Sunday, 17 February 2013

Listen To Your Heart by Mona Ingram

Morgan Dempsey has always wanted to work in the hotel business. Acceptance in the concierge training program of a boutique hotel chain means she’s closer than ever to her dream. But on arrival at Whistler, she learns that the position has gone to Adrian, a quiet young man from Switzerland who has a strange aversion to skiing. Morgan’s disappointment is tempered by her attraction to Rob – a ‘bad boy’ ski instructor. Will she fall under Rob’s spell, or will she and Adrian discover that they have more in common than their love of hotels?

Listen To Your Heart, follows the adventures of Morgan Dempsey and her friend Dale, in their new employment at a chic hotel in Whistler. Both young women are well versed in the hotel business, but Whistler is a place where new challenges arise, both in their personal and their working lives. The story is gentle and the setting is painted vividly by Ms Ingram.  The atmosphere and location are well described and I’d recommend reading the book with a cup of hot chocolate and some gently roasted marshmallows close to hand.

As Morgan is introduced to her new colleagues and to Whistler itself, I really felt that as a reader, I was a part of the book. The characters and their personalities were well presented and I found Ms Ingram’s style of writing to be comfortable and her descriptions well observed.

Listen To Your Heart, is a gentle and pleasant read, offering an insightful glimpse into relationships, friendships and family bonds. During the course of book, several sensitive issues were raised, which I felt were expressed and handled sympathetically by the author.

If you’re looking for a story with a super, snowy setting and sweet love entanglements to warm you in the cold winter months, and then Listen To Your Heart will be the book for you.
Honey Bee Reviews says: Put the kettle on and grab this book.
Mona Ingram was born in Ontario, Canada. Her family moved to British Columbia when she was twelve, and she can't imagine living anywhere else. In recent years she has lived in the Okanagan Valley and on Vancouver Island. In addition to reading and writing, traveling and bird watching are among Mona's favorite pastimes.

Mona's first five books were published in hard cover by Avalon Books, which was purchased by Amazon in 2012. Those books are now available under Amazon's Montlake imprint in hard cover, soft cover and e-book format, along with her many (twelve at last count) self-published novels.

Mona writes contemporary romance novels and takes great delight in creating unexpected twists and turns in her story lines. She sets her books in areas which are familiar to her, immersing the reader in the setting. One reader recently commented that "after reading Fixing Freddie, I felt as though I'd been on a trip to Vancouver".



  1. Thanks for your kind words, Deb. The characters in this book were very real to me, and I'm grateful to know that showed in the book.