Review: The Locket by Richard Paul Evans

Title:  The Locket

Series: The Locket Trilogy #1

Author: Richard Paul Evans

Published: January 1, 2000 by Pocket Books

Excerpts: 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.

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 Ester — and her gift to him of a locket, once symbolic of one person’s missed opportunities, becomes another’s second chance.

Richard Paul Evans, author of the beloved #1 bestselling classic The Christmas Box, begins a wonderful new series with this stunning New York Times bestseller — a bittersweet reminder of life’s most precious gifts….

Quotes: “Believe. Believe in your destiny and the star from which it shines. Believe you have been sent from God as an arrow shot from His own bow.

It is the single universal trait that the great of this earth have all shared, while the shadows are fraught with ghosts who roam the winds with mournful wails of regret on their lips.

Believe as if your life depended on it… for indeed it does.”

― Richard Paul Evans, The Locket

“I believe it’s after the honeymoon ends that true love begins. It’s in the hard times that the greater virtues of love reveal themselves, like tolerance and patience and kindness.”

― Richard Paul Evans, The Locket

My Review: This was such a touching book that I don’t know why I waited such a crazy long time to read it. I read it for #RYBSAT which is Read Your Bookshelf A Thon. Can’t wait to start the next in this series!

My Rating: I gave it 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.

Would I recommend: I would highly recommend this book. It had a great storyline and I really enjoyed the characters in it.