[BLOG TOUR] BOOK REVIEW: THE POSTBOX AT THE NORTH POLE BY JAIMIE ADMANS

Dear Santa, I wish I could believe in magic again.

From, Sasha Hansley.

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 estranged father, she’s forced to dust off her snow boots.

He’s 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’s 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?

Is there anything Jaimie can’t do when it comes to creating the most beautiful and magical of stories? I think not! 

I was completely swept away by the North Pole Forest and all of it’s beauty, through the eyes of our leading lady Sasha – who despite no longer being a fan of Christmas – gave it her all to see why her father had chosen to spend the past four years in a place filled with make belief. I adored the reindeers, the igloos, the cosy cabins, the little post office and all of the other businesses just waiting to be brought back to life. With the colder weather looming on us, this is the perfect story to get cosied up on the sofa or in bed with, a mug of hot chocolate by your side.

I absolutely loved Sasha and Tav’s blossoming friendship, as the two had a rocky start when first meeting. Tav is a very gentle soul, with a lot of depth and pain from his past, however that never stopped him from encouraging Sasha to believe in Christmas magic once more. Sasha became this incredible version of herself with the encouragement of Tav, creating an exciting atmosphere that had been missing for so long and it was absolutely definite that she was meant to visit when she did, because she completely belongs there. Sasha’s father was also a lovely addition to the story, as well as the other side characters that brought along so much joy.

The Post Box at the North Pole is a must-read for absolutely everybody. Whether you believe in the magic of Christmas or not, Sasha’s story is going to open your eyes and make you look at Christmas in the most stunning of ways. I also definitely wouldn’t be against a sequel to Sasha and Tav’s story…!!

Shelby x

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