Not that any of that is a bad thing. I, for one, love Hallmark Christmas movies.

Cole and Eden definitely have a connection. Add to that the instant repertoire between Eden’s son, Quinn, and Cole and it’s a recipe for a beautifully sweet Christmas story. But I must say, it took me a bit to warm up to Eden. Which is usually the case for me w
Phylis Carpenter
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Do you believe in Magic.

Jo and Aaron have been killed in a car accident and they had no other family to take care of their little boy. Jo had made a provision in her will that her best friend Eden would take care of little Quinn as if her were hers if something happened to Jo, never expecting to have to raise him. Now she is raising him on her own and feels so out of place.

She works for a large organization that takes over failing or companies that are in trouble of going under and will buy the
Debbie Caswell
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a super sweet romance that is perfect for the festive season. Jo and and Marguerite are angels in training and are keeping an eye out on their loved ones. Jo and her husband where killed in a car accident and now her best friend Edan Kendall is caring for her son Quinn. She has brought him to Four Winds Ski Resort for a Christmas break it is also a time for Edan to sort out what she wants as her bosses son has just proposed to her. Years before she left the only man she had ever loved Co ...more
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
A sweet romantic second chance romance with a little Christmas magic. Eden and her son are staying at a resort for the holidays. She was not expecting a marriage proposal from her boss's son nor was she expecting to see someone she loved years prior working at the resort. Cole never stopped loving or forgot Eden. He spend the last years trying to prove her wrong on her thoughts of him. He goes out of his way to get her to relax and enjoy the true magic of Christmas with her son and him. Plus wit ...more
Laura D
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Eden is a single mom raising her best friend's son. She is the kind of woman who lives her life with lists and reasons for everything. She has a successful career but she has not done well in the relationship department. Now she is on a working vacation with her son right before the holidays. She crosses paths with the man she loved and walked away from eight years ago. She was so sure that he would not amount to anything but his dreams. Now they are both older and scarred by life. Could this be ...more
Dec 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
As a fan of It’s a Wonderful Life, I couldn’t help but get sucked into this story. This was a modern day second chance romance with this old time Christmas magical twist. I could almost fee the snowflakes on my cheek, warm up to a toasty fire and taste the hot chocolate alongside the characters. The history between Eden,& Cole brings that touch of modern day realism to this classic story. Beware of angelic Marguerite - she made me smile with the monopoly pieces as bread crumb clues. A clean hear ...more
Rachel Kennedy
Nov 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
A great festive read.

Eden and Cole meet again for the first time in 8 years. She left him because she had a plan, but that plan all changed when Quinn came in to her life. Now she has more to consider than just herself, even though seeing Cole again makes her realise she made a mistake leaving him.

I liked how it is told from different points of view, and also the mysterious woman who is trying to help them find their way back to each other.

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for a volunt
A heart warming sweet second chance romance between Eden and Cole. Eden and Cole were an item eight years ago but Eden wanted more in life that what her parents had and she was afraid if she stayed with Cole, it would be. Neither Cole or Eden found their true happiness until meeting up again at the ski lodge. With a little Christmas magic, dogs and a little boy they are sure to find their HEA.

Loved this book, brought me right in and did not let go until the end. Great characters, including Eden
Bonnie Gonzales
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love a second chance romance and this one is awesome maybe because I love the characters Eden and Cole and was wishing for some magic to bring about all the feelings from their past with even a sprinkle of new passion mixed in. I was not surprised to love this book as I have loved the other books I have read by this author. I was given an advance reader’s copy of this book in return for my honest review and I honestly think you will enjoy this second chance love story with its touch of magic.
Debra  M.
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book,loved the characters and their storylines especially the angels watching above .Eden and Cole haven't seen each other in 8 years that was until she laid eyes on him coming down the hill 🏂 wearing a Santa's hat and beard teaching kids how to ski , she figured he never grew up and became responsible ,little does she know he runs and part owner of the resort she's vacationing with her son Quinn.I honestly didn't want this one to end.
Sherri Babb
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a second chance romance. Honestly what better time to be given a second chance then at Christmas time. I loved the characters and the story line was sweet and romantic. From the moment I picked up this book I was drawn into the story and the lives of the characters. From their very first scene I knew that Eden and Cole belong together. They just needed a little Christmas magic to make it happen. I voluntarily reviewed this book in exchange for an honest review.
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Every Time a Bell Rings by Barbara Ankrum. This is Eden Kendall and Cole Hagen’s story.

A perfect read to escape from everyday life. This was an entertaining second chance holiday romance. The characters Cole and Eden just needed a little magic to help them find their HEA. A very enjoyable and fun read!

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Evonne Hutton
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A sweet Christmas romance that will certainly tug at the strings of your heart!
Christmas is certainly a time of magic even if we d not believe in magic.
For Eden and Cole it could not have come at a better time.
Good story line and characters you will remember
I received this book for free from eBook Discovery. I voluntarily review this book.
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
I can picture this as a holiday movie. This is a sweet second chance romance with spiritual elements. I have to admit I was thrown off by the spiritual ... until that ending. Proof indeed that a mother’s love transcends all. I received this book from eBook Discovery. I am voluntarily posting this review. This is my honest review.
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read a advanced reader's copy of this book for a honest opinion.

A story of past.
A story of second chances.
Every time a Bell Rings by Barbara Ankrum.
A sweet heart-warming holiday read to get you in the holiday spirit.
Paula Pugh
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the cutest story about a second chance love, filled with dilemmas, re-emerging feelings and love, and the chance to recapture and hold a love that once was.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Louise Bird
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is “Magical”. It is a must read this Christmas!
Tracey Cramer-Kelly
Nov 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
I found the prologue confusing and the story a little slow to get going. Thankfully, once it got rolling, it got much better. Eden has received an unwelcome marriage proposal from a man she obviously doesn’t love. Maybe this time at the resort her company is looking to acquire will help clear her head. Imagine her surprise when her son’s ski instructor turns out to be her ex (Cole). Cole has his own problems, with the resort struggling financially, but he doesn’t tell her he’s now part owner (I ...more
Nov 02, 2020 rated it really liked it

This was a sweet, clean read set at a ski resort. Eden and Cole meet again, years after she broke his heart. A story of second chances, new beginnings, and a HEA with a little angelic assistance.
Nov 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Magic of Love

This was such a delightful read - just what my heavy heart needed to lighten up. Reminiscent to the goodness and warmth of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” it is just the medicine your heart will need to help get through these difficult times. Get it. You won’t be sorry.
Nov 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A sweet story

This is my first book by Barbara Amkrum but I’m sure it won’t be the last. What a cute story! Eden broke Cole’s heart 8 years ago when she left him but circumstances bring their lives together again in a very sweet way.
Nov 22, 2020 rated it liked it
A little confusing in the beginning but an interesting story.
Nov 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Charming and enjoyable seasonal read!
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It doesn’t matter that Christmas this year has passed. Every Time A Bell Rings is still a truly wonderful story perfect for reading any time you want to feel good inside. There will be other Christmases and in the meantime there is this wonderful, warm, gorgeous book to remind us all that there is goodness and love in our world. And angels, definitely angels.
I adored Marguerite Ciel, the utterly delightful, Cajun feather-shedding angel who showed Eden Kendall and Cole Hagan that they truly were
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