Written in My Own Heart's Blood

Written in My Own Heart's Blood

A Novel

Book - 2014
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1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, and George Washington's troops leave Valley Forge in pursuit. At this moment, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife, his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is, and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamie's wife, Claire, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the pieces. The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in twentieth-century Scotland. Or not. In fact, Brianna is searching for her own son, who was kidnapped by a man determined to learn her family's secrets. Her husband, Roger, has ventured into the past in search of the missing boy . . . never suspecting that the object of his quest has not left the present. Now, with Roger out of the way, the kidnapper can focus on his true target: Brianna herself.
Publisher: Toronto : Doubleday Canada, c2014
ISBN: 9780385666121
Branch Call Number: GAB
Characteristics: xv, 825 p. :,geneal. table ;,25 cm

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Glad she had a rest before she wrote this one. It's better than the last. Recommended by D.


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serafyp
Jun 23, 2016

Will there be another one I have so enjoyed living with Claire, Jamie and their family. Would Love to continue

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erinsnest
Mar 04, 2016

March 4 2016....my first read of this baby starting. Will listen to the audio book at the same time. Makes it slow, but soooo enjoyable!.....March 21, I am almost at page 300, and I am finding the parts about Roger and Brianna the most page turning. Things in the past are going pretty slow, but I certainly am enjoying this read.

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ninigirl
Sep 12, 2015

I so enjoyed all the books. The ending was fantastic. The only teeny tiny issue I was having was all the war details. ALOT of battle information. Interesting, but.....I wished there was more about the characters. Loved it!!

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DorisWaggoner
Sep 07, 2015

It's improbable that Claire and Jamie meet all the famous (or infamous) real people who romp through these pages. It's also improbable that all the characters from previous books, or even earlier in this book, show up again in different places in this one. Tighter editing would be helpful. Still, reading this series is a wonderful pleasure. Gabaldon is terrific at character development. I love Rachel and Ian in this book, especially. And I never get tired of Jamie and Claire. Brianna, as before, goes from brilliant to soppy, though Roger's wonderful in this one. It took me 4 days (and nights) to finish this one.

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wongsokguan
Jul 31, 2015

I love this series.

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elos
Mar 06, 2015

This series has never let me down. I enjoyed every single book. If you have always thought of reading this series but never got around to it, than I strongly encourage you to start but make sure you start with the first book Outlander.

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marthabwaters
Dec 02, 2014

This is the (hopefully!) next-to-last volume in Gabaldon's lengthy, popular Outlander series, and is a fairly solid addition, even if it lacks the spark and excitement that made the early volumes in the series so popular. Devoted readers of the series will doubtless enjoy the return of many familiar and beloved characters, and the novel is certainly an improvement over the previous volume, but one can't help but feel that Gabaldon would benefit from a stricter editor. The past few books in this series haven't contained enough action to justify their unnecessary length, and while she remains good at characterization, it's beginning to feel like time to bid these characters farewell.

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g3mini
Nov 30, 2014

so incredibly BORING! Took me forever to get half way through it and then it was overdue. Have returned it and am waiting for it again, just so I can finish the darn thing. I absolutely HATE these books that are set in America. Boring boring boring boring

triptophan Oct 02, 2014

Written in my own heart's blood is a good book. But, very long. Although, it's the first book I've read by Diana Galaldon, I'll read her previous novels.

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dlh1
Sep 29, 2014

I've read other novels of this length, and none have held my interest to the degree that the Outlander series have. I'm easily able to devour the 800+ pages in 3 weeks, and always want more when I come to the end. The only book series that I can compare them to is Harry Potter, and that is a completely different genre. I also am loving the TV series!

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