The Snow Globe

Sheila Roberts

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    On a blustery fall afternoon, Kylie Gray wanders into an antique shop and buys a beautiful snow globe.  “There’s a story behind that snow globe,” the antique dealer tells her, and explains that the original owner was a German toymaker who lost his wife and son right before Christmas.  When he received the handcrafted snow globe as a Christmas present, the grieving widower saw the image of a beautiful woman beneath the glass—a woman who would eventually 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. 

    When Kylie shares the story with her best friends—two women with troubles 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.

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Fawn Island, Pacific Northwest

Something drew Kiley Gray to the antique shop. It could have been the carousel horse in the window or the sight of tables and shelves beyond, crammed with cast-off treasures. Whatever was in there calling to her, she knew she had to go in. She was a big believer in that sort of thing.

Actually, Kiley was a big believer, period. She’d been sure Santa was real until she was ten and even after waking up on Christmas Eve to discover her father hanging her filled stocking on the mantel, she kept pretending for another two years.

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Praise for Sheila Roberts:

"The Snow Globe is an absolutely wonderful holiday treat, full of warmth and charm and second chances.  It's the perfect stocking stuffer." --Kristin Hannah

“Sheila Roberts makes me laugh.  I read her books and come away inspired, hopeful and happy." --Debbie Macomber

“Sheila Roberts is one of my favorite authors. Her stories celebrate every woman's hopes and dreams. Reading her books is like a delightful visit with a treasured friend.” --Susan Wiggs

"This lighthearted and charming read will appeal to fans of Kristin Hannah's magical, light romances and readers who enjoyed Roberts's previous holiday offerings." --Library Journal (Starred Review)

"Just like the antique snow globe in this story, there is no better way to share the holiday spirit than to pass this book on to a girlfriend— or anyone in need of a Christmas miracle." --Book Page
 
"Roberts’ charming holiday-themed contemporary story set in the Seattle area offers hope, comfort, and a second chance for those who believe, and a nudge to change the minds of those who don’t." --Booklist

“Sheila Roberts will make you laugh and cry with her latest novel about three women facing life’s trials and tribulations.” --The National Examiner

“Roberts’ witty and effervescently funny novel will warm hearts.  Realistic characters populate the pages of this captivating story, which is a great escape from the hustle and bustle.” --Romantic Times (Top Pick)

“The funny novel is all about love …and friendships.  But, most of all, it's about learning to love yourself before you can love anyone else.” --The Columbus Dispatch

"Roberts manages to avoid genre clichés and crafts a heartfelt novel with nuggets of life truths.” --Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin

“Hands-down, this has to be the best Christmas book I have read. The characters are so meticulously developed, I had to double check to see if it really was a work of fiction.” --J. Kaye’s Book Blog


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Sheila Roberts

Sheila Roberts is the author of On Strike for Christmas, Small Change, Bikini Season, and other bestselling books. Before settling into her writing life, Roberts did lots of other things, including owning a singing telegram company and playing in a band. Now, when she’s not speaking to women’s groups or at conferences, she can be found writing about the things near and dear to women’s hearts: family, friends, and chocolate. She lives on a lake in Washington.

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The Snow Globe
Sheila Roberts

e-Book Agency

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St. Martin's Press
October 2010
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ISBN: 9781429941662
ISBN10: 1429941669
176 pages
$7.99

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Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
October 2010
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312594480
ISBN10: 0312594488
5 x 7 1/8 inches, 176 pages
$14.99
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