Book Review: Christmas at Sleigh Bell Farm by Kaylie Newell



Christmas at Sleigh Bell Farm by Kaylie Newell

Tule Publishing (October 29, 2019)

Contemporary Romance/Holiday Romance/Christmas


It’s going to take more than luck to make his Christmas dreams come true

Jim “Lucky” Elliott is the country boy next door – charismatic, handsome and charming. But when he has to drop out of vet school to try and rescue his grandparents’ Marietta-based sleigh ride business and family farm, Lucky faces his hardest struggle yet.

Podcaster Rachel O’Rourke is done with broken hearts, but she can still find joy in other people’s happily-ever-afters. When she holds a contest on her show for the best first kiss story, her bruised heart beats a little faster when she reads Lucky’s submission. He doesn’t have a story, but his grandparents do, and free advertising for the winner is just what he’s looking for.

As they start spending time on the farm, Rachel finds herself not only drawn to the sweet setting, but also to the man. But when a real estate developer sets his sights on the Elliott land, Lucky will have to decide if the money means security for his family, or if he’ll fight for Sleigh Bell with Rachel by his side.




Apple Books




Finding your way home again. To the things that matter.

I really enjoyed this story. I like the characters and storyline. Two young people wanting to make a go of their individual dreams, though it may not be what their family thinks is best for them. She is seeing success with her podcast. He needs to forgive himself for a childhood accident. She believes in him; he needs to start believing in himself. I like how they both encouraged each other to go after what’s in their heart. The grandparents were a treasure to this story as were the animals. This book is perfect for anyone looking for a feel-good holiday romance.

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (November 4, 2019)



Read an excerpt from Christmas at Sleigh Bell Farm   HERE




For Kaylie Newell, storytelling is in the blood. Growing up the daughter of two gifted writers, she knew eventually she’d want to follow in their footsteps. While she’s written short stories her whole life, it wasn’t until after her kids were born that she decided to shoot for the moon and write her first romance novel. She hasn’t looked back since!

Kaylie lives in Southern Oregon with her husband, two little girls, an elderly Chihuahua mix, and two indifferent cats.

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