Source: Penguin Group

Based on BLAKE SHELTON and DOROTHY SHACKLEFORD’S Hit 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.”

Inspired by the real holiday memories of Dorothy Shackleford and her son, GRAMMY nominated and CMA Awards’ reigning Entertainer of the Year, Blake Shelton, Time for Me to Come Home (NAL Hardcover; October 29, 2013; $19.95) is a sweet and funny story, written by Shackleford and our Episode 5 guest Travis Thrasher, that celebrates the spirit of Christmas and the true meaning of finding your way back 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 has always dreamed of, he finds himself performing 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.

Time for Me to Come Home is filled with touching anecdotes and heartfelt sentiments that echo the real life bond between Dorothy and her son.

A heartwarming Christmas story is based on the beloved song written by country star Blake Shelton and his mother Dorothy Shackleford, “Time for Me to Come Home” off Blake’s critically acclaimed CD, Cheers, It’s Christmas – just in time for the holiday season. Dorothy expands on the song’s storytelling and paints a vivid world in which this country music star remembers his roots in the south.

“No matter what happens, you will always be my little boy. And this will always be your home. Don’t run too far. And don’t stay away too long. Merry Christmas.”

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