Monday, 25 September 2017


The Snow Globe Review :-

The Snow Globe is the first novel of Judith Kinghorn's I have read and it won't be the last. Judith has seamlessly woven two love stories together.  As a history nut i couldn't wait to dive into an historical novel. The novel is set during Christmas 1926. The youngest daughter Daisy is looking forward to Christmas, discovering her fathers affair makes her feel she can not enjoy the celebrations especially when she discovers her mother has invited the mistress to be a guest at Eden Hall. If Daisy couldn't look forward to the celebrations before she certainly feels she can't now.

Three young men are all wanting Daisy's attentions and it is down to her to chose one of her suitors or none of them. This book is filled with family drama and the relationships each has with others as well as amongst themselves.

The characters are all well done and i feel a few of the supporting characters could have a novel to themselves. I couldn't find a weak character in the bunch and they all seemed 3d characters which in some novels i have read recently have been cardboard cut outs. But Judith has nailed the characterisation the historical details can not be faulted. I am looking forward to reading other novels that the author  such as Echo of Twilight.

I give the novel 5 out of 5

Book Blurb

A beautiful story of enduring love and heartbreaking choices.

As Christmas 1926 approaches, the Forbes family are preparing to host a celebration at Eden Hall. Eighteen-year-old Daisy is preoccupied by a sense of change in the air. Overnight, her relationship with Stephen Jessop, the housekeeper’s son, has shifted and every encounter seems fraught with tension. Before the festivities are over, Daisy has received a declaration of love, a proposal and a kiss – from three different men. Unable to bear the confusion she flees to London and stays with her elder sister.
By the following summer, Daisy has bowed to the persistence of the man who proposed to her the previous year. When the family reunite for a party at Eden Hall and Stephen is once more in her life, it is clear to Daisy she is committing to the wrong person. Yet she also believes that family secrets mean she has no choice but to follow her head instead of her heart. Will love conquer all, or is Daisy’s fate already written?

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About the Author

Judith Kinghorn is also the author of The Last Summer and The Memory of Lost Senses. She was born in Northumberland, educated in the Lake District, and is a graduate in English and History of Art. She lives in England with her husband and two children.

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