Friday, January 14, 2011

Excerpt - The Sound of Sleigh Bells by Cindy Woodsmall

The Sound of Sleigh Bells
by
Cindy Woodsmall


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 fiancĂ©. 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?

Excerpt of chapter one:




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14 comments :

  1. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Colletta from PA

    pespi324[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  2. Congratulations Sheila!

    I have entered a few giveaways for this book, but have yet to win. Maybe this will be my lucky entry, if not I will have to give in and grab it from the library.

    Thanks for the entry, my email is:
    savedbygrace7215(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. I, too, have tried several times to win, but haven't. I haven't read any of Cindy's books, and would love to compare her insights with Beverly Lewiw and Wanda Brunstetter. Please enter me.

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

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  4. I love Cindy's books, I think she maybe my favorite Amish fiction writer. This sounds like a great read. Please enter me.

    Holly, Florida
    oceandreamerfla(at)aol(dot)com

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  5. Sounds neat, and I'm looking for Christmas related books. Thanks for the chance.

    sdeeth at msn dot com

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  7. Forgot my email on the first comment, so I deleted it and I'm re-commenting.

    I would love to win this book. Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you!

    ohiobuckeye91[at]gmail[dot]com

    Roanna from Ohio

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    Kim from California

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  9. looks like a great book!

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com
    Jane Maritz
    Oregon

    We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/11/sound-of-sleigh-bells.html

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  10. This looks great! Please enter me!

    Beth in CT.

    BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

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  11. I would so love this book. Anything Amish always appeals to me.
    wmmahaney(at)att(dot)net

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  12. Cindy Woodsmall is a fantastic Amish author! I'd love to win this latest title!

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  13. Love'd to read this:
    Ticia
    pucktricks6802[at]yahoo[dot[com

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  14. Hi from Patti in NJ. Would sure love to win this. It looks like an excellent read :)
    plb8156@aol.com

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