ROMANCE

The Christmas Cradle

Zebra: Kensington. (Seasons of the Heart, Bk. 6). Oct. 2015. 368p. ISBN 9781420133110. pap. $7.99; ebk. ISBN 9781420133127. INSPIRATIONAL ROMANCE
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Rescued during a snowstorm and taken in by smithy Ben Hooley and his wife, Miriam, young Josiah Witmer and his pregnant girlfriend, Lena Esh, are overwhelmed by the kindness of the people of Willow Ridge. But Josiah has a lot to learn about life, poor decisions, and accepting responsibility, and Lena, as well as the rest of the town, can only hope that he's up to the challenge.
VERDICT Thoroughly steeped in the Old Order Amish ways, this sweet and tender story teems with forgiveness, growth, and promise, and with babies on the way, it's a perfect story for the Christmas season and fans of Amish fiction. Hubbard (Harvest of Blessings) lives in St. Louis.

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