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 Mistletoe Collection Series
|1||The Mistletoe Promise||2014||Description / Buy|
|2||The Mistletoe Inn||2015||Description / Buy|
|3||The Mistletoe Secret||2016||Description / Buy|
Order of Broken Road Series
|1||The Broken Road||2017||Description / Buy|
Order of The Walk Series
|1||The Walk||2010||Description / Buy|
|2||Miles to Go||2011||Description / Buy|
|3||The Road to Grace||2012||Description / Buy|
|4||A Step of Faith||2013||Description / Buy|
|5||Walking on Water||2015||Description / Buy|
Order of Michael Vey Series
|1||The Prisoner of Cell 25||2011||Description / Buy|
|2||Rise of the Elgen||2012||Description / Buy|
|3||Battle of the Ampere||2013||Description / Buy|
|4||Hunt for Jade Dragon||2014||Description / Buy|
|5||Storm of Lightning||2015||Description / Buy|
|6||Fall of Hades||2016||Description / Buy|
Order of The Locket Trilogy Series
|1||The Locket||1998||Description / Buy|
|2||The Looking Glass||1999||Description / Buy|
|3||The Carousel||2000||Description / Buy|
Order of The Christmas Box Series
|1||The Christmas Box (Short Story)||1993||Description / Buy|
|2||Timepiece||1995||Description / Buy|
|3||The Letter||1997||Description / Buy|
|4||The Spyglass (Short Story)||2000||Description / Buy|
Order of Richard Paul Evans Standalone Novels
|1||The First Gift of Christmas (Short Story)||1996||Description / Buy|
|2||The Baby Grand (Short Story)||1999||Description / Buy|
|3||The Last Promise||2002||Description / Buy|
|4||A Perfect Day||2003||Description / Buy|
|5||The Sunflower||2005||Description / Buy|
|6||Finding Noel||2006||Description / Buy|
|7||The Gift||2007||Description / Buy|
|8||Grace||2008||Description / Buy|
|9||If Only||2008||Description / Buy|
|10||The Christmas List||2009||Description / Buy|
|11||Promise Me||2010||Description / Buy|
|12||Lost December||2011||Description / Buy|
|13||A Winter Dream||2012||Description / Buy|
|14||The Nöel Diary||2017||Description / Buy|
Order of Richard Paul Evans Childrens Books
|1||The Christmas Candle (Short Story)||1998||Description / Buy|
|2||The Dance (Short Story)||1999||Description / Buy|
|3||The Tower (Short Story)||2001||Description / Buy|
|4||The Light of Christmas (Short Story)||2002||Description / Buy|
Order of Richard Paul Evans Non-Fiction Books
|1||The Quotable Evans (Short Story)||2000||Description / Buy|
|2||The Christmas Box Miracle||2001||Description / Buy|
|3||The Five Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me About Life and Wealth||2004||Description / Buy|
|4||The Five Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me for Women||2009||Description / Buy|
|5||The Four Doors||2013||Description / Buy|
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.