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A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6)

A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6)

by Diana Gabaldon
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This story brings us even deeper into the world of 18th century America. Every interaction draws more and more emotion from the reader.

Many times through this story, I found myself smiling and thinking “Oh Jamie”. He is hell on the heart. He can’t melt it, and break it, and make it grow. I have never read a love story more moving than this series and I doubt that I ever will. Continue reading

The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5)

The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5)

by Diana Gabaldon
5stars
By this point in the Outlander Series, I am so completely and totally hooked that Gabaldon could write 900 pages about Claire and Jamie doing laundry and I would still love it. Not everyone feels that way, but I don’t think that I am in any way the minority in my opinion. Continue reading

Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4)

Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4)

by Diana Gabaldon
5stars
It goes without saying (but I will say it anyway) that the writing excellent. Gabaldon has had her novels edited and re-edited to the point where the final product is polished. Each character has so much depth and so many unique qualities that it is easy to keep them straight -even though there are so many. The dialogue flows smoothly and is individualized for each person. Continue reading

Voyager (Outlander #3)

Voyager (Outlander #3)

by Diana Gabaldon
5stars
A large portion of the first 3rd or so of the book is spent learning what has happened to Jamie over the last 20 years. We not only learn what happens, we also get to see Claire, Roger and Brianna’s reactions to it. I do wish we had more of Brianna’s reaction. I would very much like to know what she thinks of her father.

Even still, it is very hard to read about their time apart and very emotional for those of us who are in love with Claire and Jamie. Continue reading

Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2)

Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2)

by Diana Gabaldon
5stars
I have read each book of the Outlander series at least four times as well as listened to the audiobooks. It is such a wonderful story with characters that seem so real you feel like you know them in real life. This book is my favorite of the series because it is jam packed with history as well as rich Scottish culture. Just writing this review makes me want to read it again. You will laugh, cry, and love with Claire and Jamie. Continue reading

Outlander (Outlander, #1)

Outlander (Outlander, #1)

by Diana Gabaldon
5stars
One of my favorite things about this novel (and the entire series), is that the characters are so richly developed that you can’t help but feel like to you know them all, especially since each character has such a unique voice. The entire book is so detailed that you can visualize every moment as if a movie were playing in your head. Continue reading