Day 10: Review of The Snow Globe by Sheila Roberts

Review by Jen

When Sheila visited the blog in November, she sent me a copy of The Snow Globe to review. Since I enjoyed last year’s Christmas story, Angel Lane, I could wait to delve into the story.

From the cover:
Discover an unforgettable holiday treasure in Sheila Roberts’ heartwarming tale of love and laughter, magic and miracles, friendship and coming home…

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.

I enjoyed this quick read. The plot was interesting, as well as the three main characters. The story is about three best friends, who are all at different places in life when it comes to relationship and careers. Kiley’s just been dumped by her boyfriend for her sister. Suzanne is has a family, but is more career driven. And Allison is dreading spending the holidays with her family from hell. They pass between them a snow globe that seems to deliver Christmas miracles.

The only one problem I had with this story was how short it was. I felt it could have used a few more pages as some of the stories didn’t get as developed as they could have been. I came away from the book wishing there had been more. That said, I did still enjoy the book and would recommend it to anyone looking for a good holiday read.

To continue on with our contests for the month, I’m giving away the autographed copy of The Snow Globe that Sheila gave to me. I do apologize, but due to shipping costs. I have to limit the contest to US residents. If you’d like to enter, leave a comment recommending a good holiday read. And don’t forget to include your email address. I’ll pick a winner on Sunday, December 12.