Nathan Hurst, a national in-house detective for MusicWorld, gives a mother, Addison, and her two children Elizabeth and Collin his warm dry room during a snowstorm. Very well-written story, and a book I just could not put down all the way through it. Start by marking “The Gift” as Want to Read: Error rating book. We all have a gift to give to those we love, in one form or another. Will my life have made a difference? He has since written ele. A great plot with interesting, well-developed characters that is well-written. The books characters find much needed peace, when they face their past with the courage to forgive others and, most importantly, themselves!!!! Refresh and try again. This book was $15 more then I usually pay for an e book, unless it's from an author I really love and just really want the book. The good guys weren't overly good, but more realistic than you find typically in this genre. This was a gripping, exciting book! It had some sweet moments, and it teaches some good lessons. For the low price of free on Amazon, this book is definitely worth your time. I liked it enough to be upset when the story ended and there wasn't a "Gift" number 2! The Gift by Louise Jensen The Gift by Louise Jensen surely is one to read over the holidays as how giving it is to be an organ donor. I was not impressed with this scifi novel and uninteresting to me, needs to be updated with quantum computing entanglement or such! From the first chapter, I had some parts of the story figured out. Nathan Hurst does not celebrate Christmas for very personal reasons. The bad guys were really bad in this story, but in other sci fi books they might have been the heroes. I am more than ready for my gift. The boy Collin was an inspiration to me as well. This race send the ship in the hopes it would help the human race survive an attack by an approaching enemy. The only other time he gets a little OCD was somewhere toward the end where he was talking about factors, cubes and squares and it was getting on the tiniest verge of being tedious. Could they get any worse than the ex-husband or the sick millionaire? I gave it a four out of five in the rating because it was so captivating and I felt like I was actually living the whole story. Alien entities in the form of "gifts" (small orbs) arrive on earth and give the humans, after merging, special abilities. We’d love your help. Welcome back. I enjoyed this book, it is well written and the story is original! Just before Christmas, I was looking for a well-written and heart-warming story that would leave me with a smile. He has won several awards for his books including the 1998 American Mothers Book Award, two first place Storytelling World Awards, and the 2005 Romantic Times Best Women Novel of the Year Award. Browse thousands of bestsellers, new releases, and classic novels from a wide range of genres, including literary fiction, mystery, thrillers, historical fiction, and romance to find your next read. The good guys weren't overly good, but more realistic than you find typically in this genre. And the narration is just strange and over the top, like nearly all the characters seem too enthusiastic all of the time, in strange ways. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I read this book in one sitting. They just take place around Christmas, and/or they are good books to read during the Christmas Season. I liked it enough to be upset when the story ended and there wasn't a "Gift" number 2! I got the Kindle version, and I'm seriously considering the paper version, too. Exceptional read, I couldn't quit reading. An alien entity is heading straight for Earth, and an elite team of specialists has been assembled to attempt to make first contact. But despite Steele’s expertise, Colonel Eric Web, his superior and longtime thorn in his side, makes it clear he doesn’t want him there. To see what your friends thought of this book. Written for women. I read it at night, because I like to read before sleeping, and this was one book that really made me not want to go to sleep because I just had to see what was coming next! In the Gift, government programmer Sam helps decode an alien program sent by an approaching alien spacecraft. That is important, specially in junior high. I would like to look in your mind and see all the wonderful ideas that you have? December 3rd 2013 I have a complicated relationship with Richard Paul Evans. For once, we actually make it to an alien planet and an author takes on the creativity to describe the planet and the aliens. As a young boy Nathan experienced a double tradgedy in his family. The good guys were unbelievably very good, the bad guys were unbelievably very bad. I also really feel the ending was left just enough open to possibly invite a second novel. The only other time he gets a little OCD was somewhere toward the end where he was talking about factors, cubes and squares and it was getting on the tiniest verge of being tedious. Love how this plot really makes you think and take a good look at yourself. I love different takes on alien stories. Or if you knew someone who did? After meeting Addison and her children Nathan comes to view life in a more positive prospective. Those names don't seem to fit into the same category to me. The greatest gift we could ever give doesn't cost us money or come wrapped in a package. I read the synopsis of this book and then stuck it on my wish list to read later but I could not stop thinking about it, there was just something drawing me to this book so I bought it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It was a quick sweet (sticky sweet at times) Christmas read, just don't expect too much. The. It seems there is just so much more to the story! This was a typical Richard Paul Evans book. I don't know where to begin on a review for this book. And the narration is just strange and over the top, like nearly all t. I'm most of the way through this book, and on my drive in to work this morning I stopped the book and decided I couldn't even listen through til I got to work. He has since written eleven consecutive New York Times bestsellers. Will my. I really enjoyed this book! Those names don't seem to fit into the same category to me. I was moved by the story, the power of physical and emotional healing and a reminder of the impact we can leave on those we come in contact with throughout our lives. This one had plenty of elements for a great story: alien contact, mysterious artifacts, and cool superpowers. A very compelling adventure, and I wold read another book in this series at any given time should it be written. October 9th 2007 I'm most of the way through this book, and on my drive in to work this morning I stopped the book and decided I couldn't even listen through til I got to work. It should've been a slam dunk. I will not read this author again. With this I feel like I'm listening to some "old time" movie or radio broadcast. His quiet story of parental love and the true meaning of Christmas made history when it became simultaneously the #1 hardcover and paperback book in the nation. There were a few good points made, and it did make me cry...the love and selflessness of children will always do that...and if they, [Nate offers his hotel suite to a single mother and two young children, and she accepts, [gives Nate a massage for his birthday, for which he is completely naked, [have a business in her home where strangers are allowed inside. The chapters are so short it is a very quick read for 335 pgs. I don't think so. Could they get any worse than the ex-husband or the sick millionaire? Great story, I did not want to put it down. The Gift has some decent ideas behind it, but the book suffers from a lot of amateurish errors in both content and expression. I thought this was a very different take on the "alien's coming to Earth" type plot. Refresh and try again. When high-level governmental programmer Sam Steele is called into his office on his day off, he quickly finds himself at the center of a battle for humanity itself. A must read for the Holidays! His books have been translated into more than 22 languages and several have been international best sellers. Did not appeal to me. [When the book starts with the protagonist visiting a grave site, you know what the outcome is going to be, which leaves you just waiting for the death to happen. The good guys were unbelievably very good, the bad guys were unbelievably very bad. Ok, fine, but a little odd. And now that everyone thinks I am Scrooge, I'll give this book two stars. This book left me wondering what my loved ones would say about the imprint I might leave on their lives when I am called home. Welcome back. I found it in The Gift. This book has a very simple storyline but nonetheless it is a cute one with some emotional moments. Definitely read it with a box of tissues. I have to say I love The Christmas Box, so I am not necessarily anti Richard Paul Evans.