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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Time For Me to Come Home by Dorothy Shackleford...a review

Good Morning my peeps!   Today's Christmas review is Dorothy Shackleford's Time For Me To Come Home.    

Goodreads Synopsis:

�It’s funny how going back can get you back to where you belong.
It’s the difference between just a melody and my favorite Christmas song.”

The fireplace is lit, the snow is falling, and sleigh bells echo in the distance—it’s Christmas, and it’s time to come home.

Thirty-five-year-old Heath Sawyer has finally made it to the big-time as a country music star. After a year full of the kind of success he could only dream of, it’s December 23, and he’s headlining a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden. It’s only as the lights on the stage go down and the Christmas lights outside come on that Heath realizes there’s just one place he wants to be for the holidays: back home in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.

But journeying anywhere on Christmas Eve is never easy, and with flight delays, inclement weather, and the unexpected company of a feisty young woman who’s about to become his traveling companion, Heath will need a Christmas miracle to make his way home in time to open presents.

Filled with touching anecdotes inspired by the real holiday memories of Blake Shelton and Dorothy Shackelford, Time for Me to Come Home is a sweet and funny story that celebrates the spirit of Christmas and the true meaning of finding your way back home.

Sometimes the best gift on Christmas is sharing it with the ones you love.

From My Perspective:

This was a very easily read book, told in first person of the main character, Heath Sawyer.  Heath, a famous country singer heads home for Christmas.   He is amused by people recognizing him on occasion and their reactions to their recognition.   He tries to be polite, but there are those that could be stalkers in their midst.

As life often does  when you're in a hurry.Heath encounters one unbelievable mishap after another on his journey home.  In my mind's eye, Heath sounded an awful like Blake Shelton, Shackleford's son.   I could just see Blake reacting to various characters in the book and hear him speaking to them as well.   I found the characters endearing
and the story charming.   There was a great hesitation about returning home, but as great a need to be there existed.  There was a decision of the heart made by the main character that affected the secondary character as well and let's just say it was a lovely coming of awareness for Heath and Cara.

I found the story satisfying and full of hope.  4 WINKS! 

Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like.  This was a purchased book.  

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