Cindy Woodsmall: The Sound of Sleigh Bells



Secret that couldn t be sharedOne day Beth saw a iece of artwork on a shelf it moves her to the core of her being The artist s name is Jonah He s suffered some significant blows from life too He says some things in life are just that way They demand of you than you have and even knowing you ll lose you have to attempt it anyway Everyone is damaged one way or anothersome The Late Romances people s scars you can see because they are on the outside of their body others you can t see because they are hidden within In the middle of this gripping fun Christmas story are jewels like this that make your think I liked itThis is not only a beautiful love story but it s a story of healing family and unconditional love It s definitely a feel good book that gets you in the spirit of Christmas Thanks to Water Brooke Press for the review copy of this book I was so glad to be able to read this heart warming storyDisclosure of Material Connection I received a complimentary copy of this book from theublisher I was not reuired to write a Passion for Christ, Passion for Humanity positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising Nora StLaurentThe Book Club Network wwwbookfunorgThe Book Club Network blog wwwpsalm516blogspotcom Book Fun Magazine wwwbookfunmagazinecom Wonderful book by an absolutely wonderful author I love her books Just the title alone totally captured me and the book lived up to everyromise made by the charming title Beth Hertzler and Jonah Kinsinger were destined to meet that day at Pete s antiue shop But really what are the odds of it happening since Jonah lived in a out of the way town tucked into the back roads of Ohio while Beth lived in Pennsylvania Beth an Amish businesses lady and Jonah a My Curvy Valentine (Perfect Fit, part time wood carver and full time worker at his family s lumber yardBeth notices aiece of Jonah s carving at Pete s shop and is strangely attracted to it She wants to help the artist by offering his carvings to her customers Jonah hasn t carved for a while because he hasn t felt inspired in that direction Other than the chance meeting at the antiue shop Jonah and Beth are total strangersI confess that years ago I read The Sound of Sleigh Bells I decided to Attainment (Temptation, pull it out of my book case and read it again I thought that I d forgotten the story but found once I started readi. Carved scene of Amish childrenlaying 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 woodwork.

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Every time I read an Amish fiction novel I am surely and Hatred in the belly pulled into it becoming one of my favorite genres I have yet to find aiece of work that I have not thoroughly enjoyed It is often surprising to me as I am a lover of mystery suspense and uite franklyhorror I once thought that Amish fiction and Christian fiction for that matter could not Always Be Ready possibly hold my attention Boy was I happily wrong Cindy Woodsmall weaves a story that reads so uickly that I had to force myself tout the book down so as to not finish it too soon I could have easily finished The Sound of Sleigh Bells in one sitting but that would have deprived me of an escape into the lives of Beth Lilly and Jonah and that would have been a shame This book was a vacation into a Encyclopedia of International Development place so very real warm and inviting I loved each and every character and wished these wereeople I knew Who would have thought I wished I could have grown up in a home such as this It seems that Jonah and Beth have family members who want absolutely the best for them They want them both to find happiness in all forms that it can bring A Gender Inequality in Our Changing World partner for life is definitely on the top of the list Beth and Jonah have both seen a side of life that is not easy to traverse through unscathed Surviving and being comfortable may be just about all either can wish for but maybe a second chance at joy can happen for both My favoriteart of this book When I say that I felt I was on a vacation while reading this book I speak the absolute truth The Sound of Sleigh Bells uite literally Rooming in the Masters House pulled me away from a very stressful couple of weeks The descriptions were so vivid and literally created alace in my mind The family interaction was also fun to read I totally would recommend this to anyone who enjoys good fiction It is a story of healing and a story of removing the clutter of the Media, Home and Family past I cannot wait to read of Cindy Woodsmall s work I am definitely a new fan Amish customs are fascinating There is a time for every season Their customs allow for a structured time of grieving For example theerson in mourning is to wear black for the grieving Multicultural Partnerships period of time This signals everyone to be respectful of thatersons feelings and time of sadnessBeth Hertzler is a young energetic hard working woman who should have been done with the grieving A Convent Tale process months ago but she can t seem to get on with life emotionally Life has hit her with a blow too great to tell anyone 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 Plaineople’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.

Ng it that I hadn t I will say that I enjoyed it this time than when I first read it It s a story about two Contemporary Issues in California Archaeology people who have been deeply hurt in theirast Can they work their way through these hurts to find Ethics for Police Translators and Interpreters peace and true happiness in their lives If you haven t read this it would be a good Christmas book for you to consider reading I m glad I decided to read it again and truth be told I will likely read it again a few years down the road It s definitely a keeper This was a nice story with a happy ending I usually enjoy stories involvingen friends andor Christmas That was true for this story I was glad that the main character finally let go of her Immigration Nation past and started to move on It was nice that her aunt got her to have a happy ending too a sweet amish story that i read from cover to cover in one day i really enjoyed this book i am glad i found a new author that i liked so much A wonderful Amish theme love story The Sound of Sleigh Bells is a uick enjoyable read Very nice to read a romantic love story that doesn t need the usual sex scene that most romantic stories have I really am enjoying these Amish theme books too So interesting to get a look into the Amish culture customs and lifestyle A friend of mine he who shall not be named got me this book for Christmas He knows my love of all things Amish especially clothing so he clearly could not resist this book when he was shopping for his usual monthly romance read After flying through this book in one night I can now say that I am aware of the Amish lifestyle than I ever was before I cannot wait for the day I geticked up and whisked away in a sleigh Oh to hear the sound of sleigh bells This is the first Amish book that I ve read as well as the first book I ve read by this author It s not really my style but I did enjoy it It was a nice change of Vilfredo Pareto pace coming from the types of stories I m used to reading All in all this book was very sweet It was short enough to be read in a day alsoart of the reason I did like it because I m used to reading books around the 400 Incomplete Streets page marker where this one had just short of 200 I loved how she described the way the characters interacted with one another bothhysically and emotionally but I thought there could have been description in the scenerysightssounds but then the book would have been 400 The Fin-de-Siècle World pages so This story just seems out of character for an Amish story It just felt so off for me. Ing and after Lizzy hunts down Jonah the artist she is all the determined that Beth meets this man with the hands that create healing art But it’s not that simple–will Lizzy’s elaboratelan 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 heartbre.

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Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times and CBA best selling author who has written nineteen and counting works of fiction and one of nonfiction She and her dearest Old Order Amish friend Miriam Flaud coauthored the nonfiction Plain Wisdom An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women Cindy's been featured on ABC Nightline and the front page of the Wall Street Journal and has