Thursday, March 1, 2007

Drums of Autumn

Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4) Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Started February 2007, Finished March 2007. The first 200 pages were classic Gabaldon writing. Although I did feel that I missed something and had to check that I hadn't skipped a book, Gabaldon skipped the build-up her previous books have had and dug right into the action. So far this book is going more into historical romance than historical fiction, but still filled with Gabaldon's fantastic writing. I loved the combination of Claire's story with Brianna's story.

Pub. Date: August 2001
Series: Outlander Book 4

Synopsis: It began at an ancient Scottish stone circle. There, a doorway, open to a select few, leads into the past—or the grave. Dr. Claire Randall survived the extraordinary passage, not once but twice.
Her first trip swept her into the arms of Jamie Fraser, an eighteenth-century Scot whose love for her became a legend—a tale of tragic passion that ended with her return to the present to bear his child. Her second journey, two decades later, brought them together again in the American colonies. But Claire had left someone behind in the twentieth century—their daughter, Brianna....
Now Brianna has made a disturbing discovery that sends her to the circle of stones and a terrifying leap into the unknown. In search of her mother and the father she has never met, she is risking her own future to try to change history ... and to save their lives. But as Brianna plunges into an uncharted wilderness, a heartbreaking encounter may strand her forever in the past ... or root her in the place she should be, where her heart and soul belong....

Recommended Reading:
Voyager (Outlander Book 3) by Diana Gabaldon
The Fiery Cross (Outlander Book 5) by Diana Gabaldon
Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander Book 2) by Diana Gabaldon
A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander Book 6) by Diana Gabaldon
Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati

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