Miss Cherry Pie’s Newly Released “The Inn Keeper's Wife Smiled” is a Short Yet Powerful Tale of the Great and Divine Joy that the Birth of Christ Brought into the World

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“The Inn Keeper's Wife Smiled” from Christian Faith Publishing author Miss Cherry Pie is a charming narrative about the Innkeeper’s wife, one of the fortunate witnesses of Jesus’ birth, who also helped prepare the Holy Family’s shelter on the night of Mary’s conception.

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“The Inn Keeper's Wife Smiled”: a captivating account of an innkeeper’s wife who played a significant role during the night of the Nativity. “The Inn Keeper's Wife Smiled” is the creation of published author Miss Cherry Pie, a retired teacher and librarian whose credentials have taken her to study in Tanzania, establish libraries in Ghana, and teach English in Beijing and Jingzhou, China. Her story poems evolve from the lives of the people she talks to, the past she has lived, the books that she’s read, art she has studied, and the paths that she walks. Her word pictures are as alive as her friends and acquaintances.

Pie shares, “Every story has a main character. Other characters help move the story along. The story of the birth of Jesus is no different. Mary and Joseph are important, but not the main characters. They travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem to be counted in the world’s first census. Only, when they arrive in Bethlehem, it is crowded. Joseph and Mary are both tired. Mary is pregnant. There was no Holiday Inn, Ramada Inn, Marriott, and definitely no light on at Motel 6. In desperate need to find someplace for Mary, Joseph continued tiredly plodding from one place to another unsuccessfully. The last place he stopped again had no room for the weary travelers.

This is where our main character enters. It is the innkeeper’s wife. She was close by when Joseph talked to the innkeeper. She saw Mary. She heard Joseph’s exhausted, pleading words. She knew as much about the inn as her husband, if not more. Her motherly instincts were awakened and flooded her mind with ideas. Edging close to her husband, her excitement certainly became apparent to him. Her thoughts reached his tired but kind and hospitable heart. Encouraged by his wife, he said, “I have a place.” Leaving her husband to do his job, the innkeeper’s wife smiled and hurried to do hers: get the stable ready for the baby.

She is not named and may never be remembered, except in this book. But because of her kindness, we have all smiled when remembering the birth of Jesus.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Miss Cherry Pie’s new book is a touching read for children that will allow them to know one of the key persons during the birth of our Savior and it will teach them that good deeds, no matter how small, will always be important—especially in the eyes of the Father.

View a synopsis of “The Inn Keeper's Wife Smiled” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “The Inn Keeper's Wife Smiled” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “The Inn Keeper's Wife Smiled”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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