A Pet for Christmas : A Veteran's Christmas

  • by Rachelle Ayala
  • Narrated by Elizabeth Klett
  • Series: A Veteran's Christmas
  • 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Kelly Kennedy thought her life was finally on track. Engaged to the man of her dreams and with a baby on the way, she reassures her five-year-old daughter Bree, that the father she picked for Christmas still loves her.
Unfortunately, war veteran Tyler Manning has been away most of the year. Recovering from PTSD isn't easy. Rather than worry Kelly, Tyler spends his time traveling to Afghanistan to work at a children's charity he founded.
Kelly decides to distract Bree with promises of a pet for Christmas. When Tyler is taken hostage by terrorists, she finds it hard to convince Bree that they will truly be a family in time for Christmas.
A Pet for Christmas is a sequel to A Father for Christmas. While it can be listened to as a standalone, you'll get more of the relationship aspect between Kelly, Tyler, and Bree by listening to A Father for Christmas first.
A Veteran's Christmas Series:
Audiobook Number 1: A Father for Christmas
Audiobook Number 2: A Pet for Christmas
Audiobook Number 3: A Wedding for Christmas

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A very touching clean romance!

This is the second audio book in the series and I found myself more invested in this one. I'm not sure if it was the story or the narration, but the emotions of each character was conveyed in a way that really touched me. There was so much more to this story than a little girl wanting a puppy for Christmas. Kelly is pregnant with a high risk baby and her boyfriend is in Afghanistan. The story is told from both of their perspectives, which was a more intimate telling of the story. This was simply an emotional, entertaining story that was told very well. The narration by Elizabeth Klett was very good. Even her voices for the little girl and the dog were good.
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- Terri C.

A Pet For Christmas

What made the experience of listening to A Pet for Christmas the most enjoyable?

The pace and the emotions of each character were well read and kept me interested.


What did you like best about this story?

I liked everything about this story. It was deeply moving and helped some readers understand the real drama that returning veterans face and what their families and friends also deal with as they struggle to put their lives back together. It's a sweet, touching and at times heart wrenching story that manages to give us a warm holiday feeling also. (and what could be better than adding a pet to a story to make us smile?)


Have you listened to any of Elizabeth Klett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, I have listened to other performances by Elizabeth Klett and this one is just as good as the others.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Oh gosh, there are so many moments. In fact at one point I had to turn it off and get myself under control again.


Any additional comments?

The story is a blend of so many emotions. Tyler dealing with PTSD, working in Afghanistan on his charity, never feeling like he is doing enough and he is a sweetheart. Kelly dealing with a risky pregnancy and trying to keep little Bree happy through the holidays and missing Tyler. Bree has so many questions and wants so many things but is a normal, active,inquisitive and somewhat stubborn little girl. It's one of those books that you just want to keep reading/listening to until the end and hope for that happy ending.

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- B

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-01-2017
  • Publisher: Rachelle Ayala Publishing, LLC