This was a very unique holiday story--in setting, holiday, and theme. It really added some nice variety to the advent calendar.
It's set in historic Iceland where families live as hard-working homesteaders. The last two remaining members of two feuding families are stuck together when the younger one, injured, is taken in by his enemy.
I loved the sense of desolation and hope in this story and the sweet romance that builds between the two men. It's a remarkable, poetic little story with a strong sense of place and culture. I'm sure I will reread it again.