The Mistletoe Inn

The Mistletoe Inn The second holiday love story in New York Times bestselling author Richard Paul Evans Mistletoe Collection At thirty two Kimberly Rossetti a finance officer at a Lexus car dealership has had her hea

  • Title: The Mistletoe Inn
  • Author: Richard Paul Evans
  • ISBN: 9781501119798
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The second holiday love story in New York Times bestselling author Richard Paul Evans Mistletoe Collection.At thirty two Kimberly Rossetti, a finance officer at a Lexus car dealership, has had her heart broken 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 publiThe second holiday love story in New York Times bestselling author Richard Paul Evans Mistletoe Collection.At thirty two Kimberly Rossetti, a finance officer at a Lexus car dealership, has had her heart broken 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 Savannah, Georgia 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 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 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.

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    1. In Richard Paul Evans's The Mistletoe Inn, the heroine is an aspiring writer and her first work-in-progress is The Mistletoe Promise! Off the bat, I thought this was a lovely way to connect these two standalone novels. But aside from witnessing the writing and workshop process, readers will journey with the heroine through many stressors in her life, through trauma and grief, through slow healing, and eventually through self-acceptance and love (a bit of insta-love but love nonetheless). The her [...]

    2. Richard Paul Evans is a good writer who has lapsed into a mode of churning out books rather than writing good books. Mistletoe Inn is about a wannabe writer, Kimberly Rossi, who goes to a writing conference where her favorite author, H. T. Cowell, is scheduled to speak. Mr. Cowell quit writing suddenly for no explained reason after becoming a world renowned romance writer. Miss Rossi is writing a novel, Mistletoe Promise. Mistletoe Promise is Mr. Evans previous book in this series. This book, Mi [...]

    3. I really enjoyed this book. I've never read this author, but I'd definitely read more by him. A great book for the Christmas season that sets a good mood without being sappy. Some great insights about the romance publishing world.Overall rating: 4.5/5.0 stars.Reviewed for Affaire de Coeur magazine. affairedecoeur.

    4. 2.5 starsAfter absolutely loving The Mistletoe Promise, this book was quite a disappointment. Nearly half the book passes before Kimberly and Zeke even cross paths, and while that in itself didn't bother me, the fact that once they do they are supposedly deeply in love in about a two day time period felt totally unrealistic and forced. I'm sorry to say I felt no connection to either of these characters and, therefore, for meis book fell flat.At 300 pages, it seemed quite boring most of the time. [...]

    5. This author has a way of writing that pulls you in. With such a pretty cover, I always expect a fluffy, sweet romance, but within the pages of his books, there is always a depth, usually something very sad, that the main character has to grow and heal from. They are sad and uplifting all at the same time. This book was fun because I enjoy bookish type books. In this story, the heroine likes to write and she wants to have her book published. She attends a writers conference and meets another auth [...]

    6. I'm always down for good Christmas story, I was so excited when I found out this book was out. A Mistletoe Inn is the second book in the Mistletoe series, (by the way the third book comes out in 2016!!!) Summary (From Book)At thirty-two Kimberly Rossetti, 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 roman [...]

    7. Twenty-some years ago, Richard Paul Evans wrote "The Christmas Box" which was given to me as a gift. It was charming and sweet, and new. The Mistletoe Inn being his latest book, after twenty five or more other Richard Paul Evans New York Times Best Seller List books have been written and sold, is more or less a variation of his other books. Predictable? Yes, but that's not necessarily a bad thing in and of itself. After all, we like being able to count on an author to remind us of whatever we en [...]

    8. Another heartwarming novel by Richard Paul Evans. The romance between the two main characters happened rather quickly, especially considering Kim's history with men. However, it was an overall enjoyable Christmas novel. I recommend it to fans of Christmas novels.

    9. Being a writer is a difficult journey, especially now when books are being pushed out left and right. I read a statistic last year that over 11 million books are published per year (this includes traditional and indie books). Which leads me to this, good and bad. This book had, at first, a very accurate account of a writer starting off. She wrote her book and had some (though not many) struggles. She took it very hard and couldn’t handle her critiques very well. I thought these were all good t [...]

    10. I always read Richard Paul Evans' Christmas story every year and was disappointed with this one. It was a dud. It was way too predictable, which is mainly why I quit reading romance in the first place. I knew right away who Zeke really was. I knew how it was going to end. I couldn't relate to Kim at all. I actually give it 1.5 stars. It looks like from the other reviews that I am in the minority.

    11. SUMMARY: 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 f [...]

    12. Um. I'm rarely, if ever, critical of books and while this holiday romance isn't my usual niche, it's still something I like every so often. I'd never read this author before but I knew of his name from his cult hit "The Christmas Box". By the end of the book, I was irritated by a few things. First, the writing style seemed to border between "new author with not much experience" and "awkward YA novel". Second, I rarely guess the plot twist to books early and I picked up on the biggest plot twist [...]

    13. The 2nd book in the mistletoe collection - surprisingly this book does not have a huge christmas feel to it. So pick this up any time of the year! It's hard to give a detailed description of the plot without giving too much away. So I'll just say heart-warming characters, easy to follow story and big insta-love. The best part of this book is the writers conference setting. I thought this was a great look into a small part of the process of becoming a published author.

    14. What a remarkable story! Clean romance, a healthy dose of philosophy, and an ending to make a reader smile. Lovely. :)

    15. 2.5 starsI seem to read one Richard Paul Evans book a year, always during Christmas. He has seemed to corner the Christmas romance niche market and bravo for him to figure that out and capitalize on it.Though, to be perfectly honest, he's a shitty writer. Still, his books are mildly entertaining. Be warned though, that you have suspend a lot of belief for this storyline to work. I felt like this was a set-up to a true crime podcast because Zeke seemed too perfect not to be a sociopath.

    16. Such a wonderful romance. I just love the way the author writes. Although most of the book takes place in Vermont, it also has a touch of Christmas in New York City. Kim, the main character, is an aspiring writer with a troubled past. In an effort to get away for a bit and go after her dream, she decides to attend a writer's conference in Vermont at the Mistletoe Inn. What is especially enticing to her, besides the workshops and agents that will be there, is that the keynote will be an author wh [...]

    17. It is really hard for me to rate this story. I was disappointed. This wasn't a Christmas story per se, but this would not have bothered me if the characters had been drawn as I am use to reading from the author. I found them somewhat superficial, and had big problems relating to them. The story was written so that reading it went fast--but, for me, it was too tongue in cheek almost as if it wasn't thought about thoroughlySo, my problem is would I rate another author as severely, or was I so disa [...]

    18. Ugh! This book is so dull. It takes place at a romance writers convention and everything it says to not do, it does. The characters are wooden and boring the story is predictable and idiotic. The female protagonist was not likable. The most interesting part of the book is the mini diary excerpts that started each chapterd there are 40 of them, because it's a 300 page book with 40 chapters.When Zeke asks Kim what she likes about him, she starts to list things being you kiss like a Hoover vacuum. [...]

    19. "Books are more than paper and glue and ink. They are more than digital imprints. They are sparks. Sparks that ignite fires. Sparks that ignite revolutions."A nice holiday romance book!A very insightful eye opener into some of the severe drawbacks of being a famous writer. I really did not think of it in this way until I read this book. It really sharpened my perspective of what to value in life and enlightened me to the world of writing, publishing, 'making it big', and unfortunately, what can [...]

    20. I love Richard Paul Evans' books. I just finished his Mistletoe Promise a few days ago. The author uses this book, as the book his character is writing, and took to a writer's conference, in The Mistletoe Inn. He uses things from his past writings in this book, which is fun. Richard takes apart the book, and tells what is good and bad about the book, and how and why it can be made better. This was a good read. Last night I only wanted to start this book, and I had a hard time putting it down to [...]

    21. This is the second book in the Mistletoe Christmas Love Story Collection. I loved every minute of the book! The book will make you laugh and cry! A remarkable love story!

    22. The second in the trilogy, not quite as good as the first one yet I loved how he tied the first book into the second book in the most unexpected way. Brilliant.

    23. Was this a good read? Mm it was okay. Not wholly awful, but not all that good either. I don't often say this, but I liked the movie better and the movie wasn't even all that great, in my opinion. I actually decided to read this book because I had seen the movie and thought the book would probably be better. Well there was more to it, for sure. And there are some differences in the main couple's relationship, not to mention the storyline in general, though that is to be expected and can even be a [...]

    24. This collection of Christmas contemporary books are adorable! I really enjoyed how this connected to the first (view spoiler)[ By having the MC going to a writing retreat to write 'The Mistletoe Promise' which is the first book in this collection of books. It isn't much of a spoiler but I'm tagging it anyway cause I loved discovering that while listening to it!(hide spoiler)]While this was just as adorable (view spoiler)[ I especially loved how he kissed her on the cheek after reading it in her [...]

    25. This is the second of Mr. Evans' books I've read - the first being "The Mistletoe Promise". Other reviewers have said a lot of things about how these two books compare, and I'll agree that while I felt more deeply moved by "The Mistletoe Promise", this story was solid, romantic, and believable.Some commented about how little of the book (and how little real-world time) was devoted to the two main characters' actual love story, but none of that bothered me. For the sake of the plot, I liked the t [...]

    26. The Mistletoe Inn by Richard Paul Evans is the second book in his Mistletoe Collection. It was an enjoyable "listen" (I love Overdrive!) while walking. It wasn't overly sappy, just a well-done story. I liked how Evans used his previous book The Mistletoe Promise as the novel that this main character, Kimberly Rossetti, was developing. That was a fun connection between the two books. I look forward to listening to the next book in this series.Go Cards! L1C4!!

    27. What's Christmas without a Richard Paul Evan's book? This one took a little for me to get into but once I did I cried, laughed and felt every emotion. This is a story of forgiveness but also of finding love.Kimberly has had a hard life especially with the death of her mother at Christmas at a young age. Her dad is always there for her and gives her support in so many ways. When he gifts her the trip to the Writer's Conference in Vermont that she wanted to go to her life changes in many ways. She [...]

    28. Once again, RPE warms my heart with another schmaltzy romance. I love it though. It has become a sweet tradition in my family, dating back to the publication of The Christmas Box in 1993. My mother in law buys each of her daughters his new novel, typically signed for us at her local bookstore, every Christmas. I look forward to it every year. And I can always count on it being a happy, feel-good read during the typically cold, bleak and dreary month of January.

    29. I enjoyed this book. It was a quick easy read. Yes, it had predictability. No, I didn't like it as much as Mistletoe Promise. But there was a sweet love story in among the characters life difficulties. I appreciated the discussion on depression. It was a heavy way to begin a book but some important truths regarding depression were talked about, even if briefly.

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