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Summary

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 his final gift to her - an antique book full of secrets. The book is the diary of Catherine Treganna, who was kidnapped by pirates and sold into slavery in Morocco 400 years ago.

When Julia travels to Morocco to discover Cat's fate, she is quickly lost in an exotic and vibrant land. 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. 

©2020 Jane Johnson (P)2020 Head of Zeus

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Epic story with a superb narration

Just once in a while a book comes along that stays with you, enters your dreams and leaves you bereft when it finishes and The Tenth Gift is certainly one such book. It not only leaves you wanting more, but pushes the reader into looking up the history of the story and wanting to know more. Thoroughly recommended.

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wow so much more than I was expecting brilliant

brilliant, cripping story very well read
not at all what I was expecting
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Love the historical aspect of JJ’s books

Another great listen, enjoyed this so much after discovering this author with “the sea gate”. Wonderful descriptions of locations and historical events, great characters, a cracking story.

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fabulous

amazing, loved every second! I never new about the pirates coming to cornwall, for which I feel awful for not knowing!

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COMPELLING!!!!👍👍👍👍😊

Absolutely loved this, it took 5/6 chapters to get into the characters. WORTH IT!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

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really enjoyed

l thoroughly enjoyed this book. interesting story and characters only critic is that it finished a little abruptly, as if the writer was rushing to bring it to a conclusion

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One of the best audio books I’ve listened to

I’d already listened to Jane Johnson’s The Sea Gate narrated my Anna Cordell, which I loved. When I first started The Tenth Gift I wasn’t sure I was going to enjoy it. The story seemed a little dull and I couldn’t understand the reason why there was a male narrator as well as a female one. However I persisted and quickly realised how wrong I was! Both Susan Duerden and John Lee did a superb job (John’s accents were excellent I thought) and the story got so tense and exciting that I couldn’t stop listening and started shirking just so I could hear more! Very skilfully written with a wealth of detailed descriptions. Truly one of my best listens in a very long time and I highly recommend it!

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loved the story and the narration as a whole but I wish they had spoken to some locals to get the pronunciation right on some words particularly Bolitho..

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Enjoyable read

Enjoyed the history interlinked with today, gave me curiosity of history of the time

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I loved the Tenth gift by Jane Johnson

This book held me in its thrall from the very beginning and I really enjoyed listening to it. The readers were excellent and I learn so much about Morocco and about the history of the corsaires that attacked Cornwall so long ago. I highly recommend it.