Book Review: A Marriage Carol

A Marriage Carol
Christ Fabry & Gary Chapman

Moody Publishers
ISBN: 978-0-8024-0264-6
Publish date: September, 2011
Page Count: 128
Dimensions: 5 x 7
Format: Hardback

On Christmas Eve twenty years earlier, Marlee and Jacob were married in a snowstorm.   This Christmas Eve, they are ready to quit, divorce is imminent. Their relationship is as icy as the road they’re traveling and as blocked with troubles as the piling snow. They take a shortcut to get to the lawyer’s office, on a slippery, no-fault path. She thinks they need to stay on the main road. He disagrees. They fight. Story of their lives and they slam into a bank of snow , spinning, drifting, falling, out of control. Just like their lives. Reluctantly, freezing cold, hungry, scared, she trudges up the hill. Paul is nowhere to be found. Her ears frozen, fingers and hands red, she comes to a house on the hillside, built like a Bed and Breakfast, a green wreath on the red door and the door-knocker is in the shape of a wedding ring.

What I think!
I picked this book for its Christmas theme, and its a romance of the most important kind, saving a marriage.

I loved this little book. I read it in one night, its that fast a read.

Its about rekindling the love of a spouse. Its heartwarming and sadness all in one.

I really didn’t know what to expect out of this. I knew it was a remake based on A Christmas Carol and I didn’t know how they were going to work a marriage into the scenario. But I soon found out it was very different than A Christmas Carol. There is no Scrooge, no ghosts, and no tiny Tim.
In a way it has a sciencey feel, as there is time travel, so I liked this part. Though some will think its magic and may not like that aspect. But it is presented in a way that does not seem like magic at all. That is my interpretation. But if you can read or watch ghosts in the original, than this is so much lighter than that.

The setting and details of the scenes will put you into a “wintery state of mind”. Makes me wish I lived some place that gets lots of snow at Christmas.

There is lots of emotion in this book. It will take you on a ride. It will make you feel sorry for the couple. But you will be asking your self “why” or “what could they have done differently”. It will also have you evaluating your own marriage or how you act in  your own marriage.

So this book is entertaining, but you can’t get through it with no emotions stirring.

Its a good thought provoking book.

Sorry this is so short, but I feel if I wrote more, I would give a way all the details and I don’t want to do that. So I tried to keep it vague but peak your interest.

I would just run out and get this book. Its a keeper on my book shelf! I can’t really think of anything I didn’t like about it. I really enjoyed it. Maybe someone will get a copy for Christmas!

I received this book free from Moody Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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