Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Sound of Sleigh Bells

I know that I have mentioned before my fascination with Amish novels. So it should be no surprise that Cindy Woodsmall's new novella, The Sound of Sleigh Bells, had me riveted! I am glad it was a novella, or I would have been up all night!

Beth Hertzler has been emotionally wounded by a horrible tragedy and her family is worried. Beth occupies herself with her work, actually, she hides behind her work. Beth's Aunt Lizzy notices a change for the better in Beth and seeks out the source of the change. Will her aunt's attempts at drawing Beth out work? Will Beth resent the very person who could provide her a second chance at love?

If you are at all interested in Amish fiction I have to recommend Woodsmall's books. They are riveting and filled with characters that are so dimensional that readers will find themselves crying for and cheering on the characters as if they were real people.

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.

And yes, I have a copy to give away! Leave a comment by Wednesday, October 28 for a chance to win!

This book was provided for review by Waterbrook/Multnomah publishers.


Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

I love the cover of the book. It looks like a perfect winter scene to a wonderful book.

We have an Amish community a few hours from here that is the like walking into a happy dream.

Jamie said...

Sounds like a great book - I will add it to my list of books I want to read - that is unless I win and can take it off the list??? Have a great weekend!!