The Mistletoe Inn: A Novel

The Mistletoe Inn: A Novel

by Richard Paul Evans


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The Mistletoe Inn: A Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all Richard Paul Evans books. This was no exception.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent. Touched my heart.
smg5775 More than 1 year ago
Kimberly, a divorced would-be romance author, is trying to deal with her divorce and learning that her dad is sick. Christmas is coming and her dad wants her to go to a writing conference as his gift to her. She goes where she meets Zeke who becomes her writing partner for the conference. They share secrets but not the whole truth. I enjoyed this book. I liked the characters. I liked Kimberly's father. He is so upbeat and full of life. Kimberly has a lot to deal with and she is not equipped to deal with it all. Trust is hard for her. Zeke also has to learn to trust. I liked watching their interactions. I also figured out the secret fairly early on. While the Hallmark movie was good, the book is so much better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very interesting story ! Heartfelt and warm . I really enjoyed this book!
lolly-pops More than 1 year ago
First, the disclaimer. "I purchased a copy of this book. All opinions are my own." That done, THE MISTLETOE INN started a bit depressing. Kim's mom commits suicide, she makes multiple relationship mistakes, and then her dad is diagnosed with cancer. I'm thinking ugh. This is not a feel good story. BUT then it picks up. Kim's dad pays for a conference she really wants to attend to meet her favorite author, H. T. Cowell as well as maybe get an agent to look at her manuscript and represent her. And then the story picks up. Add quirky writer, Samantha, who befriends Kim upon arrival, an accident in the fitness room where she meets Zeke, and the story can only fly. Add a bunch of information for aspiring authors that you need to know, a lot of fictional truths about story, and marriage advice that just made me cry it was so beautiful and you have one of those rare stories that draw you in and keep you engrossed, entertained, and engaged for the length of the book. One of those rare stories that you read from start to finish and never mind your to-do-list, because there is nothing more important than a book break. I loved this story (once I got past the unhappy beginning) and highly recommend it. 5 stars.
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feather_lashes More than 1 year ago
In Richard Paul Evans's The Mistletoe Inn, the heroine is an aspiring writer and her first work-in-progress is The Mistletoe Promise! Off the bat, I thought this was a lovely way to connect these two standalone novels. But aside from witnessing the writing and workshop process, readers will journey with the heroine through many stressors in her life, through trauma and grief, through slow healing, and eventually through self-acceptance and love (a bit of insta-love but love nonetheless). The hero was written with his own set of heartwrenching stressors...and slightly predictable surprises. I really enjoyed these characters and the overall story in general. I adored the attention Mr. Evans brought forth regarding our treasured veterans and the shamefully limited resources available to them. I am the daughter of veterans, the granddaughter, niece, cousin, and friend of many as well. I have seen how much of their souls are sacrificed for their country with minimal in return. The Mistletoe Inn was a great reading experience and I loved every minute of it. I highly recommend this collection. Check it out! My favorite quote: “...remember that death is the punctuation at the end of the sentence. It’s up to us to decide what kind of punctuation it will be—a period or an exclamation point.” Richard Paul Evans's Mistletoe Collection includes the following standalone novels as of November 2016: #1-The Mistletoe Promise (2014) #2-The Mistletoe Inn (2015) #3-The Mistletoe Secret (2016)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Richard Paul Evans' books and really loved them. I am sorry to say I didn't love this one. I guessed what was going to happen in the first half of the book. Once half way through it, it got more interesting and I got more into it and really enjoyed it more than I had expected to. Mr. Evans is still my favorite author .
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TheReadersCove More than 1 year ago
For the Writer in Us All... How many times can a heart be shattered and keep on living? Kimberly Rossi’s experience is not unique as she works to overcome, rejection, failed marriages and even public humiliation. The holidays carry sadness not joy as she relives memories best left forgotten. She needs something…anything that will lift her spirits and brighten her thoughts. It comes via the postal service in the form of an invitation. Not to a fancy preseason holiday party, the grand opening of the newest Texas Roadhouse or even for a free day spa treatment. A simple flyer for a writers conference in Vermont, half way across the country, has her full attention. The cost is more than she can truly afford but her nearly finish book awakens the longings of becoming a published writer. She tries to rationalize its merits as H. T. Cowell, her inspiration to write, will be a featured speaker. Putting her thoughts on hold and focusing on the task at hand she packs for her trip from Denver to visit her father in Las Vegas to enjoy Thanksgiving together. However, her hearts takes another blow when she finds out he has cancer. He is all she has left in the world. His positive outlook does little to brighten her spirits. Determined to make this a memorable Christmas her father wants to give her a special gift but she refuses, determined not to take his money. But when he learns of her desire to attend the writer’s conference he signs her up before she can say no. Her experiences there result in a lot more than just writing advice. Will she discover what she seeks or just dashed hopes? Wonderfully written and a perfect read for the holidays!
Mel-Jan More than 1 year ago
We tried to submit a review but apparently Barnes and Noble does not accept negative reviews of books they are really trying to push. We'll try again. Richard Paul Evans is a good writer who has lapsed into a mode of churning out books rather than writing good books. Mistletoe Inn is about a wannabe writer, Kimberly Rossi, who goes to a writing conference where her favorite author, H. T. Cowell, is scheduled to speak. Mr. Cowell quit writing suddenly for no explained reason after becoming a world renowned romance writer. Miss Rossi is writing a novel, Mistletoe Promise. Mistletoe Promise is Mr. Evans previous book in this series. This book, Mistletoe Inn, becomes a tool to promote Mr. Evans previous book, Mistletoe Promise. The first chapter of Mistletoe Promise is even included at the end of Mistletoe Inn to give the appearance that Mistletoe Inn is bigger than it really is. Our conclusion is that Mr. Evans needs to follow the example of his character H. T. Cowell, and quit writing for a while, rest, spend time with his family. Perhaps he will be able to come back with an attitude of writing a good book rather than just writing a book because he has a schedule to keep.