The Mistletoe Promise
The Mistletoe Collection
A love story for Christmas from the #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Box and The Walk.
Elise Dutton dreads the arrival of another holiday season. Three years earlier, her husband cheated on her with her best friend, resulting in a bitter divorce that left her alone, broken, and distrustful.
Then, one November day, a stranger approaches Elise in the mall food court. Though she recognizes the man from her building, Elise has never formally met him. Tired of spending the holidays alone, the man offers her a proposition. For the next eight weeks—until the evening ofDecember 24—he suggests that they pretend to be a couple. He draws up a contract with four rules:
- No deep, probing personal questions
- No drama
- No telling anyone the truth about the relationship
- The contract is void on Christmas Day
The lonely Elise surprises herself by agreeing to the idea. As the charade progresses, the safety of her fake relationship begins to mend her badly broken heart. But just as she begins to find joy again, her long-held secret threatens to unravel the emerging relationship. But she might not be the only one with secrets.
Published November 18, 2014
Simon & Schuster
“Richard Paul Evans always gives readers a great Christmas story. In his latest offering, he creates another love story that feeds the soul and offers inspiration to those who need to forgive and those who need to be forgiven… the words and story are extremely powerful. It is the true meaning of a living Christmas.” — Free Lance-Star