When Luke graduates from Wharton with his MBA, his father, CEO and co-founder of Fortune 500 Crisp's Copy Centers, is ready to share some good news: he wants to turn the family business over to his son. But Luke has other plans. Taking control of his trust funds, Luke leaves home to pursue a life of wanton pleasure seeking. But when his funds run out, so do his friends. Humbled and alone, Luke takes a job at one of his father's copy centers. There he falls in love with a single mother and begins to understand the greatest source of personal joy. Lost December is Richard Paul Evans's modern day holiday version of the biblical story of the prodigal son, a tale of redemption, hope, and the true meaning of Christmas.