The Christmas Promise By Richard Paul Evans
Book/Novel Author: Richard Paul Evans
Book/Novel Title: The Christmas Promise
This holiday season, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Noel Collection returns with another heartwarming story of secrets, heartbreak, forgiveness, and the true meaning of Christmas.On the night of her high school graduation, Richelle Bach’s father gives her and her identical twin sister, Michelle, matching opal necklaces. “These opals look identical,” he tells them, “but the fire inside each is completely unique—just like the two of you.” Indeed, the two sisters couldn’t be more different, and their paths diverge as they embark on adulthood. Years pass, until—at their father’s behest—they both come home for Christmas. What happens then forever damages their relationship, and Richelle vows never to see or speak to her sister again. In their father’s last days, he asks Richelle to forgive Michelle, a deathbed promise she never fulfills as her twin is killed in an accident. Now, painfully alone and broken, caring for the sickest of children in a hospital PICU, Richelle has one last dream: to be an author. The plot of her book, The Prodigal Daughter, is a story based on her sister’s life. It’s not until she meets Justin Ek, a man who harbors his own loss, that a secret promise is revealed, and Richelle learns that the story she’s writing is not about her sister, but about herself.
I loved this book! The story of identical twins is fascinating. Mr Evans weaves a story that is hard to forget long after the last page. Highly recommend
His books are always well written but they are becoming very predictable. I hope his next book has more of a surprise at the end. The Walk Series was the best writing ever from Richard Paul Evans!
First of all, a guy going after his dead wife’s twin? Eew. The whole thing was just yucky. And by page 50 we all figured out that’s what was happening.
Once again the author has come up with a touching Christmas story. I’ll never get tired of them. This one hit close to home as I am a retired R.N. who went through a similar situation. It took me years to get over the pain, but God was with me and led me on a different path.