Friday, October 23, 2015

The Christmas Cradle (+$20 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: The Christmas Cradle 
Author: Charlotte Hubbard
Series: Seasons of the Heart #6
Pages: 368
Date Published: 2015
Publisher: Zebra
Format: Kindle
Genre: Romance
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours

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 . . .

~Try an Excerpt!~
As they crossed the county blacktop, Ben felt much better about the possibility of a supper shift in the Sweet Seasons. Savilla Witmer impressed him as an astute young woman who probably kept their books—and kept her brother focused on his cooking, as well. He also sensed that Josiah’s attitude had improved since he’d left on Saturday night.

“It would be a gut idea to either call Hiram Knepp or drop him a line to tell him you’re not gonna cook in Higher Ground—at least not for a while,” Ben added to leave Josiah’s options open. “If he gets word you’re caterin’ the wedding next week—and then if ya decide to stay on—he’ll be mighty perturbed.”

“I suspect Mr. Knepp will be unhappy anyway, considering how Josiah had agreed to be in Higher Ground by now,” Savilla remarked with a rise of her eyebrow. “If you don’t tell him you’ve changed your mind, Josiah, you’ve gone back on your word and you’ve lied to him.”

“Higher Ground’s not that far away,” Ben pointed out, “and we know first-hand about the trouble Hiram causes when folks cross him. If I were you, son, I’d get squared away with him sooner rather than later.”

“Jah, jah, I get that,” Josiah replied impatiently. “I’ll take care of it as soon as we’re settled.”

Ben sensed Josiah had once again turned a deaf ear toward him, so he hoped the kid would listen to his sister. The last thing they needed was a brush-up with Hiram at Luke and Nora’s wedding.
~Meet Charlotte!~ 
Drawing upon her experiences in Jamesport, the largest Old Order Amish community in Missouri, longtime Missourian Charlotte Hubbard writes of simpler times and a faith-based lifestyle in her Seasons of the Heart series. Like her heroine, Miriam Lantz Hooley, Charlotte considers it her personal mission to feed people. Faith and family, farming and food preservation are hallmarks of her lifestyle. She’s a deacon, a dedicated church musician and choir member, and when she’s not writing, she loves to try new recipes, crochet, and sew. Charlotte now lives in Minnesota with her husband and their border collie.
 Charlotte will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


  1. Thanks for featuring my book on your site!

  2. "... Charlotte Hubbard writes of simpler times and a faith-based lifestyle...." Sounds wonderful!"... Charlotte Hubbard writes of simpler times and a faith-based lifestyle...." Sounds wonderful!

  3. A lovely synopsis & such a sweet cover.

  4. I can't wait to read this book. I'm so excited.

  5. If money was no object, what would you do all day?

  6. Sounds like another great book by Charlotte! Loved reading the excerpt, thank you for sharing and for the chance to win a copy of "The Christmas Cradle"

  7. I am currently reading Winter of Wishes by Charlotte Hubbard . It is one of the Seasons of the Hearts series books. I am really looking forward to reading The Christmas Cradle the newest book in the series.