The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans

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Since it was first published, more than seven million people have been touched by the magic of The Christmas Box, a holiday classic that is as beloved in our time as A Christmas Carol was in Dickens's.

When Richard Paul Evans wrote The Christmas Box, he intended it as a private expression of love for his two young daughters, Jenna and Allyson. Though he often told them that he loved them, he didn't feel that they could ever really understand the depth of his feelings until they had experienced the joy of rearing their own children, and by that time their relationship would have changed forever. In writing The Christmas Box, he hoped that at some time in the future they would read the book and know of their father's love.

As Evans began to write, he was amazed at the inspiration that flowed into his mind and heart. He completed the moving story of a widow and the young family who comes to live with her in less than six weeks, and bound twenty copies to give as Christmas presents to family and friends. In the following weeks, those twenty copies were shared and passed along from family to family, from friend to friend, and what began as a tale for two little girls became a message of miracles, hope, and healing for people throughout the world.
 

About Richard Paul Evans

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Richard Paul Evans is the number one international bestselling author of The Christmas Box and seventeen consecutive New York Times bestsellers. He is also the winner of the American Mothers Book Award and two first-place Storytelling World Awards.
 
Published October 9, 2012 by Simon & Schuster. 128 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Children's Books, History, Romance, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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A Utah businessman named Richard (he's in formal wear rental), his wife Keri, and four-year-old daughter Jenna become a second family to Mary, an aging widow who lets them live rent-free in her big old Victorian mansion if they'll cook for her and help out around the house.

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In the long-ago world of Evans's (The Christmas Box) message-driven tale, the high point of Christmas is not a visit from Santa, but the lighting of the Christmas flame in the mountain "Christmas town" of Noel.

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BOMC, QPB, BOMC Homestyle Book Club, BOMC Craft Books Club, BOMC Children's Book Club alternates;

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The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans is a heartwarming story of a widow and the young family that moves in with her.

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Then, when the mysterious sounds of a music box draw Richard to the attic, he finds a beautiful, hand-crafted Christmas box and begins his discovery--not unlike Ebenezer Scrooge's--of the redemptive powers of family, love and, above all, the first gift of Christmas.

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