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December 23, 2013

Book Review: A Family for Christmas by Mona Ingram

Author: Mona Ingram
Published September 19th 2012
Unlucky in love, Maddie LaRocque moves to Calgary at the urging of her former college roommate. Maddie's luck goes from bad to worse when she's laid off from her job two months before Christmas. Undeterred, she sets up a gift wrapping business in the lobby of the Drummond Building in downtown Calgary where she meets Annie, a ten-year-old who has recently lost her parents.

When Maddie falls into the arms of the building's maintenance man it looks as though her luck is changing, but she soon learns that Brent isn't who she thought he was.
Maddie's roommate Lily hasn't fared too well in the romance department either, having been used for her beauty and Asian heritage by a man in Calgary.

The moment Chase Drummond spots Lily, he's stunned by her beauty, but Lily resists his advances, unwilling to have her heart broken by the most eligible bachelor in town.

Will a young orphan girl be able to convince the two women that love is the best gift of all this Christmas?
A Family for Christmas has two romances in one. Maddie was fired but she's happy with the decision and starts a gift wrapping business, where she met Chase Drummond and his niece Annie. They turn into friends and when Chase spots Lily, Maddie's roommate, it's love at first sight. I was kind of confused, but it wasn't long until Maddie is also falling in love but with Chase's brother, Brent. There was lots of confusions and no-communication issues, a mean fiance, and ice skating; but after all they managed to have their HEA ending. Annie, the ten-year-old, was a cute addition to this story and the main piece for all of them to meet. It was a enjoyable read, but I think each couple needed their own book to explore more the characters and their issues.

BTW, ice skating sounds fun!!

More about this book at Goodreads, Amazon.


  1. It does seem a bit complicated for one book. The summary makes me think of a sweet Hallmark film though.

  2. I guess it is good when we want to know more about characters! Sounds like a cute book, but I can understand needing to know more about the characters. Also- I love to ice skate, though the older I get the more I think about falling and hurting myself. :)

    1. ice skate! I only did it once when I was young, I'd love to do it again :D