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.