The Gift, a short story (Fate with a Helping Hand)

The Gift, a short story (Fate with a Helping Hand)

by Lisa Mondello

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The Gift, a short story (Fate with a Helping Hand) by Lisa Mondello

THE GIFT by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lisa Mondello

Allison Jones knows what it's like to want. Or rather, she did. She'd spent the first few years of her life being shifted from one foster home to another, never really finding that special place to make her feel home. When she finds a small envelope on the ground on a side street in Boston, and opens it, her heart plummets. She recognizes the description of the contents and knows what it will mean to the little girl if the promise of this gift is not fulfilled. But when the CEO of Holden Industries, Derek Holden, accuses her of stealing the money inside the envelope, she's determined to go the distance and not only fulfill the gift herself, but to prove to the dashingly handsome millionaire that there is more to life than just money.

The day his family lost their fortune and his world fell apart, Derek Holden swore he'd make his family fortune back. All good things in life came with sacrifice and hard work and he wasn't afraid of it. He'd built a financial empire all on his own and didn't need the simple conventions of life...until he met Allison Jones. The incredibly sweet designer with beautiful hair flowing down her back was much more than he'd originally thought when he'd accused her of stealing the money from the envelope he'd given the courier earlier that day. He'd intended the money to be a small donation to a local charity event. But he soon learned that a bank account full of money was no match for a heart full of love...and there was only one special woman who could teach him.

Please look for other books in the FATE WITH A HELPING HAND series:

All I Want for Christmas is You
The Marriage Contract
The Knight and Maggie's Baby
My Lucky Charm, and The Gift

The Gift is a short story contemporary holiday romance prequel to THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT and THE KNIGHT AND MAGGIE'S BABY.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940046253009
Publisher: Lisa Mondello
Publication date: 08/07/2014
Series: Fate with a Helping Hand
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 143,275
File size: 273 KB

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The Gift, a short story (Fate with a Helping Hand) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
The Gift by Lisa Mondello Fate With a Helping Hand Novella Allison Jones barely gets by financially, but she knows how good life is. A bed to sleep in and people she cares about. When she finds an envelope on the ground with a Christmas list for a child from the shelter, she knows she needs to find the money to fulfill the little girls wishes. She understands personally how important it is. Derek Holden has lost his envelope of money. Why his assistant is making him do his own shopping, he hasn’t a clue. And then he sees the woman holding the envelope, his envelope. Derek is going to find his millions hasn’t bought him everything he needs during this Christmas season. Christmas time really can be a time of joy for some and sorrow for others. You can be so busy or have so much that you take the little things for granted. This is a very short story but packed full of caring and love. This story introduces two characters from Fate With a Helping Hand. Maggie Bonelli from The Knight and Maggie’s Baby and Cara Carvarlho from The Marriage Contract.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A short and cute Christmas love story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic short Xmas story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh..I'm a sucker for xmas and this story was perfect.
CarolJo More than 1 year ago
The Gift is a tender romance between a wealthy man and a girl who grew up in foster care in a short story. Both protagonists were well-written. I recommend the story to people who enjoy a light contemporary love story. I received a complimentary ebook from the author. This is my honest opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this short story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Allison shows Derek Christmas isn't about money but Love and giving. A cute Christmas Story that makes a rich man feel the true spirit of the season. joy943
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A 30 page free Christmas short story of a young working woman, a handsome driven businessman, a Christmas gift, and a Christmas ball. A mix of A Christmas Carol, Cinderella, and The Gift. Two excerpts from other stories from next in series also included.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Needs some fine tuning i left some notes of items that did not sound proper. Good story. Very compasionate. Thank you for the free book will look forward to reading more of your books
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little rushed even for a short story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If she was broke, she couldn't afford to buy a pocket watch for a multi millionnaire Very silly to write that into the story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great job! <br> <p> ~Dawn&star
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story was a fast read. But it had a lot of depth. I enjoyed the main caritures. They felt real.
Chastel More than 1 year ago
A heartwarming Christmas read.. 
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