Welcome to Quick Lit, where we share short and sweet reviews of what we’ve been reading lately each month on the 15th. Brought to you by Anne at Modern Mrs. Darcy, we link up on her blog to see what others are reading!
Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
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….
Thoughts so far:
With this month being all about Outlander, I am glad I have been making somewhat of a dent in these brilliant, yet comprehensive reads in the whole series. I honestly forgot how much I loved this series! Jamie and Claire’s relationship is loving and authentic. They are balanced and equals – odd for that time in history BUT their relationship did not begin in what is considered the norm. I’m curious to see what comes about for their daughter, Brianna, since I am at the point where it shifts from current time to when Jamie and Claire arrive in France. A lot of the story is missing – such as their daughter growing up alongside Frank (the only father she’s known). I was itching to get back to where Outlander (the first book) left off so the first few chapters I was antsy and rushed through haha. I’m interested to see how Brianna handles the new information – as Claire’s story does seem fantastical to be believed. I love the new location and them making their mark (and establishing themselves) in a new setting – with interesting characters in the French Court.
What have you been reading lately?