A Father for Christmas : A Veteran's Christmas

  • by Rachelle Ayala
  • Narrated by Elizabeth Klett
  • Series: A Veteran's Christmas
  • 4 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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Beautifully heartfelt story that is unforgettable

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would recommend this audiobook to all of my book loving friends because this is a wildly entertaining story with a very vibrant narrator that will capture all of your senses and puling you into a world full of devastating heartache and breathtaking love.


What other book might you compare A Father for Christmas to and why?

This is truly a once in a lifetime story that I have yet to find a rival to compare. A special story like this one will live in your heart forever with his wonderful cast of characters and its heart string pulling plot.


Which character – as performed by Elizabeth Klett – was your favorite?

Elizabeth Klett really brought Kelly alive to me, and after her I really enjoyed Tyler. Bree's voice was completely adorable! I can't get over how much a narrator can truly breath new life into a story, and this one did that and so much more!


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I wanted to listen to the entire captivating story in one sitting because it is such an intricate and heart-breaking story that it needs that extra bit of careful listening and dedication.


Any additional comments?

I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful narrator, and I hope to listen to more audiobooks from her in the future.

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- Shadowplay

Wonderful Christmas Romance With Depth

Former investment banker Kelly and her daughter Bree are at a shopping mall to see Santa when Bree asks for an impossible gift. She wants a father for Christmas, something that Kelly can't give her. Homeless veteran Tyler overhears, and when Bree runs away from Kelly later in the mall, she finds Tyler and decides he is the father Santa promised.

Tyler and Kelly get off to a rough start when Kelly misunderstands the situation and accuses Tyler of trying to kidnap Bree. She continues to suspect him even after she finds out he's a respected war hero and her family welcomes him. Tyler faced horrors in the war that he still suffers from, flashbacks and episodes caused by his PTSD. Kelly has some secrets too, and she and Tyler need to decide if they should fight their feelings for each other, or risk a romance that might hurt Bree.

I really enjoyed this Christmas story, it has a depth I haven't found in many modern romances. Rachelle Ayala writes about veteran's issues like PTSD in a mature and delicate manner. Tyler's PTSD wasn't a gimmick used to advance the story, it was a reminder of a real problem our veterans face every day that shouldn't be swept under the rug. I liked that both Tyler and Kelly needed their own second chances.

I always enjoy Elizabeth Klett's narration, she has a mellow even voice and doesn't dramatically overact the narration. Overall, it was a great story that I'll listen to again around Christmas time.
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- HeatherY

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-21-2017
  • Publisher: Rachelle Ayala Publishing, LLC