All I Want For Christmas….

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

Genre: Contemporary Romance

ASIN: B005KDG236

Number of pages: 192
Word Count: 40,000


Barnes and Noble



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

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.


All I Want for Christmas Is You

“You don’t have to be afraid. This will explain it all. I promise you.” He smiled warmly and
Lauren wanted to trust him if only to believe in simple kindness.

With shaking hands, she took the piece of paper, warm from being in the pocket close to Kyle’s
body. She held it up straight so that she could see Kyle while reading the words on the paper.

“Dear Santa…” she read out loud, then read the next part silently. “Oh, no,” she groaned.

“I know. That’s just how I felt.”

Lauren shot him a skeptical glance. “How did you get this?”

“Kristen gave it to me.”

“That’s impossible. Mrs. Hopkins just helped her with it this afternoon and-“
“And she gave it to me in the Mall,” Kyle finished for her.

She looked at him quizzically, still trying to comprehend the course of events leading up to his
seizure of her daughter’s precious note.

“It’s not that hard to figure out, Lauren,” Kyle said warmly.

His dark eyes gleamed with the light from the lamppost. He wore no hat to protect his head from
the falling snow. Now his hair was filled with powdered flakes, matting it down.

His grin was bright and wide as he informed her, “I’m Santa Claus.”

Fate with a Helping Hand Series includes:


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



About Debra S. Sanders

Debra is an RV nomad, traveling full time with her husband, dog and cat. She writes, hikes, star gazes and loves discovering local lore from America's back roads.