Danyelle AKA Cowgirl’s Rating: 3 of 5 stars
Genre: Holiday Contemporary Romance
Series: North Pole, Alaska series
Publisher: Noelle Fox
This book review has some spoilers!
Welcome to North Pole, Alaska, where the Christmas Spirit lives all year long.
Lots of kids write letters to Santa. But those delivered to North Pole are actually answered by a group of dedicated volunteers who call themselves “the Elves.”
JD Baxter’s letter to St. Nick asks for just one thing: His father didn’t make it back from Afghanistan, and JD wants Daddy home again. Saints can do miracles, right? But since last year’s letter went astray, JD decides to stow away to North Pole and ask for his miracle in person.
In North Pole, he encounters a postmistress who looks exactly like Mrs. Claus, a man named Rudolph with a red nose and a herd of reindeer, as well as enough toys, candy and Christmas cheer to make anyone feel good. He just can’t find St. Nick.
Abby Baxter has spent the year since her husband’s death trying to hold on. When she discovers her son is missing, her entire world trembles— until her husband’s best friend appears at her door, offering a steadying hand.
Frank Machado couldn’t save David Baxter’s life in combat. Worse, for years he’s been secretly in love with David’s wife. Now that their son is missing, Frank is determined to see the child back in Abby’s arms.
But during their unpredictable, impulsive trip into the wilds to search for JD, the problem becomes staying out of those arms himself.
Sparks fly, hearts warm, love—and Christmas—are in the air. Should they Blame it on Mistletoe?
It was a lovely Christmas story. But when I was reading about the 5 year old boy, JD, I was surprised by the way he acted. He stowed away from Washington all the way to North Pole, Alaska in one of his neighbors travel trailer. It was hard to imagine that for me. I have been around many 5 year olds in my life. They did not act like that. Before I knew of JD’s age, I thought he might have been 9 to 12 years old. Around that age, I can see that. Throughout his journey in the book and what he says and how he acted really surprised me. I was very astonished! That part was unrealistic for me. Other than that, I loved it!
It was a clean romance. Meaning there is no sex in it. But between Abby and Frank is attraction there. As they set off to go find JD, there is one part indicated they had sex, that part was left out. It happen way too soon after they met. Abby has never met Frank before until he comes to her doorstep. But her husband who died was always talking about him. That gave her sense of knowing him all of her life. That went for Frank as well. It was a good and believable love story.
There were some great and fun characters and animals that will have you laughing and smiling. This book is a great start to the North Pole, Alaska series. I know that I read this book in late spring and not around Christmas time, I really wanted to read this book. Hopefully, I can get the second book.
The setting in North Pole, Alaska was wonderful. It made me look up that town. There is a real town that is called North pole in Alaska. It is on the highway that goes from Fairbanks to Anchorage. It makes you want to go visit Alaska and go to that town. I hope you loved this review of this Christmas tale. Thank you!