Released: Vagabond Circus, Book 3 Written by: Sarah Noffke Narrated by: Steve Barnes Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins Series: Vagabond Cir...
Monday, August 4, 2014
Written in my own Heart's Blood - Diana Gabaldon
About the book:
WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD is the eighth novel in the world-famous OUTLANDER series. In June of 1778, the world turns upside-down. The British army withdraws from Philadelphia, George Washington prepares to move from Valley Forge in pursuit, and Jamie Fraser comes back from the dead to discover that his best friend has married Jamie’s wife. The ninth Earl of Ellesmere discovers to his horror that he is in fact the illegitimate son of the newly-resurrected Jamie Fraser (a rebel _and_ a Scottish criminal!) and Jamie’s nephew Ian Murray discovers that his new-found cousin has an eye for Ian’s Quaker betrothed.
Meanwhile, Claire Fraser deals with an asthmatic duke, Benedict Arnold, and the fear that one of her husbands may have murdered the other. And in the 20th century, Jamie and Claire’s daughter Brianna is thinking that things are probably easier in the 18th century: her son has been kidnapped, her husband has disappeared into the past, and she’s facing a vicious criminal with nothing but a stapler in her hand. Fortunately, her daughter has a miniature cricket bat and her mother’s pragmatism.
The best of historical fiction with a Moebius twist, WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD weaves the fibers of a family’s life through the tapestry of historical drama
I was so busy during the time I got this book ... Getting ready to go away for 4 weeks to visit family, go to parties, weddings, photograph said wedding and edit like a mad woman, etc
I did manage to finish the book, albeit rather slowly!
I have loved the Outlander series ... some books, harder to fall into than others but I loved them all!
Claire and Jamie are old friends to me (Outlander being the book that changed my view on books and reading ... before them, I thought reading was stupid!)
I enjoyed this book, as I did the others.
I laughed, cried, felt emotions that only a good book can make you feel.
Jumping from one time period to another took a little getting used to again but after a while I got used to it and was both excited and disappointed every time it switched! LOL
The only thing that I could have done without was ....
My READING injury! LOL
Yup, the hardcover is so large that at one point I pulled a muscle or tendon in my hand while holding it ... whoops!
Next time, wrist supports!
I can't wait for the next book ... sadly I know I'll be waiting a while ;)
Until then ...we have the OUTLANDER tv series (OMG ... it comes to Canada on Showcase soon)