Richard Paul Evans’ ‘The Mistletoe Inn’ Reminds Us To Love Who We Are [REVIEW]


Two writers discover the secret to writing bestselling fiction in Richard Paul Evans’ new classic, The Mistletoe Inn.
(Photo by Georgie Pauwels, Flickr)

What does it take to become a successful author? Richard Paul Evans knows, and he shares his secret as he once again enthralls his readers in his latest book, The Mistletoe Inn.

Richard Paul Evans' The Mistletoe Inn

Simon & Schuster

Kimberly Rossi, a finance officer for a car dealership and budding writer, wants to follow her passion. However, her manuscript has been turned down by yet another reputable publishing house.

With several failed relationships and a divorce behind her, Kim feels her life is at a crossroad. Does she have what it takes to become the next Nicholas Sparks or Nora Roberts? Kim doesn’t know, but she feels that if she meets meets the author who inspired her to become a writer in the first place, she’ll get the answers she seeks.

Determined to find her key to success, she heads to Vermont to attend the Mistletoe Retreat and hopefully meet novelist H.T. Cowell. From him, Kim learns that “every book is about its author.” (203)

The nuances within a book’s pages is very personal and reflects the writer’s thoughts and feelings. A successful author can never be afraid to write what she feels deep within her heart. Her story must be told.

The question Richard Paul Evans poses is: “Are you willing to risk revealing your inner self to the world to critique?” Romance readers the world over will enjoy reading The Mistletoe Inn to find the answer to this question.

Richard Paul Evans

Richard Paul Evans
(Photo by Tracy Evans)


Richard Paul Evans is the number one bestselling author of The Christmas BoxEach of his more than 25 novels has been a New York Times bestseller. There are more than 20 million copies of his books in print worldwide, translated into more than 24 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, four 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 read his weekly blog at

By Richard Paul Evans
320 pgs. Simon & Schuster. $19.99.


About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

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