Monday, July 7, 2008

"Dragonfly in Amber" Just as Wickedly Delicious as The First!


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 a race to thwart a doomed Highlands uprising ...and in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves....

Diana Gabaldon has done it again! Weaving a breathtaking story of myth and history, fiction and love, Diana has created a series that goes beyond that of any other romance novel out there: She creates a world that seems real, that is real for her fans, not just yet another story that is possibly enjoyed and then set aside. No, the Outlander Series grabs you from the very first page and even after you have set the books down (Until next month, of course, when you revisit them all...) the story and characters are still with you.

Dragonfly in Amber proves once again that Jamie and Claire's love transends over two centuries, a fierce love that goes deeper than ANY other connection I have ever read about in the hundreds of 'Romance' books I have read. Just reading some of their scenes, you almost feel like you are intruding on a personal moment between your best friends, it is that real, that deep. Nothing keeps them apart, and even though they have their fair share of arguments, they never hold it against each other for very long. A miscarriage, rape, both attempted and, well, 'succeeded', battles, treason, murder.... this all pales in utter significance to their love and passion.

I've fallen in love with Jamie more than I have any other guy I've ever known or dated. Now, yes, that could be read as me being a little bit... obsessed or crazy, but to any true Outlander fan, this is another reason why Diana Gabaldon is able to write such touching and gripping books. I am now eager, no, impatient!, to pick up her next book (The only thing standing in my way is 60 plus miles between me and Barnes and Nobles.).

5/5 STARS! What other words can I use to describe Dragonfly in Amber? Witty, heartwarming, touching, deep, loving, passionate, steamy, magical, wonderful, delicious, wicked, lovely, spectacular...the list could you on and on! But the one that should be at the very top is : 'A-MUST-READ-DO-NOT-MISS!' Okay, so maybe that's a lot more than one word... But it's the truth!

Until next time... Read plenty, laugh often, love unconditionally, and live each day to it's fullest!


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