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Timepiece

Timepiece

Written by Richard Paul Evans

Narrated by Gregory Gorton


Timepiece

Written by Richard Paul Evans

Narrated by Gregory Gorton

ratings:
4.5/5 (8 ratings)
Length:
3 hours
Released:
Feb 21, 2012
ISBN:
9781442353565
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Description

Hope is a rare gift that, if we are lucky, comes to us with the power to heal our lives. I've come to know that the deepest sense of hope often springs from the hardest lessons in life. It is in the darkest skies that stars are best seen -- perhaps it is divine irony that within the darkest moments we are capable of revealing the greatest light, demonstrating what is best with humanity. This is the story of Timepiece.

In The Christmas Box, a loving widow named MaryAnne taught us that the time spent with loved ones is precious and brief. Timepiece is the story of how she learned those lessons. It traces the lives of David and MaryAnne Parkin as they discover love, loyalty, and the power of forgiveness.

Just as MaryAnne bestows on Richard a unique heirloom timepiece to pass on to his own daughter, Timepiece is a very special present to pass on to those you love. Its message of the ongoing nature of life is a reminder that the connections from one generation to the next are indelible.
Released:
Feb 21, 2012
ISBN:
9781442353565
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook


About the author

Richard Paul Evans is the #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Box. Each of his more than thirty-five novels has been a New York Times bestseller. There are more than thirty-five million copies of his books in print worldwide, translated into more than twenty-four languages. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Mothers Book Award, the Romantic Times Best Women’s Novel of the Year Award, the German Audience Gold Award for Romance, five Religion Communicators Council Wilbur Awards, The Washington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award, and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife, Keri, and their five children. You can learn more about Richard on Facebook at Facebook.com/RPEFans, or visit his website RichardPaulEvans.com.

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  • (4/5)
    Lovely story about Mary Ann and David Parkin meeting, marrying and their early married life together. Have the tissues ready - you find out how the stone angel in the cemetery on their daughter's grave came to be.
  • (4/5)
    Timepiece by Richard Paul EvansEnjoyed the author's other works. I also have a timepiece from my father and it's treasured for time I spent with him.A great story to pass onto the next in the family line. Book before the Christmas Box in this series.Parkins estate and all the things in there: journals, grandfather's clock etc. Story starts in 1908 and it follows Mary Ann and David through their life together. The timepiece has many meanings. I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).
  • (5/5)
    In 1967, on the eve of his daughter's wedding, a man reflects on his memories of her childhood as well as the gift that his one time employer has bequeathed to him to give to her. Nineteen years previously, only eleven days before her death, a loving widow named MaryAnne Parkin had gifted a beautiful rose-gold wristwatch to her household caretaker, Richard. She had only one request: that he give the beautiful heirloom to his then toddler daughter on the day before he would give her away. At the time, he is puzzled by her simple request, yet deeply touched by her kindness.The story of how the wristwatch came to belong to MaryAnne, forms the basis of Timepiece - the prequel to Richard Paul Evans' heartwarming holiday classic, The Christmas Box. In 1908-era Salt Lake City, Utah, millionaire businessman and avid collector of clocks, David Parkin hires one MaryAnne Chandler - originally from England - to be his secretary. Thoughtful and sensitive David is the owner of the highly successful Parkin Machinery Co., and the spirited and spunky MaryAnne will someday become his wife.Fragments of David's journal highlight this tale of the couple's courtship, marriage, and the development of their family. The elegantly fashionable rose-gold wristwatch was originally bequeathed to David's friend Lawrence Flake, a black man who repairs clocks. This priceless heirloom eventually passes into David's possession through a series of events which culminates in an horrific family tragedy.In the devastating aftermath of such a tragedy, David and MaryAnne will each discover the extraordinary healing power of love, loyalty and forgiveness. Their shared experiences will ultimately prove that even in our darkest moments, we are still capable of shining the brightest light, demonstrating the incredible strength and remarkable resilience of the human spirit while revealing the best qualities of humanity; even as we suffer unspeakable cruelty.I actually didn't think that I was going to enjoy this book quite as much as I did. However, I found the story to be extremely evocative and poignant. I found that the characters were very believable and I truly connected with them as they went through their various trials and tribulations. I would give this book a definite A!
  • (2/5)
    Timepiece by Richard Paul Evans is a melodramatic novella set in California one hundred years ago. Fabulously rich, handsome, and very honorable bachelor David Parkin falls madly in love with his beautiful, poor, orphaned secretary…etc! Clocks, time, friendships, loss, are important sub-themes. I didn’t expect much from this novella—in the end, it disappointed more than I thought possible. If I had a print copy, I would not have finished it, but I had downloaded the audio CD to my ipod and listened for four hours while I walked in the neighborhood and worked in my garden. If the book hadn’t started with a bit of a mystery that piqued my interest, I would have changed the playlist from audiobooks to music and listened to something far better instead. I wish I had.