Monday, December 2, 2019

12 Days of Christmas Book Giveaways: Dr. MaryAnn Diorio's Christmas story

Let's welcome my author friend Dr. MaryAnn Diorio to the blog today! 

MaryAnn is a very talented individual who earned her Ph.D. and her MFA degree!

Somehow, she finds the time to write wonderful fiction stories too and best of all, she's giving away her Christmas story to one winner today!

Meet MaryAnn:

Author Bio:

MaryAnn Diorio is a widely published, award-winning author of fiction for both children and adults. Her latest novel, In Black and White, is a riveting story about the love of a white woman and a black man during the 1950s.

MaryAnn resides in New Jersey with her husband Dom, a retired ER physician. They are the blessed parents of two wonderful daughters, a very smart son-in-law, and six rambunctious grandchildren. 

When not writing, MaryAnn loves to paint, play the piano, and make up silly songs with her grandchildren. 

Learn more about MaryAnn at

Book blurb and cover for MaryAnn's book, 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?


Connect with MaryAnn:

Enter this e-book giveaway contest for your chance to WIN 
MaryAnn's book, A Christmas Homecoming, by filling out the entry form on the Rafflecopter widget below:

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  1. Love that she’s a fellow NJ-ian and her books sound interesting. I’ve seen her latest book being promoted and was intrigued.

  2. Maryann, your book sounds wonderful! I love novels about forgiveness, so this sounds like a must-read, especially for Christmas!


  3. I love a good prodigal son/daughter story. I would be delighted to read this!

  4. Why? The cover, the story! I'm always ready to try a new author! jarning67(at)hotmail(dot)com

  5. So cool to know that you are a fellow Jerseyan! Thank you, MJSH, for your comment. Many blessings! :)

  6. Thank you, Julie! What would we do without the Lord's forgiveness, right? What an honor and privilege to pass it on to others! Blessings to you, dear sister in Christ!

  7. Thank you for your comment, Outobutter! I trust my story will bless you!

  8. Thanks, Joan, for your comment and for your willingness to try a new author. I trust that my story will bless you. Merry Christmas! :)

  9. Alexis, thank you so very much for having me on your blog today! I am most grateful! Merry Christmas to you, my friend! :)

  10. ciao, thank you to let us know about this giveaway, the book seems interesting, wish you peace, love, health. ciao, martaA


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