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Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2)
I loved this one just as much as the first. It had me crying. Now, that’s not entirely unusual — after all, I cry at tv commercials. But I wasn’t just ...more
Sep 12, 2006
May 31, 2008
The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5)
This was another solid entry in this series, though I think this is the first one I’ve read that hasn’t reduced me to a blubbering mess at one point o ...more
Apr 26, 2007
Jun 28, 2007
The Red Queen
In the interest of full disclosure, I’ll first say that I didn’t actually finish this novel. However, I did invest a lot of time (and a book club meet ...more
Dec 25, 2011
Jan 15, 2012
The Kitchen House
I thought this was a beautiful read. I especially liked the dual narration of Lavinia and Belle. Lavinia is young and often naive, so you don’t always ...more
Feb 24, 2010
Feb 24, 2010
A Dangerous Mourning (William Monk, #2)
William Monk is an unusual character. Because he doesn’t know anything about his own background, the reader has nothing to pull from to understand his ...more
Dec 29, 2011
Jul 18, 2008
Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade  (Lord John Grey, #2)
I really enjoyed this second book in the Lord John Grey trilogy. I felt it was much more fleshed out than the first book, Lord John and the Private Ma ...more
Jan 16, 2009
Jul 18, 2008
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
I can’t say enough about this book. I was in love with it by the time I’d read 100 pages. In fact, it’s an 800+ page book and I read it in about 4 day ...more
Sep 07, 2006
May 29, 2008
Lord John and the Private Matter (Lord John Grey, #1)
This book had a much more casual tone than the Outlander novels, but I found it pretty enjoyable. Lord John is a novice "investigator" at best, but hi ...more
Jan 11, 2008
Feb 01, 2008
The Bastard (Kent Family Chronicles, #1)
I love John Jakes. I find his historical fiction to be incredible. I get sucked into the story so quickly. Part of what makes his books so good for me ...more
Mar 21, 2005
Feb 15, 2008
A Place Called Freedom
While not as strong a piece of historical fiction as something by John Jakes or even Diana Gabaldon, Follett does a great job of keeping the pages tur ...more
Jul 2007
Jul 26, 2007
Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4)
Things have calmed down a *little* bit in the Fraser lives, but this was still a very good book. I like how the story is progressing. My only problem ...more
Oct 02, 2006
May 31, 2008
The Rebels (Kent Family Chronicles, #2)
I enjoy Jakes’ books immensely. I especially like this series because it’s an era I haven’t read a whole lot about. The only problem was, in between t ...more
Aug 08, 2005
Feb 29, 2008
Voyager (Outlander, #3)
I have to continue giving this series an A+. This installment wasn’t quite so heartwrenching, though it did have its moments! I think this may be my f ...more
Sep 19, 2006
May 31, 2008
I so enjoy John Jakes. And I got an extra tickle from this one because he refers to a few of his other books in it.
Oct 25, 2005
Feb 29, 2008
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