Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
Also by this author: Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber
Series: Outlander #3
Also in this series: Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber
Published by Dell
Genres: Adult, Historical, Historical Romance, Romance
Source: Personal Collection
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Their passionate encounter happened long ago by whatever measurement Claire Randall took. Two decades before, she had traveled back in time and into the arms of a gallant eighteenth-century Scot named Jamie Fraser. Then she returned to her own century to bear his child, believing him dead in the tragic battle of Culloden. Yet his memory has never lessened its hold on her... and her body still cries out for him in her dreams.
Then Claire discovers that Jamie survived. Torn between returning to him and staying with their daughter in her own era, Claire must choose her destiny. And as time and space come full circle, she must find the courage to face the passion and pain awaiting her...the deadly intrigues raging in a divided Scotland... and the daring voyage into the dark unknown that can reunite—or forever doom—her timeless love. - via GoodReads
In all honesty I picked up Voyager by Diana Gabaldon because I’m trying to stay ahead of TV spoilers. I haven’t read the series all the way through and I have a coworker who doesn’t understand spoiler alerts. I was also way overdue for some Jamie and Claire time.
I know I gave it 5 castles/stars but I feel like the pace of this book was super slow. The thing of it is it’s still a novel with Jamie and Claire. Voyager was still an amazing read. It was full of adventure! Truly there was so much going on but it just seemed to take a long time to get to the end result. I did enjoy how the 1960s and the 1760s tied together in certain times. To me Claire has a way of following certain people throughout both parts of her life.I picked up Voyager by Diana Gabaldon because I'm trying to stay ahead of TV spoilers. Click To Tweet
I think I felt a bit of a disconnect because I was expecting the crew from Castle Leoch (I know….stupid), but I loved that cast and I don’t think I was ready to let go. And because of Culloden I think we all know I wasn’t going to get what I want. I have to admit I was a bit heartbroken. There were so many new characters! I loved speeding time with a fully grown Fergus! He sounds like quite the attractive man now. I could have shaken Jenny when we met up with her again. I fully understood her reasoning but I still wanted to shake her. What’s that little saying about the path to hell is paved with good intentions? I did call the connection to the bones in the cave once they had made to the cave. I feel she got what she deserved. It was good to spend time with Jamie and Claire again.
I can’t wait to see what the next book brings! The setting at the ending of Voyager excited me a great deal. There are a lot of things I’m curious about. Will they meet up with the indentured Scots? How will the American Revolution come in to play? How will Jamie and Claire deal with the Americas? Neither has much knowledge about the culture or the history (in Claire’s case). I have to pace myself though so I probably won’t continue with the series until July/August.