Move over, Mariah! This book is now taking center stage!
The best way that I can describe this book is that it warms your heart and soul like a bowl of creamy, warm tomato soup. Though I finished this 200-page piece after Christmas, it was a great holiday story. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s a story about love, family, and giving back. The plot was simple. Lauren Alexander was a struggling single mom with a 6-year-old daughter named Kristen. One night, they go to the mall so that Kristen can tell Santa what she wants for Christmas.
Of all the presents Kristen can ask for, the only thing she tells Santa (a.k.a: Kyle Preston, a local real estate developer) is that this Christmas she wants a daddy.
Kyle Preston is definitely a selfless person and hearing the little girl’s plea makes him and the reader’s (including yours truly) heart melt. This leads a chain of events that makes everyone’s wish come true.
I loved the story though my only gripe is that there were times where I felt the author went a little fast in scenes. Nonetheless, Lisa Mondello did a great job in bringing Kyle, Lauren, and Kristen to life. The spirit of the holiday is not about the gifts. It’s about the exemplary of love to one another. I highly recommend reading this book near a Christmas tree.