THE SNOW GLOBE opens in England in Christmas 1926 at Eden
when the nineteen-year-old Daisy Forbes, the youngest of
three daughters, discovers the truth about their father
after overhearing a conversation that reveals he's been
leading a double life and her illusions of perfection are
Meanwhile her mother Mabel surprises her husband by
his current mistress for Christmas party and manages this
social complication with outward calm, while trying to
change her lifestyle. As Daisy wrestles with the truth,
she changes from the
naive, innocence young girl to a mature and wary lady.
THE SNOW GLOBE is a historical fiction novel set in the
countryside setting. At the beginning of the story, Judith
Kinghorn introduces many characters and it was a
little difficult to keep track of the story, but as the
novel progress, I enjoyed reading THE SNOW GLOBE.
Judith Kinghorn's descriptions of a life on a country
were lovely and she is one of the authors, who write the
thoughts and opinions of all her characters in the story
only the hero and heroine.
I must say THE SNOW GLOBE is a perfect name for this story
of mature love, misunderstandings, betrayal, grief and
forgiveness. If you love Downtown Abbey, you will love
reading THE SNOW GLOBE.
Inside the glass orb was a miniature garden and a house.
If she stared long enough, she could almost see the
people inside. But whether they were trapped there, or
kept safe, in that miniscule snowbound world, she
couldn't have said...
Christmas 1926 holds bright promise for nineteen-year-old
Daisy Forbes, with celebrations under way at Eden Hall,
her family's country estate in Surrey, England. But when
Daisy, the youngest of three daughters, discovers that
her adored father, Howard, has been leading a double
life, her illusions of perfection are shattered. Worse,
his current mistress, introduced as a family friend, is
joining them for the holidays. As Daisy wrestles with the
truth, she blossoms in her own right, receiving a
marriage proposal from one man, a declaration of love
from another, and her first kiss from a third. Meanwhile,
her mother, Mabel, manages these social complications
with outward calm, while privately reviewing her life and
contemplating significant changes. And among those below
stairs, Nancy, the housekeeper, and Mrs. Jessops, the
cook, find that their long-held secrets are slowly
beginning to surface...
As the seasons unfold in the new year, and Daisy moves to
London, desires, fortunes, and loyalties will shift
during this tumultuous time after the Great War. The
Forbes family and those who serve them will follow their
hearts down unexpected paths that always return to where
they began...Eden Hall.