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Sleigh Belles | [Beth Albright]

Sleigh Belles

With her hair perfectly coiffed, nails freshly manicured and a heavy trail of perfume wafting behind her, local news reporter Dallas Dubois is sure she's about to kick her career - and maybe her love life - into high gear. The director of the Tuscaloosa children's Christmas play has fallen ill, and Dallas is ordered by her station manager to take the reins. Everyone is shocked - especially Cal Hollingsworth, who still remembers her as the Ice Queen from high school.
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Audible Editor Reviews

In Beth Albright's third installment of her Sassy Belles series, the holidays cause the heart of ever-polished "Ice Queen" Dallas Dubois to thaw. No one can be that perfect or that manicured, and in this audiobook Albright softens the harsh veneer of one of her sassiest characters.

Christmas in the South is all about family, and actress Allison McLemore can voice each eccentric member of the cast with humor, sympathy, and style worthy of an Alabama native.

Albright came to her storytelling skills honestly as a journalism major (at the University of Alabama of course) and through nearly 15 years in talk radio. And perhaps the author learned a little something about interpersonal drama through her long-time role on the soap opera Days of Our Lives.

Publisher's Summary

Join the Sassy Belles this holiday season - it's Christmas, Southern-style!

With her hair perfectly coiffed, nails freshly manicured and a heavy trail of perfume wafting behind her, local news reporter Dallas Dubois is sure she's about to kick her career - and maybe her love life - into high gear. The director of the Tuscaloosa children's Christmas play has fallen ill, and Dallas is ordered by her station manager to take the reins. Everyone is shocked - especially Cal Hollingsworth, who still remembers her as the Ice Queen from high school.

If nothing else, Dallas has never met a challenge that a little lip gloss and a Chanel knockoff couldn't fix. But she has no idea how to relate to these kids, and their brutal honesty is giving her pause. Things are made even more complicated by the butterflies she gets whenever Cal is near. But when long-lost family members reenter her life, Dallas's icy veneer begins to melt. And with Cal by her side, she soon realizes that it's what's under all the hair spray that counts.

Sexy Southern fun…with a hint of magnolia!

©2013 Beth Albright (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Tamicat 10-15-13
    Tamicat 10-15-13

    Dewy eyed hopeless romantic

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    "Best of the trilogy"
    If you could sum up Sleigh Belles in three words, what would they be?

    Genuine fun deep


    What other book might you compare Sleigh Belles to and why?

    None comes to mind


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Dallas' third person point of view thoughts throughout the book as she heals and let's go.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Southern girl gets her man


    Any additional comments?

    I like Dallas the most. She is likeable and real. I did not like Vivian from a Wedding Belles and Blake is nasty and stuck up.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    J-9 Cary, NC, United States 04-06-15
    J-9 Cary, NC, United States 04-06-15
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    "Making it up as she goes along.........."

    There were so many things in this book that I felt like were just thrown in for the heck of it. Like the fact that we learn a lot about Dallas and then almost halfway through the book, the author throws in - BTW, Dallas was married three times. The book would have been perfectly fine without that because Cal doesn't even mention the fact that Dallas has been married three times. Surely that is something a couple would at least discuss.

    I can't say that I would really recommend this book. The narrator was just okay and the book wasn't that great. Not worth the credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Caren Sorrells 03-01-15 Member Since 2012
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Sleigh Belles to be better than the print version?

    I enjoyed the audible edition. The narration was very well done.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked how the character was revealed to the audience and the hero and how she came to understand herself at the end.


    What does Allison McLemore bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Alison was able to put emphasis on the emotion with her voice. Great job!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed at times and wanted to call the main character a bad name, especially in the beginning. She seemed so cold and sterile.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 01-19-15
    SIMARA Bayamon, Puerto Rico 01-19-15 Member Since 2015

    I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)

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    "The healing power of forgiveness"

    This book actually has a very good and powerful message, that you need to forgive in order to heal your heart and be truly happy. That's the process that our heroine went through. It was not easy for her to let go of all the pain and heartache her family put her through but at the end she let go of the past and was able to find the love and acceptance she always needed. That said the story feels long at times and I was able to finish it by increasing the narration speed. It's and ok story but it should have been shorter.

    The love story is nice and mild. The Christmas theme goes on throughout the whole story. The narration is adequate and the southern accent was done correctly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth Sandia, TX, United States 12-08-14
    Elizabeth Sandia, TX, United States 12-08-14 Member Since 2015

    I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...

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    "Series Trilogy - Credit Worthy!"

    The Sassy Belles Trilogy by Beth Albright and narrated by Allison McLemore is a fun listen and great for the holidays! It is well written, and funny with adorable characters living in the deep south. If you are in the mood for a book series that will put a smile on your face, you will truly enjoy these.
    Enjoy!

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