The story begins as the main character, Old Caleb, a wise shepherd, approaches his Christmas cottage, a shelter he had inhabited perennially every winter. As he approaches, he hears the most beautiful singing he had ever heard - coming from his cottage. The voice winds up belonging to Clara, the four year old daughter of Susan, a maid who worked for the mayor of a nearby town. The pair had moved into Caleb's cottage about two months ago. As it turns out, Susan is married to a dishonest sailor named Bruker, who worked on a merchant ship selling worthless trinkets and only visited his wife and child once a year on Christmas. Bruker is an obnoxious, beliggerent, and seemingly dangerous man and, as the story unfolds, Caleb (who, when young, was a renowned berseker in a Great War) finds himself doing everything in his power to save Clara from the evils of her father and his disgusting shipmates.
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The review of this Book prepared by Rick Passero
Old Caleb the Shepherd returns to his winter shelter one year to discover that it is inhabited by a strange female. His life is suddenly changed, but through many difficulties, he accepts the change and moves on to a better life with friendship and true love.
The review of this Book prepared by Sam Madura