Richard Paul Evans Books In Order

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Publication Order of Walk Books

The Walk (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miles to Go (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Road to Grace (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Step of Faith (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Walking on Water (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Broken Road Books

The Broken Road (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Forgotten Road (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Road Home (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Christmas Box Books

The Christmas Box (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Timepiece (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Letter (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spyglass (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Locket Trilogy Books

The Locket (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Looking Glass (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Carousel (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Michael Vey Books

The Prisoner of Cell 25 (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rise of the Elgen (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Battle of the Ampere (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hunt for Jade Dragon (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Storm of Lightning (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fall of Hades (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Final Spark (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mistletoe Collection Books

The Mistletoe Promise (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mistletoe Inn (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mistletoe Secret (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Noel Collection Books

The Noel Diary (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Noel Stranger (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Noel Street (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Noel Letters (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The First Gift of Christmas (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Baby Grand (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Promise (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Perfect Day (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sunflower (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Finding Noel (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gift (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Grace (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
If Only (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas List (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Promise Me (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost December (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Winter Dream (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Promise (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Children's Books

The Dance (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tower (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Candle (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Light of Christmas (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Quotable Evans (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Box Miracle (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Five Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me About Life and Wealth (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Five Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me for Women (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Four Doors (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About Richard Paul Evans:

A father’s love turned into a full time career for an advertising executive when he got an idea to write a Christmas story for his kids. He wanted them to fully understand his love and appreciate the sacrifices and joys it brings without waiting for them to grow up and experience being a parent. Richard Paul Evans wrote his story and gave his friends and family a copy as a gift for Christmas. When he received positive responses from them, he decided to self publish the book locally and then nationally. In no time at all, it is on the New York Times bestseller list sitting prettily on the second spot.

This remarkable event turned into a very sweet $4.2 million offer from Simon & Schuster and on to being the first book ever to hit the top spot in the New York Times bestseller list for paperback and hardcover at the same time. This is one of the four books written by Evans that got produced into a movie for TV.

Amazing Fame and Accolades

With fame comes recognition and credit for a job well done. Evans was awarded first place in Storytelling World twice, a book award with American Mothers, one with Religion Communicator’s Council’s Wilbur Award, Gold award for Romance with the German Leserpreis, and Best Women’s Novel of the Year with The Romantic Times. His work assisting children who are victims of abuse earned him the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award and the Washington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award.

Evans is the founder of The Christmas Box House International, which is an organized group dedicated to providing shelters as well as various services for children who suffered any kind of abuse. Beneficiaries being aided by their staff and using their facilities number up to more than 35,000.

Modest Beginnings to Stardom

Living in Salt Lake City, Utah with Keri his wife, together with their five children and a grandson, Evans is the quintessential family man and an active part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This sets the tone for most of his books which reflects the traditional Christian in him and supports the principles and morals of family living. He even incorporated one of the Old Testament’s story and character into his book and eventual movie.

He studied at Cottonwood High School in Salt Lake City and went on to get a BA degree in Utah University. Not exactly a preparation for his path as a writer of more than 20 bestsellers, but he has definitely made more than a success of it.

Evans has been invited to stand and speak before different audiences and has been in exalted company such as US President George W. Bush, President George and Barbara Bush, and former British Prime Minister John Majors. He has also been seen and heard with Elizabeth Dole, Steve Allen, Ron Howard, Bob Hope and Deepak Chopra.

Newspapers, magazines and shows alike are all vying to feature him and have him tell his story for the world to hear and be inspired. Among them are CNN, Today show, Glenn Beck, and Entertainment Tonight.

Guest appearances and articles about him are part and parcel of his life since his rise to fame. There were pieces about him in The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, Washington Post, People, Good Housekeeping, Reader’s Digest, USA Today, TV Guide, and Family Circle.

Life behind the Camera

Due to the success of The Christmas Box, it was produced as a movie and there stirred the interest of producers on Evans’ books. Three more of his written work was made into movies.

The Christmas Box was directed by Marcus Cole and starred Richard Thomas and Maureen O’Hara.

Timepiece starred Naomi Watts and Kevin Kilner and is about a man who claimed a crime that he committed was done in self defense.

Vanessa Redgrave and Chad Willett played in The Locket which won the Camie Awards. This is about finding something in common between an old woman and the young man who takes care of her.

Given just 40 days before his life ends, a man had to re evaluate his life with his family. The movie, A Perfect Day, is directed by Peter Levin and featured Rob Lowe and Frances Conroy.

Stories to Tell

The Christmas Box – This is about a widow who took in a family to her home and to her heart. Officially employed as caretakers, they were treated as part of the family. The story showcases the true spirit and meaning of Christmas.

Timepiece – A prequel to “The Christmas Box”, it tackles the connections between generations and how it transcends the differences between each. The story is very compelling because it exhibits the healing power of love.

Michael Vey – A kid and a friend were born with electrical powers and they found out that there are others like them from other parts of the world. They formed a unit to combat another group whose aim is to obliterate them. Michael’s mother got kidnapped and he needs to utilize his powers to save her.

The Road to Grace – An advertising exec set off on a journey of hope after losing his wife, home and business. The people he encountered during his travel gave him the value of life that he was searching for.

A Winter Dream – This story reflects Evans’ religious views as the concept is much like the story of Joseph who was sold by his brothers due to jealousy. In his version, the hero was bumped from his favored place in the company and his father’s esteem.

Still Within Reach

For those who wants to contact Evans, emails can be sent to and although there will be no response, he and his team are endeavoring to read comments and feedback from his fans.

If a response is needed, it is better to send the email to as these communications will be dispatched to a member of his staff for the needed information or answer to a query.

Richard Evans’ words of wisdom to his fans are:

“Whatever the reason, I find that with each passing Christmas the story of The Christmas Box is told less and needed more. So I record it now for all future generations to accept or dismiss as seems them good. As for me, I believe. And it is, after all, my story.”

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4 Responses to “Richard Paul Evans”

  1. Beth: 3 months ago

    I have been reading Richard Paul Evans books for a long time. I, even purchased the Christmas Box when you had a special on them a few years ago.
    The latest I have read is “A Winter Dream”. Now I will start the Noel series.
    Before my Mom passed away, I had the privilege of showing her the movie, “The Christmas Box” and “The Locket”. She loved it.

  2. Kathy McCall: 4 years ago

    Missing: The Baby Grand, The Noel Stranger (not yet released), More Than Words can Say, Coloring Our Way to Calamity, Christmas Every Day and The Quotable Evans

  3. Zazzycc: 4 years ago

    This is a good list, but The Carousel should be with The Locket group. It continues Michael Keddington’s story. This list also omits The Mistletoe Secret which is the last book in the Mistletoe trilogy.

    • Rosemary Spraggins: 3 months ago

      I found the Locket at a used bookstore. Read it and am hooked on Richard’s novels. Have bought several more and introduced him to many friends and family. I have not encountered a better author in many, many years. Thank God for this very talented man.


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