Author: Diana Gabaldon

Book Review 112: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Book Review 112: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

The Encore replaces my Rewind Review feature. This feature will give me the opportunity share older reviews and posts, and reviews of books I’ve re-read. I hope you’ll join in the conversation, share your thoughts on re-reads and older discussion posts. Enjoy! SPOILER ALERT! Since this is a re-read, this review will probably contain spoilers. Proceed with caution! Outlander is a book that is near and dear to my heart. It is responsible for kicking off my adult reading life thanks to a suggestion from a co-worker back in 2001 or 2002. It’s the book that made me discover historical fiction books with a twist of science fiction. Jamie Fraser is my first (and only) book boyfriend. Outlander is the first eBook I ever purchased and my first Audible download. I’ve loaned out my copy of Outlander so many times I’ve lost count. It also had not been returned so many times that I’ve lost count. And my current copy, purchased from Half Price Books, will not be loaned out because its cover is unique and I don’t want to give it up. Outlander is responsible for me connecting with lots of my co-workers and other authors. It’s the reason […]

20 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on September 3, 2015
Book Review 62: Written in My Heart’s Own Blood by Diana Gabaldon

Book Review 62: Written in My Heart’s Own Blood by Diana Gabaldon

I’m pretty sure I’m going to get get a lot of guff from my friends regarding my thoughts on Written in My Heart’s Own Blood. I’ve championed the Outlander series for years! I’m constantly recommending it because is covers so many genres. It even crosses gender lines as I’ve had men and women read the book after I’ve recommended it. So it really breaks my heart to give the novel a thumbs down. What happened in Written in My Heart’s Own Blood? I’m not sure. I was so busy keeping track of the characters and what they were doing, I’m not quite sure if any forward progress was made. Heck, even the battle was a stalemate! Who I Was Trying to Keep Track of… Jamie and Claire, of course. Roger and Buck Brie and the kids Roger, Brie and the kids William William, Jane and Franny Jane and Franny Fergus and his family Ian and Rollo Rachel and Ian Denzell and Dottie Hal Hal and Lord John Lord John Lord John and Dottie Rob Cameron and his “merry” band Some major political persons like Washington and Benedict Arnold who I THINK are key players in the plot, but maybe not. […]

10 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on January 12, 2015