Mar 5, 2013

A Christmas Homecoming by MaryAnn Diorio

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?

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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.

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A Christmas Homecoming is a short and sweet holiday story of redemption and forgiveness. At just barely over 50 pages it is just the perfect length to read during busy Christmas schedules.

The last few months have been very hectic in our family, and reviewing books has taken a back burner. This is one of the few titles that I was able to read at my husband's bedside during his last few weeks.

Family reconciliation really is possible even after many years of separation and discord, and this story is an amazing example of how we should never give up, even when the odds seem to be against us.

This review should have been posted many weeks ago, but I just wanted to highlight it now, even though it's late. Pick up a copy of this great story for your next year's Christmas reading. It is an unforgettable story of hope and love that is relevant all year round.

Disclosure: Ebook received courtesy of Litfuse Publicity Group, in exchange for my honest review.

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