A Marriage Carol
Chris Fabry & Gary Chapman
Source: the publisher via NetGalley.com
You can read the Goodreads summary here.
I know what you're thinking - a Christmas book in June? Well, here's what you may not know about me: I am a Christmas-aholic. I mean I sit in front of the TV for two days straight every July when QVC does their "Christmas in July" special. I got nuts for the stuff and my favorite books to veg out to are Christmas novels. So when this popped up in a NetGalley e-mail, I was all over that in a heartbeat.
A play off the classic, A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, A Marriage Carol follows Marlee the night she and her husband get into an accident on the way to their divorce lawyer. Stranded in a snowstorm with her husband vanished from the car, Marlee finds shelter from a local man who helps her see her marriage past, present and future.
I thought the authors' writing style was beautiful and very descriptive. It's not a book to over think or analyze, although it may help to analyze your own relationships. Overall, it was a sweet story about a marriage in trouble that gets a second chance. I would recommend it anyone who likes Christmas stories and also to couples who are having a difficult time in their marriage, even though the book oversimplified marriages in crisis. This book is definitely a Christian book, so if you don't like that kind of thing, skip it.
A Marriage Carol will be released in September.
PS: I love the cover. At first glance it looks like a wreath on a front door with a door knocker, but the door knocker is actually an engagement ring! Very cute.