“Dragonfly in Amber”
by Diana Gabaldon
Nikki’s Rating: 3 out of 10
Summary: Brianna Randall travels to Scotland with her mother Claire Randall and gets the news that her father, is not who he thinks he is. It is 1968 and yet, she is told her father is none other than James Fraser, a Scottish warrior from 1744. Claire unfolds the secrets she has been keeping for twenty years and tells her daughter of the love her and Jamie shared in Scotland and then France in 1744 and how she plans to return to him.
3 Delectable things about Diana Gabaldon’s “Dragonfly in Amber”
(May Contain Spoilers)
1. The Writing
Diana Gabaldon is an excellent writer, her descriptions are beautiful and really paint a picture in the mind.
2. 1700s France
As a fan of historical fiction, I enjoyed that most of the book took place in France during 1744. It was also interesting to learn about the Scottish rebellion of ‘45 as I’m completely ignorant of this event in history.
While Claire and Jamie are not my favorite couple ever, I am always a sucker for romance and will admit that there are many heartwarming moments between Claire and Jamie that were thoroughly enjoyable.