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


HUNT FOR JADE DRAGON by Richard Paul Evans
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A series that is shaping up to be quite a fun ride. (Adventure. 10-14)"
An autistic genius is in the hands of the enemy, and it's up to Michael Vey and his fellows in the Electroclan to save her. Read full book review >
WALKING ON WATER by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"Readers of the first four volumes will enjoy this conclusion. Others who are interested should read these feel-good books in sequence, starting with The Walk."
The fifth volume in the Walk series brings it to a pedestrian close. Read full book review >
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. 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

"Predictable Evans with predictable results. (Picture book. 6-9)"
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

"The reader can only concur. (Author tour)"
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

"Whatever your reaction may be to melodrama, read it and weep. (First printing of 500,000; Literary Guild featured selection; author tour)"
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. Read full book review >
TIMEPIECE by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 1996

"Certain handkerchief heaven for many, while others may experience the stirring of—well, let's just say other feelings. (First printing of 500,000; author tour)"
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. 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 >