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?
About the Author
Dr. MaryAnn Diorio is a widely published, award-winning author of compelling, riveting fiction that deals with the deepest issues of the human heart. She is also an author of picture books for children. Her latest novel, Return to Bella Terra, is Book 3 in The Italian Chronicles Trilogy. MaryAnn resides in New Jersey with her husband of 48 years, Dominic, a retired ER physician. They are the blessed parents of two amazing daughters and the grandparents of five rambunctious grandchildren. When not writing, MaryAnn enjoys reading, painting, and making up silly songs with her grandchildren. You may learn more about MaryAnn and her writing at www.maryandiorio.com. A Christmas Homecoming is available in both e-book and audio-book formats at Pelican Book Group and on Amazon.
About Plundered Christmas
by Susan Lyttek
Compelled to spend Christmas on a private island with her father’s future bride and family, Jeanine learns that Margo Banet is descended from a pirate queen.
Relatives and friends all have their reasons for attending the festivities—including the legendary treasure. But when Margo’s nephew winds up dead and a violent storm cuts them off mainland, Jeanine has to wonder if they will solve the mystery before someone else dies trying.
About the Author
Susan A. J. Lyttek, author of four novels, award-winning writer, blogger, wife and mother to two homeschool graduates, writes in time snippets and in colorful notebooks. She also enjoys training up the next generation of writers by coaching 6th to 12th grade homeschool students. You can find her at Pelican Book Group, Amazon, or at www.sajlyttek.com.