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The Tenth Gift

The Tenth Gift

Author(s): Jane Johnson

Location(s): Cornwall, Morocco

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 17th Century and 2000s

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Jane Johnson’s The Tenth Gift is an wonderfully escapist page-turner set in seventeenth century Cornwall and Morocco,based on spine-tinglingly shocking historical fact, with a romantic hidden love story at its heart.

His parting gift to her was a new beginning . . .

Julia Lovat walks away from her seven-year affair with Michael with a broken heart and a book of secrets. Her book tells the true story of Cat Treganna, kidnapped by Barbary pirates and sold into slavery in Morocco four hundred years ago. When Julia travels to Morocco to discover Cat’s fate, she is quickly lost in an exotic and vibrant land.

Yet her guide is Idriss, a man so charismatic and beguiling that their meeting feels like destiny. And so, in the heat and dust, two love stories, separated by four centuries, entwine and blossom. . .

The Tenth Gift is an enthralling story of secrets and discovering love where you least expect it.

‘I really couldn’t put it down. Exciting and romantic (oh so romantic!) and there is so much suspense. The descriptions are fabulous’ Barbara Erskine

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