I think I may be one of the few readers of this series who made it this far… only to say I have now had enough. There is something intangibly wonderful about the relationship between Jamie and Claire. It has sustained me through all of the things I have found frustrating about these books. That dynamic is still there and this book gives us the reunion we didn’t get in the last story. But so much of the book either frustrated or upset me that in the end, I must conclude that it is time to part ways. [Read more…]
I am developing a love/ hate relationship with this series. I care very much about the relationship that has grown between Claire and Jamie. Diana Gabaldon has built this complex, passionate, beautiful love story surrounding these two people. It is the draw that keeps fans true to these books, decades after their story began. Yet, my problems with this book began in the very first chapter and compounded over the course of the story. [Read more…]
This book has been sitting on my shelf for years. I knew it was one of those iconic books that almost every romance fan has read at some point, but I was a little unsettled by the idea of the heroine having two different husbands in two different times. I absolutely hate cheating in my romance and I wasn’t sure if Claire’s infidelity was something I could get over. Then I started seeing the trailers for the new Starz series. I watched the first episode, then spent the next two days reading.
The verdict? I could, indeed, get over the idea of two husbands. It’s actually quite well done and I found myself empathizing with Claire almost from the beginning. [Read more…]