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The Locket

A Novel
Written by: Richard Paul Evans
Narrated by: William Dufris
Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins

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Publisher's Summary

The Locket marks the beginning of an entirely new series of audiobooks from Richard Paul Evans, the best-selling 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,

Esther

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.

©2012 Richard Paul Evans (P)2012 Simon & Schuster Audio

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  • lilcowgirl
  • 2018-12-17

Love it!

I have most of Richard Paul Evans books, this one is My 3rd time listening to it. Would highly recommend it for family book night.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-05-07

great book with great twists.

it was well rounded, easy to listen to and left you feeling good. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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  • Melissa
  • 2018-08-14

Captivating

Once again you are drawn into this beautiful story.. Its intriguing woven tale that has you seated on the edge of your seat.

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  • beverly shilling
  • 2017-11-02

This book has it akl

Thus book has something for everyone. Full of wisdom, twists and unexpected detours. Holds your attention beautifully. The reader is utterly amazing. Highly recommended

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  • Kami
  • 2015-06-26

Great book

I loved this book and yelled at the characters or cried with them several times.

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  • Lynette
  • 2012-08-27

One of my favorites!

I love this series so much I have to listen to it every couple of years!

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  • karen
  • 2012-08-07

Beautifully Performed!

The story is charming and made only better by William Dufris' performance. Didn't know a person could have so many distinctive and memorable voices. Gave great depth to an already excellent piece.