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The Post Box at the North Pole

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Such a lovely festive read!

Yes it's a little far fetched and cheesy but thats exactly what you want from a Christmas read!

Full of snow, reindeer and christmas cheer - this one is sure to put you in the Christmas mood.

If I could have one niggle it would be that the chapters are a little long but that is no big thing.

Really would recommend this one to anyone looking for a great festive feel good romance.
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Sasha Hansley isn’t a big fan of Christmas since her mother passed unexpectedly. Suddenly she gets a phone call from her globe trotting father needing her help in a Christmas village in Norway. Sasha isn’t used to traveling, she’s never been on a plane before but she’s desperate to reconnect with her dad. Taavi Salvesen, her dads handsome protégé, picks her up at the airport to take her to the village. Upon helping around town, Sasha discovers a large amount of unopened letters to Santa. She feels the call to respond to the letters and spread a little Christmas cheer. In doing good deeds for others, she may just discover she still believes in the magic of Christmas. 
This book was full of Christmas cheer! Adorable from start to finish. I loved the descriptions of the village and the characters. Definitely add this to your reading list if you need to get into the Christmas spirit.
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The Post Box at the North Pole is a lovely story filled with magic and hope, perfect for Christmastime.
Sasha’s father had a heart attack and now she must go to Norway to try to convince him to sell his “reindeer sanctuary” and come back home, where she has been waiting for him Christmas after Christmas.
However, when she arrives, there is much more she has to process, because not only she is in a full Christmas themed resort but her father seems so happy and looks very much like Santa. 
Could reindeer, letters, the Northern Lights and a very peculiar tall guy change her way to see Christmas and her visit here?
This is a beautiful story about the real meaning of Christmas and about believing. I had never thought about how much it can mean to kids and it the letters part was really nice.
I loved the setting and since it is a one of my dreams to see the Northern Lights, I was delighted about it. I really liked Sasha and could connect with her; I also liked Tav, of course.
I loved how the story has the necessary amount of romance, but how it is not the main part. It is funny and a bit heartbreaking at times, as well. 
To sum up, the story has it all. It was the first book I read by Jaimie Admans and consider me a fan now, because I was captivated by her writing.
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Such a charming Christmas read full of Christmas magic and hope.  A must read this winter to snuggle up with a hot chocolate and lose your self in this magical story
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I absolutely loved this book.  really Christmassy with great characters and a brilliant story.  I would love to visit!  A great read for the pre-Christmas build up.  Highly recommended.
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I can’t read a Christmas themed book before December, but as soon as it rolls around I do NOT put them down. Who else is with me?

This latest offering from Admans is sweet; sickly sweet. Don’t get me wrong I adore Christmas, well written characters and snow, which this has in spades, but I just found it overly predictable and it had me eye-rolling at parts.

The main character, Sasha is in a dead end job and not living her best life when she receives a call from her mainly absent father. A flight to Norway later and she’s on a journey of discovery to heal her slightly broken spirit and of course true romance makes an appearance too.

“I’d write him a letter saying Santa does exist, but not in the way he’s always thought. He exists in the hearts of everyone who keeps the spirit of Christmas alive, and this is true Christmas magic.”

Towards the end, it started to get repetitive and too cheesy for me. The obstacles the author threw in the way of the main characters were just ridiculous at times. I personally felt like Sasha was a bit one sided and the story focused a lot more on the romance rather than the father/daughter relationship that really needed time and attention. After all who doesn’t love a family coming together at Christmas?

Ultimately, I loved the Christmas spirit and the magic that is woven through the story, along with its beautiful setting, but Admans just missed the mark on creating a classic.

If you fancy trying a different festive offering from Admans, I’d really recommend ‘The Little Christmas Shop on Nutcracker Lane’. Bring on the festive season, I’m ready now!
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The Post Box At The North Pole by Jaimie Admans is the most heart-warming and delightful contemporary Christmas offering. It will fill your heart with love and leave you smiling.
Christmas is a time to believe and to ignite childhood traditions and memories. It is a time to blur the lines between reality and imagination.
A life going nowhere in a grey and damp Britain is injected with light and life after an unexpected family crisis sees a character on route to Norway where clean air and Santa’s village re-invigorate.
For both the character and the reader Christmases past are evoked. For just a few hours we can immerse ourselves in the magic of Christmas – with reindeer, candy canes and of course, Santa.
Characters whose lives have been scarred and on hold for years learn what it is to begin to live and trust and love again. Priorities are ordered as we learn that to love others and for them to love us is the most important.
We see the value in kindness and that it is the simple things in life that bring the most joy.
All the characters are warm and welcoming. I did not just ‘read’ this book, I ‘lived’ it.
Each chapter starts with a child’s letter to Santa – some requests bring a lump to the throat.
I always love Jaimie Admans festive offerings. For me, her writings really are Christmas wrapped up in a book.
I received a free copy via Net Galley. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.
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A sweet Christmas read that I think one could read at anytime but  I'm that weird person who loves Christmas stories all year long.
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I always love books by Jaimie Admans and this one was no exception,  the perfect escape into a magical Christmas.  Full of endearing characters, humour and romance you are drawn into the warmth of the book from the first pages and won't want to put it down until you have finished it
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Now I am a summer girl that loves everything Christmassy apart from the cold, however even I am tempted to give the Arctic Circle a go after reading this book.

It really is a heart warming read despite the weather! The author has taken the real magic of Christmas, belief, and woven a lovely story. Take away the commercialism of Christmas and it has always been about people believing in something magical.

Sasha, the main character has no time for the season, but when a family emergency forces her to fly to the Arctic Circle, she finds herself immersed in everything festive. Faced with a stack of Father Christmas letters she has to spread the joy to ensure hundreds of children are not disappointed.

A beautiful book that really encompasses the Christmas spirit.
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FIVE STAR 🌟 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This has gone on my list of favourites! A book full of romance, laughter and christmas magic. Take and Sasha are just adorable 😍
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👧 As a child, Sasha loved Christmas, but now it has completely lost its magic. But everything is about change, thanks to a phone call from her estranged father who's been running a Christmas village in Norway. Eager to reconnect with him, Sasha books the next flight out there, even if she’s never actually been on a plane before.
When she arrives, Sasha discovers that the Christmas Village is in a bit of financial trouble and decides to help.

❤️ I liked:⁠
❄️ The setting. There seem to be a lot of Christmas books set in Northern Europe this year! As I already mentioned, this part of the world has been on my To-Go list for a long time now, and this book made me want to go there even more!⁠
🎄 Christmas. I love Christmas, its magic, its cosiness... I believe it brings you closer to the ones you love. So, reading about Santa's Workshop, the Gingerbread Cabin, and hot chocolate in the snow made me feel the connection to Christmas even more.
💌 The letters. When Sasha uncovers sacks of unopened 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. I think this is the real highlight of the book. I love that each chapter begins with one of these letters!

🤔 I wasn't sure about:⁠
How I wish the author had given more space to the letters and to Santa mail in the book! I should have probably expected it, but I think there is too much romance in this book and not enough of the rest.

⭐⭐⭐ 3/5 A cosy and easy to read wintery romance. I really wanted to love it, but I just liked it. Anyway, if you are looking for the perfect Christmas book to curl up on the sofa with, this is it!
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Read a few of Jaimies books and the plot is always the same. This had exactly the same plot as the others but an enjoyable seasonal read nonetheless.
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What a perfect book to curl up with at Christmas, or any month when the nights are dark and cold, and you need some escapism.
This is a page turner for all the right Christmas reasons, the main character’s turmoil over the web of lies she has woven with her dad, and her contemplations over her dad’s only employee. The will they/won’t they narrative really keeps you turning the pages to find out what they get up to next.
 I really liked the author’s writing style and her descriptions of the North Pole Forest had just the right amount of detail and I really felt like I was there. The inclusion of Norwegian Christmas traditions added the perfect layer of authenticity too.
Overall, a beautiful and romantic story; ideal for reading on a cold winter evening.
Thank you to HQ and Netgalley for an eARC of this book in return for an honest review.
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Thanks to NetGalley & the publisher for an ARC in exchange for a honest review.

I loved this book so much! The setting in Norway was perfect and set the tone for a whimsy, magical, makes you want to believe in Santa, Christmas book. The main characters were so endearing and I was happy to join in on their journey. There were moments that made me laugh and moments that brought a few tears but most of all it warmed my heart and got me into the Christmas spirit. This was my first Jaimie Admans book and I can tell you with utmost certainty that it won't be my last! I'm looking forward to reading more of her books.
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O Holy Night, I loved this book! That phrase will make sense once you’ve read the book, I promise.

There seem to be quite a few festive books set in Nordic countries this year and it’s not hard to see why. With snow and even frosty mornings becoming a rarity these days, setting books further North satisfies our desire for a white Christmas. This book couldn’t be more Christmassy if it tried. There’s plenty of snow, sleigh rides, reindeer, nisse (Norwegian elves), frozen lakes, Northern Lights, candy canes, glögg and of course, Santa Claus himself. And there is the very handsome Taavi…

Sasha doesn’t really like Christmas and prefers a quiet life close to home. But that phone call from her Dad, who she’s hardly ever spent Christmas with, has her rushing to his side in Norway at North Pole Forest. She gets caught up in the special magic of the place and is particularly touched by the letters from children that arrive in their thousands Although most of the letters to Santa are what you might expect – I’d like an iPad, can I have a penguin – others just melted my heart and brought a lump to my throat. It was so lovely to see how Sasha responded to some of these letters and what a difference her responses made.

There’s most definitely something warm and special in the freezing air at North Pole Forest and there’s a a huge helping of Christmas magic sparkling throughout this book. The book is dedicated to ‘everyone who still looks to the skies on Christmas Eve and hopes to see something magical’. There is so much in this book which brings that magic to life and as Sasha says ‘if kissing in the snow isn’t the epitome of winter romance, then I don’t know what is’. The Post Box at The North Pole is easily one of the loveliest winter romances I have read.
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From the very beginning, this book is magical and sweet - exactly what a Christmas story should be. When Sasha found herself at The North Pole Forest, I was expecting this to be a cheesy rom-com but somehow it wasn’t at all. The author managed to describe the most picture-perfect Christmas story without resorting to tacky narrative. There were moments where I really disliked Sasha’s father; but without giving spoilers, it goes to show just how important communication within a family can be. There were also moments that made you wonder if this would all be a dream or if something was going to go horribly wrong. But most of all: it was a feel-good, magical story that provided a wonderful reminder to never stop believing in the magic of Christmas. 

Thanks to Netgalley and Harper Collins for the copy in exchange for my review! 

This review will also be posted to my Instagram blog (books_by_the_bottle).
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I have read a lot of Christmas themed books over the years. But this one really blew me away.
I absolutly loved almost every aspect of this book. It feels so realistic but with the right amount of Christmas Magic. 

The setting in Norway was just breathtaking and really came alive on the pages.

The only thing it was lacking for me was a little bit of spice. But maybe that's just me.
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Sasha used to love Christmas when her Mother was alive, but once she died in a car accident Sasha's life was never the same. Her father was always on some adventure or other around the world, and Sasha was brought up by her man who didn't have much Christmas spirit. Sasha wasn't one for traveling, so didn't join her father anywhere, and drifted from dead end job to dead end boyfriend and missed having family around.

When Sasha's father has a heart attack, and pleads for her to come and help him, she has to break out of her comfort zone and get on a plane, as he is in Norway, far up near the North Pole. She has just lost her job so the timing is perfect. She will go and see her father, get him better, and bring him home to live with her, and hopefully have family Christmasses again.

Sasha was not banking on her father loving his life playing Santa in the North Pole Forest, the gorgeous  six foot 7 inch Taavi who helps her father being so intriguing, and the thousands of letters arriving every day to the North Pole Post Office which need answering. Through answering the letters from children all over the world Sasha finally feels she can make a difference, have job satisfaction, and be a part of something truly magical.

I have grown to love Jaimie Admans' books and none more so than this one. A perfect story for this time of the year. It has everything you want in a Christmas story and a heap of magic on top - who wouldn't want to watch the Northern Lights? This would make the most amazing Christmas movie - someone should snap up the rights quickly. Loved it.

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I cannot praise this book enough! The perfect read for this Christmas, I just could not put it down! I absolutely adored the plot and Sasha went on such a journey of personal growth it was immersive and brilliant to read. The scenery was described so beautifully I felt like I could envision it all and be there myself!
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