Mistletoe promise

 

About the book: Elise Dutton dreads the arrival of another holiday season. Three years earlier, her husband cheated on her with her best friend, resulting in a bitter divorce that left her alone, broken, and distrustful.

Then, one November day, a stranger approaches Elise in the mall food court. Though she recognizes the man from her building, Elise has never formally met him. Tired of spending the holidays alone, the man offers her a proposition. For the next eight weeks—until the evening of December 24—he suggests that they pretend to be a couple. He draws up a contract with four rules:

1. No deep, probing personal questions
2. No drama
3. No telling anyone the truth about the relationship
4. The contract is void on Christmas Day

The lonely Elise surprises herself by agreeing to the idea. As the charade progresses, the safety of her fake relationship begins to mend her badly broken heart. But just as she begins to find joy again, her long-held secret threatens to unravel the emerging relationship. But she might not be the only one with secrets.

My thoughts:  Great, great book! I got the listening version and listened twice on the way back and forth to work. I love Richard Paul Evans’ books. He always includes some sort of redemptive lesson and they are faith based. He writes the story in such a believable fashion – that something I could never conceive of actually seems like it could happen. This book is definitely Christmasy and feel-good. I’m glad I spend the time listening to it! I bought my granddaughters the first two books of his Michael Vey series for Christmas and I can’t wait to hear what they thought of those. I’m anxious to see if they like those books as much as I enjoy the adult books. Good writing from Mr. Evans and great reading for me!!

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