A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander #6)
Since the initial publication of Outlander fifteen years ago, Diana Gabaldon's New York Timesbestselling saga has won the hearts of readers the world over -- and sold more than t...more
I love Jamie and Claire (not so much Roger and Brianna) and have been hooked since Outlander, but the series is floundering, and has...more
"AAAAHHHHHH!! What the?.....who the?....where the?"
"Stephanie wake up! It's Claire Fraser. What are you doing here? And should you be driving that contraption? You smell like a brewery!!"
"Oh Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ!....whaa....I'm not *hicup* a-saxtly sure how I ended up here. Oh look..hee...hee... I'm sitting on the time mower.....Kemper ish going to be sooo pissed at me, but what else is new?....haaaaaaaa!" *slowly sides off time mower in heap*
“Claire, what ha...more
This book, this series, is a total love fest. You would have to love it to come this far in the series...and be dedicated to reading these long books. I'm always apprehensive to start one but when I do, I'm totally swept away and then I'm sooo sad when I'm finished!
As with all books in this series, DG packs an enormous amount of "happenings" into them and I actually had to take notes. But I'm not sure that I can really talk about them without spoiling something. Suffice it to say th...more
Gabaldon, Diana - 6th in series
The year is 1772, and on the eve of the American Revolution, the long fuse of rebellion has already been lit. Men lie dead in the streets of Boston, and in the backwoods of North Carolina, isolated cabins burn in the forest.
With chaos brewing, the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and safeguard the colony for King and Crown. But from his wife Jamie knows that three years hence the shot heard round the world will...more
The 6th in the Outlander series started off a bit slow for me, but I was able to get sucked in once again. There is lots of romance and lots of drama on Fraser's Ridge as Jamie, Claire, family, and friends prepare themselves for the upcoming Revolutionary War.
And damn Diana for making me like Brianna after me being so annoyed with her in Fiery Cross. I am impressed when writers can turn your opinion around regarding characters.
"Yes. I'll tell you the gory details later." -Claire Fraser
That little snippet of dialogue pretty much sums up this entire book. IT WAS FREAKING AWESOME! I admit that I really was starting to lose interest in this series after The Fiery Cross because it was just so boring, but this one really made up for it in SPADES. Oh, the drama! The scandal! The gossip! The sex scenes were better! The dialogue and jokes were better! At times, I felt...more
Melissa has read my personal emails from Melanie, but Lisa hasn't so just jump in because where I start here might seem random. Too bad we don't all live close so we could do lunch, although it might take a lot longer to discuss...more
It is extremely rare for me to not finish reading a book once I get started, however, I simply could not force myself to read the last third of this one. I feel guilty.
The war is beginning to heat up. There are ruffians in the mountains looting.
Jamie has a whiskey malt shed and while Claire is there she is set upon my outlaws and kidnapped. The rape scene in this intense. And the rescue scene too.
Mulva, a tenant farmer's daughter becomes Claire's apprentice but look out, she is evil.
Claire and Mulva's father contract a horrible disease and nearly die and then Mulva accusses Jamie of being the father of her unborn c...more
I guess I understand the appeal of these books. She tells a "ripping yarn" even though it takes her waaaaaaaaaaay too long to get there. Her characters are memorable. She has interesting details (albeit far too many of them.)
Far from great writing, but it's a good page turner and I must say I had...more
The other drawback was that character integrity an...more
I think if I knew why I keep doing this to myself, I would also be able to subsist on kale and sprouted grains and not answer the siren song of Halloween candy and things neon with fake powdered cheese.
This book took me six months of insomnia on...more
Eagerly anticipated by her legions of fans, this sixth novel in Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling Outlander saga is a masterpiece of historical fiction from one of the most popular authors of our time.
Since the initial publication of Outlander fifteen years ago, Diana Gabaldon’s New York Times bestselling saga has won the hearts of readers the world over — and sold more than twelve million books. Now, A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the extraordinary story of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser
Gabaldon says that the research requires that it take about three years for her to write a book in the series and have published. These days she has also spun off the "Lord John" series. I read one...more
Narrated by Davina Porter
I was surprised I hadn't already added this book to my "to read" list because I usually always read entire series before moving on to other books. In the case of this series (The Outlander Series), I didn't interject any other books until I'd started this one, whereupon I completed two books of the Alchemyst series because they were short (in comparison) and I needed a week break.
I have to admit that even though I whinge a bit about the heaving...more
Liked it. It's better than #4, way better than #2, not as good as #3 or, of course, my beloved #1. Loads of stuff happens in this one, too, it's not all soggy diapers and Roger getting beaten up by a) Jamie, b) Indians, c) insane, jeal...more
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