As a fan of A Christmas Carol, I was so entranced by this fictionalized account of how Charles Dickens was pressed into writing a Christmas novel in the first place. Charles is just off a failure and his publishers are threatening to penalize him financially if he doesn’t come through with a gem. His wife has just had their sixth baby and is going through a bout of postpartum. His father is racking up debt and using his name to secure it all around time. Charles is beloved and everyone wants a piece of him. All he wants is a little peace and a little inspiration.
Through the story we learn how like Scrooge he had become and how the people he encounters helped him generate the characters and plot of A Christmas Carol. It shows us how the haves and have nots of the time live and how some of our Christmas traditions came to be. It’s the perfect charming novel for the holiday season. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️