Thursday, December 23, 2010

166 - The Snow Globe; Sheila Roberts




















For me, it wouldn't be Christmas without me reading one or two holiday books, and watching a couple of Christmas movies. The Snow Globe was chosen based on its lovely cover, and the story overview sounded perfect.

In The Snow Globe, the holiday season is anything but joyous for Kylie Gray.  She's unemployed, and her boyfriend not only dumped her, but did so for her younger sister. feeling depressed, she allows two of her friends to convince her that a weekend away would be just what she needs. When Kylie wanders into an antiques shop, she spots a very old snow globe, and she quite taken by it. The last thing she should be doing is spending money on something so frivolous when she's out of a job. After hearing the shopkeeper's story about the globe's history and its power to mend a broken heart, she buys it.  When she shakes the globe, the inside seems to change into a female that resembles herself, along with a handsome man, and a shop in the background that she recognizes. When she goes to the shop, she meets her prince charming.  With her miracle granted, Kylie passes the snow globe on to her friends Suzanne and Alison who will also find their lives improving before long, thanks to the magical snow globe.

So if you need a quick, little, uplifting read, this may just be the holiday book for you -- no thinking required, yet it is a sweet story.

RATING - 4/5 stars
library book

18 comments:

  1. I love sweet little stories like this at Christmas - thanks for the review!

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  2. Beautiful cover though I am not so enamoured by the story!

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  3. Sounds like a very good read :)

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  4. Everyone seems to like this book - I'll have to look for it next year.

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  5. Diane, I have this book on my nightstand and I'm going to try and read it for this holiday season!

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  6. I'm glad to see you give this a 4 - I'll probably read it in the next few days!

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  7. That's cool, you did judge a book by it's cover and it worked out pretty good!

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  8. I think a quick, uplifting book with no thinking needed should be required reading during the hectic holiday season :)

    I will probably add this title to next year's list of possibilities for Christmas reads.

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  9. This does seem like a really cute story and perfect for this time of year. Thanks for sharing this!

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  10. Sounds like the perfect holiday fare...Enjoy your Christmas :)

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  11. I love the cover,too. I need a magical snow globe! Not for true love but some other stuff :)

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  12. It's been a while since I've read an uplifting holiday book -- I might need to pick this one up today when I'm shopping for everyone else! :)

    I hope you have a wonderful holiday season to you and your family and all your wonderful cats!!

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  13. The storyline sounds a little hokey but I am always in the mood for an uplifting book.

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  14. I just finished this one yesterday and enjoyed it too!

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  15. I enjoyed this book also, it's perfect reading for this time of year.

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  16. Diane, this book does sound sweet and charming, and perfect for this time of the year. Nice review! Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  17. this sounds like a very heart warming story-thanks for sharing it and I hope you and your family have a great holiday

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  18. Just got this one in the mail. Looking forward to it.

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