{Book Review} A Father for Christmas

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Christmas is around the corner and there is nothing I like more than a Christmas miracle, you know like the movie ‘Christmas on 13st street”. This book by Rachelle is again an amazing work, well written, good use of grammar and can relate to the characters. Though just a well written story it also captures quite well what seems to be happening to most war veterans and also what us women via life experiences have made us choose certain routes than the ‘norm’. I love Rachelle’s imagination and her illustrations, she takes you on a journey that once the book has ended though happy you want it to continue (I am always begging for part-two).


Tyler – War veteran now homeless man, gave up scholarship to join big league football (american football) for enlisting and fighting for his country. Now back from the war and honourably discharged ( he also gave up his severance pay to charity) “his called war hero to big zero”. Kelly – single woman who choose to have a child via sperm donation. Found herself in an unfortunate situation which lead her to prison stint and now struggling single mum with help from her mother and sister. These two unlikely people meet when Kelly’s daughter gets lost whilst out visiting santa at the mall, she is found wondering by Tyler but before could be returned Tyler is spotted with the little girl and because of his ‘homeless’ look kelly concludes he was going to kidnap the child. This is obviously foiled and as you continue to read the book you start to see how the barriers are broken down and I love how Rachelle the author illustrates the struggles that Tyler suffers (he has PTSD) and I am sure not most of us would want someone who at any given time can snap back into war zone mode around our kids but during this story you get to understand and learn how we should really bear and treat our veterans. I loved this romance book and enjoyed every bit of it, you must check it out in time for christmas.

Product Description
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.
About the Author
Rachelle Ayala is the author of dramatic romantic suspense and humor-laden contemporary romance. Her heroines are feisty, her heroes hot. Needless to say, she’s very happy with her job.

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  • It is such a good read and yes perfect for the festive season

  • This may seem very predictable but nevertheless even though you know the ending getting to that is the best part and the fact that its relatable makes it even better

  • Perfect for the season and it does seems like a good read.

  • Sounds interesting. It would be a bit of a change to read this book. I'm so use to very predictable characters but this one sounds like it will be different.

  • Glad to hear it and hope you manage to check it out

  • Thank you Eileen it is such a touching story and so romantic

  • Absolutely its very timely and love the writers imagination and how she put everything together

  • hahaha I meant 34th but was thinking of what I will be doing on december 13th so kinda typed that lol

  • Glad to hear it

  • Not sure if in library but most online book stores like good reads or amazon have it

  • Thanks for checking it out

  • It's a beautiful story and I know you love the name tyler

  • Any tine and glad you liked it

  • Definitely have to check it out

  • This is a great purchase and a must have, such a beautiful storyline

  • I am always happy to read your books, they are like my everyday comfort food lol

  • This sounds like a great book! I've been looking for something new to read and will have to give this a shot. Thanks!

  • Sounds like a touching story and perfect for the holiday season. Thanks for sharing, I will have to check it out!

  • Reading this book is very timely for Christmas. It's romantic plus some sort of interesting segments such as the criminal past.

  • I don't remember christmas on 13th street.. but i do remember miracle on 34th! 🙂 sounds like a great book to put you in the holiday spirit. 🙂

  • This sounds like a great read! I will have to check it out, add it to my list!

  • This sounds like such a great book! I'll definitely be checking if my library has it!

  • I love reading. I'll check this book out. Thanks so much for sharing, sounds like a great read.

  • Sounds like a really sweet story. Love the choice of character name too – Tyler! I've recently began reading again and I'm so happy I did 🙂

  • I think i'll add this book to my reading list. Thank you so much for review 🙂

  • Omg totally sounds like a great book!!! I will have to check it out 🙂

  • This book sounds like a great read! I've been looking for some fun books to put on my nook, so I think I'll add this one!

  • Hi Myrabev, thanks so much for the awesome review. 🙂 I really appreciate it and am glad you enjoyed Bree, Kelly, and Tyler's story and want a part two. Bests, Rachelle