Tuesday, October 13, 2009

The Sound of Sleigh Bells Book Review- GIVEAWAY

I love the Amish.
I love their food. I love their values. I love their farms, and I love their stories. OK, technically the Amish books I read aren't written BY Amish but lets ignore that fact, alright?
I recently got a copy of The Sound of Sleigh Bells from Multnomah Publishing. I read it in one night. I needed to put it down and go to bed but I couldn't. I just HAD to keep reading and see how the story ended. It is one of those stories that give you warm fuzzies and make you wish you could experience their life. Well, I take that back because the main character of this story is in a very dark place. Her fiancĂ© died over a year ago and she is still in mourning. Everyone around her tries desperately and unsuccessfully to bring her out of that darkness, but she has build up walls that prevent anyone from touching her heart again. She plunges herself into her work and plasters a smile on her face. It isn't until she finds a piece of carved wood that fascinates her, that she and her loved ones realize she isn't a “lost cause”.
After seeing Beth so drawn to this carving, her aunt Lizzy concocts a plan to break through the shell around Beth’s heart. I wont tell you any more because I don’t want to ruin it. It is really a great story, and I recommend it anyone who loves Amish stories or any type of love story. You wont be disappointed. Plus the book is so easy to read. It just flows and you get so engrossed that you’re halfway through before you realize it.

And I do NOT regret staying up to read the whole book. It was worth the extra yawns this morning.

If you are interested in reading this book, go HERE. If you are interested in WINNING a copy please leave me a comment. Any comment will do, but I would love it if you told me whether or not you read Amish books regularly or let me know what type of books you do normally read. I will be picking a winner on Sunday, October 18th.

Good luck!!

This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.


Amy said...

I love to read! I will read almost any genre. The Amish books are so good and easy to read! I hope I win!

Mom said...

I love going to PA and visiting the Dutch or Amish people. I think I would like to read it because I love to read love stories. I can't imagine losing your dad so I would probabky put up a wall like she did. anyway sign me up please.

Rochelle said...

Hm, interesting.

Hanneke Nelson said...

I used to read every day. I had a wall of books in my living room and my bedroom. When I moved to the US from Holland, I was forced to make a selection.

Since having had my little girl, I haven't read anything but The Happiest Baby/Toddler on the Block. Last weekend, for the first time in a looooong time, I nestled myself in a corner of the couch with a cup of hot apple cider and a book.

It felt so good! I think I am going to keep it up. I am an anthropologist and I love to read books in my field, love stories, mystery novels, and classic literature.

Thank you for posting the review!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book! :) Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. :) Hope you have a blessed Tuesday!!

Amy said...

Sounds like a good book. I love to read anything I can get my hands on and this one will go on my "to read" list.

Susan Berlien (warmchocmilk) said...

The Amish are intriging. Looks like you found some good reads!

WinnyNinny PooPoo said...

My next door neighbors are Amish, there is a very large local Amish community in SW Missouri.

My neighbor lady's family is all in Wisconsin and she is here in Missouri where her husband's family is - a long way to be away from your family with no phone.

Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

I don't think I've ever read an Amish book. I am very interested in the Amish and find their dedication to their way of life extremely admirable. I read all types of genre and usually have three or four books on the go at one time.

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