Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Snow Globe by Sheila Roberts

If it seems a little early for Christmas books to you, it does to me, too.  But, publishers are releasing them earlier each year, so I might as well start the reviews to let you know what's new this season.  Since this book opens just before Thanksgiving, it's the perfect book to kick off holiday reading.  Sheila Roberts, author of On Strike for Christmas, treats readers to The Snow Globe, a story of three friends who need miracles for the holidays.

Kiley Gray is on a girls' weekend with two friends when she stumbles across a little antiques shop on Fawn Island in the Pacific Northwest.  Since she recently lost her fiancé to her sister, and lost her job, she could use a pick-me-up.  The discovery of a snow globe in shop seems to be just what she needs, particularly when the owner relates the story of the first owner, and his vision in the snow globe.  And, this globe was meant for someone who "needed it the most."  Kiley believed in miracles, so she bought it.  "It symbolized hope, and how did you put a price tag on hope?"

It wasn't long before Kiley discovered the snow globe actually symbolized the future, when she saw herself in the globe.  And, when her future looked brighter, she passed it on to a friend, who appeared to have everything, a friend who scoffed at snow globes and miracles.

If you believe in holiday stories about hope and miracles, with a dash of love, then you're the kind of reader who can suspend disbelief.  You might just want to pick up Sheila Roberts' charming novel, The Snow Globe. 

Sheila Roberts' website is http://www.sheilasplace.com/

The Snow Globe by Sheila Roberts.  St. Martin's Press, ©2010. ISBN 9780312594480
(hardcover), 176p.

*****
FTC Full Disclosure - I requested a copy from the publisher, in order to read and review it.

15 comments:

Kay said...

I bought this one for my Kindle yesterday. I'm in the mood for holiday stories and I really enjoyed ON STRIKE FOR CHRISTMAS a couple of years ago. I know I'll have a good time with this one.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Sounds like a sweet read. Thanks for the tip!

Suzanne said...

I read an ARC of this and just loved it! I'm part of Sheila's Virtual Book Tour for this one and agree that it's the perfect Holiday reading!

Ingrid King said...

This sounds lovely, adding it to my list. I'm not quite ready for holiday reading, but I probably will be in another week or two. I'm looking forward to more of your suggestions.

Lesa said...

Kay, I wasn't quite ready for holiday stories, but BookReporter.com was kicking off its holiday books, so I knew it was time. Enjoy it!

Lesa said...

You're welcome, Elizabeth!

Lesa said...

Suzanne,

Thanks for commenting since you're part of Sheila's virtual tour. If you come back, let us know what day you're hosting her.

Lesa said...

Now's the time to stack up your holiday reading ideas, Ingrid, even if you're not ready to start the reading yet. That way, you'll be ready!

Mary said...

I hosted earlier this month - really liked it. Like you said, suspend disbelief and enjoy the charming, magical story.

Lesa said...

And, I sent it to my mother, Mary, and she liked it. That's the test for me. Should I send it to Mom?

Mary said...

I love that - the Mom Test :-)

Lesa said...

Yes, those books that pass the Mom test are satisfying books.

Kris said...

I just adore Christmas novels, this one sounds like a winner, If I tell my Mom about it..I bet she will buy it and then I can borrow it from her. haha

Lesa said...

Now there's a good idea, Kris! I adore Christmas novels, too. That reminds me, I was going to go check out a couple, as a matter of fact.

Anonymous said...


Outstanding read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little investigation on that.