Books by Richard Paul Evans

When Richard wrote the #1 best-seller, The Christmas Box, he never intended on becoming an internationally known author. Officially, he was an advertising executive, an award-winning clay animator for the American and Japanese markets, candidate for stat


A STEP OF FAITH by Richard Paul Evans
Released: May 7, 2013

"The stories collected on this journey, as in life, are left unfinished, raise many questions and, depending on what the reader brings, might provide some answers. "
The diary of a traveler. The young widower, Alan Christoffersen, decides to deal with his grief by planning a walk across America from Seattle to Key West. Read full book review >
A WINTER DREAM by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"If you know how the biblical story ends, it won't spoil anything for you to know that this book has a happy ending. Getting there is a journey you should definitely take."
Best-selling author Evans takes the biblical story of Joseph and transposes it to contemporary times in Denver, Chicago and New York. Read full book review >
THE ROAD TO GRACE by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2012

"A fast and pleasurable read with plenty of local color and enough sentiment to evoke a tear or two. Although this installment can stand on its own, a reader's best bet is to begin with the earlier books."
Evans' third novel in a series (Miles to Go, 2011, etc.) about a troubled man who must learn to forgive. Read full book review >
LOST DECEMBER by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Wish-fulfillment for a blighted economy."
The parable of the Prodigal Son reworked as a parable for Corporate America. Read full book review >
MILES TO GO by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2011

"This leg of the Walk series is brisker and, thankfully, less didactic than the last."

Second in Evan's new series (The Walk, 2010, etc.) about an adman seeking redemption while going through several pairs of Nikes.

Alan Christoffersen, the author's peripatetic ad exec, who is mourning his late wife McKale as well as the loss of his burgeoning career in Seattle, has vowed to walk all the way to Key West. Read full book review >

THE WALK by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 2010

"Jane and Michael Stern meet Paulo Coelho."
From Evans (The Sunflower, 2005, etc.), the first installment of a new series starring a Seattle adman who loses everything and embarks on a soul-cleansing cross-country trek. Read full book review >
THE SUNFLOWER by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2005

"A romantic meditation on faith, redemption and public service."
Love blooms for a young American woman and an expatriate doctor during a Peruvian jungle expedition. Read full book review >
THE LAST PROMISE by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"One wonders why Evans bothered sending his American lovers-to-be all the way to Italy when they could have just fallen in love in the States, but no matter. Either way, this shameless wallow is just begging to be mocked."
Richard Paul Evans teaches us how to love again. Read full book review >
THE LIGHT OF CHRISTMAS by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

Evans (The Tower, not reviewed, etc.) adds to his successful string of sentimental Christmas stories with this longer one of a young boy named Alexander whose kindness to a stranger results in a special honor. Read full book review >

THE LOCKET by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 1998

For his fourth time out, the earnest and best-selling Evans moves on from the families he's written about previously (The Christmas Box, 1995; The Letter, 1997, etc.), offering a change of names but not of plot, place, or his own trademark cartoon melodrama. Read full book review >

THE LETTER by Richard Paul Evans
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

Third in Evans's mega-successful and ditto sentimental saga (The Christmas Box, 1995; The Timepiece, 1996) about the good David and MaryAnne Parkin of Salt Lake. The action starts in 1933, twenty years after the couple's beloved three-year-old daughter, Andrea, died. Read full book review >

TIMEPIECE by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 1996

The prequel to Evans's mega bestseller, The Christmas Box, is longer than the earlier book, has its same cartoony thinness, is just as creaky at the joints—and reveals, if anything, a considerable rise in the tears-per-page ratio. We go back to Salt Lake City, this time to 1908, when David Parkin—thoughtful and sensitive person, millionaire head of Parkin Machinery Co., and collector of clocks—hires as his secretary one MaryAnne Chandler, the young woman (originally from England) destined to become David's wife, to live in his big mansion, and, in time, to become the benevolent, devout, mysteriously wise widow of The Christmas Box. Read full book review >

THE CHRISTMAS BOX by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1995

This reverent little domestic tale, originally self-published, gets its second holiday chance to wring out tears and ring up sales. Read full book review >