This book is different from most of the others in the fact that it is not only from Claire's first-person perspective. It also follows Roger Wakefield (Mackenzie) and Brianna Randall (Fraser) in the third person. I like that the author chose to write it this way because what's happening with these other characters that Claire doesn't get to be present for is very important to the story, but having Claire be first-person makes me feel like I have a special connection with her above all the other characters, like I am her when I'm reading because I can get inside her mind.
As an author, it can be a fine line to walk in reading for work and reading for fun. I have been studying the French Revolution so much lately in preparation for writing my next book that every word felt like a task to complete...not exactly relaxing, though not unenjoyable either. But it definitely isn't the same as curling up in bed, setting my little pillow on my lap to prop up my book, and disappearing into the mind and hearts of familiar characters I have come to love as friends and family.
This book was massive and I thought it would take me a long time to get through it, being about 750 pages in a large hardback, but I finished it in about a month. I have a lot of time to read, but also it was exceptional too! I am one of those that saw… Continue reading “Dragonfly in Amber” by Diana Gabaldon Review
Wow! I was one of those who caught up with the show and then decided I had to read the book. I'm so glad I did. My friend has been trying to talk me into it for the past year or so and I was always like "meh, sounds ok. I don't know". I wish I had read it sooner! I got lucky and found a steal on Facebook Marketplace. A lady was selling the first four books in the series in hardcover for only $20 so I jumped on it! The show seems like it was pretty true to the books, though of course the books go deeper and have great bits that they could not fit into the show.