Friday, November 22, 2013
Silver Bells by Sadie Hart, Book Review
Every year, the Christmas Carousel in South Howle takes a beating, and every year, Dash Bartholomew tenderly brings it back to life. It’s a job he started fifteen years ago, when Dash became Dasher, one of Santa’s reindeer, and accepted the worn leather harness now hanging on the hooks at the back of the carousel barn. The one with its beautiful, silver bells that once made the most wondrous sound in the world, and now lay quiet.
That is, until Merry, a young, homeless woman wanders in looking for a place out of the cold. Unlike Dash, she can hear the sweet chimes of the bells, proving to him that it’s not the harness that’s broken. As Christmas draws near, Dash finds himself drawn to Merry and her quiet, stubborn pride. However, unable to hear the sleigh bells Dash isn’t sure what Christmas this year will bring, only that the magic in that harness is far less important than the woman he’s come to love.
I grabbed a copy of this book when it was free on Amazon. I honestly didn't read the blurb and I knew nothing about the book other than it had to do with Christmas. I was pleasantly surprised to find a heart-warming short story about Dash and a young homeless woman named Merry. His kindness towards her is so sweet and just what I like to read about during the holidays. I never saw the twist at the end coming, so it was a nice surprise. Silver Bells is a nice short story to get you in the Christmas Spirit!
You can buy your own copy of Silver Bells via Amazon.
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