Dragonfly in Amber

by Diana Gabaldon | Romance |
ISBN: 0099294710 Global Overview for this book
Registered by asterw of Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on 5/30/2005
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by asterw from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Monday, May 30, 2005
Second in a five-volume series of time travel, adventure & romance books, first being "Outlander" (Cross Stitch, UK)

"For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to the majesty of Scotland's 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 warrior whose gallantry once drew the young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his...Now a legacy of blood and desire will test her beautiful daughter as Claire's spellbinding journey continues in the intrigue-ridden court of Charles Edward Stuart, in a race to thwart a doomed uprising, and in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves."

While I was still reading "Outlander", I ordered the rest of the series as I was enthralled by that first book. The second book, "Dragonfly in Amber" didn't disappointed me at all. A must-read for those who liked the first book of the series, admired Sassenack and fell for Jamie...

*Different cover*

I'm going to offer this as a bookray.

Journal Entry 2 by asterw from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Tuesday, June 07, 2005
The bookray is about to begin...

This is the final list:

Koalabare, UK, Europe
Lakuska, Portugal, Int’l
Dschinny, Germany, Europe ---> on its way
DEESSE, France, Int’l?
enlith, USA, Int’l
Jesuisbelle, Philippines, Int’l
Xeyra, Portugal, Europe

I'll be sending it to the first one as soon as I get her address.

Please, if you have any problem with the list, send me a PM.

Thank you for participating!!!

Journal Entry 3 by asterw from Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Tuesday, June 14, 2005
The ray has started... Dragonfly is on its way to Koalabare

I wish you all to enjoy the book as much as I did!!!

Thank you for participating!!!

Journal Entry 4 by Koalabare from Fetcham, Surrey United Kingdom on Friday, June 17, 2005
Arrived this morning!

Thanks asterw for sharing - it's going to top of the TBR pile and I should be able to send it on in the next 2-3 weeks.

Journal Entry 5 by Koalabare from Fetcham, Surrey United Kingdom on Monday, July 04, 2005
Really enjoyed this! I read Cross Stitch a couple of months ago and loved the escapism of adventure/ romance of Claire and Jamie's relationship.
In this book, the story largely takes place in France, and we get more intrigue and plotting as the Jacobite uprising gains momentum.
Jaime and Claire are more settled in their love for each other, although this doesn't stop the fiery arguments!

The only thing that made me wonder a bit was why Gabaldon chose to have Claire come from the 1940s - I guess this gave her useful experience in dealing with battle wounds and injuries, but part of me would have been interested in seeing someone from a more recent time (the 1990s, maybe) deal with going back in time.
And lastly (and here I'm injecting a *Spoiler Warning*, so don't read any more if you don't want any clues!)
How did Gillian, who went back in time twenty years after Claire did, manage to arrive in a time before Claire's arrival? Maybe I missed something in the text, but if anyone can shed any light as to how/ why, I'd be grateful!

Thanks very much asterw for sharing this - I'm now looking out for the next in the series as this definitely ended on a cliffhanger!

PMed Lakuska for her address, and will try and send on by mid-week.

5/7/05 - Posted to Lakuska this morning

Journal Entry 6 by Lakuska from Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto Portugal on Friday, November 11, 2005
First of all, I want to appologize for not making the JE sooner... My life has been kind of crazy the last months and I forgot ... :/ sorry...

I loved the book, the story, the characters... very captivating story, or so I thought! :)
Made me want to read other books of this author.
Thanks, Asterw, for the chance to read it! :)

I'll try to send it out as soon as possible, and once again, I'm so very sorry for the delay...

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