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!
By Bruin Reviewer
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!
If you love Christmas stories full of love and magic, this is the book for you! Ryan works at Castle Mountain preparing for a Christmas retreat for crafters. What he didn't expect was to fall under the magic when Julie and her daughter Shay arrived to put on the retreat. Shay tried to make the magic work for her single mom with Ryan. She refused to give up on them. I would love to go to Castle Mountain after reading this book! Everyone can use a little Christmas magic in their lives and this book makes you a believer of the magic! Booking my trip now!!
Fun Quick holiday Read!
Julie is a wonderfully resourceful single mom doing her very best with her daughter Shay......Shay thinks mom needs some fun in her life. Enter Castle Mountain lodge magic and the very amazing Ryan. Fun quick holiday read with lots of heart!
Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Sweet return to Castle Mountain
Holiday Gifts is a sweet novella that returns you to the magical Castle Mountain Lodge for Christmas. I really enjoyed the book because both characters are relatable. Ryan is feeling that life is starting to pass him by and is interested in finding a woman and getting married. Julie has been relying on herself to raise her daughter alone for a long time. She isn't looking for love but finds it when she all but trips over it. Julie was especially relatable because every step in her relationship with Ryan was fraught with anxiety and second-guessing his feelings for her as well as her feelings for him - a very realistic emotion for someone who has been fending on her own for so long. Sweet story with a Christmas theme and a precocious teenager.