By Selenia Paz, guest blogger
It is very difficult for me to find something related to A Christmas Carol that I will not like. There have been adaptations or retellings that I have not liked, but they are few. But like a runner who has been out of practice for some time, it took me a few tries to pick up speed and really get into the first novel in author Thom Thomas’s Christmas Carol-based series: Give or Take a Pebble: The Beginning. The character descriptions are intriguing and the author pulls you into each of their private worlds, their hopes, and their dreams. Dr. Joshua Krump finds himself seriously in debt and, equally unfortunately, having feelings for Belinda Cratchit, the sister of one young Tim whose health is suffering dreadfully.