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.
I have been a library manager/administrator for over 30 years, in Ohio, Florida, Arizona, and, now, Indiana. Winner of the 2011 Arizona Library Association Outstanding Library Service Award. I am a contributing Book Reviewer for Library Journal, Mystery Readers Journal, ReadertoReader.com and VibrantNation.com. Winner of the 2009 and 2010 Spinetingler Awards for Best Reviewer. First Fan Guest of Honor for Desert Sleuths Chapter of Sisters in Crime, Write Now! Conference.
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