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Lost December | [Richard Paul Evans]

Lost December

When Luke graduates from Wharton with his MBA, his father, CEO and co-founder 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 funds, Luke leaves home to pursue a life of wanton pleasure seeking. But when his funds run out, so do his friends. Humbled and alone, Luke takes a job at one of his father's copy centers.
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Publisher's Summary

A heartwarming tale for the Christmas season, Lost December is a modern-day, Christmas-themed retelling of the story of the prodigal son.

When Luke graduates from Wharton with his MBA, his father, CEO and co-founder 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 funds, Luke leaves home to pursue a life of wanton pleasure seeking.

But when his funds run out, so do his friends. Humbled and alone, Luke takes a job at one of his father's copy centers. There he falls in love with a single mother and begins to understand the greatest source of personal joy.

©2011 Richard Paul Evans (P)2011 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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    Christine Kingston, ON, Canada 11-23-11
    Christine Kingston, ON, Canada 11-23-11
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    this book is so completely awesome! It gives new insight into the story of the prodigal son and is moving and compelling. Well worth the listen...I had to stop driving near the end because of the tears in my eyes.

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    Aaron Beverly Hills, FL, United States 11-14-11
    Aaron Beverly Hills, FL, United States 11-14-11 Member Since 2009
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    this author is on a roll. Another great story. and very well read too.

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    Debbie Toney, Alabama 05-06-13
    Debbie Toney, Alabama 05-06-13 Member Since 2013

    Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.

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    "Richard Paul Evans Seldom Disappoints"

    I started reading RPE books in the 1990s with The Christmas Box . . . and have continued over the years . . . He has a gift for writing stories of hope and love that will lift your spirits, especially around Christmas time . . . Lost December is no exception.

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    Dave Parker, CO, United States 11-29-11
    Dave Parker, CO, United States 11-29-11
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    This story completely reeled me in and wouldn't let go. Even though most of the scenarios in the book are rather extreme, I found myself really relating to the emotions of the characters and caring about each one individually.

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    Jennifer W Logan, UT 11-21-11 Member Since 2010

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    One of the best RPE books yet! I was touched multiple times byt the "realistic situations" and the "realistic natures" of the characters. I want all of my kids to read this to learn the lesson of choosing good friends. I cried multiple times reading this book. When i finished it, i started listening to it a second time.

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    "Love, loss, forgiveness & redemption"

    Once again, Richard Paul Evans has created a modern day story from a Biblical tale. The 'prodigal son' story of love, hope, forgiveness and redemption comes alive very specifically in a story from today's modern world.

    When the son of a multi millionaire owner of a copier company goes off to graduate school, he gets caught up with a group who live the adage-'live, love, & laugh, for tomorrow you may die.' Of course, through every debacle imaginable, he goes broke.

    Even though the reader basically knows how this story ends up, Evans has crafted a story that keeps the interest level right up there with the best of stories. It's hard to believe that anyone can read this book and not find their heart changed at it's conclusion. Well worth the read!!

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    stephen 06-14-12
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    After about the first third of the book, I did listen to it in a sitting.


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    I bought this book based on the high ratings. I had my doubts when it started, but loved it by the end. I did not know until after I finished the book that he is the author of "Sunflower" which I read and loved years ago.

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    I never stop listening to the story, I will now look at life differently and its a great listen..

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    loved it. the story of life with all its struggles and blessings. it kept my attention and was well written.

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    There are many lessons to be learned from this book. Listen to it more than once to get the full benefit.

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