The Snow Globe by Sheila Roberts

Posted December 4, 2014 by Silvia in Books / 7 Comments

I received a free copy of this book from Publisher for an honest review.
This does not affect in any way my opinion of the book nor the content of my review.

The Snow Globe by Sheila RobertsThe Snow Globe by Sheila Roberts
Series: Stand-alone
Published by Piatkus on December 2, 2014
Source: Publisher
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When Kiley Gray discovers an enchanting snow globe in an antique shop, she has no idea how much her life is about to change. 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 Kiley 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.

The Snow Globe is a fast Christmas read with that bit of magic that, especially this time of year, is always appreciated. But, even though the Christmas spirit was in the air, I confess something seemed off . . .

I was fascinated by the story around the snow globe and I was really having a good time, until Kiley’s story was suddenly interrupted to make space for her friends. Theirs were additional stories linked to the snow globe, but they definitely felt too rushed. With a better development, they could have been very good. However, with the book being so short, I personally think it could have worked better to keep them in the background and make them play a bigger role in Kiley’s storyโ€”which I would have loved to read more of.ย Instead, what I particularly liked was reading about various family situations with different problems, and managing to have a smile on my face every time thanks to some great, realistic characters’ voices.

Overall, it was a fun, enjoyable afternoon read that had its Christmas sweetness. I hadn’t tried any Sheila Roberts’ books before this one, but I plan on reading some of her other novels in the future.


Silvia

About Silvia

Through her creativity and blogging, Silvia has met people from different industries and collaborated with them on various projects over the years. Her strong passion for reading and her fascination for different cultures and languages have led her to develop a keen interest in the East-Asian continent. Off to see her? Follow the colourful book road . . . โ™ก

7 responses to “The Snow Globe by Sheila Roberts

  1. Melliane

    It's nice sometimes to have a book like that in this period but I hope your next one by her will be a little better.

  2. Bookworm Brandee

    I'm glad the realistic character voices kept you invested in the story, Silvia. It does sound cute but it is interesting that the author chose to try to give side characters focus in such a short read. At least it made for a nice afternoon read. ๐Ÿ™‚

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