The Birthday Gift

The Birthday Gift

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What would you do if you suddenly discovered that all you thought you knew turned out to be a lie? How would you react if the foundations you had built your life upon turned out to not be foundations at all? A moment in time caught between a grandfather and grandson, lost in utter joy at the end of a late summera€™s day. Click. Soon, devastation follows; the old man loses his fight to live, but leaves an extraordinary gift for his beloved grandson a€“ a gift that will cause much heartache and cause decisions to be made that will put lives on the line. a€œPromise me that you will not open it until after I have gone.a€ Noah Spearing is a young man teaching in St Ives, Cornwall, when his life is changed forever after the death of his beloved grandad. A gift left for him from the man he loved more than anyone else turns out to be a poisoned chalice that he must deal with in the best way that he can. All this comes at a time when the girl he wants is set to marry another man, and Noah must decide not only what to do with the gift from his grandfather, but also his love for Flora Trembath... The Birthday Gift is a novel that sweeps through issues of love, of hope, of sorrow and of destiny. It spans across Europe, from Cornwall to London to France to Germany and then to Poland. The book is a gripping combination of thriller and romance, revolving around the painting central to the book which featured heavily in the recent Hollywood blockbuster, The Monuments Men, written and directed by George Clooney.She stood and looked at him, his hair that desperately needed cutting and was now growing in all directions in wild and wondrous ways, his ill-fitting suit now creased beyond repair, his black tie borrowed from a friend, now long gone and missing in action. ... It was a still night, the sea out now and the few boats that rested in a winter harbour sat waiting and resting against a blessed St Ives night sky.

Title:The Birthday Gift
Author:Anthony Scott
Publisher:Troubador Publishing Ltd - 2014-11-28


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