Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Book Review: The Mistletoe Inn

The Mistletoe Inn: A Novel (The Mistletoe Collection)

by Richard Paul Evans
New York: Simon and Schuster, 2015

I always look forward to Richard Paul Evans' Christmas stories. His latest offering is The Mistletoe Inn, the second installment of his "Mistletoe Collection." The three stories are only very loosely related and you need not have read the first in order to enjoy this one.

Kimberly Rossi has a very good reason to hate Christmas. In addition, she is going through a divorce, her father has cancer, and her first novel has been rejected by everyone. When her father insists she attend a Romance Writer's Conference at The Mistletoe Inn in Vermont in order to meet her favorite reclusive writer, she reluctantly agrees. After the first day, it seems like a complete waste of her time and her father's money, money that could be used for his cancer treatment. But, then she meets a fellow writer named Zeke who takes a real interest in her work and her. When he offers his honest take on her story, will she be able to take it?

While the book is a little on the predictable side, that doesn't take away from its charm. This is a great Christmas read, especially for aspiring writers.

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