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The Snow Globe

The Snow Globe, March 2015
by Judith Kinghorn

Featuring: Daisy Forbes
416 pages
ISBN: 0451472098
EAN: 9780451472090
Kindle: 0451472098
Paperback / e-Book
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"Downtown Abby's Fan Will Love The Snow Globe"

Fresh Fiction Review

The Snow Globe
Judith Kinghorn

Reviewed by Kimia Safavi
Posted March 29, 2015

Historical | Fiction

THE SNOW GLOBE opens in England in Christmas 1926 at Eden Hall, 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 shattered.

Meanwhile her mother Mabel surprises her husband by inviting 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 English 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 estate were lovely and she is one of the authors, who write the thoughts and opinions of all her characters in the story not 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.

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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.

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