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A Christmas Miracle in the Little Irish Village by Michelle Vernal #Review

  Michelle Vernal's A Christmas Miracle in the Little Irish Village was published on September 27th by Bookoutre . Ava Kelly loves returning to Emerald Bay for Christmas. Snowflakes fall on the green rolling hills and mulled wine fills The Shamrock Inn with the smell of winter spice. But this year, the Kelly family is hoping for a miracle… When twenty-four-year-old Ava Kelly and her adventurous twin Grace return home to The Shamrock Inn, their Ma’s favourite baubles bring back so many memories of Christmases past. They have always done everything together, even leaving their little Irish village for the excitement of London. But with the locket her handsome ex Shane gave her hanging just above her heart, Ava has just one wish this festive season… After a year stuck in a job she can’t stand and going on dreadful dates, Ava longs to be back with Shane. Curling up in front of the fire with him, the brooding fisherman everyone else sees melts away as his blue eyes meet hers.

The Post Box at the North Pole by Jaimie Admans #Review


If you are looking for a festive read, look no further than Jaimie Admans' latest romcom, The Post Box at the North Pole which was published by HQ Digital on 18th October. 

Dear Santa,

I wish I could believe in magic again.

From, Sasha.

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?

The Post Box at the North Pole is like one big romantic mug of hot chocolate with extra whipped cream and a splash of Christmas magic! Fans of Holly Martin, Sarah Morgan and Heidi Swain will love this novel!

 My Thoughts

This is such a special festive read! Set in northern Norway, it has all the ingredients for a Christmas book. At the North Pole Forest, you will find lashings of snow, forests, the northern lights, reindeer, elves, Father Christmas himself and all the sounds and smells you associate with the season, right down to the delicious hot chocolate and pancakes. I loved the story. It is so warm and uplifting and captures the spirit of the Christmas season. Kindness and helping others are in the DNA of the place.

    It is the perfect setting for a festive romance. I loved how every chapter started with a letter to Santa. The letters captured the innocence of the children who had sent them and were full of humour. Tav is an interesting character with a few secrets in his past and the chemistry he shared with Sasha was off the scale. Sasha and her father's relationship has some issues to work through but her love for family causes her to take a massive step outside her comfort zone when she travels to North Pole Forest. It may need a bit of TLC, but enough Christmas magic to capture your heart.

In short: An enchanting Christmas read

About the Author

Jaimie is a 36-year-old English-sounding Welsh girl with an awkward-to-spell name. She lives in South Wales and enjoys writing, gardening, watching horror movies, and drinking tea, although she’s seriously considering marrying her coffee machine. She loves autumn and winter, and singing songs from musicals despite the fact she’s got the voice of a dying hyena. She hates spiders, hot weather, and cheese & onion crisps. She spends far too much time on Twitter and owns too many pairs of boots.

She will never have time to read all the books she wants to read.

She is the author of several romantic comedies for HarperCollins - The Chateau of Happily Ever Afters, The Little Wedding Island, It's a Wonderful Night, The Little Vintage Carousel by the Sea, Snowflakes at the Little Christmas Tree Farm, The Little Bookshop of Love Stories, The Wishing Tree Beside the Shore, The Little Christmas Shop on Nutcracker Lane, and The Post Box at the North Pole.

You can follow Jaimie here: Website  |  TwitterFacebook

Book links: Amazon UK   |  Amazon US 

Thanks to JaimieAdmans, HQ Digital and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour. 
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