Title: Dragonfly in Amber
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Published: June 1992
Source: personal copy
Description: 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....
I Give This Book 5 Stars!
I was completely floored by Outlander. It was a story like I've never read before. When I picked the book to read as part of a challenge last year, I did not know that it was part of a series. I knew when I was finished that I wanted to read them all. I wish I had sat down and read Dragonfly in Amber in one sitting. Instead I drew it out over a couple months, reading here and there. So, in that sense it's my fault that I sometimes got confused over who was who. Because lets face it, there's a lot of people and even more information presented in this book. But, its wonderful. I feel like I've been taken on a history lesson that is much more personal than any book or teacher could ever have shown me. Claire and Jamie are beginning to work their way into the favorite characters (and couple) category. They invoke a powerful mental picture. I love their relationship and to what grounds they will go to portray (notice I don't use the word prove) their love for one another. The events that happen in this story are also of high emotion and intensity. Diana Gabaldon has written a masterpiece. I can not wait to see were she takes Claire and Jamie next!