Title: Tim Crachit’s Christmas Carol: The Sequel to the Celebrated Dicken’s Classic
Genre: Holiday Novel
Author: Jim Piecuch
Publisher: Pocket Star, Nov 2014, Digital
Source: Free for review from the publisher
Sexy Rating: 1
Christmasy Feeling: 5+
Description from Amazon.com:
Tiny Tim is all grown up in this continuation of Charles Dickens’s beloved holiday classic A Christmas Carol, and this time, a certain ghost shows him the true meaning of Christmas cheer! In A Christmas Carol, evil Scrooge was shown the error of his ways by three helpful ghosts and vowed to become a better person. Bob Cratchit and his family benefited most from Scrooge’s change of tune—but what happened after the goose was given, and Scrooge resolved to turn over a new leaf? Tim Cratchit’s Christmas Carol 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.
Have you wondered what ever happened to Tiny Tim Crachit? Author Jim Piecuch did and presents us with this delightful story of a good man who briefly lost his way but then rediscovered his true mission through the help of friends and a mysterious stranger.
This tale weaves a bit of the supernatural into the story along with a romance and some heartwarming side characters. It is just brimming with Christmasy feeling. Mr. Piecuch knows how to set a scene so that we can actually feel the wet, chill of the December winter in London. We can feel the warmth of the fireplace at the holiday party. We feel the desperation of the mother whose son is so ill. My only wish is that more of the book was devoted to the romance since I never quite felt a strong connection between Tim and Jane. But that last aside, this is a marvelous story, a classic to keep alongside of the Charles Dicken’s tale we all love.