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Dragonfly in Amber

Author: Diana Gabaldon    Series: Outlander #2

With her now-classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon introduced two unforgettable characters — Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser—delighting readers with a story of adventure and love that spanned two centuries. Now Gabaldon returns to that extraordinary time and place in this vivid, powerful follow-up to Outlander….

For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotland’s majestic mist-shrouded hills. Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as stunning as the events that gave it birth: about the mystery of an ancient circle of standing stones … about a love that transcends the boundaries of time … and about James Fraser, a Scottish warrior whose gallantry once drew a young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his….

Now a legacy of blood and desire will test her beautiful copper-haired daughter, Brianna, as Claire’s spellbinding journey of self-discovery continues in the intrigue-ridden Paris court of Charles Stuart … in a race to thwart a doomed Highlands uprising … and in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves….

This book may contain explicit intimate scenes, so if you are not 18+ then I probably wouldn’t recommend it for younger readers.
My Review

I have never in my life loved to read, I just couldn’t get interested in it until I discovered Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. She writes with great detail and the way she describes her characters is unbelievable — they seem so lifelike as if you’d close your eyes and they’d appear right before you. I love the personalities of the characters that she creates and the wicked Scottish humor. Another thing that I love is Diana incorporates real people and real history into her novels which makes it a bit more interesting and fun to the history lovers as well.

“Sassenach.” He had called me that from the first; the Gaelic word for outlander, a stranger. An Englishman. First in jest, then in affection.
“I am a sassenach, after all,” I said, seeing it. He touched my face briefly with a rueful smile. “Aye, mo duinne. But you’re my sassenach.”

I for one thought the France scenes drug out a bit though and the ending, oh my goodness it had me almost weeping an I am not a sappy person! After finishing it I went straight onto Voyager because I had to know what happened next.

“I will find you,” he whispered in my ear. “I promise. If I must endure two hundred years of purgatory, two hundred years without you – then that is my punishment, which I have earned for my crimes. For I have lied, and killed, and stolen; betrayed and broken trust. But there is the one thing that shall lie in the balance. When I shall stand before God, I shall have one thing to say, to weigh against the rest.” His voice dropped, nearly to a whisper, and his arms tightened around me. “Lord, ye gave me a rare woman, and God! I loved her well.”
“Claire,” he said quietly. “Tomorrow I will die. This child…is all that will be left of me–ever. I ask ye, Claire–I beg you–see it safe.”
“I talk to you as I talk to my own soul,” he said, turning me to face him. He reached up and cupped my cheek, fingers light on my temple. “And Sassenach,” he whispered, “Your face is my heart.”
“If it was a sin for you to choose me . . . then I would go to the Devil himself and bless him for tempting ye to it.”

Another great thing and bonus about this series is, it learns you some words and phrases of a dieing language – Scottish Gaelic. Although this language is difficult to learn and pronounce, I think it gives this series something extra that makes them quite special.



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