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The Gift is about Nathan St. James and Sara Winchester who were forced to marry when they were 14 and 4 years old. Years after the wedding, Nathan comes to collect Sara so their marriage contract can be completed. They set sail for an island with Sara's Aunt Nora, who Sara rescued from her family. One mishap after another happens on the way, while Sara and Nathan grow closer. Upon their return to England, they are confronted with an upcoming scandal that could tear apart the love they just found. Some characters from Guardian Angel appear in The Gift, which is third in a series. (The Lion's Lady, Guardian Angel, The Gift, and Castles.)
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Marriage/Married    -   Yes Marriage subplot:    -   arranged marriage spurring real love If one lover chases another...    -   they alternate

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's Sex makes him    -   confused    -   less bitchy/arrogant    -   scared    -   guilty

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   a teen Profession/status:    -   homemaker Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   a better lover    -   blissful    -   mature Unusual characteristics:    -   Very shy


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   warship Island?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   70% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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