But she might not be the only one with secrets. The contract is void on Christmas Day The lonely Elise surprises herself by agreeing to the idea. No telling anyone the truth about the relationship 4. No drama3. But just as she begins to find joy again, her long-held secret threatens to unravel the emerging relationship.
The Mistletoe Promise #ad - Then, one november day, a stranger approaches Elise in the mall food court. Though she recognizes the man from her building, Elise has never formally met him. Tired of spending the holidays alone, the man offers her a proposition. No deep, probing personal questions2. For the next eight weeks—until the evening of December 24—he suggests that they pretend to be a couple.
. As the charade progresses, the safety of her fake relationship begins to mend her badly broken heart.
The Mistletoe Inn: A Novel The Mistletoe CollectionSimon & Schuster #ad - But as she grows closer to him, she realizes that Zeke has his own darkness, a past he’s unwilling to talk about. As zeke helps her to discover why her books fail to live up to their potential she begins to wonder if he’s really talking more about her life than her literature. As kimberly begins to open up to him about her stories and dreams, she inadvertently reveals her own troubled past.
The other reason she decides to attend the conference is because famed romance writer, H. T. Dreading another holiday alone, a nine-day writing retreat in Burlington, she signs up for The Mistletoe Retreat, VT. The theme of the mistletoe Inn is that like literature, relationships must be lived with passion and vulnerability to succeed.
Deep inside kimberly knows she’s at a junction in her life and it’s time to either fulfill her dream or let it go. In one of her breakout sessions kimberly meets another aspiring writer, Zeke, and one of the few men at the conference, an intelligent man with a wry wit who seems as interested in Kimberly as he is in the retreat.
The Mistletoe Inn: A Novel The Mistletoe Collection #ad - Cowell, once the best selling romance writer in America, and the author whose books instilled in her the desire to be a writer, will be speaking in public for the first time in more than a decade. The second holiday love story in New York Times bestselling author Richard Paul Evans’s Mistletoe Collection.
At thirty-two kimberly rossi, a finance officer at a Lexus car dealership, has had her heart broken more times than she wants to remember. With two failed engagements, a divorce and again alone with no prospects, she hardly seems the type to dream of being a published romance author.
The Mistletoe Secret: A Novel The Mistletoe CollectionSimon & Schuster #ad - He makes his way there just after Thanksgiving, determined to find LBH. Maybe she’s a Lisa, Lori, or a Luanne. Instead, a waitress at the mistletoe diner, he finds a woman named Aria, who encourages Alex in his search while serving his pie along with some much-needed sympathy and companionship. Alex finally finds his LBH, a woman who is as beautiful and kind as he imagined she would be.
Alex Bartlett cares. Nursing his own broken heart and trust issues, he finds himself falling for this sensitive, vulnerable woman whose feelings mirror his own. He’s reading her posts in Daytona Beach, Florida. Following a trail of clues lBH has inadvertently revealed, he discovers that she lives in the small town of Midway, Utah.
The Mistletoe Secret: A Novel The Mistletoe Collection #ad - The master of the holiday novel presents the moving story of two people who brave loneliness and loss to find love. Dear universe, is anyone out there? thinking no one is reading, a blogger who calls herself LBH writes about her most personal feelings, especially her overwhelming loneliness. She goes from day to day showing a brave face to the world while inside she longs to know how it would feel if one person cared about her.
How can he tell her that he knows her secret? What’s holding him back? Could it be his feelings for Aria? .
The Noel Diary: A Novel The Noel CollectionSimon & Schuster #ad - Jacob has an unexpected visitor, Rachel, a woman looking for the mother who put her up for adoption thirty years before. Along the way they find more than they possibly imagined, including grace, forgiveness and a chance at love. When a lawyer calls, days before christmas, to inform him that his estranged mother has passed away and left her house to him, Jacob returns not just to settle the estate but to try and reconcile with the past and the pain and abuse he experienced as a child.
. But as it turns out, the house holds more than just difficult memories, Jacob’s mother had become a hoarder and he must excavate through two decades worth of clutter. As jacob digs through the detritus, a young woman he has no recollection of, like an archaeologist, he uncovers many puzzling items including a diary left by someone named Noel, who stayed with Jacob’s family during her pregnancy.
The Noel Diary: A Novel The Noel Collection #ad - United by their quest to make sense of the past and rewrite their futures, Jacob and Rachel begin a search for Noel. That’s not the only echo from the past. Also, maybe cleaning out her house will be slightly less depressing than spending the holidays alone, watching re-runs of Christmas classics. New york times bestseller in this new holiday-themed novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Mistletoe Promise and The Walk, a man receives the best Christmas present he could ask for: the chance to re-write the past.
Bestselling romance author jacob churcher hasn't been home for almost twenty years—not since his mentally ill mother kicked him out of the house when he was just sixteen.
Lost December: A NovelSimon & Schuster #ad - But when his funds run out, so do his friends. Taking control of his trust fund, Luke leaves home to pursue a life of reckless indulgence. From one of america’s most beloved storytellers comes his most spiritual book since The Christmas Box. There he falls in love with a struggling single mother and begins to understand the greatest source of personal joy.
But luke has other plans. This is the story of my second chance. 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. 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.
Lost December: A Novel #ad - 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.
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.
A Winter Dream: A NovelSimon & Schuster #ad - He also finds hope for a lasting love with April, a kind woman with a secret. The #1 bestselling author of the christmas Box and master of the holiday novel reimagines the biblical story of Joseph and the coat of many colors, presenting an inspiring modern story of family and forgiveness. Joseph jacobson is the twelfth of thirteen siblings, all of whom are employed by their father’s successful Colorado advertising company.
When the father seems ready to anoint joseph as his heir, forcing Joseph from the company and his Denver home, the brothers make their move, severing his ties to his parents and ending his relationship with his soon-to-be fianceé. But underneath the success runs a poisonous undercurrent of jealousy; Joseph is his father’s favorite and the focus of his brothers’ envy and hatred.
A Winter Dream: A Novel #ad - Alone and lonely, Joseph must start a new life. However, all secrets hold consequences, and when Joseph learns the truth about April’s past, his world is again turned upside down. Joseph joins a chicago advertising agency where his creativity helps him advance high up in the company. Finally, joseph must confront his own difficult past in order to make his dreams for the future come true.
The Noel Stranger The Noel Collection Book 2Simon & Schuster #ad - She is immediately taken by Andrew, the kind, handsome man who owns the Christmas tree lot and delivers her tree. From “the king of christmas, ” richard paul evans, comes the next exciting holiday novel perfect for “fans of Debbie Macomber” Booklist in his New York Times bestselling Noel Collection.
Maggie walther feels like her world is imploding. Publicly humiliated after her husband, and her subsequent divorce, a local councilman, is arrested for bigamy, she has isolated herself from the world. When her only friend insists that maggie climb out of her hole, and embrace the season to get her out of her funk, Maggie decides to put up a Christmas tree and heads off to buy one—albeit reluctantly.
The Noel Stranger The Noel Collection Book 2 #ad - She soon learns that andrew is single and new to her city and, like her, is also starting his life anew. Is there more to this stranger’s truth than meets the eye? this powerful new holiday novel from Richard Paul Evans, explores the true power of the season, redemption, the “King of Christmas fiction” The New York Times, and the freedom that comes from forgiveness.
Then, just when she thinks she has finally found happiness, she discovers a dark secret from Andrew’s past. As their friendship develops, Maggie slowly begins to trust again—something she never thought possible.
The Christmas List: A NovelSimon & Schuster #ad - I don't know how many times i've seen it perhaps a dozen, tight-fisted miser into a penitent, but it still thrills me to see the change that comes over Ebenezer Scrooge as he transforms from a dull, "giddy-as-aschoolboy" man with love in his heart. I always leave the show with a smile on my face and a resolve to be a better person.
The new york times bestselling author of The Christmas Box and The Walk series returns with a holiday novel of hope, love, and redemption. Dear reader, when i was in seventh grade, my English teacher, Mrs. How do we want to be remembered? That question has motivated our species since the beginning of time: from building pyramids to putting our names on skyscrapers.
The Christmas List: A Novel #ad - At the time, i hadn't considered writing as an occupation, a field with a remarkably low on-the-job casualty rate. Second, i wanted to write a Christmas story of true redemption. Johnson's assignment is the opportunity she gave us to confront our own legacy. Their legacy. What intrigues me most about Mrs. That's what i wanted to share with you, this Christmas -- a holiday tale to warm your season, your homes, my dear readers, and your hearts.
As i began to write this book, i wanted to explore what could happen if someone read their obituary before they died and saw, firsthand, I had two objectives: First, what the world really thought of them. One of my family's holiday traditions is to see a local production of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol.
The Christmas Box: 20th Anniversary EditionSimon & Schuster #ad - In writing the christmas box, he hoped that at some time in the future they would read the book and know of their father's love. As evans began to write, he was amazed at the inspiration that flowed into his mind and heart. In the following weeks, from friend to friend, hope, and what began as a tale for two little girls became a message of miracles, those twenty copies were shared and passed along from family to family, and healing for people throughout the world.
Since it was first published, more than seven million people have been touched by the magic of The Christmas Box, a holiday classic that is as beloved in our time as A Christmas Carol was in Dickens's. When richard paul evans wrote the christmas Box, he intended it as a private expression of love for his two young daughters, Jenna and Allyson.
The Christmas Box: 20th Anniversary Edition #ad - Though he often told them that he loved them, he didn't feel that they could ever really understand the depth of his feelings until they had experienced the joy of rearing their own children, and by that time their relationship would have changed forever. He completed the moving story of a widow and the young family who comes to live with her in less than six weeks, and bound twenty copies to give as Christmas presents to family and friends.
Grace: A NovelSimon & Schuster #ad - With the adults concerned about the looming cuban missile crisis and his father recovering from an immune disorder, and realistic narrative, Eric grows closer to Grace but can their new relationship survive the harsh realities of life? In this poignant, sensitive, Richard Paul Evans shares Grace’s heartbreaking predicament and Eric’s realization that everything is not as simple as it might appear.
I would. Eric is having a hard time adjusting to his family’s move from California to Utah. Eric decides the only thing to do is to hide Grace in the clubhouse in his backyard. Then he meets grace—his classmate and a runaway—dumpster diving behind the burger joint where he works. Originally titled Grace, this award-winning novel gets a brand-new look in this beautiful repackage.
Grace: A Novel #ad - From the #1 new york times bestselling author of The Christmas Box and The Mistletoe Promise comes a novel filled with hope and redemption about two teens who turn to each other to find trust and love. If only i could stay with you forever.
The Gift: A NovelSimon & Schuster #ad - From the beloved author of the international bestseller The Christmas Box comes another timeless story of faith, hope, and healing. A heartwarming and inspirational christmas novel in the tradition of The Christmas Box and Finding Noel from New York Times bestselling author Richard Paul Evans. Sure to be a classic, this new tale brings to life the joy of the season and demonstrates the redemptive power of love: there is no hurt so great that love cannot heal it.
Nathan Hurst hated Christmas. For the rest of the world it was a day of joy and celebration; for Nathan it was simply a reminder of the event that destroyed his childhood until a snowstorm, a cancelled flight, and an unexpected meeting with a young mother and her very special son would show him that Christmas is indeed the season of miracles.