The Looking Glass by Richard Paul Evans
A Novel (The Locket Series)

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When I started to write "The Looking Glass," I intended to create a story about the healing power of hope and love. But as this story developed, a message began to emerge that I had not foreseen, a message about the distorted mirror in which we view ourselves, binding ourselves with shackles of self-doubt and fear.

"The Looking Glass" is aptly named, for it is about seeing the reality of ourselves: to see a true reflection of who we are.

It is the story of Hunter Bell, a Presbyterian minister turned gambler, and the founder of a gold camp named Bethel. (Which you may remember was Esther's hometown in "The Locket.") He is running from the bitter memories of his past, his ministry, and ultimately, from his God.

Venturing into a blizzard to chase away wolves drawn close to his cabin by hunger, Hunter finds a beautiful young woman in the snow, wounded by the wolves and half dead with the cold. Her name is Quaye McGandley, and she is an Irish woman sold into marital slavery to a brutal husband who then brought her to America against her will. As Hunter nurses her back to health, he finds that his tender ministrations to Quaye have opened his heart to his greatest fear -- that he might love again.

It is my hope that you, and those with whom you share my book, might through its message better see the divinity within yourself and the reality of who you are: worthy of love, gentleness, and grace.

With hope,

Richard Paul Evans

 

About Richard Paul Evans

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Richard Paul Evans is the bestselling author of the Christmas Box trilogy and The Locket, as well as the children's books The Dance and The Christmas Candle, which received the 1998 American Mothers' Book Award. There are currently more than ten million copies of his books in print. All proceeds from Evans's books for children go to the Christmas Box House International, an organization that he founded, dedicated to building shelters and providing services for abused children. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife, Keri, and their five children. He is currently working on his next novel. Please send correspondence to Richard Paul Evans at: P.O. Box 1416 Salt Lake City, UT 84110 or visit his Web site at: http://www.richardpaulevans.com Richard Paul Evans is a nationally acclaimed speaker. To request Mr. Evans for speaking engagements, please fax your request to (801) 532-6358 or contact the above address or Web site.
 
Published September 28, 1999 by Simon & Schuster. 336 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Heartfelt but hackneyed, this ponderous new novel by the author of The Christmas Box carries heavy doses of spirituality. After Presbyterian minister turned prospector and gambler Hunter Bell is r

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Heartfelt but hackneyed, this ponderous new novel by the author of The Christmas Box carries heavy doses of spirituality. After Presbyterian minister turned prospector and gambler Hunter Bell is r

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