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The Chain You Forge

4.51  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Inspired by Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol."

Benita Holden has more money than she’ll ever spend. As a personal injury attorney, her bank account grows in large sums. What does she spend her money on? Nothing. What does she do for fun? Work. Her life is one of routine, from the moment she wakes until she goes to bed at night.

That all changes one night when she gets
Kindle Edition, 232 pages
Published November 15th 2017
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Nov 22, 2020 rated it liked it
Every year my sister and I pick a Christmas book to read as part of our Sisters Book Club and this was my pick this year. I picked this up last year after a very positive review in the paper and was so looking forward to reading it this year.
I'm giving this 3 out of 5 stars although I have to say that the beginning of the book was very disappointing. It is a modern re-telling of Dickens A Christmas Carol which did intrigue me. Benita Holden has become quite successful as a Personal Injury Lawyer
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A new twist on "A Christmas Carol". The premise is similar - what does it take to get the curmudgeon Benita back on the right track and realize there's more to life than herself and her money. Of course, it will take some ghosts. The writing on "The Chain You Forge" is current and crisp. It brings to the forefront not only Benita's life but life in general and how even a small decision or unforeseen circumstance can change life for anyone. Benita's trip through her life not only kept the book mo ...more
Kim Paulus
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you like Dicken's Christmas Carol... you are going to love Ms. Bain's version. Benita is a very wealthy woman. She is an attorney at her own law firm. Always looking out for her bottom line, even ignoring her own family and the families of the firm. One night she is visited by her dead father... Change or your chains will be longer than mine he tells her.....three spirits will visit you; pay heed to what they say! This is a Christmas Carol with a Christian undertone. This book can be enjoyed ...more
Linda Rainey
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this modern day retelling of a Christmas Carol.
The storyline was intriguing, the characters vivid and the setting compelling.
This was an enjoyable Christmas read and it is highly recommended.
Faith Posten
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Benita's Do Over

Bonita Holden was one very selfish, unkind attorney whose primary ambition was to make all she could and keep it for herself. Work was her main focus. She had no friends nor did she have a life outside of work. But then she had a series of visitors before her life changed. A must read!
Diana Brown
3 stars and it only because of the last couple of chapters. This was supposed to be inspired by Dicken’s Christmas Carol, but it was more of a modern retelling (much eye rolling went on). It was ok, but it could have been better.
Dec 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A fan of Dicken’s Christmas Carol, this book caught my eye. Downloaded it to Kindle and enjoyed this quick read. The lessons are good for us all and being retold in modern day times was interesting.
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: unforgetable
I loved this retelling of A Christmas Carol. It has made me think. I highly recommend this story.
Deanna Stevens
Dec 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-read
A Christmas story I was glad I read.. Kathryn Bain never disappoints!
Sarah Tummey
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you remember "A Christmas Carol" from your childhood, I think you'll like this. Some echos of the original, but enough differences to make it worth reading. Fun and Christmassy. ...more
Nancy K. Rea
Jun 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great book

Yes, it was a re-telling of A Christmas Carol, but much better because it had Jesus in it. Happy reading.
Jul 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
An enjoyable modernization of the classic story, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
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