"The Mistletoe Inn" by: Richard Paul Evan
"Amazon" says: "At thirty-two Kimberly Rossi, a finance officer at a Lexus car dealership, has had her heart broken more times than she wants to remember. With two failed engagements, a divorce and again alone with no prospects, she hardly seems the type to dream of being a published romance author. Dreading another holiday alone, she signs up for The Mistletoe Retreat, a nine-day writing retreat in Burlington, VT. Deep inside Kimberly knows she’s at a junction in her life and it’s time to either fulfill her dream or let it go. The other reason she decides to attend the conference is because famed romance writer, H.T. Cowell, once the best selling romance writer in America, and the author whose books instilled in her the desire to be a writer, will be speaking in public for the first time in more than a decade.
In one of her breakout sessions Kimberly meets another aspiring writer, and one of the few men at the conference, Zeke, an intelligent man with a wry wit who seems as interested in Kimberly as he is in the retreat. As Kimberly begins to open up to him about her stories and dreams, she inadvertently reveals her own troubled past. As Zeke helps her to discover why her books fail to live up to their potential she begins to wonder if he’s really talking more about her life than her literature. But as she grows closer to him, she realizes that Zeke has his own darkness, a past he’s unwilling to talk about.
The theme of The Mistletoe Inn is that like literature, relationships must be lived with passion and vulnerability to succeed."
My Thoughts: I have never read any of Richard Paul Evans books, but after reading this book, I'm totally sold on his writing. This is the cutest book ever, the front photo just pulls ya in & the green shiny cover almost reminds me of Christmas wrapping paper. I love the idea of going to a writing retreat in a cozy little inn, I would love to see Vermont in the snow. The book is the size of my hand. A very quick read for me, I just couldn't put it down. I had to know what would happen next, had a thought of how it would end & boy did I see it coming. So happy that it did have a very happen ending. My hubby is usually the one who figures out the ending to movies, not me.
It mentions on the front that Richard Paul Evans is "The King of Christmas Fiction" --New York Times. A book like this is perfect for this Holiday/Christmas season, maybe there is someone out there you know of who loves these kind of books, a perfect gift. There are so many great quotes within this book, I made so many notes, I want to remember them all... "Having a sense of self-worth is an act of faith".
In short this book is an emotional roller coaster, in a total good way. This is a book I can see myself reading over & over... each Christmas season. I want to know is there really a "Mistletoe Inn" in Vermont & where can I sign up? What a great idea, very smart, Mr. Richard Paul Evans... he knows what his readers want!!! I for sure see this a Christmas movie coming to your tv very soon. You can feel for the characters, you can sympathize, or maybe I am just one who tunes in well with others emotions.. what about you? Beth ( :