What would YOU give to save the life of a stranger’s child? That’s the emotive question posed by this heartwarming novel of selfless courage, a quest for forgiveness, and a Swinging Sixties first love that never grew old.
Inspired by real events, "Gilbert's Gift" tells the story of sixtysomething Gilbert Shilling—an aspiring rock star back in the Swinging Sixties—who, against his family's wishes, decides to donate one of his lungs to help save the life of a dying 10-year-old boy he has never met.
Despite warnings that the transplant procedure could hold life-threatening risks for someone of his age, Gilbert insists on going ahead.
With echoes of Nicholas Sparks, "Gilbert's Gift" is also a poignant tale about baby boomer love ... a teenage first love in the Swinging Sixties, lost and then found again decades later.
When the tragedy surrounding the lung transplant gains widespread media coverage, it brings Gilbert’s first love back into his life just when he needs her most … But is she too late?
"Gilbert's Gift" is available from Amazon as a US paperback, a UK paperback and as an eBook from Amazon’s Kindle Store. It is also available from Apple’s iTunes Store (Books/Fiction & Literature/Brian Will Oliver), Barnes & Noble’s Nook Store and from Kobo Books.