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.
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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