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Publisher Description

He's given up on the idea of love. She's a busy mom who wants to give her daughter the world. Is it the magic of the season…or is love really the best present of all?


For Ryan, working as the manager at a mountain lodge known for love and romance definitely has its perks, but falling in love for himself doesn't seem to be one of them. He's resigned himself to the reality that the 'magic of the Lodge' will never work for him.

Single mom, Julie's number one focus has always been raising her teenage daughter. Julie would do anything for her, including organizing a special Christmas crafting retreat at a remote lodge so her daughter can experience the true magic of the season in the mountains.  

Julie's way overdue for a little love of her own, and her daughter can't seem to resist playing matchmaker. When she sees a potential match between her mother and the handsome manager of the hotel, she sets out to give the ‘magic of the Lodge’ a little festive help. After all…what’s more romantic than Christmas at Castle Mountain Lodge?

November 22
Ink Blot Communications
Elena Aitken

Customer Reviews

LuLu252315 ,

Magic, love, and Christmas = 5 star read

Holiday Gifts is another great read from Elena Aitken.
Ryan is wrapped up in his work at the lodge. Julie is the fresh face he needs to see & Ryan is just the man to heal years of loneliness for Julie. Julie's daughter, Shay, is quiet the match maker. She has a plan to get her mom a man & make her happy by Christmas. Ryan is not searching for love until he happens upon Julie & is smitten from the get go.
When miscommunication occurs it almost ends the chance Julie & Ryan have. Julie is a very headstrong woman who doesn't want to get hurt again, but at the same time wants to feel true love. She truly believes she can have that with Ryan, it's just making herself see that is the problem. Ryan is completely head over heals for Julie and is determined to make her his.
Magical spirit, love, and Christmas make this story a five star read and will make you fall in love at the lodge.

Aimalas ,

Sweet Christmas Romance

I truly loved Julie and Ryan's love story!! Love this series and love how Elena pulls you in and contects you with the characters and makes them feel real and normal!!! Perfect sweet Christmas story about a single mom finding her true love and a bachelor who is finally ready to settle down!

Bruin Reviewer ,

Holiday Gifts

I received my ARC copy of Holiday Gifts and couldn't put it down. I love the Castle Mountain Series and how all the books refer to others we have loved reading. Ryan & Julie's love story was beautiful and mixing in a teenager, made it so much fun for both Ryan & Julie. Wish there was a real Castle Mountain Resort that could give us the same magic! Intriguing writing, Elena! Definitely, 5 Stars!

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