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The Snow Globe by Sheila Roberts

Title: The Snow Globe
Author: Sheila Roberts
Pages: 176
Genre: Fiction / Holidays
Source: Newman Communications
On a blustery afternoon, Kylie Gray wanders into an antique shop and buys an enchanting snow globe.  “There’s a story behind that snow globe,” the antique dealer tells her.  The original owner, he explains, was a German toymaker who lost his wife and son right before Christmas.  When the grieving widower received the handcrafted snow globe as a Christmas gift, he saw the image of a beautiful woman beneath the glass—a woman who would come into his life, mend his broken heart and bring him back to the world of the living.  For years, the snow globe has passed from generation to generation, somehow always landing in the hands of a person in special need of a Christmas miracle.

Kiley could use a miracle herself.  This year, all she wants for Christmas is someone to love.  A hopeful shake leads her on an adventure that makes a believer out of her. When Kylie shares the story of the snow globe with her best friends—two women with problems of their own—they don’t believe it.  But they’re about to discover that at Christmastime, sometimes the impossible becomes possible and miracles really do come true. {via GoodReads]
Kiley, Suzanne and Allison are three best friends out shopping for Christmas presents when Kiley wanders into an antique shop and buys an enchanting snow globe.  A snow globe that has been passed down through  the years to anyone seeking a miracle.  Kiley is in need of said miracle.  She's in the slumps after recently losing her job and, even worse,  her fiancĂ© to none other than her sister.  Suzanne is not really looking for a miracle.  She has everything she needs.  The perfect home, a successful career, and a husband and daughter that are picture perfect.  Her biggest problems are finding the perfect decorator to get her home decked out for Christmas and convincing her daughter that a dog is not something their family needs.  Allison finds herself alone for the holidays.  She feels that her family is too crazy and rambunctious for her and the only person that she could really relate to, her grandmother, recently passed away.  Three women... a snowglobe and the possibility of finding just what they need this holiday season.

The Snow Globe almost reads as three short stories with a few common threads.  Although the girls share their friendship and, of course, the snow globe, they each have their own story to tell. 
I always expect magic and miracles throughout the holidays and that is exactly what you'll find in this little book.  Although I would have liked to get to know the girls some more, I still enjoyed their heartwarming tales.  This is the perfect book to cuddle up with, grab a blanket and a cup of hot cocoa and you are set.  

If you're looking for a quick, light holiday read (that can truly be read any time of the year) this is a great choice. It's also perfect, since it's only 176 pages long, to fit in between the wrapping, cooking, decorating and shopping.  

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8 comments:

Sherri said...

I read that book last year and really enjoyed it! I love Sheila Robert's books!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

This one was fun. Great review. Didn't you feel bad for the last chica? She didn't get much ;)

carla said...

I heard about this last month but never got around to get it. I thought it sounded like a good get comfortable read.

Alyssa@Teens Read and Write said...

Looks like such a great winter quick read. Thanks!

boliyou said...

I've got this one on my TBR list (like so many others).

kaye said...

I'm going to bookmark this for this years holiday reading. Lovely cover, lovely review.

Su said...

I read this for the holiday challenge & really liked it!

librarypat said...

Thanks for the review. Sounds like an enjoyable read.

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