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Preview — Finding Noel by Richard Paul Evans
From the author of the beloved classic, The Christmas Box, comes another inspiring story of the power of love and the wonder of Christmas.
"There are stories, Christmas stories that are stored away like boxes of garlands and frosted glass ornaments, to be brought out and cherished each year. I've come to believe that my story is a Christmas story. For it has forever chang...more
Richard Paul Evans came from a loving family. He writes many of the books for them. Evans emphasizes that this book is about how people come into your life for a reason. He wrote Finding Noel in honor of his mother who died in Febuary 2006.
In the mist of the snowy night, Mark Smart feels like his life should come to an end. Just days before, his mother had died and he missed her funeral. His scholarship at the University ...more
Für Mark könnte es momentan nicht mehr schlimmer kommen: Das Stipendium für sein Studium wurde gestrichen, so dass er den Campus und sein altes Leben verlassen muss. Aus Scham teilt er seiner Familie von diesem großen Einschnitt nichts mit. Doch dann passiert das Unfassbare: Marks Mutter kommt bei einem Verkehrsunfall ums Leben, und da niemand seine neue Anschrift kennt, erfährt er von der Tragödie erst Tage nach der Beerdigung seiner geliebten Mum. Doch dann scheint das Schicksal ...more
I grabbed this audio book off the library shelf, to satisfy my summertime need for a Christmasy story. I was halfway through the book, and becoming more annoyed by the minute. The reader added nothing to the telling, his voice flat and without emotion. I finally was bothered enough by his lackadaisical rendition to look at the cover to see who the reader was. Oops – read by the author. Even he sounded bored by his own novel. I’m sure I’m in the minority, but I failed to find much inspiration fr ...more
Mark Smart has been dealt with one life's blow after another...he loses his scholarship and has to drop out of school, his girlfriend dumps him, his mother dies in an auto accident, and now on a cold ...more
What I got out of this ...more
His characters are perfect and all the points blend into making the whole magnificent.
All the characters were helping the other see love in life except for maybe Mrs. Hummel. There was enough of the story save ...more
A young woman, who has been adopted as a child by a loving family, has only a Christmas ornament inscribed with the word “Noel” as a keepsake of her birth family, about whom she remembers nothing. When long hidden memories r ...more
This story is touching...and encompasses the idea that love and family come in all shapes and forms, and sometimes we need to look beyond our own losses and hardships to find true happiness and love. The main character, Mark, really is a unique perspective to write a novel from - a man who is down and meets the woman he kn ...more
I was not disappointed in my feel good, Christma ...more
"When you've finally met the one person you want to spend the rest of your life with, you want the rest of your life to sta ...more
I enjoyed the setting in Utah, since I have spent many years there in the past. I was able to recognize many of the geographic references and that was fun. I thought the plot complications were great but the complications were too easily overcome and I thought the author took so ...more
I believe that whatever goo ...more