Richard Paul Evans Books

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Richard Paul Evans is an American author that unexpectedly became a bestseller when he introduced to readers his story about parenting and the spirit of Christmas.

Order of Walk Series

1The Walk 2010Description / Buy
2Miles to Go 2011Description / Buy
3The Road to Grace 2012Description / Buy
4A Step of Faith 2013Description / Buy
5Walking on Water 2014Description / Buy

Order of Broken Road Series

1The Broken Road 2017Description / Buy
2The Forgotten Road 2018Description / Buy
3The Road Home 2019Description / Buy

Order of Christmas Box Series

1The Christmas Box (Short Story) 1993Description / Buy
2Timepiece 1995Description / Buy
3The Letter 1997Description / Buy
4The Spyglass (Short Story) 2000Description / Buy

Order of Locket Trilogy Series

1The Locket 1998Description / Buy
2The Looking Glass 1999Description / Buy
3The Carousel 2000Description / Buy

Order of Michael Vey Series

1The Prisoner of Cell 25 2011Description / Buy
2The Rise of the Elgen 2012Description / Buy
3Battle of the Ampere 2013Description / Buy
4Hunt for Jade Dragon 2014Description / Buy
5Storm of Lightning 2015Description / Buy
6Fall of Hades 2016Description / Buy
7The Final Spark 2017Description / Buy

Order of Mistletoe Collection Series

1The Mistletoe Promise 2014Description / Buy
2The Mistletoe Inn 2015Description / Buy
3The Mistletoe Secret 2016Description / Buy

Order of Noel Collection Series

1The Noel Diary 2017Description / Buy
2The Noel Stranger 2018Description / Buy
3Noel Street 2019Description / Buy
4The Noel Letters 2020Description / Buy

Order of Richard Paul Evans Standalone Novels

1The First Gift of Christmas (Short Story) 1996Description / Buy
2The Baby Grand (Short Story) 1999Description / Buy
3The Last Promise 2002Description / Buy
4A Perfect Day 2003Description / Buy
5The Sunflower 2005Description / Buy
6Finding Noel 2006Description / Buy
7The Gift 2007Description / Buy
8Grace 2008Description / Buy
9If Only 2008Description / Buy
10The Christmas List 2009Description / Buy
11Promise Me 2010Description / Buy
12Lost December 2011Description / Buy
13A Winter Dream 2012Description / Buy
14The Christmas Promise 2021Description / Buy

Order of Richard Paul Evans Children's Books

1The Dance (Short Story) 1999Description / Buy
2The Tower (Short Story) 2001Description / Buy
3The Christmas Candle (Short Story) 2002Description / Buy
4The Light of Christmas (Short Story) 2002Description / Buy

Order of Richard Paul Evans Non-Fiction Books

1The Quotable Evans (Short Story) 2000Description / Buy
2The Christmas Box Miracle 2001Description / Buy
3The Five Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me About Life and Wealth 2004Description / Buy
4The Five Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me for Women 2009Description / Buy
5The Four Doors 2013Description / Buy
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Born in 1962, Evans was a student of Cottonwood High School. He eventually left the institution, which is located in Cottonwood City, to attend the University of Utah from where he acquired his degree. That was in 1984. Paul always had a creative spirit. That might explain why he went into advertising, climbing the ladder to become an executive.

It was during the more interesting periods of his career in the advertising field that Evans wrote a story about Christmas. However, finding an agent proved to be all but impossible. So the author gave up on taking the traditional publishing route and decided to self-publish. Naming his novella The Christmas Box, Richard Paul Evans reached out to his community to see if anyone would be interested in reading his work.

The Christmas Box was a big hit and Evans decided to go bigger, expanding his reach to a regional level. Evans couldn’t have imagined what would happen next. Within a period of a few months, the author’s first book had made it all the way to the top of the New York Times Bestseller list. And if the traditional publishers hadn’t been interested before, they were interested now, quickly initiating a bidding war that saw the author receive an advance of $4.2 million from Simon & Schuster.

The Christmas Box continued to dominate bestseller lists, both in hardcover and paperback format. Since then, Richard Paul Evans has written several dozen novels, many of them making an appearance on the New York Times bestseller list and making Evans a household name. Evans’ books have Christian themes and emphasize family values

Evans has a wife and five children.

Richard Paul Evans Awards

Besides becoming a New York Times Bestseller, Evans has had the pleasure of receiving numerous accolades for his work, the most prominent including the Best Women’s Novel of the Year Prize from Romantic Times and the German Audience Gold Award for Romance, not to mention all the prizes he has received for his humanitarian work.

Richard Paul Evans Books into Movies

Evans’ first book, The Christmas Box, was turned into a television movie in 1995. Starring Richard Thomas, Kelsey Mulrooney and Maureen O’Hara, the movie was directed by Marcus Cole.

In 1996, Evans had the pleasure of seeing another of his books, Time Piece, become a Television movie as well, starring James Earl Jones, Naomi Watts and Ellen Burstyn.

Two years later, The Locket also received its Television movie adaptation, starring Vanessa Redgrave. Though, Evans fans will probably be more familiar with A Perfect Day, the Robe Lowe movie that came out in 2003 and which was also based on a Richard Paul Evans novel.

Best Richard Paul Evans Books

Evans has become commonplace during festive seasons because he tends to write the sorts of tales that warm the heart, with some of the best books from the author’s bibliography including:

The Christmas Box: A widow thought she understood the holidays. Then a young family came into her life and they all realized that there might be more to Christmas than they ever realized.

The Christmas Box was the first novel Richard Paul Evans ever wrote. The book is pretty short, just 125 pages, and it tells a sweet story that attempts to unveil the true meaning of Christmas.

Because the book is so short, Evans does a lacklustre job of developing his characters.

Evans has said in interviews that he wrote this book for his children. According to the author, though he often told his daughters that he loved them, he didn’t think they were in a place to grasp his feelings because they did not have children of their own. This book was an attempt at putting those feelings into a tangible format.

The Walk: Alan Christoffersen lost everything, not just his job but his home and the object of his affection. And he lost everything all at once. So it came as no surprise when the dark thoughts began to beckon.

Alan came close to taking his bottle of pills and putting it to good use. But, first, he decided that he would take a walk. However, what started out as something casual took on new meaning when Alan decided to leave everything behind and keep walking, heading to Key West in Florida.

The encounters Alan has along the way change his life in profound ways.

When Does The Next Richard Paul Evans book come out?

The next book by Richard Paul Evans is The Christmas Promise and will be released on November, 2nd 2021.

3 thoughts on “Richard Paul Evans”

  1. Richard Paul Evans books are some of the best books I have ever read. They are a easy read with so much meaning tucked in. I gave all my books to my sister and she is enjoying them as much as I did. I cannot wait for the next book to be published.

  2. Richard Paul Evans is quickly becoming one of my favorite go-to authors. I know whatever I pick up by him will be an easy read, but with a great story and message. I absolutely love “The Walk” books and the “Christmas Box” series. Who doesn’t love a good Christmas read?! I am never disappointed by Evans.

    1. I’ve been hooked ever since I read The Christmas Box. I have everything he has ever written. I know I will find wonderful people to care about. By the end of the book I haven’t spent weeks to read it and I feel lighter happier and closer to my faith.

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