Any story that uses my most favorite holiday story Dickens, A Christmas Carol is bound to be good.
This wonderful story uses this theme of past, present and future to weave a story of redemption (sort of.) Verity is her longsuffering self where Ellis’ mother is concerned, but she reaches her breaking point when she is insulted for the last time.
This leads to the discovery (with the help of few family ghosts) of the anamosity and apathy in his family, and why his mother is the witch she is. Frankie stirs things up, a friend who gave Verity her pet skunk Lucy shows up but in not so fleshly form.
It’s fast, funny, and gives readers a great holiday treat.
I received this as an advanced reading company for an unbiased review.