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Time for Me to Come Home Hardcover – October 29, 2013

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Heath Sawyer, a headlining country-music star, has been on the road and avoiding his family for six months. Now, two days before Christmas, he’s just finished his tour with a big concert in New York City and suddenly decides it’s time to return to the fold, at least for the holiday. With rough weather looming in the Midwest, though, getting there turns out to be a challenge. Stranded in a snow-bound Chicago on Christmas Eve, Heath shares a cab to the hotel with Cara, a woman he met at the airport, and that’s where their journey begins. From canceled flights to derailed trains and finally driving through a snowstorm, this book resembles nothing so much as a romantic retelling of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. Heath’s heavy drinking and sometimes childish narcissism are an odd match for Cara’s teetotaling, upright tendencies, and their story is a humorous litany of stereotypes and clichéd, introspective moments. Light on depth but heavy on warmth, this Christmas tale will appeal especially to country-music fans looking for a feel-good read. --Cortney Ophoff

About the Author

Dorothy Shackleford is the mother of country music megastar Blake Shelton. She has written dozens of songs over the past twenty years, including several collaborations with Shelton like “Time for Me to Come Home.” She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, Mike.

Travis Thrasher is the author of more than twenty works of fiction, including collaborations with musicians like Jimmy Wayne and Thompson Square. He lives with his wife and three daughters near Chicago.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: NAL; First Edition edition (October 29, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451468376
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451468376
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.9 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,115,192 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In the spirit of full disclosure, I work for the publisher and read this in manuscript form. And, I know the co-author too - great guy by the way. And a great writer.

The storyline follows a fiction country superstar named Heath Sawyer who's running from his past by self-medicating (alcohol - for the entire book). Thrasher's novel delicately walks that fine line between casting Sawyer as a sympatheic character while honestly depicting his "punch-drunk" approach to life. In this regard Thrasher nails it. One page I'm cringing at Sawyer's behavior, and the next cheering him on.

Enter a feisty young woman who's fleeing her own demons, and an unlikely run-in at the airport, and...you'll just have to take it from there.

The airport set-up is a bit predictable (well - not totally, the unlikely encounter between Sawyer and the young woman might be the best run-in ever), but the story unfolds in a completely satisfying way. And there's a larger takeaway too: we all are broken and sometimes the only way to heal is to turn around and go home.
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I received the book the morning from a pre-order. I started reading it and couldn't put it down til I finished!!! I loved the book. It was a feel good book with funny and sad moments. It shows the strength of a mother's love for her children and a young man's struggles of dealing with the death of his father and his struggles of life in general. Dorothy reaches out and touches the hearts of the readers. I say it is a must read for the Christmas season!
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I think what I loved the most was envisioning the author's son as I read. No matter what the reader's age or the genre of your favorite music, the charm and innate allure of the main character brings it home. Thanks for sharing him with us in a uniquely intimate way.
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Every year around this time I look for new Christmas stories to read, and reread - this will be one I save to reread every year :) especially the vignettes before each chapter - brought a few tears for sure!
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Every year around this time I pick a Christmas themed book- usually from the romance or chick lit genre to help me to get into the spirit of the holidays. This was my pick for the year and it was a good one.

I liked the premise of the book- musician Heath Sawyer is trying to get home to his mom for Christmas. She called him on the road to tell him was time for him to come home. He promised so he is doing his best to make it home to Oklahoma in time for Christmas. It is in the men's room of the airport he first spots Cara. There is something different about her. He isn't sure if it is the way she rushed into the Men's room to change her sweater without a thought, or how she didn't know who he was...but there was something different about- something he was drawn to. Even fate thought so- and the pair end up stranded at the airport after their flight gets cancelled. And so begins a story that has the pair of strangers traveling to their respective homes for Christmas- homes that were a mere 40 miles apart in Oklahoma.

It was a quick and easy read- and yes it was a little bit predictable but still it was a solid story that I enjoyed immensely. The characters were easy to relate to and the story line was engaging. The book itself was fast paced and I finished it quickly (took me just two nights. I hope Dorothy writes another book- I would definitely be interested in reading it!
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I would recommend this book to everyone. it was definitely one of those that you could just keep on reading. I didn't put it down and when I got to the 99% on my kindle I was sad it was ending. Excellent book, one I will read over and over....
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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.
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I loved reading this book because it is the first Christmas novel that is more to real life as we live it day by day. I hope you'll enjoy this story as well as I did. Merry Christmas
Let your heart be your guiding light.
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