Simon & Schuster, Hardcover, 9781451628005, 346pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2011
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.
“Three stars…The spreading of good tidings and a Santa-sized heart is palpable.”—USA Today
“Evans has his craft down to a fine art. If it's an old-fashioned tear-jerker you're after, he's your man.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“A beautiful story of love and redemption.”—Deseret News
“An inspiring moral story filled with heartfelt family love and joy.”—Ventura County Star
“Evans offers up another heartwarming, feel-good tale in time for the holidays. . . . A touching redemption story.”—Booklist