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Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 10/09/2005 :  07:16:46 AM  Show Profile Send Shelob a Private Message
I completely broke down and spent more than a month's worth of "fun" money to get this on CD. I'm all in an uproar and have started the novel -- I've been fond of these characters since day-one, and I really love the fact that the series has continued the Claire/Jamie Fraizier romance with the characters well into their 50's.

The anticipation of trying to figure out just HOW they will avoid getting caught in the crossfire of the American Revolution and HOW they will avoid dying in a fire is well constructed and keeps me on pins and needles. If they actually die in the fire Bree and Roger read about, I don't think I'll ever forgive Gabaldon -- those damned stones have to be good another time!


The morn is up again, the dewy morn
With breath all incense, and with cheek all bloom,
Laughing the clouds away with playful scorn,
And living as if earth contain'd no tomb --

--Byron Childe Harold's Pilgrimage 3.98

Chatty Knitter

177 Posts

Posted - 10/28/2005 :  12:11:29 PM  Show Profile Send eastofeden a Private Message
Just finished this one last week. Now to go back and read all the others in this series after the other. I love the world & bits of history that are woven into these novels. I guess it is the details and the fact that these stories do not gloss over or romantize how hard is was to live in the mid - late 1700's.

I know that I love visiting places like Williamsburg..and it is the details of ordinary life that fascinate me.

Of course a kilted red-heided Highlander also holds a certain appeal as well.
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Permanent Resident

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Posted - 11/02/2005 :  1:46:55 PM  Show Profile Send Dicksie a Private Message
I have just finished this. I have to say it is probably the most satisfying of the series, and if you can read the final ten pages without a lump in your throat ........ I too will go back and reread the series, I think it's for the fourth time. As an aside, I am a descendant of the Lovat Frasers, my 5-times great-grandfather was kidnapped off the streets of Paisley in 1707 at the age of 7 and sold as an indentured servant. When he fulfilled the terms of his indenture, he married the farmer's daughter, and inherited the farm!
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Honorary Angel

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Posted - 11/27/2005 :  05:57:12 AM  Show Profile Send lucienh a Private Message
Just finished it. Liked it better than the last, can't wait for the next.
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