The Mistletoe Secret
The Mistletoe Collection
The master of the holiday novel presents the moving story of two people who brave loneliness and loss to find love.
Is anyone out there?
Thinking no one is reading, a blogger who calls herself LBH writes about her most personal feelings, especially her overwhelming loneliness. She goes from day to day showing a brave face to the world while inside she longs to know how it would feel if one person cared about her.
Alex Bartlett cares. He’s reading her posts in Daytona Beach, Florida. Nursing his own broken heart and trust issues, he finds himself falling for this sensitive, vulnerable woman whose feelings mirror his own. Following a trail of clues LBH has inadvertently revealed, he discovers that she lives in the small town of Midway, Utah. He makes his way there just after Thanksgiving, determined to find LBH. Maybe she’s a Lisa, Lori, or a Luanne. Instead, he finds a woman named Aria, a waitress at the Mistletoe Diner, who encourages Alex in his search while serving his pie along with some much-needed sympathy and companionship.
Alex finally finds his LBH, a woman who is as beautiful and kind as he imagined she would be. How can he tell her that he knows her secret? What’s holding him back? Could it be his feelings for Aria?
Published November 15, 2016
Simon & Schuster
***½ stars out of four — USA Today
“A sweet story of working through challenges to finding what seems like an elusive and impossible relationship. Evans also includes a cast of quirky and entertaining supporting characters.” — Deseret News
“Count me in.” — Charlotte Observer
“A great re-interpretation of a classic romance.” — Roswell Daily Record
“This novel fits beautifully with the holiday season as two people, both dealing with loneliness, find that love can be found in unexpected places, and it is worth the effort to find it.” — Dayton Daily News
“For a short and sweet seasonal read, pick up The Mistletoe Secret by Richard Paul Evans…Filled with holiday cheer, this story is marketed to audiences who enjoy Hallmark movies.” — St. Lawrence Plaindealer