12/13/11

The Snow Globe, by Sheila Roberts (Review & Giveaway)

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4 STARS

ABOUT THE BOOK - 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.

MY REVIEW - Another great, cute Christmas story! Very original. I just love all these Christmas stories with magic in them! After all - Christmas is magic, a time for miracles.
This book is broken up into 3 parts really. As the magical snow globe is passed on from person to person, it tells each one's story. Each woman sees something different in the globe, something they need to make their life happier. Real nice character development. Great descriptions. I especially loved the description of Suzanne's house. 
Very sweet story and even though not really a "Christian book" it does mention God and Church and is a VERY clean book (no sex or swearing).

Soon I will be reading another one from Sheila Roberts - a short story called "A Very Holly Christmas".

THE GIVEAWAY - This is a real nice hard cover book that I bought just to read and giveaway.
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4 comments:

  1. I agree with you, it's a cute book and I think an ideal extra gift for a friend. I'm loving reading all my Christmas books right now, it really get you in the spirit, Sally xx

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  2. This does sound like a really sweet book, and one that will warm hearts for Christmas. Thanks for the excellent review, and for sharing this great giveaway with us!

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  3. Thanks for sharing this sounds like a good Christmas story and would be interesting to hear more about the snow globe.
    Merry Christmas
    Paula O

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  4. I remember liking this one but wishing the final story was a bit more fleshed out. Great review.

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