Written in My Own Heart's Blood

Written in My Own Heart's Blood

Outlander Series, Book 8

eBook - 2014
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In her now classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon told the story of Claire Randall, an English ex-combat nurse who walks through a stone circle in the Scottish Highlands in 1946, and disappears . . . into 1743. The story unfolded from there in seven bestselling novels, and CNN has called it "a grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries]." Now the story continues in Written in My Own Heart's Blood. 1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, and George Washington's troops leave Valley Forge in pursuit. At this moment, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife, his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is, and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamie's wife, Claire, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the...
Publisher: 2014
ISBN: 9780440246442

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Karen_Weber Jul 11, 2018

Historical fiction, romance, time travel! This latest addition to Diana Gabaldon's hit Outlander series has it all. We pick up the story of Clair Bauchamp Fraser and James Alexander Malcom McKenzie Fraser (Jaime to those of us who know him well) and their lives in colonial North Carolina in the 1770s. Yes, times were interesting! A coming war, the newly immigrated and their relations to the indigenous people of North America. And the love between Jaime and Claire. Mix in their grown daughter's life and family in current day Scotland. Beautifully written, historically accurate, and just lovely. I listened to this and all of the Outlander novels through DCL's RB Digital app. A great listening experience.

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serafyp
Jun 23, 2016

Will there be another one I have so enjoyed living with Claire, Jamie and their family. Would Love to continue

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erinsnest
Mar 04, 2016

March 4 2016....my first read of this baby starting. Will listen to the audio book at the same time. Makes it slow, but soooo enjoyable!.....March 21, I am almost at page 300, and I am finding the parts about Roger and Brianna the most page turning. Things in the past are going pretty slow, but I certainly am enjoying this read.

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ninigirl
Sep 12, 2015

I so enjoyed all the books. The ending was fantastic. The only teeny tiny issue I was having was all the war details. ALOT of battle information. Interesting, but.....I wished there was more about the characters. Loved it!!

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DorisWaggoner
Sep 07, 2015

It's improbable that Claire and Jamie meet all the famous (or infamous) real people who romp through these pages. It's also improbable that all the characters from previous books, or even earlier in this book, show up again in different places in this one. Tighter editing would be helpful. Still, reading this series is a wonderful pleasure. Gabaldon is terrific at character development. I love Rachel and Ian in this book, especially. And I never get tired of Jamie and Claire. Brianna, as before, goes from brilliant to sappy, to thoroughly courageous, though Roger's wonderful throughout this one. The ending is stupendous, though there are a lot of heartaches along the way. The cliffhangers mean there has to be at least one more of Gabaldon's Big Books coming in the series. It took me 4 days (and nights) to finish this one.

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wongsokguan
Jul 31, 2015

I love this series.

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elos
Mar 06, 2015

This series has never let me down. I enjoyed every single book. If you have always thought of reading this series but never got around to it, than I strongly encourage you to start but make sure you start with the first book Outlander.

martha_w Dec 02, 2014

This is the (hopefully!) next-to-last volume in Gabaldon's lengthy, popular Outlander series, and is a fairly solid addition, even if it lacks the spark and excitement that made the early volumes in the series so popular. Devoted readers of the series will doubtless enjoy the return of many familiar and beloved characters, and the novel is certainly an improvement over the previous volume, but one can't help but feel that Gabaldon would benefit from a stricter editor. The past few books in this series haven't contained enough action to justify their unnecessary length, and while she remains good at characterization, it's beginning to feel like time to bid these characters farewell.

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g3mini
Nov 30, 2014

so incredibly BORING! Took me forever to get half way through it and then it was overdue. Have returned it and am waiting for it again, just so I can finish the darn thing. I absolutely HATE these books that are set in America. Boring boring boring boring

triptophan Oct 02, 2014

Written in my own heart's blood is a good book. But, very long. Although, it's the first book I've read by Diana Galaldon, I'll read her previous novels.

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