All I Want for Christmas is You

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Sometimes fate needs a helping hand...Single mother, Lauren Alexander, is shocked when her daughter asks Santa Claus for a daddy. She's struggled to provide for Kristen alone. But fulfilling Kristen's Christmas wish is a tall order. Kyle Preston, a.k.a, Santa, knows what it's like to be alone. He's determined to give Lauren and Kristen the best Christmas ever. That includes making them his family! More

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About Lisa Mondello

I'm a self described romance and music junky. I writer just about every kind of romance story out there. I'm currently writing Inspirational fiction for Harlequin Love Inspired Romance, but have my backlist of books ready to self publish. My Fate with a Helping Hand in Massachusetts series will be published in the fall of 2011.

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Review by: zen on June 05, 2014 :
Another great book from Lisa.
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Review by: Jo-Anne Boyko on Dec. 04, 2013 :
Lauren Alexander left home six years ago, just after her baby was born because her parents didn't want her to keep the child since she was unmarried and 18 years old. Lauren has raised Kristen by herself even though it was a struggle for her. She doesn't trust men at all because the father of her baby left once he found out she was pregnant.

The other main character is Kyle Preston. He has had a tough life. He lived in foster care and when he was 12 he was finally placed with a family who loved him and adopted him. Kyle started out as a very troubled teenager and got into his fair share of trouble. But thanks to his father, he turned his life around and became a very successful real estate developer. He is also handsome, well built, good sense of humor and considerate. So absolutely PERFECT.

Just before Christmas Kristen goes to see Santa in the mall. Santa is Kyle Preston, who owns the mall. Kristen asks Santa to bring her a Daddy for Christmas. He explains that all the Daddy's are spoken for this year but once he sees Lauren, he would like to make Kristen's wish come true.

All I Want For Christmas is a nice story but I expected more Christmasy stuff to it instead of just taking place at Christmas time.

I liked the secondary characters in this novel. Kyle's family was terrific, especially his parents.

The editing could have been better. It was irritating when Kyle's hair changed from blond to dark and back to blond. Also Kyle's father's name changed from Will to Wally.
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Review by: Natt little on Oct. 02, 2013 :
Nice story, very lighthearted in that i didn't really get pulled into the story. Great storyline
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Review by: Beverly S on Nov. 20, 2012 :
My Thoughts:
I have never read a Lisa Mondello story that I didn't love. She creates strong characters who are easy to invest in. The world she puts those characters in is always well thought out and the plot is clever.
I opened this book planning to love it - but...I got a little worried at the start where a little girl is wanting a daddy for Christmas. Lisa Mondello created the perfect Christmas scenario -
As a single mom, my heart bled for both the mother and the child with the opening scenes of the book. I was all in from there and read the book through in one sitting.
The characters are fantastic. There isn't a character in this book that I didn't connect with. The storyline is remarkable and wonderfully done. The level of emotion is the story is incredible. The themes running strong throughout the book are family, love and belief. Every person should have the kind of family that Kyle is offering to share with Lauren and Kristen. Fantastic read filled with love, laughter, dedication, forgiveness, and hope.
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Review by: misfit on June 03, 2012 :
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Review by: may lafarga on Nov. 07, 2011 : (no rating)
I love this book I cant Wait to cheack out her other books it was easy to fall in love with the characters. Over all this book was great.
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Review by: Jutzie on Oct. 19, 2011 :
All I Want for Christmas is You by Lisa Mondello ebook
First edition published 1998 by Neighborhood Press
Book 1 of 3 in the Fate With A Helping Hand Series

Kyle Preston knows what it is to change his life. Unwanted as a child he was ended up with the Preston's when he was twelve. After years of being unwanted he did what he could to push them away but they had staying power. Now at almost thirty, Kyle is glad they did. He straightened out and even became wealthy. While playing Santa at the Mall he owns, a young girl comes and says all she wants for Christmas is a daddy. For some reason Kyle feels the need to protect this young girl and her lovely mother.

Lauren Alexander loves her daughter, Kristen. As a teen Lauren made one mistake that cost her the love of her family but she has her daughter and would not trade her for anything. Kyle helps her when her car don't start after leaving the mall and the next night he finds her at the tree lighting ceremony and has her invited to his parents for dinner the next night before she knows what hit her. The man is good looking and kind but she has learned from Jimmy and her own father, men don't stay around.

Kyle has to prove he is different than the men in Lauren's life who have hurt her, and if nothing else he loves a challenge. He has built a big home and now he knows he wants Lauren and Kristen to be part of his family and to live there with him.

This story has more to it than the rich Santa Claus meets struggling single mother. Kyle has a past he overcame and Lauren had a past she still needs to deal with.
**Sexual situations.
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