Title: The Mistletoe Promise
Author: Richard Paul Evans
Genre/Audience: Christmas fiction
Richard Paul Evans’ novels are generally formulaic and cheesy… but I absolutely love them and can’t get enough! This is my 6th RPE book and it was just as good as all his others. As usual, the characters endure some kind of hardship to find hope.
In this story, we meet Elise Dutton, a broken woman with a secret past that eats at her and causes her pain and guilt. She is approached in the cafeteria by a stranger who works in her building, Nicholas, who essentially asks her if she would like to pretend to be his girlfriend for the holidays so neither of them have to be lonely. She agrees to this “mistletoe promise” contract and finds herself falling for him for real, a man with a secret of his own.
This book was sweet, hopeful, and perfect for Christmas, as are all of his novels. I look forward to reading his books every Christmas. Unlike most of his other holiday books, this one did not seem to be based off a biblical story (though I could be mistaken). I liked the contemporary feel of this one, as well as the touching love story and messages of redemption. Another winner from RPE! I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next year. (less)
My Rating: 4.5/5