Thursday, October 29, 2015

Book Review: The Christmas Cradle by Charlotte Hubbard (Giveaway)

Welcome back to Willow Ridge with the latest book in Charlotte Hubbard's Seasons of the Heart series, The Christmas Cradle.

Lena Esh and her boyfriend Josiah Witmer get lost in a storm while on their way to Higher Ground. When they arrive at Ben and Miriam Hooley's doorstep they are welcomed with open arms. Not a surprise considering the faithful and friendly Hooleys, who are awaiting the birth of their first child together.

As they rally the town together to help the young couple, Ben's mind is also on the instructions given to him by the bishop that Miriam give up her Sweet Seasons Cafe and stay at home. And of course, former bishop, Hiriam Knepp keeps poking around to keep things lively.

What a wonderful series this is. I've loved it since the beginning; and with each new addition I enjoy it more and more. The complexity and growth of the characters--or lack of growth as sometimes happens; the talent of the author who has masterfully crafted an entire community of people who seem as real to me as my own family; the delicious recipes and the fabulous themes that run throughout each book all captivate me completely.

If there were one author I could highly recommend this year, Charlotte Hubbard would definitely be the one. You simply must read her books to appreciate them.

Series: Seasons of the Heart (Book 6)
Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Zebra (September 29, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 142013311X
ISBN-13: 978-1420133110

Charlotte will be awarding $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host. Please enter using the Rafflecopter form below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I read this book for the following challenge:

I received a copy of this book from the author through Goddess Fish Promotions. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

thank you for hosting

CharlotteHubbard said...

Cheryl, thanks so much for featuring my book--and for you WONDERFUL review of this story and my Seasons of the Heart series as it comes to a close.

Unknown said...

This sounds like a great book to read. I have been seeing this book around other blogs and still love it everytime I see it.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for stopping by, everyone.

Charlotte, I can always count on you for a great book. Can't wait to see what's next.

Victoria Alexander said...

Great post - thanks for sharing!

The Reading Daisy said...

I would love to win! I have never read anything by this author.

fredamans said...

This sounds like a beautiful story. Great review, and congrats to the winner!