Do you ever wonder what happened to our favorite old humbug after he was saved by all the Christmas ghosts? Did he continue spreading Christmas cheer or did he go back to his grouchy ways?
Well twenty years after the events of A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is still at it thankfully….but ironically, the towns people are getting a little tired of Scrooge and his Christmas cheer….every. single. day. of. the. year.
The ghost of Jacob Marley visits Scrooge to tell him that only five of his links have gone, which means he has more to go before he can be at peace. Scrooge wants to help his old friend (as well as other inhabitants of the city, he will need the assistance of the very people he’s annoyed), so he asks for the three spirits to visit him again.
By the time they’re done, they’ve convinced everyone to celebrate Christmas all year long by opening their wallets, arms, and hearts to those around them.
This book was full of things to love. First of all, it was a quick read much like A Christmas Carol so I was able to finish it in basically one sitting. In some ways I had hoped it would be a little longer but overall it was nice to read a book that was quick and one that I could easily get into and enjoy.
There were also a lot of Christmas spirit to help get me in the mood for the holidays as well, which was exactly what I needed to get me ready for the holiday season!
I have been a big fan of Charlie Lovett’s works…..he always picks a classic story and expands on it in some way which I love. He also tries to always maintain the integrity of the author’s prose. In this book, Lovett really stuck with Dickens’s style, it made the reader feel like they were reading an extension of the Dickens’s classic.
There were times when his writing style was so much like Dickens’s that I forgot it was a modern writer! Lovett’s love of Dickens was evident in this story, so well done!
The hard copy of this book is magnificent! There are illustrations to share with younger readers and older readers alike. I don’t know about you, but I know a lot of families that read A Christmas Carol aloud each year as a tradition and there are always little illustrations to turn and show the audience, and this book has the same! I loved the hard copy edition!
If you are looking for a quick read that will take you back to the days of Christmas past with your favorite bah humbug then this is the perfect story for you! It will kindle all kinds of holiday feelings and remind you of the importance of Christmas….not to mention the fact that is’s reminiscent of A Christmas Carol it made me a little nostalgic as well. I will also be hosting a giveaway for this book that you don’t want to miss out on!
Hardcover, 107 pagesPublished October 20th 2015 by Viking
- Review copy provided by: Publisher/Author in exchange for an honest review
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Recommendation: 4 out of 5
Genre: historic fiction, Victorian lit, British lit, holiday lit
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