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The Gift

Publication Date: 1 Oct 2009
Format: Paperback


If you could wish for one gift this Christmas, what would it be?

Lou Suffern wishes he could be in two places at once. His constant battle with the clock is a sensitive issue with his wife and family.

Gabe is the homeless man who sits outside Lou’s office. When Lou invites Gabe into the building and into his life, Lou’s world is changed beyond all measure...

An enchanting and thoughtful Christmas story that speaks to all of us about the value of time and what is truly important in life.

Critic Reviews

‘Utterly irresistible . . . I devoured it in one sitting’ Marian Keyes' Irish Times

‘A seasonal tale of love and friendship’ Woman and Home

‘An intriguing, heartfelt novel, which makes you think about the value of life’ Glamour

‘A heavenly gift that speaks to the heart’ Irish Independent

‘Heart-warming, emotional, funny and filled with unexpected twists’ RTE Guide

‘A touching tale’ Closer

‘A meaningful read that you’ll gobble up quicker than Christmas dinner’ Heat

Reader Reviews

5 out of 5

Well, this is a very intriguing novel (in a good sense). I almost cried while reading the last two chapters. My heart was really broken and had been shattered into pieces after reading this book. BUT, I really appreciate how Cecelia explained the value of life and family that it truly moved me. It took me like 4 straight days to finish this :) what a great novel!

Paulene Kitch - 31/03/2014   Report abuse

2 out of 5

its quite different from Cecelia's other books. a good Christmas present!!!!

Imshi Ash - 28/08/2013   Report abuse

5 out of 5

My first ever Cecelia Ahern. I have always thought Cecelia Ahern is just another chick lit writer and I will never imagine myself to be so totally sucked into this magical story. A very wonderful, inspiring and intriguing read. I am not a big fan of chick lit but this far from what most of the people thought it is. Definitely not my last of Cecelia Ahern's book.

Kay.E - 15/05/2013   Report abuse

3 out of 5

Well It Was A Nice Book.. Gripping.. But It Had SUCH A Sad Ending..!! :'( I couldn't control my Tears..!! But It's good.. Still My Fave Cecelia Book Is " If U Could See Me Now"

Glamgirl - 26/03/2013   Report abuse

5 out of 5

An amazing book! very gripping, and very hard to put down. The story was fantastic but the ending was so sad! very tragic but touching as well, definitely one of my favorite out of all Cecelia's books!

#Bonnie Lassie - 06/03/2013   Report abuse

4 out of 5

This Book Was Pure Magic- I loved it. The Gift is one of those books you just cannot put down. It has interesting twists and turns, relatable incidents, and a touch of magic about it. It is beautifully written, and leaves some aspects to your imagination, adding to the creativity of the book. It is really lovely, and I'd reccomend it to anyone.

paigee :) - 12/01/2013   Report abuse

0 out of 5

Oh gosh,i cried so much reading this(that is,in a good way).You inpire me Cecilia.Keep up the awesome work. :D

anna.artsysoul - 05/01/2013   Report abuse

0 out of 5

Your book is very amazing i have read it about 6 times so far and love it! It is my favorite xx

Shannon Zoe xx - 21/11/2012   Report abuse

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