Book Reviews of The Looking Glass (Locket, Bk 2)

The Looking Glass (Locket, Bk 2)
The Looking Glass - Locket, Bk 2
Author: Richard Paul Evans
ISBN-13: 9780684867816
ISBN-10: 0684867818
Publication Date: 9/28/1999
Pages: 336
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 81 ratings
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
A wonderful story of hope and second chances. Keep the tissues handy, you'll need them.
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This book is a wonderfully warm read! This is the first time I have read this author (Richard Paul Evans) and I plan on reading the rest of his books. This book makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside when you're done reading it, and it's easy to read too!
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Helpful Score: 1
I am becomming a real fan of Richard Paul Evans because his stories have so much depth and valuable life lessons. This one did not dissapoint me, though it was very different than the others I've read.
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Popular author Evans has written yet another sentimental, action-filled, and crowd-pleasing love story. This time around, he takes a trip back to the Wild West, choosing 1850s Utah at the height of the gold rush for his setting. Hunter Bell is a former minister running from the emotional pain of his past. He has forsaken God after his wife died in childbirth, and he is now seeking to make a fortune in Utah's rough-and-tumble mining towns as a card shark, hoping to send money back east for the care of his young daughter.
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Very good reading R. Evans writes the most beautiful love stories . This one I thought was different. The ending surprised me. I would heartily recommend it. needless to say he is one of my favorite authors.
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I know there was supposed to be a life lesson in it somewhere, but I found it slow reading and depressing.
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By the author of The Author of THe Christmas Box, this first in a new series is poignant and convicting. Hunter is a man left to raise his daughter alone. He is a man who has been thorugh tradegy and nearly gives up. But a storm, testing, and love shouw him that every life holds blessing. You iwll love it! Even better than the Christmas Box, deeper and more insightful.
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Wonderful story with a meaning. Evans makes it so real and heartwarming. I would recimmend this book to anyone!
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This is the first book I've read from this author, and my favorite. Very good storyline. A classic story. I enjoyed reading this book!
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" It is silent now, the blizzard has paused and left the moment still. I think about them both at such time--roaming the shadowlands of remembrance amidst the shards of my broken heart."
- Excerpt from Hunter Bell's diary.
about the Unforgettable love story of Quaye McGandley and Hunter Bell: two broken people who come together to make each other whole.
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Excellent book, I have read it several times!
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Great read. Couldn't put it down.
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I ordered this book for my dad who has been sick. I thought this would give him something to do to keep him busy. I gave him the book this morning and he finished it today. He has never gotten into a book like he has this one. So I'm off to search for more books by this author.
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A beautifully written story of survival and love. This is a story which takes place in the wild west... for someone who never usually reads westerns (That's me. And I totally LOVED it!
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I liked this book very much. Another great one from Richard Evans.
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I am a new reader to Richard Paul Evans books. This one did not disappoint. A feel good story that left me wanting to read more. A quick and comfortable read. I will continue looking for more stories written by him.
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From the Publisher
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
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did not grab my interest!