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The Tenth Gift

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Really different and riveting

I kept putting this book on the bottom of the pile because I didn't think that I would like it. The title just made me think of some other books that I think are very lightweight, but when I finally started to read it, I couldn't put it down. The connection between th...
I kept putting this book on the bottom of the pile because I didn't think that I would like it. The title just made me think of some other books that I think are very lightweight, but when I finally started to read it, I couldn't put it down. The connection between the past and the present is told in an original way here. I also loved the strong and unpredictable women characters. The best suprise was the undercurrent of Islamic culture and the impact on the characters. This was a very pleasant surprise-- I really enjoyed this book. I wish that it had a better title though!

posted by KY_reader on October 20, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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I really wanted to like this book. It has a great cover, a great premise, and even the writing is good. What I couldn't get beyond is the idea that this English girl is captured, sold into terrible slavery, and yet falls in love with her slaver. Are you kidding? The rea...
I really wanted to like this book. It has a great cover, a great premise, and even the writing is good. What I couldn't get beyond is the idea that this English girl is captured, sold into terrible slavery, and yet falls in love with her slaver. Are you kidding? The real English women of the 17th century who were sold into slavery in Morocco were abused: physically, mentally and every other way. This is, imo, an isn't-it-great-to-be-serving-another-culture book, especially when that culture is non-white. Can anyone imagine the roles reversed, and a Moroccan slave falls in love with her white slaver? Would that have even been published today? I would give this book one star, except it has a nice cover.

posted by Anonymous on May 6, 2008

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  • Posted October 20, 2008

    Really different and riveting

    I kept putting this book on the bottom of the pile because I didn't think that I would like it. The title just made me think of some other books that I think are very lightweight, but when I finally started to read it, I couldn't put it down. The connection between the past and the present is told in an original way here. I also loved the strong and unpredictable women characters. The best suprise was the undercurrent of Islamic culture and the impact on the characters. This was a very pleasant surprise-- I really enjoyed this book. I wish that it had a better title though!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2008

    Fantastic book!

    I actually read the uncorrected proof of this book instead of the official version available at stores. I was completely spellbound! A lot of history, well researched, and VERY romantic! It depicts the differences between cultures and how servants lived their lives in eastern europe. If I were in that situation, I'd choose Morocco over the other culture any day!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2008

    History,Pirates,Love,Textile History

    Absolutely loved this book and could not put it down..drawn into the history of textiles and needlework with historical facts of the Salle pirates this was a wonderful read!! From past to present this book has a message for women...loved the character of Cat...gave one a sense of how the servants were regarded in British society...I would live in Morroccoo too!! Please write more!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2008

    Pure escapism, beautifully written

    I just loved this book. Secret history, well researched, strong characters, fantastic romances, both in the past and the present, and lots of wonderful exotic detail. Can't rate it highly enough.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2013

    Excellent Read!

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will try others by this author!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    Story within a story

    I loved how the parallell tales unfolded. The characters were both unique and real. I enjoyed that it did not indulge any stereotypes. Each character made realistic decisions.

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