The Christmas Quandary Characters


Just for fun, I thought you might like to meet the characters from The Christmas Quandary (or at least their visual inspiration!).

Although Tom Grove made his first appearance in The Christmas Calamity, we didn’t know much about his appearance, other than he was one of the “big boys” at school.

So that left me plenty of room to develop his character when I decided to make him the hero in this book.

Tom has a gentle soul, one that almost seems to shine out of blue eyes. But living in the city has been hard on him.


I knew when I found this photo of Callard Harris I’d found my Tom Grove.


From the tousled, short hair to those blue eyes, this is how I envision Tom.


Intent expressions and all.


Shenae Grimes made such a lovely Lila Granger. Although her eyes are brown instead of gray, like Lila’s, she just has that lively spark about her.


Like she’s ready for fun…

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And mischief!


I thought Jude Law made an awesome James Grove. Can’t you see him as Tom’s father?


And Laura Linney made the perfect Junie Grove. If you’ve already read the story, did you enjoy Junie’s character? I sure had fun writing her into the story.


Joe Dempsie was my choice for Emerson – Lila’s fiance.

If you want to see the rest of the Hardman Holidays characters, check out their pages in my book characters section.

Oh, for those who have read the book, you might be able to appreciate why I chose this as “the song” I listened to while I wrote the story.


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