"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.
"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
- Alice Grice
I love this audible book.
I love the lessons learned from the brilliant writings of Richard Paul Evans. My journey has been more challenging the past two years than the past. Thanks to Richard's books, my outlook is more promising.
Slow and wandering story
It’s almost like the author didn’t know where the storyline was going - as though he knew how it would end, but not knowing how to get there. One of Richard Paul Evans’ weaker books.
- M. Pszczolkowski
This story was an emotional journey that reaches into your soul. The author is a giant among storytellers and one whose gift is visibly touched by God.