Silver Bells by Deborah Raney

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Silver Bells Read Online Free - Elvis croons from the radio as Christmas descends upon a small Kansas town in 1971. Michelle Penn has started a new job at a tiny weekly newspaper, and the boss’s son, Rob, is quickly making her forget all about her former sweetheart in Vietnam. Rob feels trapped working for his father and dreams of working for a bigger newspaper. But now that he’s met Michelle, she is what he wants most of all. Unfortunately, Rob is forbidden by office policy to date her, but if he were to quit his job, he’d have nothing to offer her. As snow blankets the town, it seems that the gifts Rob and Michelle most desire—each other—are out of reach. But then they didn’t count on a small Christmas miracle.

Title : Silver Bells
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ISBN : 0824934377
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 320 pages


Stefanie rated it ★★★★☆

December 13, 2017

This was such a sweet story! It was a little predictable, but sometimes I enjoy that in a book. It gives you a sense of nostalgia. Deborah Raney made the characters, Michelle and Rob so likable, which is what made the story so sweet.

Susan rated it ★★★★★

December 04, 2013

Deborah Raney never fails to deliver a well writtten and enjoyable book. This one was quite good and fascinating in that she set it during the early seventies, and that was the time I remember well. It was a wonderful story and I enjoyd it. I always buy Deborah Raney's books because I know I will...

Andrea rated it ★★★★★

December 04, 2017

This is the best Christmas themed book I've read this year! I will be looking for more from Deborah Raney.

Pam rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 22, 2013

Unfortunately this was a bit of a disappointment for me, especially since I LOVED Deborah Raney's Face of the Earth. But for Silver Bells...The 1970's setting added nothing to the story. The book didn't have a Christmassy feel to it - it happened to be Christmastime at the very end of the book. T...

Vera rated it ★★★★☆

November 25, 2013

When the book started out, I thought, "Oh my, a cute contemporary silly-girl-meets-handsome-boy" story," and while that is right, it also develops a bit of meat as the story progresses. Michelle is breaking into the world of newspaper journalism and meets the son of the newspaper's owner. But rul...

Deb rated it ★★★★★

December 27, 2014

This book was set in 1971, the year I graduated from high school. The author did an excellent job of capturing the ideas and trends of that era. It was a time when many people met their future husbands in high school and married soon after graduation. Young men either went to college or were draf...

Dana rated it ★★★☆☆

November 18, 2015

I wanted to love this as I was looking for a Christmas story for the season and since this was an ACFW finalyst book I think I expected more. It was an easy to read sweet story, but not a book that I love loved.

Barbara rated it ★★★★★

December 12, 2017

Silver Bells by Deborah Raney opens in small-town Bristol, Kansas in August 1971. Michelle Penn has had to leave college after two years because her parents can’t afford to send both her and her brother, and they hope that having her brother in college will keep him out of Viet Nam. Michelle has...

Beverly rated it ★★★★☆

December 25, 2017

In case you're in need of a sweet, historical romance, Silver Bells by Deborah Raney will fill the need nicely. Christmas isn't its major theme, but it does resolve very nicely right around Christmas time. And it's a novella, so it makes for a pleasant seasonal short read. But what attracts me...

Barb rated it ★★★★☆

December 31, 2017

Set in the early 1970s, this novel brings together Michelle, who's trying to forget the guy who dumped her just before leaving to serve in Vietnam, and Rob, her boss's son at the newspaper where she's trying to make a name for herself as a reporter. You can't help but want the two of them to get...

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