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Manda (bookwenchmanda) | 1094 comments Drums of Autumn
Drums of Autumn (Outlander, #4) by Diana Gabaldon

GR summary:
It began at an ancient Scottish stone circle. There, a doorway, open to a select few, leads into the past—or the grave. Dr. Claire Randall survived the extraordinary passage, not once but twice.

Her first trip swept her into the arms of Jamie Fraser, an eighteenth-century Scot whose love for her became a legend—a tale of tragic passion that ended with her return to the present to bear his child. Her second journey, two decades later, brought them together again in the American colonies. But Claire had left someone behind in the twentieth century—their daughter, Brianna....

Now Brianna has made a disturbing discovery that sends her to the circle of stones and a terrifying leap into the unknown. In search of her mother and the father she has never met, she is risking her own future to try to change history ... and to save their lives. But as Brianna plunges into an uncharted wilderness, a heartbreaking encounter may strand her forever in the past ... or root her in the place she should be, where her heart and soul belong.


I read this for my 2017 Popsugar Challenge, a book with one of the four seasons in the title. I really enjoyed the first and second books of the Outlander series, but books 3 and 4 have been pretty bland and underwhelming for me. The story is starting to feel redundant.

3/5


Angela | 397 comments I read this for 2019’s Week 6: a book with a dual timeline. I didn’t enjoy it as much as the earlier books in the series. It was overlong and full of descriptive text that didn’t add much to the plot, which was a bit unbelievable in itself at times. I’m not sure whether I’ll continue with the series; the characters were a little annoying at times and Claire and Jamie have taken a bit of a back seat.


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