Saturday, November 15, 2014

Review of "Snow Globe"

Review of Snow Globe

by Laura V. Hilton


A Compassionate Young Woman Esther Beachy enjoys working for an elderly woman who is wheelchair bound. Her client, Anna Petersheim, is pleasant and tells captivating stories. Plus, her home is quiet and far more peaceful than Esther's, with so many siblings. She only dreads the day when Anna's grandson, Viktor, will return from the river to take over the farm. She and Viktor were classmates years ago, and he'd been an obnoxious flirt who paid attention to every girl but her.

A Toughened Riverboat Captain

A seasoned riverboat captain, Viktor Petersheim has seen his share of trials. He left the Amish after the death of his parents and siblings in a house fire for which he still feels responsible. Now, after years of working on the Mississippi River, he returns home to claim the farm he inherited from his grandparents and, hopefully, to repair some of the damaged relationships and broken hearts he left in his wake.

Love off the River

When Viktor arrives home, it doesn't take long for him and Esther to realize their mutual attraction. Even so, their relationship remains as tumultuous as a shaken snow globe, like the one Esther finds at a garage sale and gives to Viktor's grandmother as a token of affection. Viktor isn't the only man with an eye on Esther, and soon it looks as if she's ready to make a future with someone else. Will the two go their separate ways again? Or will the hand of God work something beautiful out of their angst and agitation?

My Review:   This is a very different Amish work of fiction and I love it!  Laura V. Hilton has written a beautiful story of love, forgiveness. abuse, death, and mercy.   Esther and Viktor are two of the most likable characters.  I fell in love with them immediately and was rooting for them to fall in love and marry, but life has not that simple for the two young people.  They have a long road to travel and Henry is already engaged to Esther and is not willing to give her up.   Henry was a character that I quickly developed a distaste for.  I expected a Christmas story based on the title, but it wasn't and I was pleasantly surprised by the way the story got its title as well.   I rate this 5 stars and highly recommend it to readers.   
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

About the Author:
Award winning author, Laura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools three of her children. Her two oldest children are homeschool graduates and are in college. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor.

Her publishing credits include three books in the Amish of Seymour series from Whitaker House: Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts, and Promised to Another. The Amish of Webster County series, Healing Love. Surrendered Love and Awakened Love, releasing September 2013. A nonAmish book The Appalachian Ballad Quilt will release November 2014 from Abingdon Press. She is contracted for another three book Amish series with Whitaker House, The Amish of Jamesport, releasing in April 2014, September 2014, and April 2015. Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Laura is a professional book reviewer for the Christian market, with over a thousand book reviews published at various online review sites.


  1. Hi Rhonda!
    Enjoyed your review. I will be reading Snow Globe once I finish the book I'm reading now.
    Blessings, Tina

    1. It is a delightful book, Tina! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. You won't be disappointed it is an excellant excellant book,I can't wait for the next one

    1. I agree with you, Sue! I am excited for the next book too! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

  3. Great review. I want to get and read this book as soon as I can..
    Juanita Cook

    1. Juanita, I gave my copy as a gift to someone or I would gladly share it with you. Have you gotten a copy yet? Thank you for visiting my blog!


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