She sent messages as she wrote–little things that delighted her, frustrating moments when characters wouldn’t behave, the works.
I just watched it all come together.
If you’ve never seen a book baby grow and be born, you’ve missed out on a whole lot of fun.
As usual, I made a note to order a copy right away, but I didn’t have time to read it. So when a blog tour came along, I signed up. Why? Because let’s face it. When you need an excuse to do what you’re dying to do, you jump at the chance when it strolls past waving a “grab me” sign.
Come on, with a name like Christmas Carol Society, how could the book go wrong?
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Beware the Dreadful Scrooge! A Deadly Christmas Disease
Oh, boy. What a ride! Christmas Carol Society offers a multi-layered story with all the delight and appeal of the story that inspired it as well as It’s a Wonderful Life and a touch of “The Gift of the Magi,” too. In fact, I feel like an idiot now that I’m done reading the book. Maybe halfway through it, I realized that It’s a Wonderful Life IS A Christmas Carol.
With a writing style reminiscent of Dickens himself (but not too heavy-handed with it), Rebekah Jones offers a solid Christian story with the part of Dickens’ story told that Dickens left out–the true Reason for transformation.
Add to that a subtle subplot told almost entirely in subtext, this encouraging novel also packs depth that doesn’t weigh down the reader.
Look, I had no doubt I’d like the book. I mean, Christmas Carol? A society of people committed to taking the lessons of A Christmas Carol seriously? And the fallout from that? Duh. I’m gonna like it.
I just didn’t know how much I’d love it. Christmas Carol Society offers everything you could want in a Christmas read. Recommended for lovers of Dickens, Christmas, and classic retellings that aren’t too “on the nose.” Not recommended for Scrooges in ugly sweaters.