Saturday, December 22, 2012

Book Review - "A Christmas Homecoming"

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Book Info
About A Christmas Homecoming:
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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Meet MaryAnn:
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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My Review:
This is such a wonderful Christmas story that will put you right into the Christmas spirit!  Curl up with a mug of hot chocolate, a cozy blanket and join a family that is experiencing heartbreak, but finds hope, and forgiveness.  Jody thought she was missing out on life and left home, actually to another country, with no word to her family.  During seven years, so much as taken place in Jody's life as well as the life of her family, including the death of her father.  Jody decides to return home with her twins and they arrive on Christmas Eve, not knowing if they will be welcomed or not. Jody must face her fears as well as her guilt for having left so many years earlier when she decides she is going to return home.  Jody is not expecting her father to have passed away or the anger and bitterness that her younger brother has toward her.  Not only Jody, but her mother and brother as well, learn the importance of forgiveness, hope and love this Christmas. This is a touching story that will remain with you long after you finish reading it. 
*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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