By Diana Gabaldon
Together with her now-classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon brought unforgettable characters — Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser—delighting readers with a narrative of experience and love that spanned centuries. Now Gabaldon returns to that remarkable time and position during this shiny, strong follow-up to Outlander....
For two decades Claire Randall has saved her secrets and techniques. yet now she is returning together with her grown daughter to Scotland’s majestic mist-shrouded hills. the following Claire plans to bare a fact as beautiful because the occasions that gave it delivery: concerning the secret of an historical circle of status stones ... a few love that transcends the bounds of time ... and approximately James Fraser, a Scottish warrior whose gallantry as soon as drew a tender Claire from the protection of her century to the hazards of his....
Now a legacy of blood and hope will try out her attractive copper-haired daughter, Brianna, as Claire’s spellbinding trip of self-discovery keeps within the intrigue-ridden Paris courtroom of Charles Stuart ... in a race to thwart a doomed Highlands rebellion ... and in a determined struggle to avoid wasting either the kid and the fellow she loves....
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It begun in Scotland, at an old stone circle. There, a doorway, open to a pick out few, leads into the past--or the grave. Claire Randall survived the extreme passage, no longer as soon as yet two times. Her first journey swept her into the hands of Jamie Fraser, an eighteenth-century Scot whose love for her turned legend--a story of tragic ardour that ended along with her go back to the current to endure his baby. Her moment trip, twenty years later, introduced them jointly back in frontier the US. yet Claire had left an individual at the back of within the 20th century. Their daughter, Brianna. .. .
Now Brianna has made a traumatic discovery that sends her to the stone circle and a terrifying bounce into the unknown. looking for her mom and the daddy she hasn't ever met, she is risking her personal destiny to aim to alter background. .. and to save lots of their lives. yet as Brianna plunges into an uncharted desolate tract, a heartbreaking come upon could strand her without end some time past. .. or root her within the position she can be, the place her center and soul belong. .. .
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Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, Book 2) by Diana Gabaldon