The Post Box at the North Pole by Jaimie Admans⁠ ⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠- Book Review


Literary Fiction

The Plot

⁠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.

❤️ What I liked about The Post Box at the North Pole by Jaimie Admans

❄️ 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 so 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.

To the score

⭐⭐⭐ 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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