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R. William (Bill) Bennett grew up on the New Jersey shore and in New England. He spent more than thirty years in business, including many years as an executive of various technology companies, and most recently, as a division president of FranklinCovey. He is also the author of the award-winning novella The Christmas Gift. Bill and his wife, Loree, have been blessed with four wonderful children and two grandchildren and reside at the base of the Rocky Mountains in Alpine, Utah.
Marley was dead, to begin with . . .
These chillingly familiar words begin the beloved classic A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Now R. William Bennett rewinds the story and focuses the spotlight on Scrooge’s miserly business partner, Jacob Marley, who was allowed to return as a ghost to warn Scrooge away from his ill-fated path. Why was Marley allowed to return? And why hadn’t he been given the same chance as Ebenezer Scrooge?
Or had he?
Written in a voice reminiscent of Dickens, Jacob T. Marley is a masterfully crafted story of remorse and redemption, sure to become a Christmas favorite. Jacob T. Marley is to A Christmas Carol as the world-famous Wicked is to The Wizard of Oz.
“Jacob realized that he was no more than an entry in Scrooge’s ledger—in an account that was now being closed.”
“What a wretched man, Marley thought. Whatever in the world made him?”
“Whether it was seconds or minutes, Marley did not know, but he paused so completely he thought his heart had stopped beating.”
“I did, were his own words that came to him. I did. I made Ebenezer Scrooge.”