by Melanie Jackson

March 2006
ISBN: 0-505-52644-1
Reviewer Graphic Button Lovespell
Mass Market Paperback

Once upon a time Kris Kringle, also known as Saint Nicholas, walked the earth spreading his message of love, hope and peace among human kind. Then he was betrayed, kidnapped, drugged and his memory lost, Kris wandered the frozen lands of the north while the goblins took over the holiday season.

One hundred and sixty years later Kris is back and he’s ready to reveal the truth about ‘Santa Claus.’ He hates the jolly caricatures the goblins created. Greedy men and ruthless goblins have turned Christmas into a commercial disaster. And Kris will be the instrument that changes all of it with the help of someone very special.

Biographer Adora Navarra has had the worst run of luck lately and she needs this job. The only problem is her boss is one gift short of a full sack. He thinks he is Santa Claus, and her wants her to tell the world about him. If he weren’t so distractingly handsome she could write him off and walk away. But there is something about Kris that draws her to him. Unfortunately for Adora Kris has enemies who are willing to kill to make sure his story is never told.

The Saint, the latest in Melanie Jackson’s Wildside series fails to enlighten readers of the series. Interesting characters flounder beneath weighty dialogue and confusing motivations. I am at a loss as to point out when the hero and heroine actually fell in love. Much of the action overshadows the real meat of the story.

Reviewed in July 2006 by Cynthia.

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