A Christmas Homecoming – Book Review


Looking for a sweet Christmas story?  A Christmas Homecoming is a sweet and short Christmas story.
I received it via email. Not my favorite way to read books. I prefer a good old hard copy. I thought A Christmas Homecoming was very touching. I liked that it was a short story although it contained all you need for a great read! If you like a good heartwarming book, check it out!
A Christmas Homecoming is a bout a young woman, Jody who left home right after high school and never told her family what she was doing or where she was going. She wanted to find adventure and travel. But her family paid the price. Her died of a broken heart. Here brother became a different person and her mom is trying to hold it all together.
It’s been seven years.  Jody’s husband left her and their twins, she lost her job and now she thinks it’s time to go home. But will they forgive her?
It’s Christmas Eve when Jody finally returns home. How will her family receive her and her children?
More about the 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?
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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. Find out more about MaryAnn at http://maryanndiorio.com/. ;

I received the above book to review. Opinions are my own.


I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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  1. This sounds like such a wonderful book. I’ve been reading a lot of thriller type stories lately so this sounds like a great change of pace. I’ll have to look for it.

  2. Great review!

  3. This is a great review.

  4. SOunds like a great book.