Saturday, December 15, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide - A Christmas HomeComing: A Book Review and Tour

About The Book:

Seven Christmases have passed since Sonia Pettit last heard from her daughter Jody. Since Jody's departure, Sonia's world has been turned upside down. Her husband has died of a broken heart, and her son, bitter over his sister's destructive actions, has become rebellious.
Her greatest desire is to have her family together at Christmas, but after what Jody has put them all through, can Sonia truly forgive her daughter?
Jody Pettit O'Dair ran away to experience a life of adventure and excitement, but since her departure, her world has been turned upside down. She's been abandoned by the man she met and married, lost her job, and is unable to care for her two children. With nowhere else to turn, this prodigal daughter begins the long journey home and prays she will be welcomed after walking away so long ago.
Will Jody find forgiveness in the arms of her family as easily as she received it from God? 

About The Author:

Dr. MaryAnn Diorio loves God, people, children, and dogs, in that order. She also is passionate about story and its power to transform the human heart. Dr. MaryAnn, as she is affectionately called, writes compelling fiction that deals with the deepest issues of life. She is Adjunct Online Professor of Fiction Writing for Regent University and coaches writers on their journey to publication. MaryAnn and her husband Dominic are the blessed parents of two wonderful daughters and a fantastic son-in-law.

Find out more about MaryAnn at 

My Review: 

This is the perfect quick read for the Christmas season that will have you grabbing for a tissue, and reminding you of the redemptive power of forgiveness! The story flowed nicely and my attention was grabbed from the very first pages read. The book was so quick I was done it in only a few hours. It is also a fast moving story which was also a huge benefit to me as a mom, with not a lot of time to spend getting into a story! I also loved the characters and felt that with each I related a little bit. A delightful read to be sure!

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

BUY IT: You can purchase A Christmas Homecoming online here, through Amazon

***I received a complimentary electronic copy of this book, courtesy of LitFuse Publicity, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much, Shirley, for your generous review of my book, A CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING! I praise God that it blessed you. :)

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    MaryAnn Diorio