All I Want for Christmas is You by Lisa Mondello

By Lisa Mondello

Santa Claus goes to have a coarse season... Lauren Alexander is elevating her daughter by myself. deserted through her family members for her choice to maintain her daughter Kristen, she has performed a solid task for the final six years. Or she idea she had. that is why she is overwhelmed whilst little Kristen offers up her want for a toy or goodie and in its place asks Santa for a gift for her mom. yet supplying Daddies isn't really Santa's bag. yet this Santa has a plan... Kyle Preston is familiar with what it truly is wish to be deserted too. fortunately he came upon the aid of loving adoptive mom and dad and has grew to become himself into some of the most profitable actual property builders on the town. construction a home is straightforward. construction a persons belief is a complete different tale. yet a bit Christmas magic could make the entire distinction on this planet.

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I'm sorry," Kyle said in sympathy. The guy was a louse. But then again, he'd known just that type of louse when he was a kid. The only difference between Kristen and him was that Kristen had never known her father's rejections. Kyle had been old enough to stand in the courtroom and hear his own father denounce him as his son. He pushed the horrid memory aside. Too many years had passed since that painful moment in his life. Too many good things had come into his life and taken its place. He hadn't always seen things that way, but thank God he'd wised up enough to finally see the light.

He lingered a moment to read the cover of one of the magazines before placing it down next to a course catalog from a local community college. The furniture, although worn from years of use, felt homey and invited you to sit down and get comfortable. Kyle guessed that everything was either a hand-me-down or bought at the Salvation Army store with limited funds. A picture frame perched on the television caught his attention. He picked up the wooden frame, a double oval containing a portrait of Lauren with a man and woman he guessed were her parents on one side, a candid shot of Kristen at the park in the other.

He let his voice trail off trying to make sense of all the events that transpired over the evening and where he'd gone wrong. Why had Kristen told him she never had a daddy? And if that was true, then why was Lauren telling him she had a husband? It just didn't make sense. The uncertainty in her eyes hit him like a hammer to a nail and it all made sense. "You're bluffing again, aren't you? You're not really married," he said softly. She wilted right before his eyes, her shoulders sagging and she let out a slow breath.

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