A Father for Christmas


A sweet Christmas romance to warm your hearts over the holidays. [available at Amazon (US IN UK DE FR ES IT JP BR CA MX AU), A Father for Christmas (A Veteran’s Christmas #1, Clean) (Kindle,Nook, Apple, Kobo, Google, Scribd, Oyster) [2014] Paperback

A Father for Christmas (Un Padre per Natale) is now available in Italian, translated by Irene Aprile. [ Apple iBooks, Kobo, Scribd, Barnes & Noble Nook ]

Summary: A sweet romance between a homeless veteran and a failed investment banker whose daughter asks Santa for a father for Christmas.

“Heartwarming story of hope and second chances.” – Ruth Davis

“Absolutely breathtaking love story.” – Amber McCallister


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.


Froggy Mama – January 5, 2014 “For the life of me I could NOT put the book (my new kindle) down!”

Mrs. Morrison’s Magnificent Mile Journey Continues – December 2, 2014 “this story will pull at your heart strings.”

Aislin d’Forest – December 1, 2014 “a good dose of love and respect really made my heart race.”

PixiePrncss74 Does Product Testing – November 30, 2014 “This book is full of Holiday Magic at its finest.”

Mean Mommy Blog – November 29, 2014 “What ensues is a love story like no other.”

The Myrabev Life – November 27, 2014 “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.”

Mother of Four – November 26, 2014 “Great book to read by the fireplace w/ a cup of hot chocolate.”

Happy Homemaker – November 25, 2014 “I enjoyed the romance, love, conflict, and resolution in this book.”

Berkshire Book Bag – November 25, 2014 “I’m sucker for a good romance, especially a Christmas-themed romance”

Reviews from a Coupon Mama – November 25, 2014 “This story is geared for young adult, but I think most adults would enjoy!”

The Book Lover’s Lounge – November 23, 2014 “When I was reading it, I had butterflies all over my stomach – the chemistry between Tyler and Kelly (and Bree!) was amazing.”

Heaven’s Yes I Love Freebies – November 19, 2014 “Grab a cup of cocoa or coffee, snuggle up in a warm blanket and let this book take your heart on a Christmas flight of love and happy endings!”

Stretch your budget AND live better! – November 10, 2014 “If you like romances, second chances, and Christmastime books this is exactly what you need to pick up.”

Inspiration CAN be found EVERYWHERE – October 31, 2014 “A Father for Christmas is a really nice book that is suitable for young adults, as there are no questionable chapters, and makes you believe in love and forgiveness.”

The Wanderer Soul – October 30, 2014 “a story of love eventually conquering the hearts of two people that gave up a long time ago”

Blessed Mama’s Blurbs – October 29, 2014 “I love that Rachelle put two people in the story who would be unlikely to ever fall in love but ended up doing so.”

Amy’s Assessments – October 28, 2014 “I really sympathized with Ty and Kelly.  A couple parts made me laugh out loud.”

Cali Book Reviews – October 27, 2014  “I was hooked. I hoped Bree would get her Christmas wish.”

Mama Moose Contests and Reviews – October 21, 2014 “This is such a beautiful Christmas story, that will warm your heart with each page.”

Tizzy Licious – October 19, 2014 “I would recommend this if you are looking for a book that makes you believe in love under the hardest of circumstances or if you just want to feel good.”

Coffee Everyday With Momma – October 15, 2014 “It wasn’t overly sappy with the romance … had me laughing and crying.”

My Creatively Random Life – October 15, 2014 “It was a quick, heartwarming read that broke up the heavier stuff that I usually read.”

Freebie Diva’s Reviews – October 7, 2014 “an adorable feel-good holiday book”

FreebieBlogger – October 7, 2014 “I was like omg this book is awesome”

I Need Amusement – October 7, 2014 “Overall, the story is quite cute”


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