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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 chTiny 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....

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Tim Cratchit's Christmas Carol: The Sequel to the Celebrated Dickens Classic Reviews

  • Dianne
    2019-06-21 14:53

    It takes a brave author to write a “sequel” to A Christmas Carol. It takes a brilliant author to pull it off! Tim Cratchit’s Christmas Carol by Jim Piecuch has all the atmosphere of its predecessor, the feel of London, the warmth of the season and even a cameo appearance by Ebenezer, himself!Remember Tim? How sick he was? How you just fell in love with him as a child? Thanks to Mr. Scrooge, Tim was healed, and grew to be a remarkable doctor with a huge and generous heart. But his kindness to the poor is not approved of by the “uppercrust” of London, and particularly by his egotistical partner, a doctor with low ethical standards and a large bank account. Tim tries to help a homeless young boy with a tumor on his spine and time is running out. But it’s the season of miracles and love and Tim still believes in the magic and miracles of Christmas. But has he the skill to operate?With determination, a budding romance and his very best of friends and family around him, Tim knows there was some Christmas magic and love from beyond that has brought him to this place and time and like before, will guide him through, no matter the outcome.I bow to Jim Piecuch for his ability to create a warm tale of Christmas, of helping others, of paying forward, of finding love and of believing in the Season. His characters were beautifully drawn, full –color, and exaggerated when needed, to depict the selfishness that so often mars life. Mr. Piecuch has created his own warm and inviting Christmas tale to share the meaning of Christmas for generations to enjoy.I received an Arc edition from Pocket Star in exchange for my honest review.Publication Date Nov 17 2014Publisher: Pocket StarISBN: 9781476766171Genre: Literature/Fiction (Adult), Romance Available from: Amazon | Barnes & NobleReviewed for:

  • Steve Pifer
    2019-06-25 12:33

    I am usually one of the many who complain every year about why we are being ushered into the holiday season so early. I mean, after all, it’s not even Halloween yet. I haven’t finished putting up the storm windows, stowing away the summer lawn furniture, and am still hoping to have time to give my car a thorough cleaning, including its annual wax. I am not ready to get into Christmas mode yet. Heck, we havent even bought the mandatory 20 or 30 bags of candy for the neighborhood Trick-or-Treat visitors. Don’t take me wrong, I do love the holidays, but all in good time, please. But when the time is right I try to usher in some holiday cheer by replacing the dusty stack of novels on my bedside stand (my reading Inbox) with some books that are somehow connected with the holidays. Not an easy task, my friends. Finding books that could qualify for a holiday reading list is easy enough but finding books that hold my interest and have some sort of redeeming value is a bit more of a challenge. I have yet to find a good novel that offers a pleasant dose of Thanksgiving atmosphere, my personal favorite. Quality holiday reads are rare. Now holiday movies is another thing altogether. Movies and specials take over the airwaves the whole month of December and even though I may never admit it I DO keep my TV tuned to Hallmark for the 6-8 week holiday period. Im a sucker for Thanksgiving or Christmas related movies. Some are good, others are not so good, just like anything else but its fun sorting them out. I only wish that it was as easy to find good novels with holiday themes as it is movies. After perusing the new releases, I usually revert back to one of the old classics. But this year has been different so far. First, I stumbled across a good novel about fall that I reviewed earlier, “Autumn Leaves”. I was pleasantly surprised to find that one. But a few weeks later fortunate struck yet again. This time I was to be given an early peek at a new novel by Jim Piecuch entitled Tim Cratchit’s Christmas Carol I was honored to have been given the opportunity to review a newer book, and wanting to provide a timely review of the novel, I pushed aside my other urgent reads and focused on the story whose sub title ambitiously read “the Sequel to the Celebrated Dickens Classic”. A pretty lofty title indeed. Declaring a new novel to be THE sequel to a recognized classic such as “A Christmas Carol” by Dickens, would seem to set near impossible expectations upon which to deliver, but in all honesty, I would have little qualm about admitting that Piecuchs novel fits the title wonderfully. Although I did have doubts at first, after reading this delightful story, I can honestly call myself a believer. “Tim Cratchit’s Christmas Carol” is the story of Tiny Tim, now grown up and a practicing physician and surgeon in a more upscale London neighborhood than the one he and his family grew up in. After Ebenezer Scrooges’ fateful night of visitation from the Spirits of Christmas, the self-centered and judgmental miser repented of his ways and became like family to the Cratchit family, providing help in every way and became a benefactor to Tiny Tim specifically, funding and overseeing his medical care and later, his education and career. Tims practice consisted of providing medical care to the masses initially, but eventually when his inheritance from Scrooge finally ran dry, he joined with a more prestigious medical group in an uptown neighborhood. Though doing what he must to survive and pay the bills, Tim’s heart remained with the truly needy in London. He found himself wrestling with wasting his talents on the finer citizens of the city whose needs were more on a pandering level than on true medicine. The author did not attempt to simply ride the coat tails of a timeless classic, but the book is itself a substantial and complete literary accomplishment. Piecuchs’ descriptions of the class differences is thorough and produces passion and real empathy. Without using emotional triggers, the reader experiences the desperation and hopelessness of the poor and abuse and indifference of the wealthy as much as any story I have read and much more than most. The plight of the smaller middle class is tentative and precarious. They are ever-mindful of the very thin line between their humble homes and employment and those a bit less fortunate who are forced to find refuge anywhere on the streets and search daily for food and shelter. The upper class uses this constant threat to keep their subordinates in a posture of servitude. Tim, though accepted by the upper class by his vocation and endorsement of his benefactor, remains mindful of Scrooges charges to him to keep the servant’s heart, give to the poor, and spend the days of his life as Scrooge did his final days; using his wealth and influence to the benefit of the needy. But this approach is at odds with those who provide his living. His ability to have true empathy with the poor is uncomfortable to the rich as this requires effort and humility. Tim must play both sides of the aisle and does so very well until the time is right to make difficult decisions. The supporting characters are unique and realistic. Each one is given the time and effort of description that it seems that they are main characters themselves. And though there is a whole slew of characters to consider, Piecuch gives each of them real life of their very own. The reader makes many new friends through this novel and is left not wondering how to make the connection to the original classic story, but instead, how, if ever, this story can continue on, which makes it very fitting for a Christmas story indeed. What a great way to celebrate the holidays for those of us who find so much pleasure in literature. I will have no problem putting it at the top of my list of yearly reads now. This one could sit on the display table at any book store on Black Friday along side the one I will dive into next, “The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries”, by Otto Penzler.

  • Holly (2 Kids and Tired)
    2019-05-30 16:59

    I think one must be very brave to write a sequel to a celebrated classic, especially when that celebrated classic is a Dicken's story. Jim Piecuch does a fantastic job of taking us back to the Cratchit family. Tim is all grown up and now a successful doctor. As Christmas approaches, he begins to realize that his life is rather empty. It's become all about work and even then, he's not helping the poor in need. Instead, his practice is wrapped up in wealthy, gluttonous hypochondriacs and his partner is selfish and money oriented rather than patient oriented.Tim knows he wants more from his life. When a young woman with a dying son comes to him one evening, Tim knows he can't turn her away. As he begins to research her son's condition and possible cures, he remembers how much he loved truly helping those in need. As Tim goes about helping others, there is one person who still has an influence on his life, even from beyond the grave.I loved that this author doesn't try to be Charles Dickens. He doesn't recreate the setting or story of A Christmas Carol. Rather, he takes these wonderful characters and gives them new life. The ghosts of Christmas past, present and future are not here, but the influence and presence of Ebeneezer Scrooge and Bob Cratchit are, and it's beautiful.The Cratchit family makes a reappearance and new people come into Tim's life and others leave it. The story is at once poignant and engaging with characters you love. There is a sweetness and tenderness, but humor and at the end a smile because of the magic that is Christmas.

  • Ann-marie
    2019-05-31 13:34

    I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That it no way changes my opinion of this book.Ever wondered what happened to Tiny Tim, his family and Scrooge after Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol”? Well, wonder no more! We are re-introduced to Tim, and get to find out what he has been up to in his life, and where he is now. Thanks to Scrooge, Tim is in good health, was able to complete Med School, and is a well-known doctor. His family is doing well; however, his practice keeps him so busy he rarely gets time to spend with them like he should. Then Tim starts to hallucinate, or so he thinks (much like Scrooge encountered), and he soon realizes what is really important in life. It was always Tim’s goal to help those less fortunate, and not lose sight of who he is. I love Christmas themed books, and I especially loved “A Christmas Carol”. When I saw that an author wrote a sequel to one of my favorite books, I just had to read it. I was not disappointed, and you won’t be either. Kudos to Mr. Jim Piecuch.

  • Marjorie
    2019-06-22 19:38

    Given To Me For An Honest ReviewJim Piecuch's book Tim Cratchit's Christmas Carol - The Sequel to the Celebrated Dickens Classic is a very much must read. It is about Tiny Tim who is now grown up. He is no longer with his childhood ailment. He is now a doctor caring for the wealthy. It is a very successful practice. But it is a lonely life. He comes home to an empty house.every night. But it's this year that he decides that he is going to fill his home with a lot of Holiday spirit, Christmas cheer and maybe even a wife. Once you begin reading this book you will not be able to put it down until you finish it. I enjoyed reading it very much. I gave it 5 stars but it deserves more. I highly recommend it to all. I look forward to more from Jim Piecuch.

  • Katherine P
    2019-06-25 11:52

    While there were some pacing flaws this was a lovely and sweet story. It was nice to see Tiny Tim all grown up and to see the aftermath of Scrooge's Christmas Eve lived out by the Cratchit family. A nice Christmas-y read!Full review: http://iwishilivedinalibrary.blogspot...

  • Cherie K.
    2019-06-26 11:53

    Every year it gets harder and harder to get into the Christmas spirit. This book is just the ticket to warm the cockles of your heart. If you're feeling the teensy bit "Scroogish," read this book and it'll cure what ails you. Highly recommended and will be one that I'll read every year as a new family tradition around the holidays.

  • Susan F
    2019-06-12 14:44

    Excellent story inspired by Dickens Christmas Carol.

  • Mae Clair
    2019-06-26 18:37

    Dicken’s A Christmas Carol has to be my all-time favorite Christmas story, and this sequel is a beautiful follow-up. Everything I could want as a reader is here—holiday magic, triumphs for the downtrodden, characters who wrap themselves around your heart, others who elicit a well-deserved “boo-hiss”, and best of all--a rewarding, heartwarming ending! Bravo to Mr. Piecuch. I imagine not many authors would be brave enough to take on the challenge of adding to a beloved classic. This author not only did so, he did it well. I loved this!

  • Walt Bristow
    2019-06-04 19:50

    Who hasn’t wondered what happened to Tiny Tim and the rest of the Cratchit family in Charles Dickens’ The Christmas Carol? In the original story, the Ghost of Christmas Present shows Ebenezer Scrooge how sick Tiny Tim is and warns that the boy will die without treatment. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come then informs Scrooge that Tiny Tim does, in fact, die because his family was too poor to get him taken care of. Through the intervention of the three ghosts, Scrooge undergoes a miraculous change of character. Dickens tells us that as a result of Scrooge’s miraculous change, Tiny Tim does, in fact, not die and that Scrooge becomes a “second father” to him.Dickens leaves us wanting more. What happened to Tiny Tim and the rest of his family? How did his “second father” affect the boy’s life and the man he was to become? Jim Piecuch, an associate professor of history at Kennesaw State University in Georgia now introduces us to the rest of the story. In so doing, he has created a tale that will be on my annual reading list for future Christmases.In this wonderful sequel to Dickens, we learn that Scrooge spent day after day taking Tiny Tim to the finest doctors in London. One diagnosed Tiny Tim’s ailment as an easily curable disease. When Bob Cratchit and his wife asked Scrooge how they can repay him, Scrooge says they owe him nothing. “Tim is the one who will have to repay me.” “How?” asks a perplexed Bob Cratchit. “By remembering what was done for him, and trying to do his best, whatever path he chooses in life, to help others.”Tim chooses to become a physician and a surgeon. When Scrooge dies, he leaves Tim an inheritance that allows Dr. Cratchit to work, without pay, among the poor of London.Piecuch’s story begins a few years later, just before Christmas of 1866. A homeless mother, Ginny, who Dr. Cratchit helped in those early years of his practice and who now has a very sick young son is led, with help from an elderly man who looks remarkably like Scrooge, to the doctor’s doorstep. Tim examines the boy and realizes that although he may be able to help him, he needs first to talk with other doctors. He arranges for mother and son to stay at a local Mission and has his maid feed them and then take them shopping for warm clothes.When Ginny offers, as payment for Dr. Cratchit’s services, what few coins she has, Tiny Tim is forced to remember the poverty and struggles of his own childhood. And he sees himself and his dire circumstances, many years earlier, in the young boy.No good story of the Victorian age is complete without a love interest. In this story it is Jane Crompton, the unmarried 26-year old daughter of one of Dr. Cratchit’s patients. Tim has been “attracted to Jane’s understated beauty since the first time” he saw her. I’ll let you figure out how their story ends.The Scrooge of Dickens’ story is replaced with Tim’s ‘partner’, Dr. Eustace, who berates Tim for caring for the poor and who, when he wants to take a day off, dumps his own patients on Tim without asking.Instead of the ghosts who visited Scrooge, it is now the ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge who works behind the scenes to guide Ginny and Jonathan to Tim’s doorstep. Tim’s rough wooden childhood crutch mysteriously is moved from the attic to Tim’s office. An elderly gentlemen helps buy a Christmas present for Tim. He appears again and again to continue to help Tim. And in those experiences Tim Cratchit remembers the cold and hunger of his youth as well as the love of his parents and siblings and the true meaning of Christmas.Tim Chratchit’s Christmas Carol should be on your reading list every Christmas to come. Don’t read the original Dickens story without following it with this warm sequel.This review is based on a free copy of the book from the publisher.

  • Eileen Dandashi
    2019-06-17 13:37

    Story: 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.My Thoughts: Jim Piecuch had my attention before he even began the tale. The idea of peering into the past to see how the Cratchit family lived after The Christmas Carol story ended, was just too curious of an event not to read. I’m glad I did.The joyous Christmas season after Scrooge had ‘seen the light’ was rekindled in this wonderfully well written tale. Jim Piecuch wove just enough Christmas magic into the story reminding me miracles do happen even when all seems lost.Bob Cratchit passed away a few years before this story began, nor was Scrooge alive. Their spirits hovered close, helping Tim make correct choices. Tim had never forgotten Mr. Scrooge’s generosity, to locate doctors to heal his crippled leg. He also gave him the chance to become a doctor.Presently, Tim was at a cross-roads in his life. He wanted to make a difference in his work, but found himself treating the upper-class many which were hypochondriacs, thereby becoming increasingly unhappy with his practice. I enjoyed how kind Tim was, always ready to heal the sick no matter if they were able to pay his fee or not. He was also a very lonely man. The challenges he faces and the way he is able to overcome them, make a very heart-warming Christmas story.Christmas is a time of family, lending a helping hand where needed, and being thankful when a hand has been extended. It’s the perfect entertainment for the holidays.This is the author’s first fictional story. He has a fondness of American Revolution history and has written several non-fiction books about this time. I hope that he tries his hand with a fictional story within that setting.

  • Lillian
    2019-06-11 16:52

    It takes a brave author to write a sequel to a beloved classic that everyone knows, either because they have read the book or seen one of many film adaptations. It takes a great author to pull it off. Jim Piecuch is both brave and great! In Tim Cratchit's Christmas Carol, Piecuch takes the character Tiny Tim and gives us a glimpse into his adult life.Tim Cratchit is now thirty-ish, an accomplished physician and surgeon, working for the upper class in London, but also helping those who cannot afford care, much like himself when old Ebenezer Scrooge became a part of his life. However he isn't happy, his life is not the full life Scrooge would have envisioned for him. He lives alone, save for his maid and gardener, in a large house in London. He works six out of seven days and on the seventh day he spends most of his time seeing patients with "emergencies." Tim knows something is missing and that something is a family of his own.But this Christmas that all changes. A young mother brings her very sick son to the doctor that treated her as a girl in the hopes he can help him. This case consumes Tim as he sees himself in the little boy. The compassionate, caring man he once was reemerges and new life is breathed into Tim. Everyone takes notice, including the young Jane, the daughter of one of Tim's affluent patients.What makes this story a wonderful sequel to Dicken's classic is that the author really stayed true to the characters that the original built. Tim is still kind and compassionate, his family is still large and loving. Even old Scrooge shows up in flashbacks as Tim remembers his past and he stays true to the man he changed into that one fateful Christmas. Tim's story follows the same line as Scrooge's. Tim has fallen off the path that Scrooge set him, now he needs a little direction, this time from a kind old gentleman. This old gentleman never interacts with Tim personally, but does speak to all the characters that support him. None know his name as he only introduces himself as "an old friend of the doctor's," but the young mother does notice his cufflinks. They are gold with the initials "E.S." on them. I think we all know who that is ;) Overall Piecuch has done something that few authors can claim. He's taken a classic story, in this case Dickens's A Christmas Carol, and expanded on it, giving the characters a life after the events of Dickens's classic. What makes it great is that it is done in such as way that it is believable. This is an author to watch for and I plan to read more of his books!I received a copy of this book for free from Simon & Schuster via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.

  • Laura Reading
    2019-05-29 19:46

    Who doesn't know the story of Ebeneezer Scrooge and the visiting ghosts of Past, Present and Future?Charles Dickens wrote THE classic holiday tale of hardship, love, and rebirth.While there have been many Hollywood take offs of the classic and beloved original story, none will ever cause Dickens' version to pale.We all fell in love with the Cratchit family and wanted to spend more time in their loving embrace.After Scrooge's transformation and the cure for Tiny Tim, we all dreamed that life improved for the Crachits.Instead of doing another version, Jim Piecuch takes us where the classic story continues.Years later, the Cratchit family is still loving and closeknit. Tim grew up to attend medical school, while his brothers and sisters also found professions they loved and could succeed in. Tim's profession has kept him so busy he had neglected his personal life. Fortunately he has employees in his home who care for him and watch out for his welfare. Although now Tim could be considered among the cream of London society, he has not forgotten his early years and the people around him. He never fails to share his good fortune.Ebeneezer Scrooge and Bob Cratchit have passed on, but have not turned away from safeguarding the Cratchit family.This is the most wonderful feel good holiday story I have read in years.It has the same flavor as Dickens' oiginal narrative.Rereading this will be a holiday tradition in my household.I would love to see it as a PBS mini series. I was blessed to receive this as a NetGalley copy but would love to have a hardcover for my personal shelf.The opinions are my honest opinion.I would love to share this story with as many people as I can.

  • Melissa
    2019-06-01 16:40

    A Christmas Carol and all it's incarnations (Scrooged! for one...) have always been my favorite holiday kind of read. I've always said that I love a book where the character grows and that book's main message is about growth. So, what happened after? How is Tiny Tim all grown up supposed to have an epiphany? I mean he wasn't a horrid boy and in this incarnation he isn't a horrid adult either. In fact he is a doctor and surgeon. His skills are renown as is his kindness. However, he has lost his way a little bit and fallen into practice with a doctor as mean as Scrooge was at the beginning of A Christmas Carol. So, Tim needs a little push, a small shove to correct his course in life. Scrooge is now likened to a guardian angel who helps, but it is the actions of Tim himself that sets things to right. Scrooge is only the one presenting opportunities not ultimatums.I really enjoyed myself with this story. It was nice following Tim and how he felt responsible in returning the favor Scrooge presented to him. I also enjoyed his shy romance. We are also not without an adorable child to complete the scene. While this isn't the big epiphany we get with Scrooge, we still get some redemption for Tim as he finds his way back to himself and happiness. Besides, a big epiphany wasn't needed here.I give this book 5 stars. If you are looking for a sweet read that completes a circle started with A Christmas Carol, then I suggest this book. It is a great holiday read.

  • Cynthia (Bingeing On Books)
    2019-05-26 11:47

    I have not read Dickens book A Christmas Carol in a really long time and I have been meaning to give it a reread during this holiday season. This book was just the heartwarming tale I needed to get me in the holiday spirit and remind me what really matters. I wasn't sure how I would feel about a sequel to such a classic, but I loved it. There were so many times that I teared up in this book, especially with Ginny and her poor son, Jonathan. When Tim looks at Jonathan, he remembers his ailment as a child and can't help but want to help. I don't want to give anything away, but there is a new twist to visits by ghosts to loved ones. In this book, Tim's business partner Eustace takes on the role of Scrooge. He chastises Tim for helping the poor and takes advantage of him. He treats poor Tim as more of an employee than a partner. When Eustace wants a day off, he simply directs all of his patients to Tim's door with no warning or question. He just shows up every month to collect his share of the profits from Tim's patients. There were so many times I just wanted to strangle Eustace and I was so glad when Tim stood up to him. This book is a must read for anyone who loved A Christmas Carol and is excited to see where the characters end up.

  • Ilene
    2019-06-01 12:33

    I have loved Charles Dickens Christmas Carol from as long as my childhood watching Alister Simms as Scrooge in my favorite version to finally reading it in my late teens. Since than its become a Christmas tradition of mine to read the book and watch now its become The Muppets Christmas Carol because I have young kids now. That being said I was very excited to see how Tiny Tim and his family have become since Scrooge was true to his word. Piecuch has a differnent voice than Dickens. writing easier to understand. But I do think he did an outstanding job in his characters development. I loved the idea of ghosts of loved ones show up in different ways than the original. I don't want to give to much away. I want to thank NetGalley and publisher for sending me a copy of this book for a honest review.

  • Suzanne
    2019-06-14 14:44

    If like me, you love A Christmas Carol, and make a habit of reading it every year and also of watching every version of the story that was made into movie form, you will probably really enjoy Jim Piecuch's spin on what became of Tiny Tim. I had a few issues with the pacing of this story, and it seemed like there was quite a bit of over explaining on some aspects, but overall, this was a heart warming, feel good Christmas story that was enjoyable and sweet. I thought the role Scrooge played was nicely worked into the story, and I looked forward to his subtle appearances. It was nice to see Tiny Tim all grown up, and the setting was realistic and in line with the original story. I would recommend this to fans of Christmas stories in general, as despite it's flaws, it still gets a nice message across and was successful in adding to my Christmas spirit.

  • Bubble Bath Books
    2019-06-02 15:58

    Sissy: 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. Read our full review of Tim Cratchit's Christmas Carol

  • Kelly
    2019-06-19 16:36

    Quick Christmas read. Enjoyable, predictable tale of Tiny Tim all grown up. He's a successful and compassionate doctor who works to help the poor. He was sent to school by Scrooge...who is dead for years, but makes an appearance now & again.

  • Annette
    2019-06-18 12:38

    This was a nice little read, good for Christmas. The story was a bit predictable but enjoyable.

  • Charissa
    2019-06-25 18:53

    "'Merry Christmas!' the boy said in a surprisingly strong voice. "And God bless us, every one.'"A splendid Christmas story. I loved re-visiting Scrooge's London and finding out what happened to Tiny Tim. However, I was a bit disappointed that the sequel wasn't as "ghostly" as the original. Otherwise, I was transported to a very Dickens holiday story, which was like a cup of hot spiced cider on a windy December evening.

  • Brooke (i blog 4 books)
    2019-06-20 19:50

    I very much enjoyed the beginning of this book. It seemed like a great start to a story. Unfortunately, the file expired before I was able to finish reading it though. Great beginning though!I received a free galley of this book through Net Galley in exchange for providing a review.

  • Guy VanHorn
    2019-06-17 19:57

    Just finished Dr. Piecuch's book. A light and enjoyable read for the holidays. Very reasonably priced ebook. Jim Piecuch is a professor in the history department at Kennesaw State University.

  • Vicki
    2019-06-15 17:01

    This was a great "sequel!" It was very heartwarming and easy to read with a very happy ending. A great story to read during the Holidays.