Tim Cratchit’s Christmas Carol: The Sequel to the Celebrated Dickens Classic shows us Tiny Tim as an adult. Having recovered from his childhood ailment, he began his career helping the poor but has since taken up practice as a doctor to London’s wealthy elite. Though Tim leads a very successful life, he comes home at night to an empty house. But this holiday season, he’s determined to fill his house with holiday cheer—and maybe even a wife. When a single, determined young mother lands on Tim’s doorstep with her ailing son, Tim is faced with a choice: stay ensconced in his comfortable life and secure doctor’s practice, or take a leap of faith and reignite the fire lit under him by his mentor, Scrooge, that fateful Christmas so many years ago. From Netgalley.com
Sissy: Yeah! December is here and with it the beloved Christmas season. Publishers are sending us lots of Christmas themed novels to read, so we have decided to kick off the month by telling you about three Christmas gems this week. To start things off we present (no pun intended) Tim Cratchit’s Christmas Carol by Jim Piecuch. This is Jim Piecuch’s first novel and I absolutely loved it.
Bubby: I have a confession to make. I prejudged this book so hard that I almost refused to read it. I mean, really? You’re going to try to out-Dickens Dickens? Good luck with that! And yet, it works. The writing is not a copy of Dickens’ style in any way. Piecuch definitely has his own voice. Instead of trying to be Dickens, he instead just continued Dickens’ story, and did it very well.
Sissy: This story has all of the elements of a Christmas classic, just like its predecessor. I can see myself sitting on the couch with my as-yet nonexistent grandchildren, reading to them about Dr. Cratchit and how he learned to feel the spirit of Christmas in his life again.
Bubby: There were so many little stories all woven together – some romance, some tragedy, even a little humor.
Sissy: And what about a few ghostly encounters? You’ll have to read it to find out the identity of our benevolent ghost. I highly recommend Tim Cratchit’s Christmas Carol by Jim Piecuch. It will warm your heart and set you in the right direction for the Christmas season.
Bubby: I really enjoyed all the Christmas novels that we’re bringing you this week, but I must admit that this one is my favorite.
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