#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKLIST
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 pieces.
The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in twentieth-century Scotland. Or not. In fact, Brianna is searching for her own son, who was kidnapped by a man determined to learn her family’s secrets. Her husband, Roger, has ventured into the past in search of the missing boy . . . never suspecting that the object of his quest has not left the present. Now, with Roger out of the way, the kidnapper can focus on his true target: Brianna herself.
Written in My Own Heart’s Blood is the brilliant next chapter in a masterpiece of the imagination unlike any other.
Praise for Written in My Own Heart’s Blood
“[Written in My Own Heart’s Blood] features all the passion and swashbuckling that fans of this historical fantasy series have come to expect.”—People
“Another breakneck, rip-roaring, oh-so-addictive page-turner from Gabaldon . . . Take a deep breath, jump aboard, and enjoy the ride.”—Library Journal
“With her Outlander series, Gabaldon . . . successfully [juggles] a sizable and captivating cast of characters; developing thrilling plotlines that borrow equally from adventure, history, and romance; and meticulously integrating a wealth of fascinating period details into the story without slowing down the pace. The result is a sprawling and enthralling saga that is guaranteed to keep readers up long past their bedtimes.”—Booklist (starred review)
From the Hardcover edition.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The iconic Outlander series blends historical fiction with elements of fantasy and sci-fi. Chock-full of romance, danger, intrigue, and betrayal, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood—the eighth installment of the series—is set against the backdrop of the American Revolutionary War. Diana Gabaldon’s time-traveling protagonists, Jamie and Claire, are again swept up in the tides of history and forced to contend with forces that threaten to tear them apart.
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I love the outlander series of books. My cousin's wife had me read the first one a few years ago. I can not put these books down. I read them over and over again. I love Jaime and Claire's timeless love affair.
You have to read . . .
Start with the first book in the series and you will be hooked! I am anxiously awaiting the next book, my fingernails suffer ;-).
Outlander is like a glimpse into another life.
Reading the Outlander novels is not like reading a story, though there is a story line, it's like having the rare privilege of looking into another persons life. The story is fascinating, but what makes it readable after 1000+ pages is the author makes you apart of the ordinary in extraordinary circumstance. I can't wait until the ninth book is finished.