Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Christmas Homecoming Review and Giveaway

Thank you for stopping at my spot on the A Christmas Homecoming Book Tour and Giveaway. I will provide you with a synopsis of the book, review on the book, and a small bio from MaryAnn Diorio . Visit the other blogs on this Book Tour to learn more about this 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?


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 http://maryanndiorio.com/


I loved this story of forgiveness.  Jody left home seven years ago.  She just left a note saying she was leaving.  When she left her family looked and looked for her.  Her Father becomes more and more depressed. Her younger brother Ben became bitter. Jody's mother turned to God to help her get through the tough hours, days, years.  Rick Jody's Dad developed a heart condition and died.  Was it from a broken heart?

Jody had traveled to Australia were she met a man and got married.  She had twins, and then her husband left.  Leaving her to raise the two children.  Jody worked to support her children, but was let go because the company was not doing well. She didn't know what to do - so she decided to return home.  Is she welcomed? Does her brother forgive her?  You will need to read this hear warming story to find out what happens.  I am sure it will bring a tear or two to your eyes like it did mine.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi, Kaisy,

    Thank you so very much for your generous review of my book, A CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING. I am so glad my story blessed you.

    Merry Christmas!

    MaryAnn Diorio