The Innkeeper's Wife

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Reviewed by Melanie Lott, Staff Writer

The Innkeeper's Wife by Lynda M. Wilson. Published by Deseret Book.

What if? What if Mary and Joseph weren't alone in that stable? What if there was someone else there to help Mary that wondrous night when the Savior was born? Lynda M. Wilson explores the possibility of a midwife sent to help Mary and Joseph in "The Innkeeper's Wife".

The story is fairly short and it can easily be read in one sitting, but I'm sure it will be a favorite to retell each Christmas for many. Each chapter begins with the words of a Christmas carol. It would be fun to sing each Christmas carol if you read it with a larger group of people. It is interesting to hear the story of the birth through a very different viewpoint. Although the story is fictional, it really leaves you with something to think about, a possibility maybe you never considered before.