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Lost December: A Novel by Richard Paul Evans

Lost December: A Novel (2011)

by Richard Paul Evans

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This was fine...It isn't going to win any awards, but it also didn't infuriate me like Miles to Go. So, all in all, it was okay. ( )
  HopingforChange | Jan 21, 2013 |
The majority of our book group thought that this book was to predictable & sugary sweet. Too contrived. The minority thought of it as a good, quick read during the hoiday season with the underlying message of unconditional love that each parent hope their child realizes exists. ( )
  allbookedup | Jan 8, 2013 |
This story is a retelling and modernization of the prodigal son. In it, author Richard Paul Evans illustrates just how little it is and how quickly one million dollars can evaporate. Well, at least that’s what happened to the protagonist of the story. I suspect this scenario is the exception rather than the rule. But it was interesting to see how one man went from riches to rags and then back again. If you like a feel-good tale not really grounded I reality, except that is was originally based on a Biblical story, then you’ll enjoy this novel. An easy read, it’s not a bad way to while away an afternoon when the weather keeps you indoors and you’re feeling lazy. ( )
  Maydacat | Jan 31, 2012 |
Richard Paul Evans' books tend to be pretty predictable but that is fine with me. Sometimes I need to read a book that is an easy and uplifting read. Lost December didn't disappoint me. Just by reading the blurb on the book flap you willl know most of the plot but the process is enjoyable and Evans includes some nice sentiments along the way.
Luke Crisp is the only child of a very wealthy man and is due to take over the family business when he decides to "live his life". He takes his trust fund money and does just that, blowing through his money quite quickly and discovering that his friends weren't really friends. Broke, homeless, and alone, he is too ashamed to face his father. He finds a lowly job after hitting rock bottom and discovers what is really important in life. ( )
  onetiredmom | Jan 5, 2012 |
Love this story. somewhat predictable but lovely to read this time of year. ( )
  bdouglas97 | Nov 26, 2011 |
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Presents a story inspired by the biblical tale of the prodigal son in which Luke, a recent MBA graduate, refuses to take over the family business and instead cashes out his trust funds to pursue a life of wanton pleasure.

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