Saturday, October 13, 2018

Lost December

GIVEAWAY
EVANS, RICHARD PAUL
LOST DECEMBER

When Luke Crisp graduates from business school, his father, CEO and co-founder of Fortune 500 Crisps 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 joy.

My Review:

published in 2011
So thankful for a public library that provides me with all kinds of wonderful retro reads like this one!

Heart-tugging, Kleenex-inducing modern twist on the Prodigal Son. Fabulous retelling, though I'll admit that Luke is hard to take in the first half of the book. What a wretchedly lost soul and some of his so-called 'friends' had me fuming! But, as in the biblical story, Luke finally reaches rock bottom and there's nowhere to go but up from there!

The second half of the book is a powerful testimony of so many gospel truths -- gratitude, redemption, the hope of second chances and the secret to true happiness. And all wrapped up with a Christmas bow! Richard Paul Evans delivers another heartwarming holiday story destined to be enjoyed year after year.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like to win a copy of Lost December, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easy to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday December 13 2018. Offer open to International Readers.

27 comments:

  1. Love the cover ❤
    Love that it's Heart-tugging ❤
    Love that it's Christmas 🎄 ❤
    Thanks for the chance 😍🍯🐝😍
    iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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  2. Richard Paul Evans is a good writer.
    I've read this one and liked it along with a good many others.
    Some of his newer ones have been hit or miss for me though.
    I'm reading his newest one right now for review,
    The Noel Stranger, and I'm honestly on pins and needles half way in with where he is going to go with it. He's not as predictable as he used to be.
    Happy reading weekend Kav and BestReaders! :)

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    1. I have The Noel Stranger on hold at my library but I bet I don't get it before Christmas! It's still on order and I'm #23. :-)

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  3. Awe this one sounds so good, and he's a new author for me too. becci43atgmaildotcom

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    1. I just love Christmas stories and Richard Paul Evans writes some good ones. Good luck, Becky!

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  4. This sounds like a must read! mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  5. Ooops, I must have missed this one! I love his books, and local library has them..so I will check for this one. Anxious to read The Noel Stranger, but, like you, Kav, probably won't get my chance at Library until after Christmas. (:-

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    1. My library gets all of his too. I have tons to catch up on and I don’t mind reading Christmas in February— which is likely how long it will take for my number to come up for the new one!

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  6. I love his books. Thank you for the chance.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  7. I enjoy prodigal stories! KAV, Thank you for the great review and the opportunity to win a copy.
    psalm103and138atgmaildotcom

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  8. This story sounds so sweet & the cover is so pretty.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. Beautiful cover! There aren't enough days to catch up on all the books I want to read!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. I know -- so many books keep jumping out at me screaming 'read me, read me!' Good luck, rubynreba!

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  10. I’ve read a handful of Richard Paul Evans’ books but never came across this one. Thanks for the review and giveaway.
    mindyhoung AT msn DOT com

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  11. Yup Libraries are a blessing. Nice review. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Thanks, Kim. I love my library! Good luck!

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  12. Include me in the draw, please, Kav! I love Christmas book! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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  13. Thank you for your review on "LOST DECEMBER" and for calling this great sounding book to my attention. This RICHARD PAUL EVANS book sounds like a wonderful Christmas story of faith and understanding - learning what is really important.

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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