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Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells at the Christmas Fair

Narrated by: Karen Cass
Length: 11 hrs and 7 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (90 ratings)
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Summary

The sparkling new Christmas audiobook from the Sunday Times best-selling author Heidi Swain! 

When Anna takes on the role of companion to the owner of Wynthorpe Hall on the outskirts of Wynbridge, she has no idea that her life is set to change beyond all recognition. 

A confirmed ‘bah humbug’ when it comes to Christmas, Anna is amazed to find herself quickly immersed in the eccentric household, and when youngest son Jamie unexpectedly arrives home it soon becomes obvious that her personal feelings are going all out to compromise her professional persona. 

Jamie, struggling to come to terms with life back in the Fens, makes a pact with Anna - she has to teach him to fall back in love with Wynthorpe Hall while he helps her fall back in love with Christmas. But will it all prove too much for Anna, or can the family of Wynthorpe Hall warm her heart once and for all?

Join Anna for a festive journey festooned with sleigh rides and silver bells and help her discover her happy ever after.
 

©2017 Heidi Swain (P)2018 Simon & Schuster UK

Critic reviews

"Give yourself a Christmas treat and curl up with this magical book!" (Sue Moorcroft, author of The Little Village Christmas)

"More Christmassy than a week in Lapland - we loved it!" (Heat magazine)

"A real Christmas cracker of a read!" (Penny Parkes, author of Practice Makes Perfect

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Sleigh rides and silver bells at the Christmas Fair

So far this has been the best of Heidi Swain's lovely books all linked in some way!

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  • Kim
  • Petworth, United Kingdom
  • 17-11-18

Gorgeous

I love this book. There’s nothing I didn’t like. I love all of Heidi Swain’s book. It’s wonderful that the characters in all of Heidi’s books are inter mingled. I would really like to hear more from Anna and Jamie.
Reading Heidi’s books is always something to look forward to.
Karen Cass is the perfect narrator and has a wonderful, rich voice. I always enjoy hearing Karen.

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very christmasy

loved it but would have like more of a story of the happily ever after x

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Loved it!

Loved this book. Found it a little slow at the beginning but once I got into it I couldnt turn it off. Even on the computer working I was listening to see what was happening next. Loved the characters voices it made me think of what they would of looked like. I will definitely read some more of these books.

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Enjoyable

Pleasant, light -hearted, predictable and just the thing for Christmas! A good, cosy listen and a very satisfactory ending!

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Lightweight in the extreme

Bought this for an easy to listen to story on a long journey, as my wife and I both like Christmas. Gave up halfway through as the writing was so bereft of any depth. The story was so predictable and the key protagonist appears to have an eating disorder, spending her whole time commenting on people’s size and how many calories she is consuming.

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A wonderful Christmas story

I loved this story as soon as I started listening to it. It was read beautifully by Karen Cass and I really hope there will be a sequel to tell how the retreat will be a success. Thank you Heidi Swain - it was lovely .

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Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells At the Christmas Fair.

Lovely Story everything you want from a story. Keeps you interested till the end great

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Proper Chrustmassy

Well worth a listen if you like something cosy leading up to christmas. Merry Christmas.

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A Beautiful Magical Christmas story

Such a beautiful book to listen to and be transported to a world of, may be's, could be's and will be. Loved every second of the book. The narrator gave me a clear imaginary vision of events that took place.

Would like to think that Anna and Jamie will have their wedding in the spring. With a hint of just some annoying person putting a spoke in their plans for the barn being converted for the use of their charity.

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  • P.M.N.
  • 28-11-18

Sleigh rides and silver bells at the Christmas Fair

So far this has been the best of Heidi Swain's lovely books all linked in some way!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Kim
  • Petworth, United Kingdom
  • 17-11-18

Gorgeous

I love this book. There’s nothing I didn’t like. I love all of Heidi Swain’s book. It’s wonderful that the characters in all of Heidi’s books are inter mingled. I would really like to hear more from Anna and Jamie.
Reading Heidi’s books is always something to look forward to.
Karen Cass is the perfect narrator and has a wonderful, rich voice. I always enjoy hearing Karen.

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  • erik cawthorne
  • 14-01-19

very christmasy

loved it but would have like more of a story of the happily ever after x

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  • Jane Camoccio
  • 09-01-19

Loved it!

Loved this book. Found it a little slow at the beginning but once I got into it I couldnt turn it off. Even on the computer working I was listening to see what was happening next. Loved the characters voices it made me think of what they would of looked like. I will definitely read some more of these books.

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  • Trevelyan
  • Bristol, England
  • 01-01-19

Enjoyable

Pleasant, light -hearted, predictable and just the thing for Christmas! A good, cosy listen and a very satisfactory ending!

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  • Michael
  • London
  • 30-12-18

Lightweight in the extreme

Bought this for an easy to listen to story on a long journey, as my wife and I both like Christmas. Gave up halfway through as the writing was so bereft of any depth. The story was so predictable and the key protagonist appears to have an eating disorder, spending her whole time commenting on people’s size and how many calories she is consuming.

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  • barbara
  • 26-12-18

A wonderful Christmas story

I loved this story as soon as I started listening to it. It was read beautifully by Karen Cass and I really hope there will be a sequel to tell how the retreat will be a success. Thank you Heidi Swain - it was lovely .

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  • Bubblemate
  • 26-12-18

Sleigh Rides and Silver Bells At the Christmas Fair.

Lovely Story everything you want from a story. Keeps you interested till the end great

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-12-18

Proper Chrustmassy

Well worth a listen if you like something cosy leading up to christmas. Merry Christmas.

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  • Mrs Jennifer Wintle
  • 12-12-18

A Beautiful Magical Christmas story

Such a beautiful book to listen to and be transported to a world of, may be's, could be's and will be. Loved every second of the book. The narrator gave me a clear imaginary vision of events that took place.

Would like to think that Anna and Jamie will have their wedding in the spring. With a hint of just some annoying person putting a spoke in their plans for the barn being converted for the use of their charity.