Sunday, December 2, 2012

'All I Want for Christmas Is You' Book Tour

All I Want for Christmas is You
Fate with a Helping Hand Book One

by Lisa Mondello

Genre: Contemporary Romance

ASIN: B005KDG236

Number of pages: 192

Word Count: 40,000

Book Description:

Sometimes fate needs a little hand...

Santa Claus is going to have a rough season... Lauren Alexander is raising her daughter alone. Abandoned by her family for her decision to keep her daughter Kristen, she has done a pretty good job for the last six years. Or she thought she had. That's why she is crushed when little Kristen gives up her wish for a toy or goodie and instead asks Santa for a present for her mother. She wants Santa to bring a Daddy. Delivering Daddies isn't Santa's bag.

But this Santa has a plan...

Kyle Preston knows what it is like to be abandoned too. Luckily he found the support of loving adoptive parents and has turned himself into one of the most successful Real Estate developers in town.

Building a house is easy. Building someone's trust is a whole other story. But with a little helping hand, a little Christmas magic can make all the difference in the world.

**My thoughts**

Romance novels, particularly those that have a Christmas theme, tend to be predictable and follow a formula. Yeah, this one does the same thing. But it has been on my overwhelmingly large TBR pile for over a year now and I am glad that I was forced into finally reading it.

The book is a short and easy read that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy and believing in Santa Claus again. It's about giving back by paying it forward. It's about taking a chance and learning how to trust again. It's about listening to the comments of young children who are following their hearts. They have greater instincts as to the good of people and to what we really need, more than adults can at times. They are also brutally honest.

It's a love story on many levels. It's about the blossoming love between Lauren and Kyle. It's about a mother's devotion to her daughter and the unconditional love of parents that still exists even if it goes astray.

Relationships and tensions between the various characters seem to develop and resolve themselves at an unnatural speed. But in a way, that adds to the fairy tale. I don't think it would have worked as well had the story taken place at any other time of year.

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About the Author:

Lisa Mondello (a.k.a. LA Mondello) has held many jobs in her life but being a published authors is the last job she'll ever have. She's not retiring! She blames the creation of the personal computer for her leap into writing novels. Otherwise, she'd still be penning stories with paper and pen. Her first book, All I Want for Christmas is You, was the winner of the Golden Quill contest for Best First Book and to date has had over 400,000 downloads worldwide.

She is currently the author of 14 novels under the name Lisa Mondello and LA Mondello. You can find more information about Lisa Mondello at

Twitter: @LisaMondello 

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