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“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.”
—Prologue of Lost December
When Luke Crisp graduates from business school, 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 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 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.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 2011
Lost December is a beautifully written story of second chances. Each chapter begins with an excerpt from Luke Crisp's diary--thought-provoking lessons the character has learned along his journey. This story shows our capabilities to make right and wrong decisions, how we perform at our best and our worst. This book made me laugh and cry, and I walked away with a new understanding of a timeless biblical story. I highly recommend this book.
I gave Lost December 5 out of 5 stars!