From Humbug to Humble

The Transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge

Fiction - Short Story/Novela
143 Pages
Reviewed on 06/29/2022
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Reviewed by Melinda Facal for Readers' Favorite

From Humbug to Humble: The Transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge is an enchanting novella by Stephanie Verni. This thought-provoking story surmises how Ebenezer Scrooge, from Dickens’ beloved classic A Christmas Carol, may have lived his life as a changed man. Amelia, the great-great-granddaughter of Tim Cratchit, makes an astounding discovery and from there she pieces together how Scrooge’s life was transformed after being visited by ghosts on that Christmas long ago. This inspiring tale highlights the power and beauty of redemption and forgiveness while offering a joyful account of how Ebenezer Scrooge began to live his life with meaning and purpose. Readers learn how deeply the messages from the ghosts impacted Scrooge and prompted him to make significant changes in the way he lived the rest of his life.

Stephanie Verni’s From Humbug to Humble is a true delight for fans of A Christmas Carol and for those who enjoy cozy Christmas stories. Scrooge’s humility and his newfound appreciation for life are endearing. While painfully aware of his past, Scrooge dedicates himself to being as generous and kind as possible to everyone he knows and who crosses his path. Scrooge’s happiness and sheer joy in giving are heartwarming. This uplifting story shares the message that second chances and new beginnings are always possible. Scrooge is an inspiration to all of us, as he learned from his mistakes and takes full advantage of the new life available to him. Overflowing with faith, hope, and lots of good Christmas cheer, this is a highly recommended read.