The Mistletoe Secret by Richard Paul Evans 2

“She thought a moment, then said, ‘Maybe we get out of the habit of being around people faster than we think.’ She took a deep breath and smiled. ‘That got deep, fast.'”

Heartbreak can bring loneliness and an unwillingness to open up your heart again. After sacrificing his career that demanded travel to try and help his marriage, Alex finds his wife had already considered their relationship to be over. Time passes, but he still wishes things had turned out differently. His coworkers finally convince him to start trying to date again by registering on a dating Web site. He logs on only to find his ex-wife is on there, too.

I pre-ordered this book as early as I could since Richard Paul Evans is one of my favorite authors. Mistletoe Secret is part of his Christmas-themed series. I read the book in just a few days.

After Alex sees his wife on the dating site, he searches about loneliness and finds a blog written by a woman named LBH. He is captivated by her writing style and starts checking for new posts several times a day. The blog gives no clues to her whereabouts, but then a post talks about a local festival and Alex decides to try and track her down. Will he be able to find LBH in a small town in Utah? Or will loneliness be his friend for the rest of his life?

This book is an enjoyable, quick read about the ways we can reach the hearts of the lonely people around us. Sometimes when we are looking for something in life, we can miss what is right in front of our faces. Loneliness takes up more room the more your heart is closed off.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone high school age or older. It’s a love story, but other than heartbreak and adults fighting, there is nothing objectionable in the book. It’s a nice Christmastime story, too. I highly recommend any Richard Paul Evans book.

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About Sarah Anne Carter

Sarah Anne Carter is a writer and reader. She grew up all over the world as a military brat and is now putting down roots with her family in Ohio. Family life keeps her busy, but any spare moment is spent reading, writing or thinking about plots for novels.