Sunday, September 1, 2013

A Marriage Carol Book Review

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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. Jacob 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.

The red door opens and the first thing she notices is the fire in the room, blazing hot, a warm, inviting, friendly place and the voice of an old man welcomes her in. There are three golden pots on the hearth, shining, glimmering things. The old man claims that they are used to restore marriages. She laughs-and begins a journey through her past, present, and future that will test how she views her lifelong love. There are two futures available. Which will she choose?(Goodreads)

I am a fan of Gary Chapman and hadn't heard of Chris Fabry until this book. The cover is inviting and the back of the cover made me want to read this book. I was surprised at how the story played out and how short of a story it is. I loved how the authors explained the marriage and it's complications, it was very easy to relate with. The setting made it a fun book with the snow and created a Christmas Carol by Dickens in marriage form. 

Not just a book for the holidays, this book has great meaning and is a good short read. 

I highly recommend for married folks!

"I received this book from Moody Publishers for free in exchange for an honest review."


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