Winner of Beverly Hills Book Award, shortlisted for the UK Wishing Shelf Book Award. The Gift Counselor presents a psychologist who helps department store shoppers choose good gifts, her ten-year-old son who wants a dog she won't let him have, and the man who enters and changes their lives one December. A timeless mix of romance, family drama, psychological and inspirational breakthroughs, this story will warm your heart any time of the year. Suitable for young adults, book club recommended.
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I loved and enjoyed reading the fabulous, heart-wrenching, inspirational, romantic story, The Gift Counselor, that I received free through Goodreads First Reads. After finding out she lost her job at the Children's Home due to a painting job, Jonquill Bloom leaves and accidentally spills paint all over an unbelievably, attractive man. Jonquill, a widower, raising her son, Billy, finds a job at Clyde's Department Store and ends up being in charge of the Gift Counseling Department. Jonquill listens and helps people in choosing a special gift. Construction begins earlier than scheduled time, wakes Jonquill up, and she rushes out to confront the workers and meets Claude Chappel, a ruggedly, handsome man, who turns out to be the same person she spilled paint all over. Claude is interested in Jonquill and Billy and volunteers to watch Billy after school. Read the highly recommended, wonderfully written, inspirational, love story of Claude and Jonquill by the talented author, Sheila M. Cronin.