Monday, December 19, 2011
A Marriage Carol by Chris Fabry, Gary Chapman
This is a very interesting Christmas story. Think of Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas past and meet Mrs. Ebeneezer, on her way to sign divorce papers on Christmas Eve. She's about the meet the ghosts of marriage past, present and future...
Moody Publishers and Net Galley shared this book with me (thank you). It was published in September, so you can pick up a copy now.
It wasn't until I reached the end of this story that I realized it had been written by a male author. The main focus of the story is on the wife and her feelings. It sounds very authentic and the emotions he expresses are feminine. I was surprised to see that a man wrote it; he did a very good job.
Jake and Marlee have decided their marriage is at the end. They no longer share things with each, the thrill is gone, and they are more angry with each other than in love. They are on their way to town to meet with the lawyer and sign the divorce decree. But when they meet an oncoming truck and swerve off the side of the road, Marlee goes on another journey...
Marlee goes for help and the old man she finds has her melt snow in a pot on the fireplace and read what she finds in the water. She sees the beginning of her marriage. Then she sees her marriage as it currently is. And, at the end, she sees what will become of them after they end their marriage and how their children turn out.
What will she do with the reflections and visions she has seen? You'll have to read the book to see.
I found the story premise interesting and entertaining.
This is a nice tale to read around Christmas time. Why not get yourself a copy?