368 pages, 7 × 5 × 1.3 in
November 1, 2011
Simon & Schuster
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1451628005
ISBN - 13: 9781451628005
About the Book
As heir to the Crisp Copy Center fortune, Luke has it made--until he burns through his entire inheritance in just one year of partying. Ashamed to ask his famous father for help, he finds employment--and romance--as an entry-level clerk. Can his new love get him back on track? 272 pp. 400,000 print. (General Fiction)
From the Publisher
From one of America’s most beloved storytellers comes his most spiritual book since The Christmas Box. 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. This is the story of my second chance.
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. But Luke has other plans. Taking control of his trust fund, Luke leaves home to pursue a life of reckless indulgence.
But when his funds run out, so do his friends. 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. There he falls in love with a struggling single mother and begins to understand the greatest source of personal joy.
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.
About the Author
In 1992 while Richard Paul Evans was an advertising executive, he wrote a story about parental love and the meaning of Christmas for his daughters. The story, The Christmas Box, was copied and passed around to relatives and friends, and was published. It was the number-one selling book on both the hardcover and paperback bestseller lists simultaneously. The book went on to be translated into 17 languages. The Christmas Box was adapted as an Emmy-winning television movie in 1995 starring Richard Thomas and Maureen O'Hara. Evans' second book, Timepiece, was also adapted to television by Hallmark. His newest novel is entitled, Promise Me. Evans has appeared in Time, Newsweek, People, and USA Today and has been seen on the TV shows Entertainment Tonight and The Today Show. He is also a public speaker, traveling the country to bring awareness of the problem of neglected and abused children. In 1997, Evans used his Christmas Box Foundation to begin a shelter for abused and neglected children called the Christmas Box House.
“Evans offers up another heartwarming, feel-good tale in time for the holidays. . . . A touching redemption story.”—Booklist