The Christmas Cradle | Charlotte Hubbard


Today I’m posting my review of The Christmas Cradle, the sixth book in the Seasons Of The Heart series by Charlotte Hubbard.

Here is a brief synopsis:

For the peaceful town of Willow Ridge, November presents an early holiday surprise.

Stranded in the snow, 18-year-old Lena Esh and her boyfriend Josiah Witmer need more than a place to stay for the night.

Lena defied her strict family and their judgmental beliefs to run away with Josiah and have his baby. But she’s starting to wonder if he can prove as responsible as he is passionate. And she isn’t sure how—or if—they can ever find a place to truly call home.

Expecting their own miracle baby, Miriam and Ben Hooley rally the town to help the young couple, and Lena draws strength from their unexpected support.

Though trouble may come calling, in this season of joyous rebirth, a little child will lead them. And two couples will see their dreams of forever family come true…


This is a wonderful story to read at Christmas time… or anytime!

I began reading The Christmas Cradle, thinking about a certain baby being born…. I just love babies (so do the Amish)!

You are probably not going to be surprised when I “reveal” that even at Christmas time, guess who shows up… nope, it’s not Santa. It’s Hiram – again – and he’s determined to spoil the good time the folks in Willow Ridge are planning. Hmm, perhaps the shoe fits in this book – he’s a scrooge!

No matter… Charlotte does a superb job introducing a few new characters, made to feel welcome by the folks in the community (of course). I declare, the characters are more “real” than most of the people I know. And they know that with God, all things are possible.

I love how their faith shines through, yet nothing about these books are “preachy” – just good common sense, along with faith, love and hope. And that’s exactly what we all need in our own lives today!

If you enjoy reading great stories, with wonderful, “real” characters going through problems, yet not giving up, I cannot encourage you enough to read the Seasons of the Heart series!

Happy Reading & Merry Christmas!


God Bless You!

Review © 2016 DJ Mynatt


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4 thoughts on “The Christmas Cradle | Charlotte Hubbard

  1. Gail Hollingsworth December 16, 2016 at 8:44 am

    I just love all these Christmas books you are highlighting!

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  2. Carolyn December 16, 2016 at 9:07 am

    “The Christmas Cradle” by Charlotte Hubbard is a great read. I read it last year and want to read it again. Thank you, Donna, for highlighting’s Charlotte’s book.

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    • DJ Mynatt December 16, 2016 at 11:21 am

      You’re welcome.


  3. Mari December 16, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    The Christmas Cradle was a great conclusion to the Seasons of the Heart series. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Some Christmas stories just need to be read again.

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