Monday, December 1, 2014

"Sleigh Belles" by Janice Hanna

{Merry CHRISTmas everyone! Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday in honor of our Savior’s birth there’ll be a new Christmas book review! With a couple giveaways sprinkled in, it’s going to be so much fun! Let’s start!}
About this book:

  From Savannah to Montana...
   In 1916, Southern belle Alanna Lessing travels to Montana on a mission--to rescue her older sister from the influence of suffragettes and bring her back home to Savannah where she belongs. Alanna fears that her sister, Margaret, has allowed herself to be swept away by these newfangled beliefs. The Christmas season is drawing near, and sleigh bells are ringing among the snow-covered peaks. The charming town of Missoula begins to grow on Alanna, and so do a few of its inhabitants--particularly neighboring rancher Tanner Jacobs. Alanna takes it upon herself to turn Tanner into a true Southern gentleman. He plays along, in part because he likes being near her, and in part because he's intrigued by her very different way of life. Will their differences bind their hearts, or forever keep them apart?

Series: There’s another book called “Wedding Belles”, which Goodreads has marked as a series with this one. But, I haven’t read that one to know for sure or to see how they are connected.

Spiritual Content- 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 at the beginning; Mentions of & quoting Scriptures; Many, many Talks & Mentions about God, God’s creation & doing His work; All ‘H’s when talking about God are capital; Prayers; Strong Faiths.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: an ‘idiot’, a ‘shoot’, two ‘hush’s and two ‘sissy’s; plus a “string of near curses”.

Sexual Content- three Not-detailed kiss, & two Semi-detailed kisses; Wanting to kiss; Noticing & Staring; Touches & a few shivers (not-detailed); Flirting; Tessa is a hopeless romantic at age 17; a baby is born (not-detailed); a mention of Juliette Low’s (the G*rl Scout founder) story (her husband wanted a divorce, she would not acquiesce & she later “arrived home to find him with his mistress.”); Love, falling in love, and the emotions.

-Alana Lessing
-Tanner Jacobs
                                         P.O.V. switches between them
                                              Set in 1916
                                                        309 pages

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My personal Rating- 

Eeeek! This was such a cute story! “Sleigh Belles” had some great discussions about the Women’s suffrage. It was neat to read about a woman who was against it, but it had the classic humor that you would find in any Janice Hanna book, that made the story-line light and not heavy.  

See y’all on Wednesday with a new CHRISTmas review and giveaway!!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.


  1. Gahhh...can't wait for all the reviews! ♥ I love reading Christmas books in December, I just ordered A Plain and Simple Christmas by Amy Clipston. Will you be reviewing anything by her anytime soon? I love her books!

    1. Hi Abby! Oh! I just love reading your comments! They make my day! I'll let you in on a secret...that book will be reviewed near the end...another book of her's will be reviewed tomorrow...but you didn't hear that from me! ;)

    2. Oh that is so cool! Can't wait to here what you think of it. And I love the review you just put up today and the giveaway, I will def. try that one even if I don't win, I really like the idea of a book about Naomi.

  2. Love the way you decorated your blog!!! Excited for the giveaways!!!! :D

  3. I would love to read this book! Love Christmas books!