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Lost December (original 2011; edition 2011)

by Richard Paul Evans, John Dossett (Reader)

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Title:Lost December
Authors:Richard Paul Evans
Other authors:John Dossett (Reader)
Info:Simon & Schuster Audio (2011), Edition: Unabridged, Audio CD
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Tags:Christmas, fiction

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I listened to this book on Audio CD. It was a good story and I liked it. I can't rate it higher based on the fact that it was just good and not amazing. I would recommend. ( )
  lacey.tucker | Mar 10, 2016 |
An uplifting Christmas story typical of Evans. A very quick read and a story that flows nicely. If you're looking for a nice Christmas read, I recommend this book. ( )
  MathMaverick | Dec 11, 2015 |
A young man, with everything in the world he could ever wish for—wealth, comfort, and most of all, a loving father—leaves his home, taking his inheritance with him. Carelessly, he spends it all, and finds himself left penniless, homeless, and starving, living in the tunnels of Las Vegas. Can you go home???

His dad wants him to take over the business which he has worked in during high school, but first Luke to see more of the world and to receive the sort of education Carl never had a chance at. Luke applies to pursue an MBA at the Wharton School in Philadelphia. There, he finds romance with a beautiful woman and, for the first time, friends. But the more time he spends with his new companions—especially the cocky and worldly Sean—the more he finds himself and his values changing. Slowly but surely, he grows further away from his father, until they barely communicate at all.

After blowing thru his trust fund in Europe and loss of his girlfriend, he finds himself homeless. One night, he is attacked and beaten by two men, left with nothing but a broken rib and his underwear. And that is when his fortunes begin to change. A good Samaritan—a Latino man who runs a care center for the elderly—stops to help him, buys him a meal, and offers him a job.

Gradually, the formerly prosperous young man rebuilds his life and relearns the principles that were once so important to him. He still cannot bring himself to contact his father, but to prove himself worthy of the Crisp name, Luke takes a second job, at one of the family company’s stores, aiming to see how high he can rise on his own merits. He cannot foresee that he will also fall in love—and find the redemption he has ached for so long.

The book was amazing! I loved it as very much demonstrates the need to be grateful for what you have. The best book I have read by Evans - (keep a box of tissues handy)!

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  JudithDCollins | Nov 27, 2014 |
A modern version of the biblical story of the prodigal son. I enjoyed reading about Luke Crisp's life, and the lessons he learned while growing up.
  Judy.Welker.Frick | Nov 6, 2014 |
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 |
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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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