Monday, January 10, 2011

The Snow Globe

Title: The Snow Globe
Author: Sheila Roberts
ISBN: 978-0-312-59448-0
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Available: Now
Source: Publisher

The world is quite different inside a snow-globe. But this snow-globe is special only to the person who has in their possession.

Miracles can happen to those who dare to peer inside. Kylie, with no job and no boyfriend (she lost hers to her sister), finds an enchanting snow-globe in an antique shop. She knows it is beyond her budget, but after hearing the story of the snow-globe, she purchases it and soon finds herself on an adventure. Her friends have mixed feelings about her stories about the pictures she sees in the snowglobe, but when the globe is passed from friend to friend they each find that they are too looking for a miracle. From finding a toyshop to finding a man to a dog , they learn that miracles can happen.

This is a cute simple Christmas book perfect for the busy holidays and even after when the snow is swirling about. It is a quick read and therefore not a lot of depth in the story. There are three different stories in this little book and it does seem rushed at times. Kylie's story is the most developed so I did feel a bit cheated out of learning more about her friends. I think it could have stood alone with Kylie's story alone and maybe a hint at the other stories as yet to come. There were a few delightful scenes that really stood out and made me smile, and I did enjoy the quick little break in my day.

It is written very simply and a perfect book for chasing away the winter blues. I would suggest this book for anyone who needs a quick pick me up or maybe even a miracle in their life. Remember to pass it on to someone else to put a smile on their face as well! And the cover is all sparkling and glittery...very cute!

Sheila Roberts has been writing since 1989 and really likes to write about those subjects that are popular with women, family, friends and chocolate. She is married with three kids and lives on a lake in the Pacific Northwest. This is the first book I have read by Ms. Roberts, but I think I'm going to have to go check out "On Strike for Christmas".

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