Christmas Carol Society by Rebekah Jones


Book:
Christmas Carol Society
Author: Rebekah Jones
Genre: Holiday Fiction, Christian Fiction
Release Date: October 30, 2019

Christmas Carol Society – How Do You Impersonate a Christmas Ghost?

The Christmas season has arrived. The members of the newly-formed Christmas Carol Society are beginning their weekly meetings. Charlie Baker finds the first meeting odd enough, but when the assignments start, he has to wonder why he allowed himself to get roped into attending. Miss Dartmoor tells her members to impersonate the Ghost of Christmas Past for their own personal Scrooge.

Just how does a mere human accomplish such an absurd task? Charlie tries to figure it out, but begins to see the Lord might plan for the assignments to have a deeper impact on him than he expected.
An impact that Charlie isn’t sure he wants to face
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My Thoughts

If you are in the search for a book to put you in the Christmas spirit or you are a fan of Charles Dickens, this is definitely the book for you! It was definitely a little bit more of a modern take on Charles Dickens story but it was definitely not what I was expecting when I read the summary it was so much more! 

The main character of the story is Charlie. His cousin has him join a book club of sorts that share the love for A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. What he doesn't realize is how involved the group truly is in this story. The assignment he receives to find his own Scrooge and basically turn that person back to good is a tough one and one that I would not want at all. 

This is definitely a story you will fall in love with.. The author truly tugs at your heartstrings and sets you on an emotional journey. It truly captivates you and pulls you through Charlie's journey. There was one part in particular where I literally stopped reading and was like "whoa"!! It was truly unexpected part in the story line for me but oh so good! 

This was a new to me author for me and I definitely will look more into her other books. She does an amazing job at interweaving faith and redemption into the whole story. Her writing in this story is spectacular. At times I thought I was in Charles Dickens time because the elements in the story were old fashioned so I had to remember that this was set in a modern time. For me that was a good thing as it brought something more to the story for me. 

My Rating: 4 stars/ Really Liked it

Favorite Quotes:

" It's easy to label someone a Scrooge or a villain. It isn't as easy to remember beyond the stereotype to the human behind the label, even when we know a Christmas Carol back to front. Not that it excuses them them when they do something wrong. It tells the reason though."

"Christ can turn a heart of stone into a heart of flesh. Christ came to save the lost. Christ makes us new men and shows us how to put away the old. I can't do any of those things. My job is to love my neighbor and point them to the gospel of Jesus."

(I received a copy of this book as part of the Celebrate Lit Tour. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

About the Author


Rebekah Jones is first and foremost a follower of the Living God. She started writing as a little girl, seeking to glorify her King with her books and stories.

Rebekah is an old soul in a young body (she’s not 12 —honest!) While her exact age is classified, her interests are not. Among them are reading a variety of books, singing, playing, and composing music, studying all manner of subjects, nannying an adventurous group of youngsters, and, of course, writing her books, poems, articles, and short stories. She writes a wide range of books from gentle children’s adventures to family sagas to murder mysteries.



More from Rebekah Jones

Christmas Carol Society is a book very near and dear to my heart. Partly because of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, which is among my favorites, and partly due to my characters. Especially, Charlie Baker.

Charlie is very special to me. He wants to hide in his tiny corner of the world, and give up. He wants to give up on a world that has hurt him tremendously or taken people he loved. He wants to push away any possibility of repeating the past; he doesn’t want to be hurt again.

Charlie doesn’t want to join the Christmas Carol Society. He doesn’t want to find a “Scrooge.” He doesn’t want to make new friends. He doesn’t want to do any of it.

He joins because he loves his cousin. He doesn’t do it for any other reason.

His father encourages him to do it right, if he’s going to do it at all. His cousin calls him out, when his Christianity is at odds with his behavior. And Albert, his would-be friend, just doesn’t give up on him.

In a sense, Charlie is a Scrooge – and yet, he’s not. He has to find a Scrooge of his own. And through it, he finds himself doing all the things that he really doesn’t want to do at all – and it’s a good thing. Painful sometimes, but good. Scary at times, but good.

The characters that the LORD uses to teach me the most, end up being particularly special to me. Charlie is one of them. In some ways, I relate to Charlie rather a lot, and writing this story drove me to prayer often, so I would know what to do next. I frequently wasn’t sure where the story would go. But I learned along with Charlie.


I hope that my readers will love Charlie Baker as much as I do, and that his story, along with the others in this book, will in some way bless and encourage my readers for the LORD’s glory.

To the KING be all the glory! 


Blog Stops

Texas Book-aholic, August 26

deb’s Book Review, August 26

Inklings and notions, August 27

Splashes of Joy, August 28

Mary Hake, August 28

For Him and My Family, August 29

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, August 30

Captive Dreams Window, August 30

Locks, Hooks and Books, August 31

Blogging With Carol, August 31

Just the Write Escape, September 1

Get Cozy Book Nook, September 1

She Lives To Read, September 2

Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, September 3

Artistic Nobody, September 4 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

Batya’s Bits, September 4

For the Love of Literature, September 5

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, September 6

Connect in Fiction, September 6

Ashley’s Bookshelf, September 7

Emily Yager, September 7

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, September 8

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, September 8


Giveaway



To celebrate her tour, Rebekah is giving away the grand prize package of a copy of Christmas Carol Society, a copy of A Christmas Carol, and an ornament!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.



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