By Diana Gabaldon
The very good saga continues....
It started in Scotland, at an historical stone circle. There, a doorway, open to a decide upon 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 grew to become legend--a story of tragic ardour that ended together with her go back to the current to undergo his baby. Her moment trip, 20 years later, introduced them jointly back in frontier the US. yet Claire had left a person at the back of within the 20th century. Their daughter, Brianna....
Now Brianna has made a worrying 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 history...and to avoid wasting their lives. yet as Brianna plunges into an uncharted desert, a heartbreaking stumble upon might strand her perpetually within the past...or root her within the position she could be, the place her center and soul belong....
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The outstanding saga maintains. .. .
It all started in Scotland, at an old stone circle. There, a doorway, open to a opt for few, leads into the past--or the grave. Claire Randall survived the intense 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 grew to become legend--a story of tragic ardour that ended along with her go back to the current to undergo his baby. Her moment trip, 20 years later, introduced them jointly back in frontier the US. yet Claire had left somebody in the back of within the 20th century. Their daughter, Brianna. .. .
Now Brianna has made a nerve-racking 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 heritage. .. and to avoid wasting their lives. yet as Brianna plunges into an uncharted barren region, a heartbreaking come across might strand her perpetually long ago. .. or root her within the position she can be, the place her middle and soul belong. .. .
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I’m going to tell Mrs. Whateley I need to walk to Temple Grafton to get something I forgot. I’ll dress like a lad, take one of the mounts and ride to see the tumbler and that’s that. ” I could tell Will was in a wretched mood. He’d hardly been able to enjoy anything since catastrophe had befallen the Ardens the day the queen arrived at Kenilworth. ” But today, mayhap my crisis distracted Will. We all swore secrecy and friendship forever. Dick pricked a fingertip of each of us so we could mingle blood to seal the vow.
I thought him a bit of a nitpick, but looking back, I wonder if he didn’t mean I was worth something and should be better watched. Freedom was fine with me. I was on the brink of turning hoyden and liked nothing more, when not doing household chores, to dance about to made-up verses or venture on walks away from Henley Street and even out of town. I entertained Will with songs and dances most of the way, despite the fact that the week before Da had caught me skipping and whirling along a grapevine I’d laid out like a rope on the grass.
Despite being offered more money to stay with the Shakespeare-supported carriers, my father had formed his own company and, by underpricing the Greenaways, was off to a sound start. Will and I never broached the subject, but so we wouldn’t be seen together, we now met under Clopton Bridge to take our rare walks. When our companions, Dick and Kat, went out to the country with us for a stolen afternoon, they knew to meet there too. At last the buzz of the crowd changed from murmurs and mutterings to shouts.
Drums of Autumn (Outlander, Book 4) by Diana Gabaldon