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Review | A Miser, A Manger, A Miracle

A Miser, A Manger, A Miracle

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Matthew, Mark, Luke, and . . . Dickens?

In an interpretive retelling of this familiar Christmas story the author asks: What if there was room at the inn? The First Christmas Carol combines a timeless work of classic literature with the first documented Christmas story. As darkness cloaks the hills of Bethlehem three angels visit an unscrupulous innkeeper, revealing his past, present, and the miracles yet to come.

Not the story you’ve read. Still the stories you know.

* from Goodreads

Hott Review:

Do you believe in me?

That truly the question isn’t it? Each day, each decision, it all comes down to that.

A Miser, A Manger, A Miracle is a heart-breakingly truthful account of Jesus’ life and death. Though fictional the Truth shines through as we read through Ebenezer’s life in Bethlehem.

I particularly enjoyed how the two stories were combined and made so realistic without detracting from any facts.

** Though I believe A Miser, A Manger, A Miracle is appropriate for all ages, some parents will want to read through it first as the birth and death, though not gruesome, are made quite real.


Author: Marianne Jordan
Source: I purchased A Miser, A Manger, A Miracle item on June 24, 2016 for Free.
Publisher & Date: November 7th 2013 by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (first published October 24th 2013)
Genre: Christmas, Christian, Historical Fiction
ISBN: 1938499735 (ISBN13: 9781938499739)
Pages: 140
Grade: A+
Ages: YA — see note above for qualifications **
Steam: 10+ — see note above for qualifications **
Setting: Bethlehem between 6 and 4 BC

Author Bio:

Marianne JordanI was born in Tennessee, but grew up in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I graduated from Radford University with degrees in both Speech Telecommunications and Business. After graduation, I immediately began my career passion in broadcasting. I met my husband, radio personality, Bill Jordan while working together in Roanoke, Virginia. I left the business when my daughter was born.

My creative writing began as commercial copy and public relation and marketing ideas for TV and National Public Radio. I wrote a few short stories but never with intentions of being published.

That changed when I began writing skits and plays for church dramas. While directing a youth drama team, I wrote The First Christmas Carol. I was later encouraged to turn it into a book. After years of shelving and rewrites, I finally took the idea seriously. Fourteen years later, the story has taken on a new life.

I already have several books in the works, including a children’s series.

I make my home in North Carolina with my husband and two dogs. When not writing, I enjoy traveling, cooking, gardening, music and sports. My favorite free time activity is spending time with my daughter and grandson.

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