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Richard Paul Evans Books In Order

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Publication Order of Walk Books

Publication Order of Broken Road Books

The Broken Road (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Forgotten Road (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Road Home (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Christmas Box Books

Publication Order of Locket Trilogy Books

Publication Order of Michael Vey Books

The Prisoner of Cell 25 (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Rise of the Elgen (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Battle of the Ampere (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hunt for Jade Dragon (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Storm of Lightning (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fall of Hades (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Final Spark (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Parasite (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Traitor (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Michael Vey 10 (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mistletoe Collection Books

The Mistletoe Promise (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mistletoe Inn (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mistletoe Secret (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Noel Collection Books

The Noel Diary (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Noel Stranger (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Noel Street (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Noel Letters (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The First Gift of Christmas (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Baby Grand (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Promise (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Perfect Day (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sunflower (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Finding Noel (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gift (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grace (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
If Only (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas List (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Promise Me (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost December (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Winter Dream (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Promise (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Christmas Memory (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Children's Books

The Dance (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spyglass (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tower (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Candle (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Light of Christmas (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Quotable Evans (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Box Miracle (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Five Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me About Life and Wealth (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Five Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me for Women (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Four Doors (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Garbage Bag Girl (With: Celeste L. Edmunds) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Sharing Too Much (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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21 Responses to “Richard Paul Evans”

  1. Maureen Eddleman: 4 months ago

    Just watched THE NOEL DIARY on Netflix and enjoyed it – made me determined to re-read several of your books! It’s been awhile and I’ll start with The Walk series.
    Keep on writing these great stories.

  2. Judi Aronson: 5 months ago

    My husband and I have read all your books, some twice. I was just looking at this list to see if there is anything new. Sadly, no. Something due in 2024? We will be waiting. What a good writer!!

  3. Pamela Lynch: 10 months ago

    My husband of 55 wonderfully married years and 5 years prior to that…..Highschool sweethearts and thru college…..passed away 3 months ago. I started reading your books, then started the WALK series……read the first two, now going to read the next three. Could not be reading these at a more opportune time……..has really helped me.. eager to read the next three books. So eagerto read all of your books.
    Thank you!

  4. Cheryl Stout: 1 year ago

    I read and enjoyed your Walk Series very much when it was first published. I just read the entire series again this last 2 weeks, after losing my husband 4 years ago, and the books held a whole new meaning for me. The grief at first and the wanting not to live, with memories so terribly painful, then eventually being able to remember with happiness and be so grateful to God for having given us a life so filled with love, is amazing.It took nearly 4 years to make the turnaround, but knowing that we will be together for eternity is the final joy that makes everything I have been through these past years a small price to pay for 48 years of friendship, 36 years of love, including 34 years of marriage. So many people never get to have that kind of love. Your book is so completely accurate in telling that kind of a story of love and loss. Thank you.

    • S Hart: 11 months ago

      Just lost my husband of 43 years this past Dec. Your email reflects my emotions. The pain, sorrow,lonliness and the longing is never ending. I’ve recently started reading the series and it has help somewhat. It still too new. If you care to share more of your experiences with another woman recently widowed please feel free to email.

  5. SUSAN WHITING: 1 year ago

    I am so excited to go to the local library and pick up another one of your books!!! I just finished the Walk Series and was upset it ended but glad the way it ended!

    Please continue to write more!!!!

  6. Marcia: 1 year ago

    I applaud you on your books. I picked up my first one to read two months ago and as of now, I’ve read eight of them. I am in my upper seventies and have the priveledge to be able to sit and read whenever I choose. I am hooked on your books and just ordered the Walk series. Thank you again. God bless.

  7. Royannis Pullens: 1 year ago

    I have read most of your books from the beginning. If I see a new book at Christmas time, it’s a gift I buy myself. Your characters always start with such difficult circumstances, but good at heart. I think we can all see ourselves in them. I’d love to share a story idea with you and see where you take it. You books bless us.

  8. Cyrina: 1 year ago

    Love, Love you books, I have 3 of the movies that were from your books, where can i buy the others, no one has them, and i donot have net flex. I have all of your books. Thank God for your mind.

  9. Linda Castle: 1 year ago

    I love your books & movies, but am wondering why more of your books aren’t available in large print.❤️

  10. Beth: 2 years ago

    Since July, I have read 10 of RPE books. It all started
    by chance at the Good Will store, my husband bought
    me the second book of “The Walk” series…now my Dad
    and I share a passion for you Mr. Evans books. I’ve just
    finished “The Locket” series and can’t wait for the next
    books from Amazon!!
    Thank you so much for all your works! They are WONDERFUL!!

  11. Susan Christiana: 2 years ago

    Absolutely fascinating reads. God made John Paul Evans for this world so reading would flourish. If only everyone knew him and his work, this world would be better for it.

  12. Helen Vought: 2 years ago

    You have given me hours of pleasant reading. Thank you very much for sharing your God-given talent as a writer. “A Winter Dream” is my 25th book which I am currently enjoying. Thank you many

    times over–Blessings and love to you and your family.

  13. Ina Hornaman: 2 years ago

    I just finished reading the Walk trilogy and The Noel Letters. They are fabulous books and evoke a full range of emotions. Can’t wait to find more. Love, love, love them.

  14. val adamo: 2 years ago

    The world would be a better place if we all learned love, faith, kindness, and gratitude. Mr. Evans places a high priority of these in our lives. I am so grateful for his talent and glad that the public library houses these so that I am able to avail myself of his unique gift.

  15. Kimberly Booth: 2 years ago

    I LOVE Every book that i have read by Richard Paul Evans! Can’t wait for some new ones! 🙂

    God Bless!

  16. Debi Rhodes: 2 years ago

    Was the Letter also made into film. I’ve searched for the 3 together but could only find The Christmas Box & The Timepiece on DVD. I wanted to make this my Christmas movies tradition.

  17. Beth: 3 years 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.

  18. Kathy McCall: 6 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

  19. Zazzycc: 7 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 years 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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