Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
Series: Outlander #2
Also in this series: Outlander
Published by Dell
Genres: Adult, Historical, Historical Romance, Romance, Time Travel
Source: Personal Collection
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From the author of Outlander...a magnificent epic that once again sweeps us back in time to the drama and passion of 18th-century Scotland...
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... - via GoodReads
You guys! Seriously; you guys!! I have put off continuing the Outlander series because I had it in my head that Jaime and Claire weren’t focus points in the following books. When I found out I was wrong, I had to pick up Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon.
Gabaldon certainly knows how to write a page turner. I was hooked again and much in the same way as Outlander. It took me another 200 pages or so to really get into the meat of the story. I have to say I spent those 200 pages very confused.
Dragonfly in Amber opens in the early ’60s and Claire is a few decades older. We begin to piece together what happened to Claire when she came back through the stones. We also learn along with Claire the fate of those she left behind. There is also some interesting information about little Roger Wakefield.
It is amazing how much happened in the small amount of time between the end of Outlander and when we know Claire came back. There was so much between Jaime and Claire. Major events tore them apart and then others brought them back together.
Strangely enough I didn’t think Frank Randall would play a prominent part. I was shocked to find him in this story as well. My mom and I text quite a lot when I’m reading a book from Gabaldon. This time was no different. It also proves that I was correct in guessing a major plot point where the Randall lineage is concerned.
In the end, Dragonfly in Amber was just as unputdownable (trust that is a real word) as Outlander and I can’t wait to continue with the series!