Item description for The Innkeeper's Wife: The Rest of the Christmas Story by Lynda M. Wilson & Brandon Dorman...
I'm the innkeeper's wife. My name is Hannah. Come with me. My husband says you can stay the night in our stable. It is a little way from the inn, but I think you will be all right there. Joseph looked at Mary and waited. "Yes, Joseph. We can't stay here." Suddenly her face tightened and she reached for Joseph's hand. She put her head down and all she said was "Oh!" That was all I needed. I saw instantly that her husband, though he would have defended her at that moment with his very life, could not help her. His wife was in labor. This original and stirring fictional account of the Christmas story introduces readers to Hannah, the innkeeper's wife. The author takes a deeper look at what could have been as she allows us to view the Nativity through the eyes of the supposed midwife to Mary. Readers travel back with Hannah to the day when Mary and Joseph came to Bethlehem and forward to the miraculous account of when shepherds came and witnessed of angels.
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Studio: Shadow Mountain
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 7.5" Height: 7.5" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 2006
Publisher Shadow Mountain
ISBN 1590384792 ISBN13 9781590384794 UPC 783027384796
Reviews - What do customers think about The Innkeeper's Wife?
Possible precious moments just before the birth of our Savior Dec 19, 2007
While reading The Innkeeper's Wife, the Christmas story that I have heard my whole life seemed to come alive. This beautifully written story made me feel like I was right there seeing the birth of our Savior through the eyes of a dear sister. It is so exciting to me that this book tells how it may very well have happened! The author's description of the details and moments of the event brings the reality of our Savior's birth closer to home and not "out there" in the distance. I truly love this book!!! It is simple yet heart stirring and I believe the author was inspired. I shall be reading it to my grandchildren for many years to come and I predict that it shall be a classic.
A different perspective Nov 29, 2007
I absolutely loved this different perspective of the Christmas story! Of course, Mary would've needed help in childbirth and of course, it could've been the innkeeper's wife. Yet, why do we not read about her in the Bible? This very well written book answers that question. The author made the story very real and I really connected with it! It is a great Christmas gift and I have given it to many friends.
A tender, plausible fable Nov 26, 2006
I loved this book. Lately I've been passing along to other people my Christmas books and decorations that are not Christ-centered, and whittling down my collection to things that seem to me to be more germane to the season. This lovely book certainly will take a prominant place in my reworked collection. The story is beautifully told, and very plausible. If events didn't happen exactly like Ms Wilson imagines, well, they certainly could have!
The illustrations are also lovely, although I wish the Holy family had been more middle-Eastern looking. Oh well.
A Book that Brings the Spirit of Christmas Nov 20, 2006
This book is so wonderful and it brought tears to my eyes! It made the events of the Christmas story real for me in a way nothing else ever had. The skillfull writing and inspired story will touch your heart and make you say a prayer of gratitude that that joyous event took place. A must have for any Christmas Book collection! I'm buying it for everyone I know for Christmas. :)