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Author: jane Johnson,Susan Duerden,John Lee
ISBN: 073932893X
Language: English
Category: Fantasy
Publisher: Random House Audio; Abridged edition (May 6, 2008)
Rating: 4.8
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Jane Johnson (Author), John Lee (Narrator), Susan Duerden (Narrator), Books on Tape (Publisher) & 1 more

Jane Johnson (Author), John Lee (Narrator), Susan Duerden (Narrator), Books on Tape (Publisher) & 1 more. I have had "The Tenth Gift" sitting in the carousel on my kindle for a very long time & after passing it over many times had concluded that I needed to read it or delete it. All I can say is I'm very glad I chose to read it because it was an excellent book that was very different from what I imagined it would be.

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.

Rosalind Laker, author of The Golden Tulip. A gripping historical mystery based on historical fact. 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. In two settings 400 years apart, the author connects two heroines through a journal and embroidery.

The Tenth Gift (Paperback). Published May 26th 2009 by Broadway Books. The Tenth Gift: A Novel (Audio). Author(s): Jane Johnson, Susan Duerden. John Lee (Narrator). Paperback, 400 pages. Author(s): Jane Johnson. ISBN: 0307405230 (ISBN13: 9780307405234). Published May 6th 2008 by Random House Audio. ISBN: 1415949735 (ISBN13: 9781415949733).

Narrated by Susan Duerden. A literary mystery, historical adventure, and dual love story, The Tenth Gift literally crosses genres with narrative ease and prose that is as captivating as the characters who people this unforgettable tale.

The tenth gift : a novel. The tenth gift : a novel. Books for People with Print Disabilities. by. Johnson, Jane, 1960-. urn:acs6::pdf:ca3-acbefdfdb85c urn:acs6::epub:8ba-9e1e4ab1fba2. Internet Archive Books. org on November 10, 2010. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

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The Tenth Gift is wildly yet convincingly romantic-a rare combo. In an expensive London restaurant, Julia Lovat receives a gift that changes her life. both a sensitive portrayal of Muslim culture and a delectable adventure of the heart. At first glance it is a book of exquisite seventeenth-century embroidery patterns belonging to a woman named Catherine Ann Tregenna. Yet in its margins are the faintest diary entries; they reveal that Cat and others were stolen from their Cornish church in 1625 by Muslim pirates and taken on a brutal voyage to Morocco to be auctioned off as slaves.

The art of embroidery uncannily links two fascinating women of different eras and their equally passionate love stories.In an expensive London restaurant, Julia Lovat receives a gift that will change her life. At first glance it is a book of exquisite seventeenth-century embroidery patterns belonging to a woman named Catherine Ann Tregenna. Yet in its margins are the faintest diary entries; they reveal that “Cat” and others were stolen from their Cornish church in 1625 by Muslim pirates and taken on a brutal voyage to Morocco to be auctioned off as slaves. Captivated by this dramatic discovery, Julia sets off to North Africa to determine the authenticity of the book and to uncover more of Cat’s mesmerizing story. There, in the company of a charismatic Moroccan guide, amid the sultry heat, the spice markets, and exotic ruins, Julia will discover buried secrets. And in Morocco–just as Cat did before her–she will lose her heart.Set almost 400 years apart, the stories of these two women converge in an extraordinary and haunting manner that will make listeners wonder–is history fated to repeat itself? A literary mystery, historical adventure, and dual love story, The Tenth Gift literally crosses genres with narrative ease and prose that is as captivating as the characters who people this unforgettable tale.
Comments (7)
Villo
I have had "The Tenth Gift" sitting in the carousel on my kindle for a very long time & after passing it over many times had concluded that I needed to read it or delete it. All I can say is I'm very glad I chose to read it because it was an excellent book that was very different from what I imagined it would be. The author combined action, romance, history, art, religion, a bit of magic & even (maybe) a ghost or two into a compelling page turner that I hated to put down.
Marilbine
Embroidery. Thread woven into cloth; to imbue it with color or meaning, to add significance, to give an understanding or opinion of the wearer, the user, thru the pieces. To create contrast.

To create a design is to give act to creation that is wholly of oneself, belonging to no other. To create beauty. To create.

Two women separated by 400+ years: Cat, with her desire to go beyond her small town, bounded by sea, gets her deepest want. Julia doesn't realize that she wants, until a book is placed in her possession. It will be the love of embroidery that will tie these two women, will create shared experiences that will lead each to her ultimately choosing.

There is another, deeper contrast in this story: Islam to Christianity. Human to human. A story of traditions, of following God. Like Cat and Julia, at first so different, virgin and fallen woman, at heart so much the same. The author takes the contrasts of these two faiths: the history, the traditions, the actions and reactions taken by each upon the other over the ages, and embroiders this story with tension and choice, pain and love, right and wrong, and somehow turns them upside down in this reader's mind. Open your mind to this beautifully layered creation. You, too, may begin to ask, "why do men hate each other so?" Enjoy.
GawelleN
Interesting premise, which kept me reading beyond when I would have normally. Julia has been having an affair with her best friend's husband. When he breaks off the relationship, he gives her a 'parting gift' of an ancient book on embroidery (Julia's passion). Written in the 1600's the book shows old embroidery patterns and styles, but written in the margins Julia finds a diary of sorts by the previous owner. The book goes back and forth between the present, and the past detailing the story of Catherine, who is among 60+ villagers abducted from Cornwall by pirates and shipped off to Morocco. In the present, Julia is avoiding her lover, who discovers that he has given her the wrong book - he meant to keep the annotated copy to sell to an antique book dealer. Julia, meanwhile, decides to travel to the locations mentioned by Catherine in her 'diary' to find out more of the story. There is intrigue and romance along the way for both women. The story deals with the pirates (Muslims) abducting the villagers (Christians) to sell in the slave market or put to hard labor. There is animosity (naturally) between the two religious groups, so when romance slips in, it seems too easy and contrived for me. But, overall an interesting read, and a really innovative premise.
Duzshura
This is one of the best books I've read all year! The story was riveting and at times, I could not stop reading it just to know what happened next. The story revolves around a 17th century young woman who is kidnapped by pirates from Morocco along with all others worshiping that Sunday morning. She keeps a journal in the margins of a book on elaborate embroideries. Her penmanship is tiny and at times hard to read/translate. Somehow the book survives into the 21st century and ends up in the hands of a young woman with her own struggles but who excels in elaborate embroidery as well. It is spellbinding as the story unfolds. I highly recommend this book!
Skilkancar
1625 finds Cat (Catherine) chomping at the proverbial bit to do more with her life than spend it married to her boring cousin Robert, raising brats and wasting away until she dies.
Her talent with an embroidery needle sets her life on a different path when her congregation is attacked and kidnapped one Sunday morning by the Salle Rovers and taken far away from Cornwall.
Her life, her embroidery book/diary fall into the life and mind of modern day Julia, who coming off a bad relationship is more than ready to discover Cat and her own life's adventures.
Mr_TrOlOlO
This book grabbed my interest and added a highly original historical element: Barbary pirates marauding the western coast of England, looting and kidnapping the local residents to sell into slavery. This was a fact I’d never heard of, but apparently such piracy did take place in Western Europe for many years. The book alternates between the stories of a modern woman trying to cope with the end of a long affair with a married man and a 17th century Cornish woman who wants to become a master embroiderer, a profession which at that time was closed to women. What connects them is a book of embroidery patterns which has survived the centuries. The writing is vivid and the historical details fascinated me, but the endings are very implausible for both the protagonists, in my opinion. It was an easy and entertaining read.
Steelraven
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. In two settings 400 years apart, the author connects two heroines through a journal and embroidery. In a simplistic effort to demonstrate her research of 17th Century life on the British coast under the threat of piracy, the author sprinkles the text with 17th Century swear words. The effect is weakened when she repeats them, and the shock value is, too. Cat goes from captive to queen in a move which is virtually unexplored because the character of her Corsair captor is so undeveloped. And the contemporary heroine, whose behavior is shameful from the start, is redeemed by a paramour whose counter culture character is unbelievable from the start. The literary device of a journal is overdone, but Johnson's linking the two time periods by embroidery was interesting. However I found The Tenth Gift to be a disappointing read.