Cross Stitch (Outlander, US)
9 journalers for this copy...
This book will be the first of a spiral.
sending out to the following people before returning home:-
candy-is-dandy (it is here)
Many thanks to everyone who is participating.
Please note the extra participants at the end of the list, can you please updat the list written in the book. thanks.
edited note ...posted book to Catriona on 13th Feb
Now, I could have picked some serious holes with this book both historically and from a sci-fi background. I felt that too little of the technical stuff was swept away under the carpet and just ignored like too much hard work for the author. Questions, that I would have had to have asked and answered myself, just seemed to be ignored. Which to me seems daft if you are going to attempt sending someone back in time!
However, what red blooded woman isn’t going to want to take James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser and all that comes with him? I really can’t believe that I became so enthralled that I lost a couple of days in 863 pages of a romantic novel. I can’t help wondering if he is partial to modern married Sassenachs, and marrying outside of the clan if he’d take a married Sassenach Gordon? Damn it woman he’s only a fictional character!
I can’t wait for the next book. Seriously I may have to buy it off Amazon, if I knew which one it was. I'm sure I can hold out...
I have morpha's address and will send this book, that I read as my 'G' author for my 2006 A-Z Challenge, on.
Apologies for the delay, and you might be interested to know that I have resisted buying the second book, it is only 1 particpant away afterall!
I have read this series, but not for many years, it will be great to fall in love with Jamie all over again.
I got turned on to this series when some friends dragged me to a bookreading by the author. Although historical romance is not something I normally read, I was instantly captivated by the humor in her writing, and by the characters themselves. The very next day, I bought Outlander (Cross Stitch in the UK) and was forever hooked.
I really enjoy the descriptions of costumes, food, living conditions, herbal lore, and customs and traditions of the times. I am not bothered by the time travel element as I am used to applying suspension of disbelief when reading fantasy or science fiction.
And yes, I instantly fell in love with Jamie all over again.
sending to candy-is-dandy
I was a bit surpised that I'd chosen this ring when I first opened it as it's been a while since I read what looks like a historical romance but the lovely journal entries have caught my attention and I must say I wouldn't mind falling in love with some scottish warrior as everyone else seems to have done. Maybe this could be some nice holiday reading!
Despite being very unsure about it when I started,(it seemed such contrived way to lead us into an historical romance)I have really enjoyed this book. I'm sure lots of holes could be picked but if you enjoy it for what it is, I have liked the historical and descriptive elements of the book, even the romance (old cynic that I am). I must admit I expected more to-ing and fro-ing between timezones which may have aided the contrast in the two lives but in general an enjoyable read.
This is off now to the next on the list (valer1e).
Looking forward to reading it - many thanks for sending it on, candy-is-dandy.
However, it's read now and I'm not sure about it. I couldn't quite belive in it all. The time travel bit I could suspend disbelief in, but the rest? I'll read the next one in the series, when it's available and defer judgement until then.
PMing heathwitch today for address.
Thanks gailcm for sending it out on the ring.