Be glad in the Lord and rejoice! Psalm 32:11

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Snowglobe by Sheila Roberts - Book Blog Tour Stop!

I am delighted to be hosting a book blog tour stop for Sheila Robert's new holiday book, "The Snowglobe."

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and just in time for those who need a little Christmas inspiration comes “The Snowglobe,” a sweet, charming holiday tale by author Sheila Roberts.

After losing her boyfriend to her younger sister, Kylie Gray is definitely in need of something to pick up her spirits when she wanders into a small Seattle antique shop during a girls’ weekend with her two best friends. Searching through the knick-knacks and treasures, Kylie discovers a beautiful old snow globe.

The store owner shares the background of this unique snowglobe, telling Kylie the story of the original owner, a German toymaker who was mourning the loss of his beloved wife and unborn child right before Christmas, and how the grief-stricken man received a gift of an unusual snowglobe in which he sees the image of the tiny angel inside the globe change into a beautiful woman, a woman who would come into his life, help to mend his broken heart and enable him to love and laugh once again.  

As Kylie holds the snowglobe in her hands, the store owner tells her that the precious item has been passed down from generation to generation, always to someone in need of a special holiday miracle. For the first time in a long time, Kylie feels hope rising in her heart, and she purchases the snowglobe to take home with her despite the good-natured teasing from her friends.

Wishing for a miracle she could dearly use, Kylie is shocked to see the scene inside the tiny globe change into from a German toy store to one that looks like it could be located in the Pike Market Place there in Seattle. And when a tiny figure of man appears at the door of the store, along with a tiny woman who looks a lot like herself, Kylie knows she must seek out this store and see for herself if the miracle she is hoping for might actually be coming true.

Seattle-based author Sheila Roberts once again delights her readers with “The Snowglobe,” a delightful Christmas story that is sure to become a holiday favorite. The warmth of Robert’s writing shines through her cast of personable characters featured in this tale, and her strong storytelling skills are evident as she blends each character’s story with the others, giving a sense of love, family, and hope – the perfect combination for the gift of Christmas happiness. 

About The Author:

Sheila Roberts lives in the Pacific Northwest. Her novels have appeared in Readers Digest Condensed books and have been published in several languages. Her novel Angel Lane was an Amazon Top Ten Romance pick for 2009 and her holiday perennial, On Strike for Christmas is slated to be a Lifetime Channel movie presentation this December.

When she’s not hanging out with her girlfriends or hitting the dance floor with her husband, she can be found writing about those things dear to women’s hearts: family, friends, and chocolate.

You can visit Sheila at her website (http://www.sheilasplace.com/).

My thanks to Sheila Roberts for the review copy of this amazing book. Also to Dorothy Thompson of Pump Up Your Book Promotions for including me on this book blog tour stop!

I am an Amazon Associate. If a book is purchased through this link, I might receive a small renumeration!

Qualifies for my quota in the Holiday Reading Challenge 2010 and the Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge!


Mystica said...

A christmassy book. How very nice and what a pretty cover!

Lesa said...


Wasn't it the sweetest Christmas book? I kicked off my holiday reading with the book tour for this as well. Sheila Roberts does write delightful books.

Lesa - www.lesasbookcritiques.blogspot.com

Sheila Roberts said...

Thanks so much for the lovely review Sharon, and Lesa, I appreciate your kind words. I am sure hoping this will become a bit of a Christmas classic. I think the message is important - we should never close our eyes to life's possibilities. BTW Sharon, I love the music on this blog. It's gorgeous.

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

Thank you for stopping by Sheila! Best of luck with this incredible holiday book!

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

I'm stopping by from the challenge. This one sounds good! thanks for the review.

my book blog: mykozykorner.blogspot.com

....Petty Witter said...

I love snowglobes, so pretty they have fascinated me since childhod. This sounds like a lovely story Sharon, a perfect Christmas read.

May I thank you for your kind offer. I haven't sent you an e-mail but have left a message on the FB messaage facility - I hope this is ok. PW

Oh by the way you can see my 2nd review at http://pettywitter.blogspot.com/2010/11/hogfather.html

Wakela Runen said...

Now that I have my reading for this challenge behind me, I am venturing out to see what others have read.

I have heard so many lovely things about this book. Great review. I will have to look for this one.