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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (6,029 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richard Paul Evans Narrator: William Dufris Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Locket Trilogy Release Date:
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The Locket marks the beginning of an entirely new series of audiobooks from Richard Paul Evans, the bestselling author of the Christmas Box collection. With this beautiful novel we learn that we are all given second chances, but that sometimes they are best given to someone else.

My Dearest Michael,

I would so rather say these things to your face, but, as we both know, life doesn't often take requests...first, I do not know yet the outcome of the trial. I cannot know if you are reading this in a cage. I have faith that you will be free so I shall write this letter as such and not take counsel from my fears.

In the top drawer of my armoire is a velvet pouch containing two heirlooms. The first is my locket. I would like you to return it to Betheltown for me -- to lay it by the hearth of the fireplace where I left my love so many years ago. I am certain that the roads will be grown over; but you will know the place.

Go well, my dear friend,


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. "Do you suppose life gives us second chances?" Esther asks Michael one day. "I don't know. But we'd probably just make the same mistake over again," he concludes. 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 Esther, and her gift to him of a locket, once symbolic of one person's missed opportunities, becomes another's second chance.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Locket is one of the most compelling and moving novels I have ever read. Despite my schedule these days, I have already read it three times and found each read worthwhile.”

    US Senator Orrin G. Hatch 

  • “Vintage Richard Paul Evans…Fans of old-fashioned, two-thumbs-up, box-of-tissues tales will love The Locket.


  • “A heartwarming, three-hanky story.”

    The Pilot (Southern Pines, NC) 

  • “Richard Paul Evans writes like he knows me personally, gently leading me through his story by my heart. The Locket is delicious. I could not put it down. I will definitely share this book.”

    KSL Radio

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Donna Morris | 2/14/2014

    " Not sure if I would like this book since it is centered around a young man's friendship with an elderly woman living in a nursing home. Being a Richard Paul Evans book it was well written and so very sweet. This is now one of my favorites! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by victoria e. | 2/12/2014

    " Wonderful book!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to read more!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Marcy | 2/8/2014

    " This might be one of my most favorite books of all times. I started reading it this week one night when I couldn't sleep. Then I found most nights ever since, I didn't want to sleep, but would rather be reading! It was really, really good. There were points along the way, twists I didn't see coming, outcomes I didn't expect in any way. I found myself marking pages that just had great thought provoking truths. Great book I will likely read again & again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Desiree | 2/2/2014

    " Excellent book - Richard Paul Evans writes books that are an easy read and keep my attention - something that I don't find in many books these days. I get bored with books very quickly, but his books suck me in and I can't put them down. Yes, they are "fluff" - easy reads and good entertainment. However, sometimes that's what I need out of a book - just to escape from reality and get lost in a book. If that's what you're after, then I highly suggest reading some of his novels. "

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