Book Review: Through the Snow Globe by Annie Rains

I started reading Christmas books back in September thanks to some ARCs from publishers and NetGalley, and Through the Snow Globe was my first of the season. I love the movie Groundhog Day, so when I found out this was a sort of Christmas retelling, I couldn’t wait to dig in!

I listened to the audiobook version, and I thought it had a great narrator, so this is one I’d recommend on audio.

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Diana Merriman is a physical therapist who has been devastated by the car accident that left her fiancé Linus in a coma three weeks before Christmas. She is not looking forward to the holidays in their small town of Snow Haven, North Carolina, where everyone else seems to be cheerful and festive. The only thing she wants is for Linus to wake up and recover.

But everything changes when she receives a mysterious snow globe of Snow Haven, a gift that Linus had hidden for her. On Christmas Eve, she shakes the snow globe and falls asleep, only to wake up the next morning and discover that it is not December 25, but December 4, the day of the accident.

Realizing she has a chance to save Linus from his fate, she sets out to change the outcome of that fateful day. However, she soon finds out that she is stuck in a time loop, reliving the same day over and over again, with different outcomes and consequences.

As Diana tries to figure out how to break the cycle and save Linus, she also learns more about herself, her relationship, and her life choices. She reconnects with old friends, makes new ones, and helps others in need, ultimately recognizing that life is precious and unpredictable, and that every moment counts.

Through the Snow Globe is a heartwarming and magical story that will make you appreciate the people and moments that matter. It is a story of love, hope, and joy that will touch your heart this holiday season.

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