Item description for The Locket by Richard Paul Evans...
Overview Working at a rest home after caring for his mother during her terminal illness, Michael accepts the deathbed request of an elderly woman to return her cherished locket--given to her by a long-lost love--to her old hometown
Publishers Description After the death of his mother, Michael Keddington finds employment at the Arcadia nursing home where he befriends Esther, a reclusive but beautiful elderly woman who lives in mourning for her youth and lost love. Michael faces his own challenges when he loses his greatest love, Faye. When Michael is falsely accused of abusing one of the Arcadia's residents, he learns important lessons about faith and forgiveness from Ester -- and her gift to him of a locket, once symbolic of one person's missed opportuninites, becomes another's second chance. Richard Paul Evans, author of the beloved #1 bestselling classic "The Christmas Box, " begins a wonderful new series with this stunning "New York Times" bestseller -- a bittersweet reminder of life's most precious gifts....
Citations And Professional Reviews The Locket by Richard Paul Evans has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Ingram Paperback Advance - 09/01/1999 page 8
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.76" Width: 4.18" Height: 1.17" Weight: 0.46 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2000
ISBN 0671004239 ISBN13 9780671004231
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More About Richard Paul Evans
Richard Paul Evans is the #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Box. Each of his eighteen novels has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list; there are more than 14 million copies of his books in print worldwide. His books have been translated into more than twenty-five languages, and several have been international bestsellers.
Evans has won the American Mothers book award, two first place Storytelling World awards, The Romantic Times Best Women’s Novel of the Year Award, the German Leserpreis Gold Award for Romance, and the Religion Communicator’s Council’s Wilbur Award.
Four of Evans’s books have been produced as television movies.
Evans received the Washington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award for his work helping abused children.
Evans lives in Salt Lake City with his wife, Keri, and their five children.
Richard Paul Evans currently resides in Salt Lake City, in the state of Utah.
Richard Paul Evans has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about The Locket?
The Locket Feb 27, 2008
All stories from Richard Paul Evans are wonderful and this is no exeption.Read the trilogy is forth it.
Not a "guy's" book Jan 16, 2008
The reviews were uniformly quite good for this novel, so I decided to give it a try. The story starts out slowly and takes some time to work up a bit of interest. The central character is a twenties-something working in a nursing home. Not typically the setting for a compelling plot. A quick read-not one of my favorites.
Excellent story! Oct 9, 2007
This was an excellent book! It wasn't just a typical romance, instead, it focused on what comes after falling in love. Devotion, kindness, and respect were themes in this novel. It was well-written, and kept my attention until the end.
IT'S WHAT WE GIVE THAT HEALS US Oct 3, 2007
With The Locket, Richard Paul Evans proves once again that when it comes to feel good, sentimental stories that tug at your heartstrings, he has no equal. As with his previous books The Christmas Box and The Letter, he utilizes his unique blend of fiction and inspirational writing to convey valuable messages of love, faith, forgiveness and redemption. His words take us on an emotional journey that leaves us reaching for the kleenex box as well as motivated to incorporate these precepts into our daily lives.
After the death of his mother, Michael Keddington takes a job at the Arcadia nursing home, where he meets parient Esther Huish, a woman who is instrumental in teaching Michael many valuable life lessons concerning forgiveness, overcoming insecurities, second chances and never putting things off until tomorrow.
The Locket of the title is Esthers gift to Michael. It serves as a symbol of the missed opportunities in her life and for Michael represents an opportunity to overcome a myriad of obstacles and begin his life anew.
This warm and beautiful story should kindle the flame of hope that burns in each of us. 4 1/2 stars
Highly recommended. Jul 14, 2007
The old lady is one of the strongest female characters in modern literature. Evans is a very capable writer.