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Sound of Sleigh BellsSummary:  

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 fiancé. 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?

Author Bio:cindy woodsmall

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. 

My Review:

Let me just say how much I love the books written by Cindy Woodsmall. This happens to be my third blog post having to do with Cindy Woodsmall. The Sound of Sleigh Bells certainly did not disappoint when it comes to what I expect from the caliber of books written by this author. This was a simple love story with its share of disappointment and heartache, but the characters were overall believable with real emotions. I loved this book just as much as I have enjoyed her other books and would definitely recommend it and pass it along.

Please visit the Random House website to see all of the different options where you can purchase the book online:

As a participant in this blog tour, I have received a copy to read and review. I also received a copy as a giveaway. My review is not biased by the fact that I was given this book. I HONESTLY read and review any book whether bought or given to me. If I do not like the book I would definitely not give a raving review or recommend it.

If you would like to win a copy of The Sound of Sleigh Bells, please post a comment and leave your email address in code to avoid spam such as name[at]charter[dot]net. Tell your friends about this giveaway also. If you post about it on your blog be sure to give me the link to get a second entry in the drawing, or if your friend posts a message and mentions your name, you will receive an extra entry in the drawing. I will draw a name on October 16th.



  1. Linda Says:

    I would love to win this book. I’m so into Amish writings, and I’ve not read any of Cindy’s work to date. Please enter me. Thanks.

  2. I’d love to win this book! Put my name in the drawing! cdnovelist (at) aol (dot) com

  3. Debra Collins Says:

    This book sounds great! Please enter my name in the drawing. Thanks!


  4. Cherie J Says:

    Please enter me. I love Christmas books and this one sounds great! Thank you!

  5. This looks great in so many ways. Please add my name to your drawing. Thanks for sharing about this book and author! WillisWay(at)aol(dot)com

  6. Sharon Says:

    Bring on Christmas stories, I lvoe them!

  7. Dawn Riel Says:

    l would love to read this book!

  8. I enjoyed your review and would love to be added to the giveaway for this book. I’ve read some of Cindy’s books and this one looks like a really nice read. Thank you!



  9. Jo Legat Says:

    I would love to win this book. Sounds like such a interesting read.


  10. Jennifer Blanton Says:

    I would love to read this book, thanks so much for the chance to win.

    ejxd95 at gmail dot com

  11. I love to read Christmas books! and this sounds like a good one 🙂

  12. Hi Patty;

    I would dearly love to win this book. I read “Hope of Refuge” and really liked it. Amish culture fascinates me and from Thanksgiving till Jan. 1rst I only read holiday fare and Christian fiction. I am so excited for a chance to win it, but I will buy it if I don’t.

    Thank-you so very much for sponsoring this contest. Hope all is going well with your writing…..I plan to get to “What the Bayou Saw” during the holidays…..really need to hear Sally’s take. *smile*

    Gayla Collins

  13. Deborah M. Says:

    I’ve seen this book so many times recently. Christmas is coming and this will certainly get me in the mood.
    Deborah M.

  14. Wanda Says:

    I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks. wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

  15. pattyleblanc Says:

    And the winner is Stampedwithgrace. I will email you that you have won. You will have one week to get back to me before I pick another name. Congratulations.

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