Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Gift by Richard Paul Evans

Faithful readers - if you learn nothing else from reading this blog - know this - you can never go wrong with one of this authors Christmas books. :)

The Gift is a story about a young boy dying from cancer who has a gift. His touch can heal people. The negative part of this gift is that each time he does this, he gets closer to death himself.

Nathan Hurst is stranded in an airport, although it's not so bad for him because his assistant has booked him the presidential suite at the airports only hotel. He sees a women with 2 young kids, one wearing a mask to keep out germs. He offers them the use of his room even though he is suffering from bronchitis and could use the rest. The women accepts the room and because her son says he is a good man, his son also touches Nathan and heals him.

That stories the story of Nathan and the boys family. He is soon protecting the family from the media and the ex-husband.

I just love Evan's Christmas books. They touch you, sure everything works out for the best, but isn't that what we want in a Christmas book anyway? The info at the end of the book that talks about the author mentions that 4 of his books are movies, I'm off to see if I can rent copies on netflix. haha! Oh, and even though I said you can't go wrong with his Christmas books - the non-Christmas books that I have read by him are also wonderful stories.



Joy said...

I haven't read this one. I like the premise of it. Hmmm. I just may have to pick it up. :)

Lynne said...

I've read most of his books but not this one. I wonder if I'll have enough time before Christmas to read it? If not, I'll definitely read it next year.