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Ruth Gogoll’s Christmas Carol by [Gogoll, Ruth]
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Length: 162 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Ruth Gogoll’s Christmas Carol is a new twist on an old classic.

Christmas is coming and good­will and merriment fill the town. It’s not the best of times for everyone however ...
Company president Michaela Wittling is all work and no play and Christmas is just another day. “What’s all the fuss about? The lights are a waste of electricity. They all expect time off and bonuses. Humbug!”
Faithful employee Ramona Benckhoff is all worry and no play. “Will I keep my job? Will the boss find out I sometimes cut my hours short to go to the hospital?” And, the most frightening question of them all ... “Will my daughter live to see the New Year?”
Michaela thinks she has it all figured out. Ramona believes she has no hope and nothing figured out.
One very strange night changes everything.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 327 KB
  • Print Length: 162 pages
  • Publisher: édition el!es (15 November 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #634,779 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars it was ok 17 January 2015
By AGCrumpler - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
It was ok for a quick read. I'd only recommend it if your looking for something with a Christmas theme.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not so good 24 March 2013
By Tristan - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I've read several of this author's books and so far this is the only one I didn't really care for.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great twist on a Christmas classic 3 December 2011
By Telstar - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Modern day version of Scrooge, Michaela Wittling, hates Christmas, it's just another day to her. She hates that she has to give her staff time off, hates that she has to give out bonus's and hates all the fuss everyone makes.

When Michaela's father all but ruined her grandfather's wine company, Michaela had a hard time getting the company back on track, let alone making a profit when she took over after his death. Michaela lived in virtual poverty, she ran the company as cheaply as she could. She paid her staff a pittance, dressed in tattered clothing, in fact she was so tight, she wouldn't spend one penny unless it was absolutely necessary. Even when she got her company back in the black, she still carried on saving every penny.

Michaela had no social life at all, save for the odd one night stand. Her latest fling, Karina was a woman she's hooked up with a couple of times, but Michaela really wasn't bothered if she saw her or not.

Young mother Ramona Benckhoff works for Michaela. Her daughter Leonie had been ill since birth. Now on this Christmas Eve she is dying. Her only one hope and a slim one at that, is a treatment only available in America. Treatment that Ramona can not afford. What will happen to poor little Leonie? She needs a miracle.

Although Ramona has worked for Michaela for quite some time, Michaela has never really noticed her, until she offers to work over the Christmas holiday. Michaela thinks Ramona is trying to up her salary and is dismissive when she hears Ramona has a sick daughter in hospital. Michaela is her usual self centered obnoxious self.

When Michaela goes home on Christmas Eve the fun begins. Michaela is visited by three ghosts. The ghost of Christmas past, the ghost of Christmas present and the ghost of Christmas future. What will these ghosts have to show Michaela?

Will these ghostly visits change Michaela's outlook on life? Will they change her way of life? Will they help Michaela become a better kinder person? Or will Michaela carry on being the frugal Scrooge, who couldn't care about anyone or anything? Will Michaela ever find love or will her only love be money?

I loved this twist on Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. I've read and also watched many different versions of this timeless classic. It is a firm favorite. This modern day version with a lesbian Scrooge is fabulous. The layout of the story is very similar. But the story is so very different.

Michaela's character was great as a female Scrooge. I hoped right from the outset that her character would follow the traditional story and become a nicer person. But did she? You will have to read the book to find out. I loved Ramona's character too. She is so full of love and hope, she never gives in. Each of the other characters plays a vital role in the story to bring it all together. The book is very well written.

In my opinion this book would make an wonderful film. It was originally written in German and the translation is excellent. If you only buy one Christmas book, make it this one.
4.0 out of 5 stars Get into the Christmas spirit 11 November 2015
By Kellie - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
A nice, quick read to get into the Christmas spirit! :-)

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