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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Fast-paced, Enjoyable Christian Romance

First of all, do not be fooled by the title. It is actually perfectly appropriate and so deceptive! A Pet for Christmas... seems so innocuous, doesn't it? Except it really isn't.

This is the second book in the series. While the books are predominantly stand alone, the characters are the same and it works well to read/listen to the stories in order, one after the other.

This book goes beyond the HEA and is set one year after the first story. Kelly, Tyler and Bree are still together with a new member of the family on the way. Tyler continues to suffer from PTSD. The challenges of being pregnant, the PTSD, Tyler's job that takes him to Afghanistan and so on are putting pressure on their relationship. Throw in a bombing, the Taliban and pregnancy complications and the plot thicken.

But this series is nothing if not a celebration of hope, family and friends with the central theme being the characters' faith in God. The characters are flawed and very human which is clearly reflected in their faith. As a result, their faith feels like a natural extension of their personalities.

Overall, the story is fast-paced and interesting. It is easy for the audience to commit to the characters and story. In fact, I am looking forward to more books in this series.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
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Book Details

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