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The Sound of Sleigh Bells

A Romance from the Heart of Amish Country

Cindy Woodsmall

Category: Fiction

About The Sound of Sleigh Bells

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?

About Cindy Woodsmall

Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times and CBA bestselling author of numerous works of fiction and one of nonfiction. Her connection with the Amish community has been featured widely in national media. She lives in the foothills of the North Georgia Mountains with her family.

Product Details

208 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Oct 6, 2009

Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8

Carton Quantity: 12

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A beautiful carving and a well-intention aunt just might thaw two frozen, lonely hearts……and give them a second chance at love — just in time for Christmas!  Don't miss this Amish Holiday Novella from best-selling author Cindy Woodsmall!

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By J. C. Morrows

Iâ??m going to try really hard not to ruin anything hereâ?¦ If you are someone who has ever had a rough relationship, this is something you NEED to read. If youâ??ve ever dealt with loss, this is something you NEED to read! And if you enjoy a good book with wonderful characters and a fantastic story, you will WANT to read this book. "Itâ??s truly a GREAT read!" Cindy has a talent for reaching out of the story, getting a firm grip on...

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By Brooke @ i blog 4 books

After reading The Christmas Singing, I simply had to go back and read The Sound of Sleigh Bells! I was not disappointed! Cindy Woodsmall has cemented my affection for the residents of Apple Ridge. I adore strong female characters and felt that Cindy did a wonderful job of combining the simplicity of Amish life and the strength that comes from loving the Lord in both Beth and Aunt Lizzy's characters. She also did a wonderful job of giving the...

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By Nora St Laurent

Amish customs are fascinating. There is a time for every season. Their customs allow for a structured time of grieving. For example the person in mourning is to wear black for the grieving period of time. This signals everyone to be respectful of that persons feelings and time of sadness. Beth Hertzler is a young energetic, hard working woman who should have been done with the grieving process months ago but she can't seem to get on with...

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By Christy Janes

I had no idea that I would ever like an author's books this much. Ever since I read her first series (Sisters of the Quilt) earlier this year, I literally cannot wait to get my hands on her newest offering. Cindy's books have a way of touching me like few authors can. The characters she creates are so real and believable that I feel like I know them, and the circumstances those characters face provide lessons for everyone, even if you're not...

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By Pamela Morrisson

The Sound of Sleigh Bells is a perfect book to curl up with as winter and the holiday season approach. As in her earlier Sisters of the Quilt series, Ms. Woodsmall has portrayed her characters and their personal struggles and emotions with honesty. Both Beth and Jonah are engaging people the reader will come to care for. Beth's old maid aunt Lizzy is a true gem with a surprise or two of her own. Due to past circumstances, Beth and Jonah...

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