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Tim Cratchit's Christmas Carol: The Sequel to the Celebrated Dickens Classic

4.55  ·  Rating Details ·  29 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Tiny Tim is all grown up in this continuation of Charles Dickens’s beloved holiday classic A Christmas Carol, and this time, a certain ghost shows him the true meaning of Christmas cheer!

In A Christmas Carol, evil Scrooge was shown the error of his ways by three helpful ghosts and vowed to become a better person. Bob Cratchit and his family benefited most from Scrooge’s ch
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ebook, 272 pages
Published November 17th 2014 by Pocket Star (first published November 3rd 2014)
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Dianne
It takes a brave author to write a “sequel” to A Christmas Carol. It takes a brilliant author to pull it off! Tim Cratchit’s Christmas Carol by Jim Piecuch has all the atmosphere of its predecessor, the feel of London, the warmth of the season and even a cameo appearance by Ebenezer, himself!

Remember Tim? How sick he was? How you just fell in love with him as a child? Thanks to Mr. Scrooge, Tim was healed, and grew to be a remarkable doctor with a huge and generous heart. But his kindness to the
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Steve Pifer
Oct 29, 2014 Steve Pifer rated it it was amazing
I am usually one of the many who complain every year about why we are being ushered into the holiday season so early. I mean, after all, it’s not even Halloween yet. I haven’t finished putting up the storm windows, stowing away the summer lawn furniture, and am still hoping to have time to give my car a thorough cleaning, including its annual wax. I am not ready to get into Christmas mode yet. Heck, we havent even bought the mandatory 20 or 30 bags of candy for the neighborhood Trick-or-Treat ...more
Holly (2 Kids and Tired)
Nov 23, 2014 Holly (2 Kids and Tired) rated it it was amazing
I think one must be very brave to write a sequel to a celebrated classic, especially when that celebrated classic is a Dicken's story. Jim Piecuch does a fantastic job of taking us back to the Cratchit family. Tim is all grown up and now a successful doctor. As Christmas approaches, he begins to realize that his life is rather empty. It's become all about work and even then, he's not helping the poor in need. Instead, his practice is wrapped up in wealthy, gluttonous hypochondriacs and his ...more
Ann-marie
Nov 16, 2014 Ann-marie rated it it was amazing
I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That it no way changes my opinion of this book.

Ever wondered what happened to Tiny Tim, his family and Scrooge after Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol”? Well, wonder no more! We are re-introduced to Tim, and get to find out what he has been up to in his life, and where he is now.

Thanks to Scrooge, Tim is in good health, was able to complete Med School, and is a well-known doctor. His family is doing well; however, his practice keeps
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Marjorie
Oct 12, 2014 Marjorie rated it it was amazing
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Jim Piecuch's book Tim Cratchit's Christmas Carol - The Sequel to the Celebrated Dickens Classic is a very much must read. It is about Tiny Tim who is now grown up. He is no longer with his childhood ailment. He is now a doctor caring for the wealthy. It is a very successful practice. But it is a lonely life. He comes home to an empty house.every night. But it's this year that he decides that he is going to fill his home with a lot of Holiday spirit, Christmas che
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Katherine P
Mar 29, 2015 Katherine P rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
While there were some pacing flaws this was a lovely and sweet story. It was nice to see Tiny Tim all grown up and to see the aftermath of Scrooge's Christmas Eve lived out by the Cratchit family. A nice Christmas-y read!
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Cherie K.
Nov 19, 2014 Cherie K. rated it it was amazing
Every year it gets harder and harder to get into the Christmas spirit. This book is just the ticket to warm the cockles of your heart. If you're feeling the teensy bit "Scroogish," read this book and it'll cure what ails you. Highly recommended and will be one that I'll read every year as a new family tradition around the holidays.
Susan F
Nov 19, 2014 Susan F rated it really liked it
Shelves: christmas
Excellent story inspired by Dickens Christmas Carol.
Walt Bristow
Dec 24, 2014 Walt Bristow rated it it was amazing
Who hasn’t wondered what happened to Tiny Tim and the rest of the Cratchit family in Charles Dickens’ The Christmas Carol? In the original story, the Ghost of Christmas Present shows Ebenezer Scrooge how sick Tiny Tim is and warns that the boy will die without treatment. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come then informs Scrooge that Tiny Tim does, in fact, die because his family was too poor to get him taken care of. Through the intervention of the three ghosts, Scrooge undergoes a miraculous ...more
Eileen Dandashi
Jan 29, 2015 Eileen Dandashi rated it it was amazing
Story: Tiny Tim is all grown up in this continuation of Charles Dickens’s beloved holiday classic A Christmas Carol, and this time, a certain ghost shows him the true meaning of Christmas cheer!

In A Christmas Carol, evil Scrooge was shown the error of his ways by three helpful ghosts and vowed to become a better person. Bob Cratchit and his family benefited most from Scrooge’s change of tune—but what happened after the goose was given, and Scrooge resolved to turn over a new leaf?

Tim Cratchit’s
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Lillian
It takes a brave author to write a sequel to a beloved classic that everyone knows, either because they have read the book or seen one of many film adaptations. It takes a great author to pull it off. Jim Piecuch is both brave and great! In Tim Cratchit's Christmas Carol, Piecuch takes the character Tiny Tim and gives us a glimpse into his adult life.

Tim Cratchit is now thirty-ish, an accomplished physician and surgeon, working for the upper class in London, but also helping those who cannot aff
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Laura Reading
Nov 28, 2014 Laura Reading rated it it was amazing
Who doesn't know the story of Ebeneezer Scrooge and the visiting ghosts of Past, Present and Future?
Charles Dickens wrote THE classic holiday tale of hardship, love, and rebirth.
While there have been many Hollywood take offs of the classic and beloved original story, none will ever cause Dickens' version to pale.

We all fell in love with the Cratchit family and wanted to spend more time in their loving embrace.
After Scrooge's transformation and the cure for Tiny Tim, we all dreamed that life impr
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Melissa
Dec 19, 2014 Melissa rated it it was amazing
A Christmas Carol and all it's incarnations (Scrooged! for one...) have always been my favorite holiday kind of read. I've always said that I love a book where the character grows and that book's main message is about growth. So, what happened after? How is Tiny Tim all grown up supposed to have an epiphany? I mean he wasn't a horrid boy and in this incarnation he isn't a horrid adult either. In fact he is a doctor and surgeon. His skills are renown as is his kindness. However, he has lost his ...more
Cynthia (Bingeing On Books)
Aug 07, 2015 Cynthia (Bingeing On Books) rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
I have not read Dickens book A Christmas Carol in a really long time and I have been meaning to give it a reread during this holiday season. This book was just the heartwarming tale I needed to get me in the holiday spirit and remind me what really matters. I wasn't sure how I would feel about a sequel to such a classic, but I loved it. There were so many times that I teared up in this book, especially with Ginny and her poor son, Jonathan. When Tim looks at Jonathan, he remembers his ailment as ...more
Ilene
Dec 05, 2014 Ilene rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014, reviews
I have loved Charles Dickens Christmas Carol from as long as my childhood watching Alister Simms as Scrooge in my favorite version to finally reading it in my late teens. Since than its become a Christmas tradition of mine to read the book and watch now its become The Muppets Christmas Carol because I have young kids now. That being said I was very excited to see how Tiny Tim and his family have become since Scrooge was true to his word. Piecuch has a differnent voice than Dickens. writing ...more
Suzanne
Jan 08, 2015 Suzanne rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
If like me, you love A Christmas Carol, and make a habit of reading it every year and also of watching every version of the story that was made into movie form, you will probably really enjoy Jim Piecuch's spin on what became of Tiny Tim. I had a few issues with the pacing of this story, and it seemed like there was quite a bit of over explaining on some aspects, but overall, this was a heart warming, feel good Christmas story that was enjoyable and sweet. I thought the role Scrooge played was ...more
Bubble Bath Books
Dec 01, 2014 Bubble Bath Books rated it it was amazing
Sissy: This is Jim Piecuch's first novel and I absolutely loved it.

Bubby: I have a confession to make. I prejudged this book so hard that I almost refused to read it. I mean, really? You're going to try to out-Dickens Dickens? Good luck with that! And yet, it works. The writing is not a copy of Dickens' style in any way. Piecuch definitely has his own voice. Instead of trying to be Dickens, he instead just continued Dickens' story, and did it very well. Read our full review of Tim Cratchit's Chr
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Charissa
Dec 13, 2015 Charissa rated it really liked it
"'Merry Christmas!' the boy said in a surprisingly strong voice. "And God bless us, every one.'"

A splendid Christmas story. I loved re-visiting Scrooge's London and finding out what happened to Tiny Tim. However, I was a bit disappointed that the sequel wasn't as "ghostly" as the original.

Otherwise, I was transported to a very Dickens holiday story, which was like a cup of hot spiced cider on a windy December evening.
Brooke (i blog 4 books)
Dec 28, 2014 Brooke (i blog 4 books) marked it as finish-reading-later
I very much enjoyed the beginning of this book. It seemed like a great start to a story. Unfortunately, the file expired before I was able to finish reading it though. Great beginning though!

I received a free galley of this book through Net Galley in exchange for providing a review.
Guy VanHorn
Jan 01, 2015 Guy VanHorn rated it it was amazing
Just finished Dr. Piecuch's book. A light and enjoyable read for the holidays. Very reasonably priced ebook. Jim Piecuch is a professor in the history department at Kennesaw State University.
Vicki Garrett
Sep 21, 2015 Vicki Garrett rated it it was amazing
This was a great "sequel!" It was very heartwarming and easy to read with a very happy ending. A great story to read during the Holidays.
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