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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,659 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Paul Evans Narrator: Richard Thomas Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Christmas Box Trilogy Release Date:
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The Letter, the final book of the Christmas Box collection is, most simply stated, the love story of David and MaryAnne Parkin. But it is also everyone's love story, for it is about the storms that all relationships must face when the blissful state of romance vanishes into one of real-life challenges and difficulties. We often forget that it is in the hard times that we truly see what is best in love as well as in life. Though love may be temporarily darkened, true love never gives in, or up, but holds tight to noble ideas, which transcend this earth and all time.

 

The Letter is also about our pasts and our individual quests to discover who we are. In The Letter, David Parkin sets out on a journey to find his mother, a woman who abandoned him when he was a child. In truth, however, David is searching for himself as he seeks to free himself from the pain of her rejection and his fear that he was somehow unworthy of her love. In a sense, David's search is the same journey we are all pursuing. We are all seeking love.

My hope is that you will feel what I felt as I wrote this book -- the divine nature of loyalty and the understanding of why we must share love whenever and wherever.

One final note. I am saddened to finish the Christmas Box trilogy and to bid good-bye to the Parkin family. I do not know if I shall ever visit them again, but I am glad for this last story -- a story which I think is a fitting sendoff for the characters I've grown to love. I hope that the message you find in their lives is meaningful to your own. And, most of all, that in reading the Christmas Box collection, you, and those with whom you share my books, will never be the same.

With my love, Richard Paul Evans

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Letter, the final episode of Richard Paul Evans's Christmas Box trilogy, begins in the winter of 1933…Fans of his sentimental journeys will want to keep their hankies handy.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Evans brings back David and MaryAnne Parkin, whose daughter died nineteen years ago. A letter left at her grave suggests that David’s biological mother is trying to make contact.”

    Library Journal

  • “Third in Evans's mega-successful…saga…[brings back] Evans’ world of the angelic and the satanic, of homily, sermonette, and deep thoughts.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • The Letter is a delight to read.”

    Chattanooga Times

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Saheeda | 2/17/2014

    " A wonderful novel with witty humor and some inspirational lines that really gets you questioning controversial topics like race, human virtues, religion and spirituality. The journey through dealing with loss and trying to find your purpose in life provides motivation and insight into how you should take control of your own life and and not take for granted the simple pleasures in life, especially people close to your heart. The characters show pure compassion and genuine kindness and their acts influence you to be more kind-hearted in turn. After taking you through a voyage of emotions this novel leaves you feeling refreshed and softens your outlook on life. (At least that's what I took away form this book) Great work by R.P.E "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Eleanor | 2/15/2014

    " The final episode of the Christmas Box trilogy. Heartwarming, touching story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jim | 2/13/2014

    " I am the slowest reader ever. So I tend to read things that educate. I normally do not read fiction. A friend gave me one of Richard Paul Evans book as a gift. This is just a book the way books were meant to be.....relaxing, thought provoking and "storytelling". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rebecca | 2/13/2014

    " Such a wonderful ending to a trilogy. "

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