I highly recommend Klaus for the whole family,
Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite
Have you ever wondered how Santa Klaus met Mrs. Klaus? Michelle Erickson brings readers a delightful story of a princess and a human carpenter.
Eralee's father is a River King and her mother is a Queen. They live in the forest of Everaude, a world filled with immortals.... Her parents planned a marriage for her to a River Prince. He was busy sowing his wild oats, and she had no desire to marry him. When she saw a human freezing to death in the woods, she wanted to save him, although it was forbidden by her people.
The reader watches as Klaus and Eralee fall in love. Throughout this enchanted story the reader learns the answers to many Santa questions. The reader also meets several incredible secondary characters such as Dasher, Dancer and Vixen. Erickson explains why reindeer can fly and why their antlers glow. A lonely witch wants Klaus for her own selfish reasons. Eralee refused to give up the man she loves, no matter the cost.
Erickson combines romance, adventure, suspense and humor to create one of the best Christmas tales I've ever read. Eralee's antics were very funny and her innocence was extremely heartwarming. Of course Eralee was my favorite character, but Klaus and the other characters each had their own distinctive personality. This book will become a family favorite. I can see this tale making it to TV as a Christmas special. I highly recommend Klaus for the whole family.
Christmas legends come to life in a new and exciting way!,
How the book came to be:
I've always loved Christmas and I never got enough background on Santa's wife. This was a book that I HAD to write because I fell in love with Santa when I was 3 and my family made the holiday so FUN!
Ironically, the cover picture was taken by yours truly out in my yard in SUMMER! I have a line of spruces, the sprinkler was going. The beads of water were dripping down the needles and I couldn't resist the shot. The holly pin on the top left is an actual pin that was photoshoped in by Stravenlite who also did the heart. The back cover picture was taken on a hike.
What the book is about:
Eralee is a misfit among immortals. She's supposed to marry a philandering River Prince. She doesn't want him. She wants to save the human called Klaus.
Klaus is a woodcarver that lives alone on the edge of the Everaude Forest, a dangerous forbidden place. Because his father disappeared, he's considered socially inferior by many in the village and lives alone. He's convinced he'll never know love until he meets Eralee; a woman that has haunted his dreams. Unfortunately, she's immortal.
Neither has any idea that there is another immortal who wants him. She is Kamichen, the Winter Witch. Legend claims she eats men's hearts. She has plans for Klaus and they don't include Eralee.