16 December 2012

The Gift by Richard Paul Evans, Book review

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN-13: 978-1416550013


There is no hurt so great that love cannot heal it...

Nathan Hurst hated Christmas. For the rest of the world it was a day of joy and celebration; for Nathan it was simply a reminder of the event that destroyed his childhood until a snowstorm, a cancelled flight, and an unexpected meeting with a young mother and her very special son would show him that Christmas is indeed the season of miracles. 

My thoughts:

Best selling author Richard Paul Evans is a gifted writer with an attention to details bordering on perfection!
Grabbing the reader's attention from page one in 'The Gift', he develops each character skillfully allowing you to perceive every emotional facet imaginable. You feel their hurts, their fears and frailties and experience their problems. 
If you appreciate a romantic 'feel good' story, than grab a tissue box for this one is for you!

Nathan Hurst is something of a loner whose job keeps him traveling around the country. It is interesting to note that the author himself, like his main protagonist Nathan, suffers from Tourette's syndrome. 
Nathan is very much haunted by his past but following a single act of generosity, his life changes forever during one of these trips...
And we are reminded all over again that generous acts are rewards in themselves.

Meet the terminally ill nine year old boy who gives more than he receives. You come to realize that each of Collin's 'gifts' makes him weaker yet he continues to give simply because he loves and cares...His Mum does not want these miraculous cures to be seized upon by the media however...

You'll want to discover the rest of the story for yourself!

A most memorable Christmas tale showing love will always be the strongest force in the world if you can learn to forgive.

A great gift idea for anyone and worth every one of its 5 stars rating!

About the Author:

Richard Paul Evans is the #1 bestselling author of The Christmas Box. Each of his twenty novels has been a New York Times bestseller. There are more than 15 million copies of his books in print worldwide, translated into more than twenty-four languages. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Mothers Book Award, the Romantic Times Best Women’s Novel of the Year Award, the German Audience Gold Award for Romance, two Religion Communicators Council Wilbur Awards, the Washington Times Humanitarian of the Century Award, and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award.

Visit his website (HERE)

And as always, remember that unless stated otherwise, reviews such as this one were not requested by either Author or Publisher and reflects only my opinion!


  1. Sounds an absolutely Christmassy read!

  2. Absolutely Mystica! I understand the author has written other little gems so this will not be the last one I read from him.


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