Unexpected Gifts (Castle Mountain Lodge, #1)

Unexpected Gifts (Castle Mountain Lodge, #1)

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by Elena Aitken
     
 

**When you're looking for a little escape to the rugged mountain landscape that's as beautiful as it is wild, unwind at Castle Mountain Lodge.

Christmas represents everything Andi Williams is supposed to have, and doesn't. Running away to a remote mountain lodge in the Canadian Rockies, sounds like the perfect way to

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**When you're looking for a little escape to the rugged mountain landscape that's as beautiful as it is wild, unwind at Castle Mountain Lodge.

Christmas represents everything Andi Williams is supposed to have, and doesn't. Running away to a remote mountain lodge in the Canadian Rockies, sounds like the perfect way to escape, until a mix-up finds her sharing a villa with sexy, rough around the edges, Colin Hartford.

Colin's determination to enjoy the holiday he's missed for the last five years, sweeps Andi into a season of joy that she's not sure she's ready for. Can Andi open herself up to everything the holidays have to offer...including love?

~A sweet, contemporary romance~

**Now with Bonus Short Story- Unexpected Endings**


**Author's note: While Unexpected Gifts can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone novel, check out the rest of the Castle Mountain Lodge Series for more mountain romance!


Hidden Gifts (Bo & Morgan's Story)
Mistaken Gifts (Jeff & Eva's Story)
Secret Gifts (Gage & Megan's Story)
Goodbye Gifts (Dylan & Carmen's Story)
Tempting Gifts (Jason & Lisa's Story)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016750026
Publisher:
Elena Aitken
Publication date:
11/11/2011
Series:
Castle Mountain Lodge , #1
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,261
File size:
863 KB

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Unexpected Gifts 3.8 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 68 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story so much that I bought the boxed set. The characters and storyline in "Unexpected Gifts was that moving for me and I can't wait to read the other ones in the series. I am not one to wax on and retell the book, you will need to read it yourself to decide if I'm good in my assessment.
Brencz More than 1 year ago
Elena Aitken has done it again for me….given me a perfect book to ready during the holidays. She has become one of my very favorite  authors because her books never fail to entertain me. Unexpected Gifts takes place in Castle Mountain Lodge where some of her books do  as well but this is a stand-alone. The story is about a woman, Andi, who is not a fan of Christmas who takes advantage of an opportunity to stay at Castle Mountain Lodge. Accommodations are messed up and she ends up staying in a cabin with a man named Colin. Colin does his best to make Andi like Christmas and the story and romance goes ones. The character's are well written and believable. There is humor and a little sadness all  wrapped up in this book. It’s a great story to read especially during the holiday season. For me Unexpected Gifts was a perfect gift to me by author Elena Aitken.
Anonymous 6 months ago
A very quick read. Although it is a fast story, this is NOT a cliffhanger! I enjoyed the development of the story and the topping was the short story that was the icing on the cake! I hope you give this book a try. I believe you will enjoy it as much as I did!
Anonymous 10 months ago
Wow you have to read this book so good I enjoy start to end! Man try change lady mind about Christmas you won't regret read this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love conquerors all! And the creep looses the girl
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sometimes when you run away for one "untrue" love and you find a real love you didn't expect.
Dahlonega1 More than 1 year ago
Pretty good book and a fast read.
arkiegirl More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down!
SappyQ More than 1 year ago
Loved the unexpected twists.
MaggieSueMP More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this quick Christmas read. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the story very much. Author created believable characters and I eagerly turned the pages to find out what would happen next. Heartwarming story. I will be reading more from this Author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story of Andi. She shows strenght and honesty for her life. Well tought out story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well worth the time to read. First in a series, but a great stand-alone!
Joey44 More than 1 year ago
Unexpected Gifts starts with Andi wanting to get away for Christmas because the relatives she planned on being with decided to go away at the last minute. She doesn't like Christmas so is quite content to go to a lodge so she could spend Christmas alone.  Then we meet Colin who has been in the tropics for many years and this year decides he wants to come back and spend Christmas in the snow instead of on a beach.  Andi and Colin end up at the same Canadian lodge but Andi doesn't have a room.  She had met Colin briefly a long time ago so when he offers to let her use one of the bedrooms in his villa, she agrees.  The blizzard helps her make the decision since she can't go anywhere anyway.   When Colin finds out that Andi doesn't like Christmas he decides to sign them up for activities the lodge has arranged so that Andi will start to like Christmas. Aitken is a very illustrative writer who creates an entire world for her audience to get lost in. Every aspect of this novel is fully developed in a manner that you can’t help but picture. The descriptions are so clear that the reader can picture the Christmas lights, feel the snow falling and smell the hot chocolate. I liked at they are instantly attracted to each other, but neither wants a relationship.  It adds some suspense to the novel.  And it was terrific how Colin decided a relationship with Andi may not be too bad stepped up to the challenge of making her see this too. I loved the story line and the setting in a Canadian mountain lodge with all of the Christmas festivities.  I really enjoyed this book.  It is a warm Christmas story and made me smile. 
Anonymous 6 months ago
mybookfriends 10 months ago
Who doesn't like a cozy Christmas story set in the snow? This book does not disappoint!
Anonymous 10 months ago
Very sweet, romantic story.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Xmas love story .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really-really good, if you like romances!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ecpd188 More than 1 year ago
As with the other Castle Mountain Lodge books, this is no exception. All the ones l have read have been a very interesting romance and it keeps you on edge until the very end. Elena has a way of making you feel like you are there at the lodge and are part of the story. You want to shake both of them and let them know that you both feel the same way and this one is no different. Ryan is in love with Julie, but Julie thinks he is only spending time with her because of her daughter. She turned on Ryan and tried to pretend it didn't matter, but it didn't work. She found out she really did care for him, but is it too late? Read Holiday Gifts by Elena Atiken to find out how the story ends. Elena has written a winner again. I got this book in exchange for an honest review. It is a great Christmas love story, but does it end well??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lovely sweet story about two people finding each other at Christmas time!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well done story & I liked the characters. Ending a little sudden.