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Lost December by Richard Paul Evans

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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Lost December by Richard Paul Evans (2011)



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Diary entries tell the story of Luke and how he finished college, night of graduation party one of his best friends die
His father wants to bring him into the firm but Luke has other plans.
Luke decides he and his girl need ot travel Europe because his friend would never get the chance. His other friends come along also and Luke pays for them all as Shawn is trying to work out his money problems.
Travel is great and the bills amounted to so much more than I can even imagine. Things fall apart and then he learns of his fathers health and retiring and he's been disowned.
After getting beat up a man rescues him and gets him a place to stay and work... He takes a job at his father's copy center and meets a regular person with a child and he befriends them..
Misunderstandings and things go the wrong way for everybody but maybe Luke can fix it?
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device). ( )
  jbarr5 | Oct 4, 2016 |
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 |
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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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