The Innkeepers

Rated 4.80/5 based on 5 reviews
Abigail and Simon are innkeepers in the tiny town of Bethlehem. They are expecting an important guest who has rented all their rooms. But Simon wants to allow a couple of young travelers to stay because the girl is pregnant. Abigail won't hear of it, but Simon finds a way. More
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About Russ Durbin

Russ calls himself a "Pennsylvania Hoosier." Born and raised in Indiana, he has lived in Bucks County, PA, for 30 years. He began his career as a newspaper and broadcast journalist in news and sports. After a career in corporate communications, Russ has turned to writing fiction, specializing in short stories. Genres include westerns, sports, historical, romance, and character delineation stories.

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Kathy Rae reviewed on March 12, 2017

A well written story detailing the events of the innkeeper who allowed Joseph and Mary to find shelter in his stable. It will put a satisfied smile on your face as you read, and make you hesitate when making a decision to help stranger.
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Marcia Carrington reviewed on Oct. 1, 2013

This is a good short story with vivid characters, and deftly ensures that the reader can relate to the points of view of all the characters.
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Deanna Love Gottreu reviewed on March 16, 2013

The Innkeepers by Russ Durbin is a delightful little book of less than one thousand words that is one author’s version of what happened the night Christ was born when Mary and Joseph tried to find an inn. Abigail and Simon own an inn in the town of Bethlehem and on this particular night the entire inn is rented to a rich merchant from Antioch. Simon wants to rent the attic room to Mary and Joseph but Abigail will not hear of it. Simon is determined to find a place for the couple and finally realizes they can stay in the stable on his property. The dialogue between Simon and Abigail after he takes Mary and Joseph to the stable is quite interesting. Would recommend as an enjoyable little read to make one think about what is really important in this life.

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tjohns reviewed on Jan. 1, 2013

How often we in fact find ourselves in Abigail’s mindset. This really puts in perspective what it’s all about. Well written.
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Gerty So reviewed on Dec. 14, 2012

I just loved your book. So true it is to....A Highly recommended read of mine.....
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