Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Christmas Homecoming by MaryAnn Diorio | Christmas Kindle Giveaway and Blog Tour

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?

Purchase a copy here.

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.

Grab a copy of MaryAnn Diorio's "A Christmas Homecoming" for JUST .99! MaryAnn is celebrating by giving away a Paperwhite Kindle! Details below!

One "merry" winner will receive:
  • A Paperwhite Kindle
  • A Christmas Homecoming by MaryAnn Diorio
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on December 22nd. Winner will be announced on 12/23/12 at MaryAnn's Blog.

Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning.

My Review:
A Christmas Homecoming is a timely remind of what Christmas is all about! Why did Jesus come as a baby? To Forgive us our sins...that is what this story is about. I can just picture how torn apart this family was when their daughter just up and disappeared. Then a member of the family dies...who would you blame? The stress, the heartache?
What will finally be the breaking point for Jody? Will Ben destroy his own life with drinking?
This is one precious story, and a really heartwarming read for this time of Christ's Birth.

I received this book through Litfuse Publicity Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.


  1. I love to read Christmas stories and have been doing so now, thanks for sharing this one. I have not read the author but sounds like a wonderful story.
    Paula O(kyflo130@yahoo.com)

    1. Paula, thank you for your comment. I do trust you will enjoy my story. This is my first fiction book, although I've written many short stories. If you'd like, I will keep you posted on my upcoming releases.

      Blessings to you for a Merry Christmas!

      MaryAnn Diorio

  2. Thank you so very much, Maureen, for your kindness in posting a review of my book, A CHRISTMAS HOMECOMING. I am so glad my story blessed you.

    Merry Christmas!

    MaryAnn Diorio


Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours Presents: Muffalettas and Murder: Small Town Girl Mysteries by Jann Franklin

  Muffalettas and Murder: Small Town Girl Mysteries by Jann Franklin About Muffalettas and Murder Muffalettas and Murder:...