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Twelve Days

By D. P. Conway

A Modern-Day Rewrite of

A Christmas Carol



TWELVE DAYS is a modernized version of Dickens’ timeless The Christmas Carol.  Replace Ebenezer Scrooge with the advertising business owner Barbara DiSanto, and the story is similar.  Barbara is driven by money and appearances. Her demands and arrogance are unsurpassed. Everything must be perfect, and if not, she becomes angry, aggressive, and hateful. Her family, friends, and employees are afraid of her.  As Christmas approaches, Barbara’s guardian angel appears and takes Barbara on a soul-rectifying journey of twelve visions.


Barbara DeSanto’s character is a great modern Scrooge. I loved how this classic role has been updated, and I am sure many readers will find it relatable, eye-opening, and inspiring.  While the writing is not quite on par with the traditional story, the attempt to modernize it is applauded. We can all use a little reminder to “Keep Christmas well’ any time of year.

I listened to the audio version of the book and enjoyed the narrator's voice, although the pacing seemed a little slow.  Thanks to Netgalley for an advance reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Publisher    BookGoSocial Audio

Published   October 30, 2023

Narrated     Danielle Gensler

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