Saturday, December 1, 2018

Release Day Review: Tomte by Jamie Fessenden #Review #Giveaway

Author: Jamie Fessenden
Title: Tomte
Self Published
Publication Date: December 1, 2018
Length: 182 pages 

Reviewed by Meredith


RYAN ANDERSON has known something was wrong since he was a teenager. He’s been tormented by a sense of emptiness and loss—but what did he lose? He has no idea. Then a mysterious man appears, calling himself Tomte, a Swedish word Ryan remembers hearing from his grandmother in his childhood.

It means “Christmas elf.”

With the help of his older brother and his nine-year-old niece, Ryan begins a journey to discover what happened fifteen years ago, when he disappeared during a winter storm and didn’t reappear until spring. Not only has he forgotten those months, he’s forgotten the faithful dog who failed to come back with him.

As memories surface and impossible things happen all around him, Ryan senses Tomte, that beautiful man he’s inexplicably drawn to, is the key to everything—his past, his future, and his happiness.


Let's start this review off right and tell you I read this in one sitting. I've read many books by Jamie Fessenden and one of my favorite things about this author is his eclectic nature when it comes to books. You can easily research this author and find something that interests you. It will surely wrap you up and take you on an amazing ride.

When it comes to Tomte this falls into the Christmas/holiday, magical, wondrous, and suspenseful category for me.

The air of mystery and wonder were my favorite parts. This isn't your typical Christmas/holiday story but there is love, romance, and happiness all thing a holiday book should have.

This time of year we are inundated with these feel good stories with important messages, and a need to bake everything. Tomte, for me, wrapped me in the magic that surrounds this time of year and made me believe in the unexplainable. The unique way of weaving this story was truly brilliant.
I love this author's style so it's always flawless writing and a smooth read. I always learn something while reading this author's work and I walk away knowing a little extra.

I would absolutely add Tomte to your holiday book list and push it to the top.

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  1. I am curious about this book! The blurb is really unique!

  2. I'm looking forward to Charlie Cochet's TIN series. I Loved THIRDS and I know TIN will be as awesome.

  3. I really enjoyed Tomte. I have no idea what books are coming.

  4. Can't wait for all the new books coming in the new year.