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The Snowman Maker Over the years Ben and Ellie never had a problem communicating So when Ben seems distant, Ellie s confused Her instinct tells her it has something to do with the contents of an old cardboard box his father insisted Ben take before he passed away With the children grown, Ben s evasiveness adds to Ellie wishing the holidays were over.But it s Christmas the season of hope and love rekindled especially when going back to a wondrous place on a winter s night in the old sleigh decorated in pine boughs and silver bells the very sleigh that carried a little boy and that cardboard box on a Christmas Eve journey so long ago. Read The Snowman Maker By Barbara Briggs Ward – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. When Barbara Briggs Ward writes about sleighs, bells and pine boughs be prepared for a journey into the depths of the human heart After Ellie s husband Ben learns that he is adopted, Ellie and Ben, along with their son, Andy begin a quest to find Ben s mother, Sophie During their quest, Ben is reunited with other people from the orphanage where he lived until age six when he was adopted by a childless couple on a cold, wintery Christmas Eve Evocative descriptions of dark winter nights with fu When Barbara Briggs Ward writes about sleighs, bells and pine boughs be prepared for a journey into the depths of the human heart After Ellie s husband Ben learns that he is adopted, Ellie and Ben, along with their son, Andy begin a quest to find Ben s mother, Sophie During their quest, Ben is reunited with other people from the orphanage where he lived until age six when he was adopted by a childless couple on a cold, wintery Christmas Eve Evocative descriptions of dark winter nights with full moons, sparkling stars and blustery winds in northern New York State are the setting of a story about the choices we make in life and the pain and redemption that often accompanies choices motivated by love and sacrifice The Snowman Maker adds new meaning to the word family Whether in an orphanage or in an old stone homestead, family is about people living together in an enduring kinship that binds and connects them.The Chri...

  2. Once again, Barbara has written a poignant and heartwarming tale As she did with The Reindeer Keeper, she has illustrated the importance of families, especially at Christmas.In The Snowman Maker, we learn about a family who is affected by a history of adoption The story shows us how an orphanage can be like another family and that the relationships fostered there can be lasting It shows us the importance of finding out where we come from and that it s never too late to forgive and make a new Once again, Barbara has written a poignant and heartw...

  3. A bit of a different twist on a Christmas story I missed the art work that was in the first book, The Reindeer Keeper Believe Again but the cover was illustrated in the same way as the first book I m anxious to read the th...

  4. Excellent read

  5. 3.5 5I am definitely in the mood for Christmas books and movies, and spend most of the month of December reading and watching them exclusively When I found out that Barbara Briggs Ward had a new Christmas novel out, I was super excited I read and reviewed her book, The Reindeer Keeper, last year and really enjoyed it Her stories are truly full of the Christmas spirit and have a wonderful way of getting you in the spirit too.The Snowman Maker is the story of middle aged Ben and his hidden fami 3.5 5I am definitely in the mood for Christmas books and movies, and spend most of the month of December reading and watching them exclusively When I found out that Barbara Briggs Ward had a new Christmas novel out, I was super excited I read and reviewed her book, The Reindeer Keeper, last year and really enjoyed it Her stories are truly full of the Christmas spirit and have a wonderful way of getting you in the spirit too.The Snowman Maker is the story of middle aged Ben and his hidden family history He and his wife Ellie have...

  6. I received a copy via a goodreads give away, and what a bonus to find it was signed by the author Barbara Briggs Ward as well I entered the competition because the cover of the book was adorable Who can ever resist snowmen It s just so christmas y and lovely i wanted it I ve never read anything by the author before so discovering this beauty was wonderful.The book is centered around christmas and there is a huge emphasis on family I think it s what christmas is all about But this book I received a copy via a goodreads give away, and what a bonus to find it was signed by the author Barbara Briggs Ward as well I entered the competition because the cover of the book was adorable Who can ever resist snowmen It s just so christmas y and lovely i wanted it I ve never read anything by the author before so discovering this beauty was wonderful.The book is centered a...

  7. This book was sent to me by the author as part of the First Reads program thanks Barbara As I type this, I ve just finished the novel And I must say I was absolutely blown away This was my first exposure to Barbara s work, so I really didn t know what to expect The first thing I noticed when I received the book was the gorgeous artwork by Suzanne Langelier Lebeda The detail in the cover painting is simply impeccable Encouraged by the cover, I then found that the book was signed by the a This book was sent to me by the author as part of the First Reads program thanks Barbara As I type this, I ve just finished the novel And I must say I was absolutely blown away This was my first exposure to Barbara s work, so I really didn t know what to expect The first thing I noticed when I received the book was the gorgeous artwork by Suzanne Langelier Lebeda The detail in the cover painting is simply impeccable Encouraged by the cover, I then found that the book was signed by the author That was a lovely surprise.The first few pages of the novel piqued my interest through extended flashbacks, dishing out character backstory in a refreshing and exciting way, a practice which was kept up throughout the novel The characters were easy to relate to and fari...

  8. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I started out enjoying this story with a link to The Reindeer Keeper, but by the middle of the story I felt it becoming very predictable, and oooooey gooooey sweet My suspicions of who Henry was were correct, my suspicions of what was going to happen with Maggie also were correct I guess I wanted something a little different to happen, but it was all tied up very neatly in a big Christmas bow With that said, the book was still an enjoyable winter read, especially as the wind was blowing aroun I started out enjoying this story with a link to The Reindeer Keeper, but by the middle of the story I felt it becoming very predictable, and oooooey gooooey sweet My suspicions of who Henry was were correct, my suspicions of what was going to happen with Maggie also were correct I guess I wanted something a little different to happen, but it was all tied up very neatly in a big Christmas bow With that said, the book was still an enjoyabl...

  9. I enjoyed the book It is a heart warming story of Christmas and the importance of family The story is somewhat predictable but that was part of the fun of reading it I kept making predictions about who people were and how they were connected and then I had to keep reading to see if I was right As a result, I could hardly put the book down.It is Christmas time Ellie is not looking forward to Christmas as much as she has in the past Although her son will be home from college, her daughter is I enjoyed the book It is a heart warming story of Christmas and the importance of family The story is somewhat predictable but that was part of the fun of reading it I kept making predictions about who people were and how they were connected and then I had to keep reading to see if I was right As a result, I could hardly put the book down.It is Christmas time Ellie is not looking forward to Christmas as much as she has in the past Although her son will be home from college, her daughter is in working in Europe and won t be home for Christmas Her husband is acting strange and does not want to talk about what is wrong Ben s strange behavior started when his father gave him a cardboard box shortly before he passed away Ellie finally looks inside the box and finds a collection of handmade snowman Christmas ornaments This marks the beginning of Ellie and Ben s journey to find answe...

  10. Ben felt that there was something missing in his life as an adult he chooses to explore a different path with surprise after surprise all along the way I loved this book, OK I am still a romantic at heart and I do love Christmas, but who doesn t This is a story to hold onto and give you hope, that good things can still happen Plus love and family can deal with what life throws at them And with that this book is a winner in my book of books and I will definitely will readof Barbara Brig Ben felt that there was something missing in his life as an adult he chooses to explore a different path with surprise after surprise all along the way I loved ...