Next up is in the running for my favourite book of the year! The Post Box at the North Pole by Jaimie Admans is beautiful, heartwarming and most of all absolutely magical…this will stay with me for a long time……
about the book
Title: The Post Box at the North Pole
Author: Jaimie Admans
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Estimated page count: 347
Formats available: Paperback and eBook
Publisher: HQ Digital (18 Oct. 2021)
Tour organised by: Rachel’s Random Resources
I wish I could believe in magic again.
Sasha Hansley hates Christmas. As a child, it was her favourite time of year, but ever since the tragic death of her mother, it has completely lost its magic.
But when she gets an unexpected phone call from her eccentric estranged father, she’s forced to dust off her snow boots.
He has been running a Lapland-style Christmas village in Norway and after suffering a heart attack, he is on strict doctor’s orders to slow down. Eager to reconnect with her dad, Sasha books the next flight out there. Only she has never actually been on a plane before, let alone to the Arctic Circle.
Met at the runway by drop-dead-gorgeous Taavi Salvesen, they sleigh ride through the snow with the Northern Lights guiding their way.
When Sasha uncovers sacks of unopened Santa mail – letters that children and adults from all over the world write to Santa every year – she realises that she can send a little bit of magic out into the world by replying to some of them.
With Taavi on hand to help, will Sasha rediscover her own excitement for Christmas and find love among the letters?
The Post Box at the North Pole is like one big romantic mug of hot chocolate with extra whipped cream and a splash of Christmas magic! Fans of Holly Martin, Sarah Morgan and Heidi Swain will love this novel!
Sasha has just been sacked…..and then her Dad, who she hasn’t seen for years, calls to tell her he’s recently had a heart attack. He’s living in Norway, running a reindeer sanctuary by himself and REALLY needs her help. Despite the fact that she’s never flown before, and she hates Christmas she agrees to fly out and help….. When she arrives and is met at the airport by a somewhat grumpy, but gorgeous giant of a man and taken to her Dad by Reindeer Slay, she wonders what she’s let herself in for. Determined to get him to sell up and return home, she knows she has a battle on her hands. The reindeer sanctuary is much more than that – a lapland style resort, and she’s blown away when she finds the abandoned post office full of letters to Santa. As she starts reading them she realises how important Christmas is to kids and hopes she can add a little magic to those that needs it. But will she find her own Christmas spirit and believe in the magic of Christmas again?
I absolutely adored this. As I said above, this is definitely up there and in the running for my favourite of the year. This has pretty much everything I love in it – Christmas, reindeer, Santa, snow, festive food, Christmas magic and romance. I didn’t want to put it down EVER! I wanted to live in Norway (and even had the conversation with my husband!), visit the reindeer, make snowmen, eat the food, drink hot chocolate and watch the northern lights in an igloo. It’s literally the most magical book and I could feel it seeping out of every single page.
I knew I was going to love this from the very first line, it pulled me in straight away and made me want to dive in. Each chapter begins with a letter to Santa from a child and it will bring out all your emotions. As Sasha reads through them, I was laughing with her and crying. There is so much emotion in this book and if you can get through this without a least one tear then well done to you!
Sasha, her Dad and Tav are the most amazing characters. Sasha is so caring and thoughtful but has her own insecurities. Tav is brooding and grumpy at first but slowly, as she spends more time with Sasha, starts to open up and its so heartwarming to read. Watching their friendship unravelling into something more is just wonderful.
If you love Christmas you will absolutely adore this book. There is Christmas magic in every page and it will blow you away. Honestly, I could carry on writing about this all day but it would be the longest review ever! So what I will say is, if you want a massive dose of Christmas magic in a beautiful, heartwarming and amazing story with the loveliest characters, then you NEED to check this out. I’ll be buying this for myself in paperback as I NEED this on my shelf to read every year. I honestly cannot recommend this enough. An absolutely magical wonderful tale – highly highly recommended my me…..NOW GO AND GET IT!!!
about the author
Jaimie is a 36-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, watching horror movies, and drinking tea, although she’s seriously considering marrying her coffee machine. She loves autumn and winter, and singing songs from musicals despite the fact she’s got the voice of a dying hyena. She hates spiders, hot weather, and cheese & onion crisps. She spends far too much time on Twitter and owns too many pairs of boots.
She will never have time to read all the books she wants to read.
She is the author of several romantic comedies for HarperCollins – The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters, The Little Wedding Island, It’s a Wonderful Night, The Little Vintage Carousel by the Sea, Snowflakes at the Little Christmas Tree Farm, The Little Bookshop of Love Stories, The Wishing Tree Beside the Shore, The Little Christmas Shop on Nutcracker Lane, and The Post Box at the North Pole.
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Thank you so much to Rachel for inviting me on the tour and to Jaimie, the publisher and NetGalley for my copy. All views and opinions are my own.
Now I’m off to sing some Christmas songs to myself!
Have a wonderful day all