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Claus: A Christmas Incarnation Book 1 (The Child, Vol 1) Paperback – December 8, 2012
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I am not a great reader of books but I had the opportunity to purchase a first edition in hard cover in Dec 2000 to give to my wife for her birthday which is Dec 22 . She was real happy for the gift and now I have read the book twice myself and enjoyed it both times . I have now purchased the other books in paperback which I plan on reading during our winter months here in West Michigan.
Book 1 ,A Christmas Incarnation,The Child is a real fine read of a now middle age lady ,Elizabeth ,who once again meets with an old acquaintance , Britany " Rings" Coombes, wanting to share many of there memories from their younger lives .
Elizabeth , was a preteen that was sent off to serve a wealthy family as a maiden servant while her family dealt with a family illness . She was a very bright and wise beyond her years of nine which intrigued Lady Rebecca the young wife of Christopher Claussen a wealthy lumber barren from Sweden . Britany came into Elizabeth's life while underway at sea. as you will learn
. Rebecca knows what it is like to be separated from ones family and live as an orphan and it becomes her lives ambition to help out all these homeless youngsters . For a long time Elizabeth doesn't know just what to think of Christopher because of some things that happen that seem somewhat like magic to her and somewhat of a mystery .
Christopher also had huge spot in his heart for kids as did Rebecca and he did attract many when he was out and about .The story was an interesting Journey from Sweden to London and then following the the Trade winds to the East Coast of America and beyond
I found the first few chapters much more interesting during the second time that I read the book as it sets the stage for the rest of the story which is needed as you read on . When I sit back and think about what all it took to write this book that took place in the early 1800's, I wondered how many hours must have been spent researching all the different things and places that the story took you through .All about the ships of that time , the Cargo ships ,Man O' War ,and Pirate ships and what it took for the sailing ships to maneuver and the construction of these ships . All the places in and around London ,The waters around the Scandinavia countries and the Trade Winds. . Even the songs ,poems were well written and interesting .
The knowledge, research and love that went into this story was simply amazing. It's not a story for everyone but it is a hell of a story. The background it gave me made me feel like I was there alongside Elizabeth.
GREAT GREAT GREAT Story!!
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