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A Pet for Christmas: Volume 2 (A Veteran's Christmas)


A Pet for Christmas: Volume 2 (A Veteran's Christmas)

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    Available in PDF Format | A Pet for Christmas: Volume 2 (A Veteran's Christmas).pdf | English
    Rachelle Ayala(Author)
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 in Afghanistan, a boy and a stray dog help Tyler get home in time for Christmas.

Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Her foremost goal is to take readers on a shared emotional journey with her characters as they grow and become more true to themselves. Rachelle believes in the power of love to overcome obstacles and feels that everyone should find love as often as possible, especially if it's within the pages of a book. Her book, Knowing Vera, won the 2015 Angie Ovation Award, and A Father for Christmas garnered a 2015 Readers’ Favorite Gold Award. She is also a writing teacher and founder of the Romance In A Month writing community. She lives in California with her husband and has three children and two birds.

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  • PDF | 174 pages
  • Rachelle Ayala(Author)
  • CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (12 Aug. 2015)
  • English
  • 10
  • Romance
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  • By Laura S Reading on 7 October 2015

    Tyler is now a civilian contractor, but his military training and roots are a strong element of his character. Even suffering from PTSD and survivor guilt, he continues to do his best to improve life in Afghanistan. Although his girlfriend, Kelly, is pregnant with his first child, and he loves Kelly's precocious five year old daughter, Bree, as his own, his sense of duty sends him to Afghanistan to prepare his foundation project for winter. The plans are for Tyler to return home to his blossoming family before the holidays.In a war torn country, plans can not be counted on. Neither can every personNot only is the foundation project not working as designed, a massive explosion has Tyler running for his life. He cannot contact anyone to help him and the stress takes a toll on Kelly's high risk pregnancy.Bree is dealing with an identity crisis of her own. All of this as Christmas, which is supposed to be a peaceful, joyous, family time, nears. Kelly begins to doubt Tyler's true motivations.Filled with suspense, emotions, and continual challenges, this is a soul searching story of survival and strength for each of the main characters.I did receive this book in exchange for honest feedback.

  • By Teresa Kander on 12 October 2015

    An amazing follow-up to A Father For Christmas, which I reviewed yesterday. Kelly and Tyler are engaged, with a baby boy on the way---and Bree is feeling as though she might be replaced in Papa's heart. Bree wants to find her "real" father, and she also wants a puppy for Christmas.As if that weren't enough, Tyler gets taken hostage in Afghanistan, and it starts to look as though Kelly may now be raising TWO children on her own. Will there be another Christmas miracle to bring this family back together, or will the holidays be overshadowed by grief?There is more suspense to this story than the previous one. That's not a bad thing, and it keeps the reader engaged, wanting to know what will happen next.The story alternates viewpoints between Kelly and Tyler, so that we understand what is happening to both of them. Reading Tyler's segments was very emotional, and you feel as if you are right there with him.I sincerely hope this won't be the last we hear from this group of characters!**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**

  • By Fee on 6 October 2015

    **I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.**If you read and loved A Father for Christmas, then you are going to love this.We pick up the story around Thanksgiving, Kelly is pregnant and Tyler is is back in Afghanistan. This story will really tug at your emotions as we see Kelly deal with explaining to Bree why Tyler had to go away and the jealousy she is feeling towards her unborn brother.We also get the story from Tyler as well, which I thought was great as we get to see and feel what is happening to him out in Afghan. When he get caught up in some trouble I think my heart stopped for a second and I just prayed that it would all be ok.This was a brilliant read and very eye opening to the life of a vet dealing with life after the army. My brother has severed in several wars and whilst he wont talk about it, we are sure there is some kind of PTSD that he is dealing with.5 stars

  • By MikiHope on 28 September 2015

    It will come as no surprise to anyone familiar with my blog that I love Rachel Ayala's books. This is a continuation of the novel A Pet for Christmas. This one had me holding my breath and praying a lot! Tyler went back to Afghanistan leaving Kelly, Bree and their unborn son in the US. He gets in a load of really hot water----Meanwhile 5 year old Bree has told Santa what she really wants for Christmas and Santa tells her never to tell anyone else!! You will totally understand when you do find out what it is! I found myself with tears running down my face at the ending-very happy and hopeful tears. Rachelle Ayala has done it again!! These two short novels are a must read!!And one final last word--G-d Bless ALL the veterans from all the wars-they are truly heroes.

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