I cannot think of Christmas without thinking of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. It became a firm favourite when I was young and has stayed that way throughout the years. Within that novella, Dickens paints such incredibly detailed characters that the reader cannot help but be moved by the plight of Tiny Tim and the dedication of Bob Cratchit.
However, above all that the transition in Scrooge is both thought provoking and moving, leaving the reader better for having known his story and ready themselves to order the finest turkey to give to those in need and recapture the very best of the Christmas spirit, rather than being pulled into its pointless commercialisation and selfishness.
It is no surprise that many screen versions of the book have been made and there are quotes from the book which are recognisable to millions of readers. Perhaps the most famous of which is “And it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless Us, Every One!”
As a publisher good Christmas stories give me a great deal of pleasure and the collection we brought out, A Wish For Christmas which contains 20 short stories for the holiday season has something for everyone. https://books2read.com/AWishForChristmas
A Wish for Christmas
Put your feet up and revel in all that is best of Christmas and New Year with 20 stories from authors across the globe. Stories range from the moving to the amusing, the romantic to the tussle of family life.
Add a little sparkle to your Christmas with A Wish for Christmas.
As a writer my latest book, while not seasonal, does, I hope, show some of the same spirit as found within A Christmas Carol. https://books2read.com/UnequalByBirth
Unequal By Birth
1866 - Daniel Flynn and Molly Reilly’s lives have been dogged by hardship since their orphan days on the streets of New York. Finally, the future is looking bright and Indiana is the place they call home. Now they can focus on making Cochrane’s Farm a success.
The Civil War might have ended but the battle for Cochrane’s Farm has only just begun. The Reese brothers are incensed that land, once part of their family farm, has been transferred to the ownership of young Molly. No matter that their Daddy had sold it years previously, jealousy and revenge have no regard for right. Women should know their place and this one clearly doesn’t.
Times are changing and a woman’s place is changing with it. How far will Daniel and Molly go to fight injustice and is it a price worth paying?