Troubador The Birthday Gift

Released: 28/11/2014

ISBN: 9781784620103

Format: Paperback

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The Birthday Gift


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 summer’s day. Click. Soon, devastation follows; the old man loses his fight to live, but leaves an extraordinary gift for his beloved grandson – a gift that will cause much heartache and cause decisions to be made that will put lives on the line. 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.

Being in a Band has now been released. Early feedback is pretty awesome and is introducing new readers into my first two books, On Ashover Hill and The Birthday Gift.

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4 out of 5 stars

Noah receives a gift from his grandfather Joshua who is celebrating his 85th birthday. He promises to open it after his grandfather dies. Less than a year later, Joshua dies. When Noah opens the gift, he has a beautiful painting that nearly gets him killed. The second story line is Noah's best friend Flora, is set to marry another man and Noah has realized she is the love of his life. A mystery that dates back to WWII, Russian family members and a love story all wrapped up into one wonderful story that you can't stop reading.

by rjsiwa

The Birthday Gift is one of those books you instantly become engrossed in.

Dreaming of the beautiful settings described and immediately warming to the key characters are unavoidable curses of this book.

I think we would all like to know someone like Noah but Tess was the silent hero for me and someone I could relate to.

And that’s the key here; this books gives you some loveable characters with personality traits you see in either yourself or those around you. But the characters have their personality flaws too and they make mistakes; that’s what I love about them….they’re so realistic and believable and you’re on the journey beside them, every step of the way!

This is a great summer read and will have you desperate to explore the sites mentioned in St Ives or have you yearning to explore further afield.

To anyone reading my review, please DO read this book. You will laugh, you will cry and you will enjoy turning each page to discover how the exciting plot unravels.

Congratulations Anthony on another superb literary journey.

by Sarah Flude

4 out of 5 stars

An interesting and enjoyable read, 'The Birthday Gift' is a story that takes you on a rollercoaster of a journey from the tranquility of Cornwall to the streets and art museums of Krakow. There's romance and family intrigue that takes you into the heart of World War 2. This book really does have everything, with many twists and turns to keep you guessing, and an ending that will take you completely by surprise.

by Cal Turner

Anthony Scott

A writer based who spends his time in Upton, Nottinghamshire, and Staithes, North Yorkshire. Now on to my third published book and constantly inspired to write by my faithful readers and the joys of finding new ones! Inspiration comes from all over the place, not least of which my past. I spend my time running my business, Fiducia, and being with my family and friends. What matters most? That we care. I guess that is the real reason I write.

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