Friday, January 28, 2011

The Snow Globe

The Snow GlobeAuthor: Sheila Roberts
ISBN: 978-0-312-59448-0
Publisher: St. Martins Press
Source: BookPleasures

Kylie Gray has lost her job, lost her fiancĂ© and lost her hope. On a girls weekend get-a-way she wanders into an antique shop and buys an enchanting snow globe. The snow globe is not ordinary and has a touching story behind its existence. As the shopkeeper tells the story of the snow globe, Kylie is given a little hope that her own miracle might happen. Her hopeful shake of the globe leads her on an adventure once the snow has settled. After she is made a believer Kylie shares the story and the globe with her two best friends who need a little miracle of their own. Though they doubt her, the women are all sure to remember the joy of Christmas and the miracles the season can bring as each find their own miracle with the snow globe’s guidance.

“The Snow Globe” is one of the first books I have read in a while where I agree with all the review quotes on the back of the book. It indeed is an “absolutely wonderful….full of warmth, charm and second chances” read. The author made me laugh and the novel left me “inspired, hopeful and happy” just as it did for Debbie Macomber. The novel takes a look at the lives of three women, three best friends who have been there for each other and are honest with each other. It touches on many different aspects of most every woman’s dreams and hopes. I easily connected with the characters, seeing myself in each of them during phases of my life. The novel has a realistic view on life, relationships, family, work and many other aspects of the reader’s everyday life. I fully enjoyed it!

While this book would make a great stocking stuffer or gift around the holidays, I found it was more than that. It was the perfect read for a cold night by the fire. I enjoyed a cup of hot cocoa while reading it and curled up with a blanket. The story is heartwarming and welcoming. It greets you as a friend. I would suggest this novel for anyone who is looking for a good, uplifting, and comical read. Whether you end up a believer or not is your choice, though it is sure to give hope and comfort with its lessons. While anyone could read this novel and enjoy it, I would recommend it for women. It has elements of inspiration, romance, family and friendship in it. It also includes a fun Thanksgiving football game scene which I think most men would enjoy.

This novel is simply a short, sweet, uplifting and gratifying read. It is one to be shared with others just as the globe was meant to be. The author did a wonderful job with all the elements of this book and had me turning the pages swiftly to find out what would happen next. It was a wonderful read.


1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a lovely antidote to all this grey snowy weather we are having lately :)


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