A Pet for Christmas
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
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 read as a standalone, you'll get more of the relationship aspect between Kelly, Tyler, and Bree by reading A Father for Christmas first.
A Veteran's Christmas Series:
Book #1: A Father for Christmas
Book #2: A Pet for Christmas
Book #3: A Wedding for Christmas
Beautiful and Hauntingly HeartWarming
Would you consider the audio edition of A Pet for Christmas to be better than the print version?
I think the audio version has its own wonderful benefits compared to the print version. It adds an amazing new dimension to this incredible story bringing new perspective and a greater depth to an already immeasurably touching storyline.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Kelly is my favorite character because she develops by leaps and bounds throughout this book. She figures out what she wants and needs and fights for it no matter the consequences. Nothing will stop her from bringing her family today and loving each other with no boundaries. She is an amazing person, and she is quite a fighter no matter how this storyline started.
Have you listened to any of Elizabeth Klett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Elizabeth Klett performed the audiobook for the first book in this series, and she was just as wonderful and engrossing. She does justice to this next part of the story as well, and I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book as well. What a great experience!
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Close to the end of the story, Tyler finally opens his eyes to what he truly wants and who he loves beyond measure. He stops running away and starts running towards his life and future. It is a beautiful moment of inspiration and love.
Any additional comments?
This is a truly amazing series that everyone needs to read and enjoy and learn from.
Christmas, Love and War
After reading A Father for Christmas and to find out the future, I picked up A Pet for Christmas which tells of the next Christmas when Kelly and Tyler are starting their own family and Bree is wondering who her real father is, not the Papa she asked Santa for the previous year.
As any parent will tell you, once a child enters school, even kindergarten, you had better be prepared for anything. There is no telling what questions a child will come home with as they are exposed to others from different family values and who may be considerably older. Younger children tend to believe anything they are told by an older child so be prepared. Kelly was not and Bree tested her with questions from the kids at school.
This particular book also takes Tyler back to the war zone so has a split setting. I am not big on war zone fiction. I’m not big on war zone anything but I tend to want my fiction to be more fiction and less truth. Ayala does a great job mixing the US setting with Tyler’s setting in Afghanistan. She does not dwell to much in war territory but it is there with all the pitfalls that come with it.