Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Review 'The Snow Globe' by Sheila Roberts

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23512017-the-snow-globeHeartwarming Christmas romance from an NYT and USA Today bestselling author. 

Discover an unforgettable holiday treasure in Sheila Roberts' heartwarming tale of love and laughter, magic and miracles, friendship and coming home . . .

When Kiley Gray discovers an enchanting snow globe in an antique shop, she has no idea how much her life is about to change. 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 Kiley 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 Christmas time, sometimes the impossible becomes possible and miracles really do come true.

My Review:

A view weeks ago I received ‘The Snow Globe’ by Sheila Roberts through the Little Brown Book Group in exchange for an honest review. Since I’m a big fan of Christmas, I was really excited to start reading a Christmas story. Strangely enough, since I love Christmas so much, I haven’t read any Christmas books before. The thing that immediately grabbed my attention was the beautiful red cover with the snow globe. I love snow globes and this story sounded like a nice Christmas read.

In ‘The Snow Globe’ we meet Kiley. Kiley is in her late twenties and she has had a rough time lately. Kiley lost her job and also her fiancé. So when Kiley is with her friends on a little vacation she decides that it’s time to give herself a little present. Kiley visits an antique shop and she discovers a beautiful snow globe. But it’s not an every-day-kind of snow globe, this globe has been passed from generation to generation and somehow it always landed in the hands of a person who was in need of a Christmas miracle. Soon Kiley’s life is changing rapidly and Kiley quickly shares the story of the globe with her two friends.

Since ‘The Snow Globe’ was my first Christmas read ever, I didn’t really know if this would be something for me. But I must say that I really enjoyed reading ‘The Snow Globe’. This book is really easy to read and I loved the overall Christmas spirit and the magic of the globe. It’s a very short book and the story goes in a very fast pace, but it still kept me interested. I really wanted to keep reading. Some parts in this book made me feel like it was a little rushed by the author but it didn’t bother me too much.

The character I loved the most was definitely Alison, Kiley’s friend. I loved how loyal she was to her friend, and even how naïve she was. And I also felt like Alison was the only person who really deserved a Christmas miracle. Her family was just too terrible and I felt sad for her because she had to spend Christmas with an arguing family.

I can definitely conclude that this was a nice Christmas story. Nothing complicated and heart stopping, and it’s not a very strong story but I liked it as a little pre- Christmas read. It definitely made me look forward to Christmas a little more. I think this is a perfect book to read for a nice warm fireplace with Christmas carols in the background. But if you want to read a good and mindblowing story this book is not for you.

About the Author:


Sheila Roberts is happily married and has three children. She lives on the waterfront in a small town in the Pacific Northwest. Her books have been best-sellers, Amazon top ten romance picks, and her
popular holiday novel, "On Strike for Christmas" was made into a movie for the Lifetime channel. When she's not dancing with her husband or playing with her girlfriends she can be found writing about those things near and dear to the heart of women: family, friends, love and chocolate.

For more information about Sheila Roberts, please visit her website, Goodreads, Facebook and Twitter

Many thanks to Clara Diaz and Little, Brown Book Group for giving me the opportunity to read this amazing book.


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