"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 story—which I would have loved to read more of. 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.