Simon & Schuster, Hardcover, 9780684834726, 336pp.
Publication Date: October 14, 1997
"The Letter" is also about our pasts and our individual quests to discover who we are. In "The Letter," David Parkin sets out on a journey to find his mother, a woman who abandoned him when he was a child. In truth, however, David is searching for himself as he seeks to free himself from the pain of her rejection and his fear that he was somehow unworthy of her love. In a sense, David's search is the same journey we are all pursuing. We are all seeking love.
My hope is that you will feel what I felt as I wrote this book -- the divine nature of loyalty and the understanding of why we must share love whenever and wherever.
One final note. I am saddened to finish the "Christmas Box" trilogy and to bid good-bye to the Parkin family. I do not know if I shall ever visit them again, but I am glad for this last story -- a story which I think is a fitting sendoff for the characters I've grown to love. I hope that the message you find in their lives is meaningful to your own. And, most of all, that in reading the "Christmas Box" collection, you, and those with whom you share my books, will never be the same.
With mylove, Richard Paul Evans