Tuesday 26 October 2021

The Post Box at the North Pole by Jaimie Admans Blog Tour

 I don't think it's a secret that I love Christmas. I'm one of those people that starts everything festive quite early and I am more than happy to read a Christmas themed book any time of the year. So when I was asked back in September if I'd like to read Jaimie Adman's latest novel, it was a big, fat yes from me!

The Post Box at the North Pole is a wintery delight of a romance (spoiler alert, I loved it!) keep reading to find out just what it has to offer.


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?

This is a book that fully tugged at my heart strings.

A standalone Christmas contemporary romance novel, we follow Sasha Hansley as she visits her dad in Norway after he rings asking for her help after suffering a heart attack.

Sasha gets the shock of her life when she arrives, Santa or should I say her dad is running his very own Lapland in the North Pole Forest, above the Arctic circle, and there's no denying that it is  pure magic. Even Sasha in her unfortunate Grinch like state can't deny that the Christmas village is something very special indeed. 
This beautiful destination is in need of a lot of tender love and care and Sasha's father is certain that his daughter is the person that can perform what would essentially be a Christmas miracle and get this place up and running again.

And then there's Taavi, who is running a reindeer rescue centre within the grounds of Santa's home whilst lending a helping hand repairing the all he can. Could he be the answer to all of Sasha's own problems?

This story is of course a romantic one but there is so much more to the tail than that. There is sadness from past tragedies in all their lives, there  is family and friendships, there is an abundance of Christmas spirit and lets not forget all of the reindeer of play a pivotal part. Clive the reindeer was definitely my favourite.

I liked how we learnt about other Christmas traditions, the Nisse (elves) for example.

My favourite part of the book wasn't actually the growing adoration between Sasha and Taavi, it was in fact letters from children that were being sent to Santa. Jaimie had one placed at the start of every chapter and I thought they were utterly genius (and hilarious).

Now when you combine the setting, the time of year and the all consuming romance, altogether they make a rather special tale.

For me, it was perfect festive reading.

I cannot fault Admans' writing, simple yet effective. I was finding myself smiling a lot as I read.

The Post Box at the North Pole from start to finish is warm and inviting. There's a great balance of emotions contained within the pages and I believe you'd be hard pressed to finish this book without feeling just a little bit of love in your bones. 

And on a side note, I think this would make a brilliant film!

Join the rest of the blog tour for more Christmas magic.


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