Wrapped Up for Christmas by Katlyn Duncan: festive, lively fun


It’s the most wonderful time of the year… but not for Angie Martinelli…

Having lost her boyfriend, job, and apartment all in the space of a week, Angie has no choice but to leave California and return to her family in New England.

Determined not to let life weigh her down, Angie finds work at the local mall where she worked as a teenager. After an embarrassing run-in with a handsome stranger, Nick, she’s convinced her luck is about to change.

But Nick has secrets of his own… and as the first flakes of snow begin to fall, Angie can’t help but wonder if she’ll ever find love.


My review

What a wonderful author Katlyn Duncan is! This book is an absolute pleasure to read. It’s festive and lively, and presents us with a very likeable hero and heroine. Neither of them are perfect, but they’re genuine and well-intentioned and we really care about them.

Christmas is all about family and friends, and both are important in this novel. Reese is the sort of best friend we’d all love to have and she cares so very much about Angie. Angie’s mum and grandparents want the best for Angie too but can be unintentionally annoying, the way that relatives do! Nick has the love and support of his brother and his wife. This aspect gives a warm sense of unity and comfort in the novel.

Angie has come home to more than Christmas: she’s coming home to herself, and, we all hope, happiness.

The plot is clever with the misunderstandings, tensions, incidents – major and minor – and denouement that we want from a Christmas romcom. It’s all presented to us with love, care and a hug from this talented author, wrapped up in a beautiful cover!

Great fun and absolutely one for your Christmas reading list.


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Author Bio –

Coming from a small town in Western Massachusetts, Katlyn Duncan always had her head in the clouds. Working as a scientist for most of her adult life, she enjoyed breaking down the hows and whys of life. This translated into her love of stories and getting into the minds of her characters.

Currently, she’s a full-time author and freelance writer. When she’s not writing, she’s obsessing over many (many) television series’.

She currently resides in Southern New England with her family. Check out more about her writing and current TV addiction in her newsletter, and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

SCBWI & RWA Member.

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