The Gift, Paperback Book
3.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


Step into the magical world of Cecelia Ahern in this heartwarming bestseller.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 wishes he was somewhere warm.

When Lou invites Gabe, a homeless man who sits outside his office, 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 abut the value of time and what is truly important in life.


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I didn't know what to expect from this book when it was chosen as our book club christmas read, we usually choose a light weight often funny book. I haven't read PS I Love You but I didn't enjoy the film very much. This wasn't funny but it was very easy to read, if a little 'preachy' in some ways. The overall theme of make the most of what you have and in particular family was a good one, especially at Christmas and I felt like making my husband read it on more than one occasion! Like many of the other reviews I didn't like the ending.

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Synopsis: Lou Suffern is a successful business man who works hard at his job. However, he is so tied up with his work that he neglects his family who can't rely on him to turn up to family outings on time if at all. When Lou meets homeless man Gabe, he slowly starts to realise what's most important.My Opinion: A bit cliche'd but still well written with important lessons for everybody.
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A good story from Cecelia Ahern. Lou Suffern - successful, married, 2 children, big house but not enough time. Always needing to be 2 places at once and puts his family second. He then meets Gabe, a homeless man who he gives a job to and the the story begins.I liked this book, its set at Christmas time and it sets the scene for the story. I liked Gabe for most of the book. Lou I found quite difficult to relate to. The book moves on at a steady pace and there almost an element of unpredictability in some cases. I can't explain or it would ruin the story for you.This gets a 4.5/5 from me. It was just missing a little something so I didn't make it quite 5 star but a great read nonetheless.

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