The Gift: A Novel

by Cecelia Ahern | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0061782092 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingMyssCynwing of San Antonio, Texas USA on 11/19/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by wingMyssCynwing from San Antonio, Texas USA on Thursday, November 19, 2015
Copy bought for ILoveToRead2. Enjoy!

An Amazon review:
In Dublin, business mogul Lou Suffern is a 24/7 workaholic who has no time for his family, who is tired of his failure to be there for them ever. On a brisk wintry morning in front of his office, Lou buys a hot cup of coffee for a homeless person and for no known reason offers Gabe a job in the mail room. Gabe in turn tells Lou his boss is having serendipitously lunch dates with his rival.

Gabe tries to convince Lou how important family is, but the corporate officer is uninterested in his two children who are young and boring and his wife Ruth as he has a mistress. Lou realizes that Gabe can be in two places at one time and begs the man to help him do so. Gabe gives Lou a magical pill to clone himself. One Lou will close the real estate deal; the other goes home to his family as Gabe prays his "client" will learn the importance of loved ones.

This is a fascinating version of A Christmas Carol as Lou thinks he is helping Gabe with an act of kindness, but Gabe is actually trying to help Lou place his priorities in order. The underlying message of this whimsical angelic story line is too simplified as Lou learns what matters between being "Ruthless" and being with Ruth and his other family members. Fans will enjoy that Lou learns what matters in a wonderful life is it is never too late because it's a wonderful world.

Harriet Klausner

Journal Entry 2 by ILuvToRead2 at Chicago, Illinois USA on Monday, November 30, 2015
Received this wonderful RABCK from MyssCyn - Thank you! It's the perfect time of year to read it.

Journal Entry 3 by ILuvToRead2 at Bookbox on Hillgrove Ave & Dover Pl in La Grange, Illinois USA on Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Released 4 mos ago (7/8/2019 UTC) at Bookbox on Hillgrove Ave & Dover Pl in La Grange, Illinois USA


Christmas in July!

I actually read this a long time ago and should have journaled it back then. From what I remember, it was a sweet book. I think you'll like it if you liked the movies It's a Wonderful Life or The Family Man.

It's in a bookbox which I believe is a Little Free Library.

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