SOOOO! I got a little feedback last night from my opening scene yesterday, and apparently we need some answers. Well, I should hope that you would have plenty of questions after the first chapter.
I'm calling this story, as of right now, The Old Angel. So, for all of you who like history/Christmas/music/war, this might be a book for you.
The world of Kaspar the orphan has been within the confines of a small German hamlet ever since the organist of the church took him in one Christmas night many years ago. Now he's been drafted into the army and shipped over to a foreign land to fight for a country he's not even a part of. Despite the fact that these people are his enemies, Kaspar finds a friend in the person of a young boy much like himself.
As a harsh American winter sets in, the Hessian hireling soldiers prepare for a Christmas celebration, confidant that nothing will happen on this holiday evening. But Kaspar has made a promise to the old organist, and nothing can stop him, even if he has to sneak away from the celebration.
A Christmas night, a heart full of bitterness, and two very different friendships combine to teach Kaspar forgiveness and gratitude. But in the end it is the organist and his gift to Kaspar that saves Kaspar's life.
And there you have it. I don't want to be too vague, but I also don't want to be too explicit. Questions? Please feel free to ask. I'm still working out so much about this plot that I don't feel this blurb is adequate for the story. Silly me.
Thanks for reading, and God bless,