2015 Readers' Favorite Gold Award Winner!
Single mother Kelly Kennedy can't afford lavish gifts for her four-year-old daughter, Bree. Homeless veteran Tyler Manning doesn't believe he deserves a Merry Christmas.
When Bree asks Santa for a father and picks Tyler, both Tyler and Kelly vow to keep Bree from being hurt while fighting their feelings for each other.
Tyler struggles with frightening flashbacks that scare Kelly. Meanwhile, Kelly's criminal past threatens her chance for happiness.
Tyler and Kelly must believe in the power of love to give Bree her best Christmas ever.
A Veteran's Christmas Series:
Book #1: A Father for Christmas
Book #2: A Pet for Christmas
Book #3: A Wedding for Christmas
Start of a Wonderful Series
I love when a series of books is started. I do love falling in love with characters in a book and then finding them again in a sequel.
In A Father for Christmas, we are first introduced to Kelly, her young daughter Bree and Tyler. There is nothing like opening a book with a scene in a crowded mall and a lost child at the holidays. Even living in a small town, the mall gets too crowded between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Small children have minds of their own and seldom do those minds include wanting to wait for anything.
As Kelly finds Bree via the mall security cameras, Bree is with a homeless man. Kelly, assumes the worst and hurries to pull her daughter from the man. She finds out later Tyler is a decorated veteran and, while homeless, not a threat to her daughter.
The relationship between Kelly and Tyler is woven throughout the book and includes many ups and downs. The book left me wondering what happens in the future with Kelly, Tyler and Bree.
This was a beautiful story. Two individuals sacrificing all.
An okay story
The little girl was extremely annoying.