Friday, November 14, 2014

Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett

TITLE: Jacob T. Marley

AUTHOR: R. William (Bill) Bennett

Page Count: 202 pages
Genre: Seasonal, Inspirational Fiction
Format: Softcover

RELEASE DATE: October 14, 2014

Jacob T. Marley is to A Christmas Carol as the world-famous

Wicked is to The Wizard of Oz. R. William Bennett rewinds the

story and focuses the spotlight on Scrooge’s miserly business

partner, Jacob T. Marley, who was allowed to return as a ghost

to warn Scrooge away from his ill-fated path. Why was Marley

allowed to return? And why hadn’t he been given the same chance

as Ebenezer Scrooge?

Or had he?

Bennett writes in a voice reminiscent of Dickens and has masterfully crafted a story of remorse and redemption, sure to become a Christmas favorite.

About the Author:

R. William (Bill) Bennett grew up on the Jersey shore and in Connecticut. He and his wife, Loree, are the parents of four children, and they reside at the base of the Rocky Mountains in

Alpine, Utah.

My review: Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett

4 stars

I had a tough time deciding what rating to give Jacob T. Marley. The first part of the book I struggled to read it. The fonts are small, the language and story was on the educated side. I did not like these characters and what they did. Then when Marley is dying and after his death I felt for him. I started to like him. I enjoyed the book so much more. I felt connected to him. Lets face it these characters were not supposed to be likeable at first. There had to be a change in them. With their changes I started to change how I related to them. I was thinking how much do I do or not do.

This is a drama, a Christmas story, a love story or unlove story. We all make choices daily in our lives. What choices are we making today, yesterday or tomorrow?

It has been many years since I have read A Christmas Carol. This takes that story and focus on Jacob T. Marley's ghost. What choices he made to lead him to wear chains and visits all those he did wrong in life. We see where he came from. What the T in his name represents. How he came to care for only money and business in his life. How he met Ebenezer Scrooge.

This is a book once started it doesn't take long to read. It is only 202 pages long. It does make you think.

I was given this book to read by Shadow Mountain so I could give an honest review of Jacob T. Marley and be part of it's blog tour.

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