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Born in the village of Easkey, Ireland just before World War II, Cara Brannan dreams of becoming a nurse and starting a new life in America. Her mother, an Irish suffragette, encourages Cara to set goals and be fiercely independent. She moves to Dublin and begins nurses training at Saint John’s Hospital, forging friendships and encountering obstacles as a young single wom ...more
Kindle Edition, 274 pages
Published February 21st 2018 by Amazon Digital Services LLC
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Sharon Huether
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A story of family, new beginnings, perseverance and for the joy of life.
Caleb, the son that never knew his father and lost his mother when he was just coming of age.
The memory of his mother stayed with him, giving him inspiration.
This book was a gift from the author for my honest review.
I loved the story.
Kathy
Caleb's Window is the second novel by John J. Siefring, author of An Important Day. I was so taken with An Important Day, that I've been waiting for Siefring's second offering. It does not disappoint!

Caleb's Window is a generational saga about young Cara Brannan, an Irish girl who grew up during WWII, wants to become a nurse and ultimately move to America. As in Mr. Siefring's first book, his phrasing and both his physical and emotional descriptions are so rich and full that the characters and h
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Anne Hamm
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book

I won this book on Goodreads.
This is a really good book, with very likeable characters. And good character development. I couldn't put it down
Lori
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
I won a kindle version in the good reads giveaways. Caleb is the son of Cara and Irish woman who was a nurse and came to the states with her husband. When Cara's spouse dies in work related accident Cara raises Caleb alone. Tragedy strikes when Caleb is only 14. Sent to live with his aunt and uncle he does his best to grow up and make his mother proud. Although the title is called "Caleb's Window", Caleb is only in about one third of this book. The first two thirds focuses on Cara. Becoming a nu ...more
Marissa
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
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It is a saga of a young Irish nurse who fell in love and ended up in America. But her husband dies unexpected and she then finds out she’s pregnant. How she ends up surviving and making a future for her and her son. Then she tragically dies early leaving him to live with his aunt and uncle.

He finds his mother’s writings as it then gives him new insight towards his mother as it draws him to his career in English. It showcases the ups and downs in life and the perseverance
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Doreen Ashbrook
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had a little difficulty adjusting to the Irish sentence structure, but, that aside, I found this to be an enchanting tale. I did feel like I fell off a cliff when an unexpected event happened and the focus switched from on character to another. All in all, an enjoyable tale. Thank you Goodread Giveaways.
Peter G
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read. I know these characters. I can hear their voices. Feels like I am in Dublin & New York City.
Beth
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A lovely circle of life story revolving around a very strong woman. The glimpses into Irish families make it a must read!
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John J. Siefring is the author of the novels CALEB'S WINDOW and AN IMPORTANT DAY. Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in the Bronx, he has assumed various career tracks, including Wall Street, NYC cab driver, college professor, and clinical psychologist.

Siefring received his doctoral degree in psychology from Fordham University, New York. He has been in private clinical practice in Northport, Lo
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