Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Review: The Snow Globe by Sheila Roberts


Title: The Snow Globe

Author: Sheila Roberts

Genre: Fiction (Christmas Themed)

About (From St. Martins Press):

On a blustery afternoon, Kylie Gray wanders into an antique shop and buys an enchanting snow globe.  “There’s a story behind that snow globe,” the antique dealer tells her.  The original owner, he explains, was a German toymaker who lost his wife and son right before Christmas.  When the grieving widower received the handcrafted snow globe as a Christmas gift, he saw the image of a beautiful woman beneath the glass—a woman who would come into his life, mend his broken heart and bring him back to the world of the living.  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 Kylie 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 Christmastime, sometimes the impossible becomes possible and miracles really do come true.

My Thoughts:

The Snow Globe is a perfect read for this time of year when you need something light, meaningful and well written. This is a quick read at 166 pages and can easily be read in an afternoon while you sit by the fire sipping a hot chocolate or coffee. This is the story of Christmas hope and miracles and how faith can open up a new world of opportunities. Kylie stumbles upon a beautiful antique snow globe that opens up a new world of happiness to her but the key was to believe. She shared her miracle with her two best friends who are skeptical and Kylie wants to share this miracle of hope with them. This was the first book that I've read by Sheila Roberts and I look forward to reading more of her books.

Recommend: This is a wonderful holiday treat full of warmth, hope and charm. Most of us will relate to the realistic characters and heartfelt emotions and this book will make you wish for your own Snow globe and miracle of hope. 

Source: Thanks to Newman Communications for sending me a copy of this book to review. 

About The Author:

Sheila Roberts is the author of On Strike for Christmas and four previous novels for St. Martin’s Press.  When she’s not speaking to women’s groups or at conferences, she can be found writing about family, friendship and other things near and dear to women’s hearts.  She lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Check out Sheila Roberts Website, here.


  1. I love to read books like this during the holiday. I'll have to look for this one for next year.

  2. Hi Bonnie! Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for the kind words about The Snow Globe. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Merry Christmas!

  3. I highly enjoyed ON STRIKE FOR CHRISTMAS when I read it a year or so ago. I will add THE SNOW GLOBE to the WWBL for next year's Dec reading.

  4. I just finished this and will post my review in the next few hours. If life were that easy, just shake the snow globe...LOL

  5. I really liked the first story in this book. Very cute.

  6. Great post, Bonnie. Thanks for sharing.


    Paul Hochman
    St. Martin's Press

  7. Bonnie, I love Sheila Roberts books! She is a wonderful author. I have this book on my nightstand and I'm going to read it maybe tomorrow! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your family!!

  8. Hi Bonnie...yes we had about the same reaction to this book.

    Have a wonderful holiday.

  9. I enjoyed this one too and will be reviewing it Thursday :)


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