THE GIFT
by Julie Garwood

January 1991
ISBN: 0-671-70250-5
Reviewer Graphic Button Pocket Books
Mass Market Paperback
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From the turn of the first page I was swept away into a wonderful tale of adventure, love and lasting friendships.


Sara Winchester`s family had always been at odds with the St. James clan for many generations and there was only one way to end the feuding once and for all. Sara was to wed one of the younger men of the clan, and heir to the title and lands of the St. James clan. Her husband had been chosen for her, and she had been prepared for the marriage ceremony. But at age four, she had no way of understanding what was so important about that day, or that it would affect the rest of her life.


Sara has since grown into a beauty, awaiting for the day when her husband would come and claim her once and for all. She`s certain that she can make him proud as a husband when she begins to fulfill her wifely duty. What she doesn`t expect is to be kidnapped in the middle of the night and whisked out to sea, or to find such passion in her husband`s arms.


Nathan had been enchanted with young Sara when he had met her on their wedding day, though he had been young himself at the time, the responsibility of what the marriage entailed still weighed heavily with him. He knew that Sara was his bride, and that he would have to claim her one day.


But Nathan has a past that Sara knows nothing of, and he balks at the thought of baring his soul to anyone, especially a woman too innocent for her own good. But once back in England, the challenges the couple face could tear them apart forever or give them the ultimate glory of passion.


Julie Garwood has created yet another couple that will always have a special place in my heart. Nathan and Sara`s story touched me in a way few books have with her innocence and his sordid past as a pirate.


There is something that I would recommend, though. Before you pick up this book, you should get Guardian Angel by Ms. Garwood to better understand Nathan and his past and just what he`s been through. I feel that if I hadn`t read them in order I wouldn`t have liked Nathan as much.


This story is definitely a keeper, be sure to make room on your shelf for it!


Reviewed in October 2002 by Lucy.

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