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A Marriage Carol

A Marriage Carol

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On Christmas Eve twenty years earlier, Marlee and Jacob were married in a snowstorm.   This Christmas Eve, they are ready to quit, divorce is imminent. Their relationship is as icy as the road they’re traveling and as blocked with troubles as the piling snow. They take a shortcut to get to the lawyer’s office, on a slippery, no-fault path. She thinks they need to stay on the main road. He disagrees. They fight. Story of their lives and they slam into a bank of snow , spinning, drifting, falling, out of control. Just like their lives. Reluctantly, freezing cold, hungry, scared, she trudges up the hill. Jacob is nowhere to be found. Her ears frozen, fingers and hands red, she comes to a house on the hillside, built like a Bed and Breakfast, a green wreath on the red door and the door-knocker is in the shape of a wedding ring.

The red door opens and the first thing she notices is the fire in the room, blazing hot, a warm, inviting, friendly place and the voice of an old man welcomes her in. There are three golden pots on the hearth, shining, glimmering things. The old man claims that they are used to restore marriages. She laughs—and begins a journey through her past, present, and future that will test how she views her lifelong love. There are two futures available. Which will she choose?

ISBN: 978-0-8024-0264-6
Publish date: August, 2011
Page Count: 128
Dimensions: 5 x 7
Format: Hardback
Weight: .56 LBS
Case Quantity: 20
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About Mr. Chris Fabry
CHRIS FABRY is an award-winning author and radio personality who hosts the daily program Chris Fabry Live! on Moody Radio. He has written more than seventy books for children and adults. His latest is War Room, a novelization of the film by the Kendrick Brothers. He has also written the adult novels Dogwood, June Bug, Almost Heaven, Not in the Heart, Borders of the Heart, Every Waking Moment, and The Song. He has won three Christy Awards and an ECPA Christian Book Award. He has also written two books with NY Times bestselling author, Dr. Gary Chapman, A Marriage Carol and Extraordinary Grace. He and his wife Andrea have been married for more than thirty years and have nine children. They live in Tucson, AZ. Chris is a graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism at Marshall University in Huntington, WV, and Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.

About Dr. Gary Chapman
GARY CHAPMAN--author, speaker, counselor--has a passion for people and for helping them form lasting relationships. He is the #1 bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages series and director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. Gary travels the world presenting seminars, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations. For more information visit his website at www.5lovelanguages.com.

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A Marriage Carol combines the power of Chris Fabry’s storytelling with Gary Chapman’s years of counselling insights. The book manages to reveal the true meaning of Christmas with humour, grace and wry insights. It’s deep and meaty, and has much to ponder regarding relationships (whether or not you’re married). To our delight, we read it with my husband’s family one Boxing Day. One to add to your Christmas traditions? December Woman Alive, page 44 http://www.womanalive.co.uk/
by WomanAlive book club on 12/1/2013
A Marriage Carol is a story of hope, of the power of love and forgiveness and of not giving up. It packs a powerful message without being preachy, serving to entertain while providing inspiration at the same time. The story is short and easy-to-read, and overall is well-written. I give this book a rating of 4 out of 5 stars, and especially encourage married readers to read this book. Read my review http://christianfictionaddiction.blogspot.com/2012/02/my-review-of-marriage-carol-by-chris.html
by JH on 2/14/2012
I had INCREDIBLY high hopes for “A Marriage Carol” a collaboration between the two authors. The story is about Marlee and Jacob, who are on their way to sign divorce papers and are in a car accident. Marlee can’t find her husband and walks to a home where an old man counsels her. It should be used for a light reading group, not one that wants theology, or deep bible study, because there is none of that. Read my full review https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sharon-Reviews/200331353337099
by Sharon on 2/7/2012
I love this book. Once I started it I didn't want to put it down. It made me laugh and cry. This story is about a couple that are going to sign divorce papers on Christmas Eve. On their way they get in a wreck and ends up off the side of the road. This book shows that if you once loved your spouse you can love again. Just have to want to and make it work. It is a cute little story and I would definitely recommend this to anyone. honeygirl348.blogspot.com/2012/01/book-review-marriage-carol.html
by Honey Girl on 2/7/2012
It’s a quaint novella, even for this reader. I found this novella a quick read, but completely charming. It’s a real world story in a couple on their way to sign the divorce papers, but what happens on the road to the lawyer completely sidelines any plans they had. It makes you think about how every choice we make effects our lives. Read my full review at http://enjoyingthewritingcraft.blogspot.com/2012/02/novel-to-be-shared-marriage-carol-by.html
by Casey on 2/7/2012
A lovely novella for the Christmas season. Marlee and Jacob Ebenezer are on their way to sign divorce papers on Christmas Eve. A Marriage Carol is a sweet, Christmas story that helps us remember to put our lives in perspective rather than jump ship at the first signs of crisis. This novella is perfect for the Christmas story-readers and fans of Dr. Gary Chapman and couples of all ages. Read full review at http://www.anovelsource.com/2011/12/marriage-carol-by-chris-fabry-gary.html
by Stacy on 2/2/2012

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