The Mistletoe Secret

The Mistletoe Secret

by Richard Paul Evans


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The master of the holiday novel presents the moving story of two people who brave loneliness and loss to find love.

Dear Universe,
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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501119811
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 11/15/2016
Series: Mistletoe Collection Series
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 328,361
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Richard Paul Evans is the #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Box. Each of his more than thirty-five novels has been a New York Times bestseller. There are more than thirty-five million copies of his books in print worldwide, translated into more than twenty-four languages. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Mothers Book Award, the Romantic Times Best Women’s Novel of the Year Award, the German Audience Gold Award for Romance, five Religion Communicators Council Wilbur Awards, the Washington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife, Keri, and their five children. You can learn more about Richard on Facebook at, or visit his website


Salt Lake City, Utah

Date of Birth:

October 11, 1962

Place of Birth:

Salt Lake City, Utah


B.A., University of Utah, 1984

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    Mistletoe Secret 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Even though I felt like the story was moving a bit slowly, the second half of the book made up for it. Bottom line is Richard Paul Evans never disappoints.
    lolly-pops More than 1 year ago
    THE MISTLETOE SECRET is not a Christian book. As a result there is some beer drinking and other activities that most readers of this blog would frown at. However, I like Richard Paul Evans style and since he abstains from the use of curse words (thank you!) I will read his Christmas books. This is written in first person in the man's point of view. He was a serious jerk at times, but it turned out beautifully at the end. I like the way Arie's friends stand behind her, prepared to run Alex out of time if he hurts her. I also love the way that Alex and Arie fall into friendship even though she can't possibly be the one he seeks. THE MISTLETOE SECRET is kind of depressing at times, but other times it is laugh out loud funny. I absolutely loved Alex's Marine friend. He is too funny. And put a native Floridan in Utah in an area that measures snowfall by feet and not inches is hilarious. You'll want to read this book in one sitting. I bought a copy of this book (but not on Amazon). All opinions are my own and a review was not required.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    His books are amazing!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I hate when I get to the last page, bc it means I'm done with the book.
    Darlene491 More than 1 year ago
    After seeing the Hallmark movie The Mistletoe Promise I was curious about Richard Paul Evans. Though he seems to write mostly religious books his Christmas stories are captivating. Writing your thoughts and emotions & sending them into the ether is not an unknown concept. We do this everyday with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, blogging. Getting a reply or acknowledgement of any kind is a double edged sword, will it be good or bad. To find a friend, sweetheart or the love you've been wishing for, well that's extraordinary. This book takes us through a journey of interest turned curious, fascination and love is journey worth taking.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Very moving great book great series