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An Echo in the Bone

Outlander 7

by

Diana Gabaldon

An Echo in the Bone continues following the lives of Jamie and Claire Fraser and family.  This time the American War of Independence features highly.  The battles of Saratoga and Ticonderoga feature, with Wilmington and Lexington also being mentioned more than once.  According to Google this era was a turning point in the American War of Independence.

I found An Echo in the Bone a more interesting read than its predecessor.  Apart from war time adventures the Fraser’s finish up back in Scotland spending time with the Murrays at Lallybroch.  This visit, however, is a rather sad time as Jamie’s brother-in-law, Ian Murray, has an incurable illness.

On a positive note Young Ian also made the journey to Scotland and had some time with his father before he passed away.  With his father’s blessing young Ian departs Scotland for America to find the girl of his dreams.  Or perhaps it would be better to say he had found her it was just not official.  Young Ian’s biggest problem in his love life was that he fell in love with a girl of the Quaker faith.  After Ian’s time living with the Mohawks this could prove a problem.

I enjoyed An Echo in the Bone more than A Breath of Snow and Ashes which could have been many short stories loosely strung together.

Time travel and how 1770s Frasers communicate with their daughter in the twentieth century is stretching the bow a bit far, however it was an enjoyable read and I rated  An Echo in the Bone as a five star read.

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Goodreads readers have rated

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An Echo in the Bone

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At the time of writing my review Goodreads readers have rated An Echo in the Bone, an average of 4.44 stars, from 100,339 ratings and 5,568 reviews.

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Book-Review-Outlander-#1

Recently I realised that none

of my Outlander reviews appear

to have been published on WoollyMuses.

Prepare to be inundated by Outlander reviews

over the next couple of weeks. 🙂

Outlander

Outlander #1

by

Diana Gabaldon

Written

Aug 29, 2016

The Outlander series is based on a doctor (Claire Randall) finding a portal for time travel back to the mid 1700s.  Although married in the twentieth century.  To save her life she has to marry (again) in the eighteenth century.  From there on the book, and the series, proceeds.

 

This is the second of the series I have read.  I have read books #4, #1 and currently reading book #2 of the series and still enjoying the story lines.

However, if you are not interested in eighteenth century Scotland, France or America you may not find these books enjoyable.

I read Drums of Autumn, number four in the series and enjoyed it as a standalone novel.  The second book is also providing enough background information to be read on its own also.

And that is probably my only grumble…that I am reading some information that I read in previous books.  That aside, I do hope that I will not put the series aside before all books are read.

 

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Goodreads readers have rated

Outlander

an average of 

4.22 stars

from 695,114 ratings and 41,255 reviews

(at the time of writing March 04, 2019)

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Outlander

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Book-Review-Virgins-Outlander-0.5

I have only realised this week that none

of my Outlander reviews appear

to have been published on WoollyMuses.

Prepare to be inundated by Outlander reviews

over the next couple of weeks. 🙂

Virgins

Outlander 0.5

by

Diana Gabaldon

Whilst an enjoyable novella, featuring Jamie and Ian from the Outlander novels, it was difficult to work out exactly where Virgins meshed with the Outlander series. Or, for that matter, why it was written. I fully expected Virgins to be slotted into the Outlander storyline. I will concede that I have only read four of the seven Outlander books, but I cannot visualise Virgins being part of future Outlander books, if for no other reason than the characters (Jamie and Ian) are much younger, and their Outlander personas are more developed, than in Virgins.

Still, after all that apparent negative comment, Virgins is a solid 3.5 star book for all the above reasons. As a novella and knowing the characters, I think it was an enjoyable read and worth 4 stars…which is about as high as I would go with novellas.

And after all my comments I have just noticed Virgins is Outlander book, #0.5, which is exactly where it should sit.

Read: August 2016 according to Goodreads.

I have rated

Virgins

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Goodreads readers have rated

Virgins

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3.94 stars

from 9,785 ratings and 657 reviews

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Virgins

can be purchased online at 

Booktopia, Fishpond and Amazon

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