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The Gift

Publication Date: 1 Oct 2009
Format: Paperback

Synopsis

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

4 out of 5

I don't even know where to start!! The book just kept getting better and better the more I read!! But then when I got to the end I couldn't stop my tears!! One of my favourite books by Cecelia.

Lucy16 - 24/05/2014   Report abuse

4 out of 5

I don't even know where to start!! The book just kept getting better and better the more I read!! But then when I got to the end I couldn't stop my tears!! One of my favourite books by Cecelia.

Lucy16 - 24/05/2014   Report abuse

4 out of 5

I don't even know where to start!! The book just kept getting better and better the more I read!! But then when I got to the end I couldn't stop my tears!! One of my favourite books by Cecelia.

Lucy16 - 24/05/2014   Report abuse

4 out of 5

I don't even know where to start!! The book just kept getting better and better the more I read!! But then when I got to the end I couldn't stop my tears!! One of my favourite books by Cecelia.

Lucy16 - 24/05/2014   Report abuse

4 out of 5

I don't even know where to start!! The book just kept getting better and better the more I read!! But then when I got to the end I couldn't stop my tears!! One of my favourite books by Cecelia.

Lucy16 - 24/05/2014   Report abuse

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

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