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The Outlander by Gil Adamson
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Sep 17, 09

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Read in September, 2009

Good book. I'm a little embarrassed to say that it was the cover that got my attention while wondering through BN the other day. (A woman wondering through the snow covered forest in the snow.) Of course, the actual story was of a much more rugged escape, filled with terror, starvation, and danger. The heroine is escaping the brothers of the husband she has just murdered - hense she is referred to as "the widow" throughout the book. As the story develops, she does as well - from a young girl of means who knows little about caring for herself (least of all a husband on the frontier) to a woman capable of living in the wild, turning away from the demons that haunt her as well as defending, feeding, and clothing herself and making decisions on her own.

The characters are very well developed, interesting and real. The descriptions of wondering through the wilds of north western USA/Canada were vivid. The relationships between characters quickly and realistically developed. The storyline believeable. The landslide towards the end actually happened

Sadly, I was a little disappointed by the ending but I guess that's one of the things that makes it a story that will stay with me..
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