Saturday, August 15, 2015

A Great Christmas Read, Inspiring and Intense!!

                                            The Christmas Cradle
                                             By Charlotte Hubbard

Everyone loves a great Christmas story and this one provides the perfect setting and plot. I was totally engaged from the first page!!  The story begins in November presenting us with a unique and very touching holiday surprise. Eighteen year old Lena and her boyfriend are stranded and need a place to stay, just for the night.... or so they think.  Lena, from a very strict family, has been banished from her home and their judgmental beliefs to run away with Josiah and have his babe. Is she doing the right thing?? Even she , wonders at times!!  Meanwhile, Miriam and Ben ,  who just happen to live nearby, are expecting their own miracle baby.  They and the town rally around this young couple to extend a much needed helping hand .

The characters were described in a realistic and truly lovable way. I felt their every trial, disappointment and joy!!  The plot moves quickly and is filled with unexpected twists and turns. Both sets of expectant parents experience troublesome times, shocking tragedies and disappointments, however, the Christian community pulls together to help everyone experience the true meaning of Christmas. I felt an intense sense of joy and happiness at the outcome of this book. In the season of joyous rebirth, a little child will lead them. Two families see their dreams come true, and become one!! A perfect book for the Christmas season!!

Fantastic!! It touched my heart and soul!!

Book was provided by NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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