Dragonfly in Amber

Dragonfly in Amber

Paperback - 1993
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"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...in a race to thwart a doomed Highlands uprising...and in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves...."--Back cover.
Publisher: New York : Dell Pub., 1993, c1992.
ISBN: 9780440215622
0440215625
Branch Call Number: PB GAB
Characteristics: 947 pages. ; 18 cm.

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Gareldb
Oct 12, 2020

I love the author's ability to let us peek inside history - from the abbey in northern France to the Scotland's Prince Charles as he tries to take back the throne of England while living in France and shmoozing with his cousin, King Louis, and the other elites of Paris. I enjoyed the look into the hospital for the poor in Paris and growing European alcohol trade. The number of coincidental meetings between characters that re-appear throughout the series is a bit overdone but still enjoyable. I like the new character, Fergus, which the author introduces. He does a good job of bringing another outsider's view of proceedings to the story. I look forward to the next book in the series.

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aleciaduane
Sep 15, 2020

Book 2

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DreBrown
Sep 11, 2020

Outlander - 2

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St_James
Mar 05, 2020

Love the Outlander series! Love the bits about France and love the characters in this book. I'm a fan!

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avlcek
Sep 22, 2019

#3

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nalahblueberry5
Sep 20, 2019

I was anxious to read this one. It was entertaining although I did skip thru when it got too much. On to #3

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nikkicoco777
Aug 24, 2019

Book 2

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kathryngauer
Mar 27, 2019

Book 2 in the Outlander series

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kmobuckeye
Feb 20, 2019

A little slow to start, but a great second half

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Grimace26
Apr 07, 2018

Another great read. I am keen to read the next book in the series.

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M_ALCOTT Nov 05, 2014

"Blood of my blood, and bone of my bone. Ye carry me within ye, Claire, and ye canna leave me now, no matter what happens. You are mine, always, if ye will it or no, if ye want me or nay. Mine, and I wilna let ye go."-Jamie

M_ALCOTT Nov 05, 2014

"Well, most of your other relatives seem to want to kill you or me; why not Jared? He made a good start at poisoning you seems to me."-Claire

M_ALCOTT Nov 05, 2014

"This is Scotland. Of course not liking whiskey is a crime!"-Roger

M_ALCOTT Nov 05, 2014

"If you've had much to do wi' Highland Scots, then ye'll know that it's rare to find two of them in agreement on anything much beyond the color of the sky--and even that is open to question from time to time."-Jamie

M_ALCOTT Nov 05, 2014

"Sometimes I want to ride you like a wild horse, and bring you to the taming--did you know that? I can do it, you know I can. Drag you over the edge and drain you to a gasping husk."-Claire

M_ALCOTT Nov 05, 2014

"I'll leave it to you, Sassenach, to imagine what it feels like to arrive unexpectedly in the midst of a brothel, in possession of a verra large sausage."-Jamie

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stephaniedchase
Sep 15, 2014

"D'ye think I don't know?" he asked softly. "It's me that has the easy part now. For if ye feel for me as I do for you -- then I am asking you to tear out your heart and live without it."

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