Lost December by Richard Paul Evans
A Novel

82%

6 Critic Reviews

...Richard Paul Evans is a masterful writer who gets to the heart of friendship, family relationships, betrayal, and acceptance, making Lost December a heartfelt tale that is sure to stay with the reader long after the last page.
-NY Journal of Books

Synopsis

From one of America’s most beloved storytellers comes his most spiritual book since The Christmas Box. The New York Times bestselling author of The Christmas Box and The Walk series returns with a modern-day, Christmas-themed retelling of the story of the prodigal son.

It has been said that sometimes the greatest hope in our lives is just a second chance to do what we should have done right in the first place. This is the story of my second chance.

When Luke Crisp graduates from business school, his father, CEO and cofounder of Fortune 500 Crisp’s Copy Centers, is ready to share some good news: he wants to turn the family business over to his son. But Luke has other plans. Taking control of his trust fund, Luke leaves home to pursue a life of reckless indulgence.

But when his funds run out, so do his friends. Humbled, alone, and too ashamed to ask his father for help, Luke secretly takes a lowly job at one of his father’s copy centers. There he falls in love with a struggling single mother and begins to understand the greatest source of personal joy.

Lost December is New York Times bestselling author Richard Paul Evans’s modern-day holiday version of the biblical story of the prodigal son, a powerful tale of redemption, hope, and the true meaning of love.
 

About Richard Paul Evans

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Richard Paul Evans is the number one international bestselling author of The Christmas Box and seventeen consecutive New York Times bestsellers. He is also the winner of the American Mothers Book Award and two first-place Storytelling World Awards.
 
Published November 1, 2011 by Simon & Schuster. 370 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Non-fiction
Bestseller Status:
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Peak Rank on Nov 20 2011
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Critic reviews for Lost December
All: 6 | Positive: 5 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Below average
on Oct 15 2011

...his redemption is predictable and unearned. Worse, sentences like “Morning came early” abound.

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NY Journal of Books

Good
Reviewed by Nancy Carty Lepri on Jun 25 2014

...Richard Paul Evans is a masterful writer who gets to the heart of friendship, family relationships, betrayal, and acceptance, making Lost December a heartfelt tale that is sure to stay with the reader long after the last page.

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Examiner

Excellent
on Dec 24 2012

...it really exceeded my expectations. And the characters were very realistic. It's the kind of story that makes you almost cry and then really warms your heart up at the end. I totally recommend it.

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NY Journal of Books

Excellent
on Nov 01 2011

Richard Paul Evans is a masterful writer who gets to the heart of friendship, family relationships, betrayal, and acceptance, making Lost December a heartfelt tale that is sure to stay with the reader long after the last page.

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RT Book Reviews

Good

...a great read told in Evans’ trademark lyrical prose.

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Deseret News

Good
on Oct 29 2011

It’s a beautiful story of love and redemption...

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