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The Post Box at the North Pole

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I loved this Christmas romance, which is so magical and amazing.  The book has a really lovely setting, which is at the North Pole at a reindeer sanctuary, where the northern lights are visible.  The characters are just lovely and I grew to really like them as the story went on.  Sasha has had a hard childhood and has never liked Christmas, but when she arrives in Norway and meets Taavi, her life changes for the better and they both have some fun together, but will they stay together?  Sasha learns to enjoy Christmas, which is nice.  I loved the letters to Santa and the whole thrill of the Christmas season.  I think this book would be great as a movie, as it is just so full of fun, excitement, magic and joy, which warms the heart and uplifts the mind.  I highly recommend this wonderful book!

Many thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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I'm not a fan on Christmas; it's been my least favorite holiday for almost three years now. However, I'm always excited to read cute Christmas romances. When Rachel sent the invitation to this one out, I knew I just had to read it. Even disliking Christmas doesn't take away from the excitement of an entire area dedicated to it!

First of all, I loved the author's writing style! It was so easy to visualize everything and just get lost in the North Pole Forest. The characters were brilliantly written, and I loved every single one of them. Tav and Sasha felt so realistic, and I was rooting from them from the moment they met.

Each chapter starts with a letter to Santa, which I thought was super cute! I loved that Sasha, her father, and Tav were so determined to make Christmas special for children. This was a book that managed to actually put me sort of into the Christmas spirit while reading it! It's the perfect fluffy holiday read.
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Oh my goodness! I don’t even know how to begin writing this review!

I knew from the minute I read the dedication that this book was for me… it is magical and EXACTLY what a Christmas book should be.

I have had to stay awake well into the early hours of the morning to finish this wonderfully charming tale. I’m going to be one tired girl in the morning, but I don’t care. This book has brought me so much joy.

Christmas has always been my favourite time of year - I embrace it with the same vigour as Buddy the elf, and this book has just re-enforced that feeling and reminded me to always keep believing - not just in Santa, but in the magic of Christmas.
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What an incredibly magical Christmas story! This adventure is what the spirit of Christmas is all about and it gave me allllll the feels!!!!! The setting is obviously perfection as I LOVE Norway so much. Reindeer, a happy Santa-playing senior, Christmas themed cottages, letters to Santa. All of Christmas is present in this story!

Sasha is perfect as the lead female. She is a down on her luck character who has not had an easy life. She lacks the adventure bug that her dad has, and she has a heart of gold meant to help others. Sasha’s story shows that you just don’t know where your life will take you and trying new things just may change your direction! I love Tav. He is the quiet, mysterious, and handsome male lead and he is such an appealing character. He is very sweet and kind, but has trust issues and has built a wall against letting people in. Sasha’s dad made me laugh so many times. The Santa playing senior is funny and way more o servant than he is given credit for.

This book will make you laugh, it will make you swoon, and you will get to experience the slowest and sweetest love story. And this isn’t just about love between two people, but finding the love and magic in Christmas that we all had as children. A must read for this in need of some Christmas magic and one I will revisit again and again!!!!

Thank you to Jaimie Admans, HQ Digital, and Netgalley for a gifted copy in exchange for an honest review.
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I absolutely love Jaimie Adman's books, they are always so joyful and magical. What could be more joyful and magical than Christmas at the North Pole? This book is so so fantastic and festive. It is the perfect Christmas book.
This book has it all, it is heartwarming, funny, romantic. I didn't want it to end.
I loved the characters and the setting. I can't say anything negative about this book, it is a lovely feel-good escapism. Perfect for cosing up with on a cold day.
Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher for my ARC.
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Dear Santa, If my Christmas presents are made by elves in the North Pole, why do they all have 'Made in China' written on them? From Milo

Sasha Hansley finds herself at a loose end after losing her job, so when she gets a call from her dad, who she very rarely sees because he's always off on some adventure, she decides there's nothing to stop her from going to see him. He's just suffered a heart attack and needs her help, eager to see him she agrees to fly to Norway, this is a big thing for Sash, as she's never flown anywhere before. Taavi Salvesen, a hunk of a Norwegian man, meets Sash at the airport and takes her to the North Pole Forest on a husky led sleigh and she's in awe when she sees the spectacular Northern Lights, a phenomenon she's only ever dreamed of. On arrival she's amazed to see her dad has been running a struggling Christmas village, with him playing Santa, and when she uncovers sacks of unopened mail, written by children from all over the world, she decides to start replying to some of them, can she rediscover the magic of Christmas herself whilst sending some of that magic around the world?

The Post Box at the North Pole is everything you'd expect from Christmas; the idyllic forest setting, Santa's grotto, reindeers, elves and so much more, what is there not to love? Even the biggest bah humbug would find their heart melting after reading this. I adored everything about this book, it's such a well crafted story with adorable characters, full of magic and festive joy. I loved how the author started every chapter with a letter to Santa, many of them quite amusing. Her writing is so descriptive, transporting the reader right into the very heart of the story and if you closed your eyes you'd be right there in the North Pole Forest alongside Sash, Tav and Percy, witnessing that magic for yourself. It's a tale of love, hope, trust and belief. This is such an exquisite book and the epitome of a festive read. It's the first I've read by Admans, but it certainly won't be the last! 

I'd like to thank HQ and Netgalley for the auto approval, I will post my review on Amazon and Goodreads.
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Dear Santa, could you please book me a cabin for a week in your village. I’m coming to visit next Christmas!

The post box at the North Pole was such a delightful read and a fantastic way to get into Christmas mood…in October, cause it’s never too early to start reading Christmas stories, and even better if they’re set in Santa’s village.

Sasha hates Christmas but when her estranged father suffers a heart attack she hast to go help him run a Christmas village resort in Norway. She stopped believing in Santa a long time ago but will this new setting and gorgeous elf make her get back her Christmas spirit?

The story was so friggin’ cute! From the location, to the cabins, to the reindeers, to the characters (even though I would have slapped Sasha sometimes). I had a huge smile over my face for the most part. And the time I was not smiling was because I was crying big fat tears over some of the letters Santa received.

The writing was so vivid I could picture myself in the North Pole Forest watching the northern lights, having a chocolate or feeding the reindeers some lichen. I usually hate the cold but I would gladly suffer through it to live some of the experiences described here.

Sasha was a bit set in her ways and so small minded sometimes that it was a bit hard to believe she was only 36 yo. And what about Tav? OMG! He was just like a huge care bear, gruffness and all! He was so adorable I think I feel in love with him a little bit too. I loved how Sasha slowly brought him out of his shell.

The post box at the North Pole was that kind of story that makes you feel warm and cozy even when you’re reading about -20ºC temperatures. I will definitely check some of the author’s backlist.

Thanks to NetGalley and HQ for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review and to Rachel’s Random Resources for the spot in the blog tour.
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Dear Santa, 
Please thank NetGalley for allowing me to read this delightful Christmas book!
Linda

What an enjoyable Christmas book this was! It was quite unique from most others I have read, and I have read a lot of them. The characters were likable, the scenery was magnificently described and the food and drink descriptions made my mouth water....I am now craving the perfect hot chocolate! It was just the right mix of fun, seriousness and Christmas magic. And the letters to Santa at the beginning of each page were a highlight of the book. I will recommend this to all my friends!
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Wow, thank you Jaimie Admans. Love her books as they just give a magical, uplifting and cosy feel to the day. Really enjoyed this book. Loved the characters, Sasha, Tav and Percy. What a beautiful magical setting. Just makes you want to escape there. It's what makes Christmas so magically. Great storyline which I didn't want to finish and it ended so quickly. Looking forward to reading Jamie's next book. 

Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for allowing me an Arc in exchange for an honest review
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This was the most christmassy book I've ever read complete with santa, elves, love and wishes and I would love to visit the North Pole forest to recapture the magic of Christmas with Sasha, Tav and Percy, absolutely wonderful
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A beautiful romance with delightful festive details and gorgeous characters. Jaimie Admans’ books are like big, warm hugs and perfect reads to help you escape for a few hours. 5 stars from me!
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This book is exactly what I imagine Santa's village at lapland to be like, themed log cabins, Mrs Claus's kitchen, freshly baked goods, full of festive magic and of course Santa himself. It's safe to say that it's not at all what Sasha had imagined she'd be walking into when she agreed to come and help her father after his recent heart attack though. It's been over three years since she last saw him and he's not once mentioned the fact that he's playing Santa and running a Christmas Village almost single handed.

After all, he has the rather hunky giant, Tav, working with him, and it's a good job because the village definitely needs a lot of work doing to it. Within moments of arriving Sasha finds herself chasing a reindeer through the forest (Rudolph number 3 no less) and it really does feel like she's been transported to another world and not just another country.

It's clear that the village is struggling, the cabins all need work doing to them, there are no staff left and all of the once loved buildings have been left to the dust. And then of course there's the visitors, or lack of them, Christmas Village is surviving (just) on school visits and occasional day trippers, it's definitely not bringing in enough money to cover all of the work that needs doing and Sasha is more keen that they should sell up and move back home. 

That is until she meets the local post lady with a bag full of Santa mail, makes her way back to the abandoned North Pole Forest Post Office and starts to read. I loved reading these letters with Sash and the magic came through the pages of my kindle, as well as the emotion. Such a powerful book and I absolutely loved this, it brought back childhood memories of the utter joy of Christmas and I has made me so ready to get festive!
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This was a wonderful festive read and would make the perfect Christmas film. This was the perfect escapism read and perfect to curl up with on a cold and dark miserable autumn weekend. Absolutely loved all of the descriptions and emotions that jumped off the page particularly the fabulous letters to Santa and Sasha heartwarming reactions to them.  This story was so much more than just a romantic Christmas read as also explored what happens under the surface with Sasha and tav in their pasts to make them the people they are today. I would love a sequel to show what happens with them next.
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What a wonderfully festive and joyful book this is! I absolutely adored every page of this cosy romantic read; it’s my far my favourite Jaimie Admans Christmas book, even though the others were five stars reads for me too. 

Reading this gorgeous book, I felt like I’d stepped into a Christmas card and a Hallmark Christmas film rolled into one. There were Reindeer, letters to Santa, Snow, the Northern Lights; everything I could have wished for in a feel good Christmas book. 

I was whisked away to Norway, without the freezing temperatures mind you, and and got to watch Sasha find her Christmas spirit as she fell in love with the Christmas wonderland. 

So if you’re looking for cosy read this Christmas, full of laughs and tears and a few naughty Reindeer then look no further.
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Such a gorgeous magical story that was so wonderfully full of seasonal joy! 
I really didn’t expect to find a book that matched last year’s Christmas book, The Little Christmas Shop on Nutcracker Lane for heartwarming moments, but this did and it’s just so adorable 🥰 
A gorgeous setting and amazing characters, I was instantly pulled into the story and wanted to find out what was going to happen next. 
Definitely a Christmas book to recommend far and wide, sharing the true meaning of the season, to spread love and joy all around 📮❄️🎅🏼
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When you want a sweet romantic novel with humor and some short-lived tension filled moments, Jaimie Admans will take care of you. I was looking for something seasonally themed to escape into for a few hours. I am more inclined to travel from my couch, with a good book or an exciting movie, than to pack up and venture into the great unknown.
This novel fit my wants and needs and gave me so much more.

I am almost tempted to pack a bag, explore public transportation modes and attempt an adventure!
To begin with, perhaps I will visit a local event where on rare occasions they do offer sled rides pulled by happy, excited dogs. I may even look to find where I can visit a reindeer.

This is a book about finding family and discovering more about oneself.
It is about taking risks, risking disappointment, and recovering from set~backs.
There is unexpected romance and many moments of "can it possibly be true."
When you think problems are being solved and obstacles resolved, life happens and the plot twists!
It is not only the humans who face challenges when it comes to relationships.

Your faith in Santa and magic will be renewed. Your dreams of a better world and people who care about others may find renewed hope here. I found myself thinking about who I would like to see in a movie version of this book.

Even if all you are looking for is a story to make you smile and enjoy life you will not be disappointed.
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Thanks to NetGalley & the publisher for an ARC in exchange for a honest review.

I'd heard lots of great reviews about  Jaimie Admans' books, but this is the first I have read.  I definitely plan to read more.

Set in the North Pole Forest, Jaimie Admans has created an amazing & magical world - full of detail and really brought to life.  I can picture every part of it.  I wish it existed so I could actually visit there myself.  I loved the descriptions of the Northern Lights.

The main characters of Sasha and Tav have both had difficult lives but their stories are well written and both characters grow more and more likeable as the book progresses.  The other characters in the book are also well written.

The story really focuses on the magic of Christmas.  The letters to/from Santa are a lovely touch and remind the reader of how magical this time of year is, especially for children.  Sasha rediscovers her love of Christmas - and I think I may have rediscovered some of mine.  

The only downside - I wish I had been reading it in December rather than October!
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This is such a lovely, heartwarming story for Christmas.  Sasha Hansley stopped believing in Christmas when her mother died when she was a young girl.  Her father felt guilty about his wife dying, he couldn’t bear to be there, and spent his life roaming the world, searching for the next big adventure.  Sasha was brought up by her grandmother, but she grew up feeling she wasn’t good enough, her father wouldn’t stay at home for her.  As a consequence she has always had dead end jobs, and has never been anywhere, and hasn’t celebrated Christmas for a long time.  She is thirty six as the story begins, and has just been sacked from her job in a dog grooming parlour, because the owner, her friend Debbie, has given her job to her sister-in-law - she had been made redundant and family comes first.  It is just a few weeks before Christmas.

She receives an unexpected phone call from her father, who tells her he has had a heart attack and needs her help - she doesn’t even know where he is.  He tells her he is running a reindeer sanctuary in Norway.  He persuades her to go there and help him, he has booked her tickets for the next day.  Tickets -plural - should have warned her, but her father needs her help.  By the next evening she has arrived on a tiny aeroplane in the far north of Norway.  Her father hasn’t come to meet her, instead a huge Viking of a man is waiting … with an unusual form of transport to take her back to the North Pole Forest, where her father is waiting.  His name is Taavi. On the way she gets her first glimpse of the Northern Lights, and is totally enchanted.

I think the author is trying hard to persuade everyone to visit the Arctic circle, her descriptions of all the activities available, and of course the Northern Lights are spot on in conveying the magic.  I have been to Lapland to visit Father Christmas, and also cruised all the way up the Norwegian coast, from Bergen to the Russian border, and back, and can confirm the thrill and the magic of rides on reindeer or husky pulled sledges; and the enchantment of the northern lights

Of course, with all that magic in the air Sasha and Taavi become seriously enamoured of each other, but neither of them intend to do anything about it, their time together will be short.  They are both lost souls who need something to believe in.  Sasha gets more and more drawn into the life there, taking her father home gets less important.

It is a very sweet story, with happy endings for several people.  Some of the letters to Santa, with which every chapter begins are very poignant, some of them have an amazing effect on the story, and I can fully believe that children do write such letters to Santa, the good and the bad!  Jaimie Admans has worked out her story very well. I am sure that if you read it - a trip to the Arctic Circle will be on your bucket list!
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Such a magical story direct from dreams of sugar plums in every child’s head, this was such a festive read.  A jolly old elf, plenty of ho-ho-hos, twinkling lights, jingling bells, romance and reindeer beneath the Northern Lights greet you in this story.  

From a girl who used to love Christmas, Sasha has lost her belief in the Christmas magic after the loss of her mother at age 12 and then the disappearance of her dad who couldn’t make it home for Christmas year after year.  There was always an excuse from her dad who traveled the world on one adventure to another. Then Sasha gets a call out of the blue from her dad.  He’s had a heart attack and asks for her help at the reindeer refuge where he now lives, which is a first.  Sasha, having just lost her job just before Christmas, decides that she needs to rescue her dad and bring him home. Sasha lands in Northern Norway, also known as the North Pole Forest.  How did her dad live here at the North Pole and why was he dressed as Santa?
But Sasha’s dad has a plan for Sasha which involves a very tall Norwegian named Tav who really doesn’t like humans, and to revive the rundown Santa’s village.  Everything is magical from Santa’s grotto, to gingerbread pancakes (ooh, I’d love that recipe) to reindeer who meander amicably everywhere.  Then Sasha discovers the North Pole post office and all the letters children from all over the world write to Santa. She takes it upon herself to answer those to give them hope and good cheer at Christmas time. While it may be below zero and frigid outside, things begin to heat up between Sasha and Tav as Sasha’s heart begins to warm towards anything Christmas. 

I loved all the children’s letters at the beginning of each chapter and was reminded of the innocence of children when they truly believe in magic.  This is a truly warm feel-good holiday story that kept me reading on and on.  The descriptions of Santa’s village and attention to details made the North Pole come alive.  I think every adult and child would want to visit it.  With some comparisons to the movie, The Santa Clause, I can easily see this made as a holiday movie.  So make yourself some gingerbread pancakes, grab a candy cane to stir your hot chocolate, and curl up with this delightful holiday tale. 

Many thanks to #netgalley #thepostboxatthenorthpole #jaimieadmans #harpercollins for the opportunity to read and review this book.
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This is a perfect festive read!! Full of everything Christmassy, brilliant Norwegian location and full of lots of Christmas fun!
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