Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A Christmas Homecoming by MaryAnn Diorio

The plot is as old as the Bible. But the setting is today.
Sonia Pettit feels the ache in her heart as she prepares to celebrate the seventh Christmas without her daughter Jody. Thinking she knew best how to live her life, the teenager had run away, leaving only a terse note. The pain had been too much for Sonia's husband. And her son has turned bitter and rebellious.
Sonia struggles with her own bitterness. She so wants to forgive her daughter and be able to welcome her back. But will she ever have the chance?
Jody has created a life for herself in Australia, as far away from her family as she could get. But her world is falling apart. Her marriage has crumbled and she has just lost her job. How can she possibly support her twins?
Is it possible, dare she hope that her family would take her back?

During the holidays you might be pressed for time to read. This little book is a quick read and would be a great choice for a novella you can read in an evening.
It is a heartwarming story of the return of a prodigal. Just the right message for the Christmas season.

MaryAnn Diorio won several awards for her novel The Madonna of Pisano. She is Adjunct Online Professor of Fiction Writing for regent University and coaches writers on their journey to publication. She and her husband have two wonderful daughters and a fantastic son-in-law. Find out more about her at http://maryanndiorio.com/.

Harbourlight Books, a division of Pelican Ventures, LLC, 53 pages (approx.).

Buy the book from Amazon or ChristianBook.com

I am taking part in a blog tour of this book. You can find other reviews and watch a promotional video here.

I received a complimentary digital file of this book from a publicist for the purpose of this review.

1 comment:

MaryAnn Diorio, PhD, MFA said...

Dear Joan,

Thank you so much for reviewing A CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING and for your kind words. I so appreciate your taking the time out of your busy schedule to comment. I am also delighted that my book blessed you.

Merry Christmas!