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She wove a riveting story that was well paced and filled with lush details that I found very satisfying.
Two intertwining stories of Julia in modern-day Cornwall and Catherine in 17 century Cornwall mix together for an engaging story within a story.
Like everyone else, I have read some seriously crappy books in my time -- clunky writing, uninteresting plot, inane characters.
Although The Tenth Gift made for lively discussion at a recent book talk, I found Jane Johnson's novel to be undeveloped in plot and unrealistic in characterization. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Margery Leonard
Title says it all. 3rd book I read from Ms. Johnson. Loved them all. I also know Morocco and she is dead on with everything.Published 6 months ago by Machiaveli
Good story building that had smoothness in its scene transitions. It was easy to relate to the characters and to see through their "eyes".Published 7 months ago by hejsan2du
If you are going to Morocco, specifically Salee-Rabat, it is a must read! She captures the real essence of the kind contempory Moroccan people.Published 7 months ago by Jill Butler
lovely story- very descriptive and believable. The main characters were very strong and it was great how the past and present wove together.Published 8 months ago by margaret scott
The Tenth Gift is a gorgeously drawn mixture of historical fiction, romance, and magical realism. It's a novel about endings and beginnings, about taking risks, about making the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Elizabeth M. Wade
Thought it was going to be yet another girlie book/story. That it wasn't, the intricate way the two stories danced with each other was most unusual, and the story concluded with... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Suzie Q
I enjoy the combination of historical fiction and a contemporary novel in TENTH GIFT.
When teaching middle school history, I never knew much about the Barbary pirates, so Ms. Read more
I loved the book I could hardly put it down. The characters Julie vs Catherine were so interesting how their lives were similar so many years apart.Published 18 months ago by figaro