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
Rachelle Ayala has done another wonderful job of bringing another episode of the story of Kelly, Tyler and Bree. This is a year after Kelly and Tyler have met. Kelly's pregnant with his child, Tyler is in Afghanistan trying to help kids with his non-profit and fighting his PTSD, Bree is struggling with wanting her "real" father and a puppy for Christmas. There's so much that happens in this book with Kelly having pregnancy issues, Tyler gone and eventually missing in Afghanistan and Bree coming to terms with all that a five year old has with a new brother on the way and Tyler not being present. Everyone has to have faith and a belief in God and his protection. Tyler and Kelly are learning that PTSD doesn't go away and they have to work with the side effects wearing on their relationship. I see there's another story coming and I can't wait! Elizabeth Klett does a wonderful job of narrating this audio book. I received a free copy of the book and am reviewing it in exchange.