some more time traveling romance

Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander series Book 2) – Diana Gabaldon 

Historical romance, time travel, fiction.

Rating 8/10

Claire brings her daughter, Brianna, to find out what happened to Jamie with historical texts of a priest. After that encounter, she takes her daughter to the circle of stones and they go back in time. However, Claire reminiscences the moment when she had to go back to the present time because of Jamie. Jamie and Claire go on an adventure together for a lifetime in France and then get banned from France. Brianna doesn’t believe what happened until Claire shows her. 

This novel was good. I really loved it. This is the sequel to Outlander. However, there is a lot of back and forth between the present and the past when Claire returns to her original time to Frank while pregnant with her daughter. Then the novel jumps to the present of what’s going on with Brianna finding out. I feel that this could have been made into two books really. A lot is going on and it felt messy. I loved this though because, in the end, it fixed itself. Or rather Gabaldon made it this way because it’s so binge readable. This book is extremely long and beautifully written though. There are depictions of nature and the way the world looks both in the present and past. Claire’s love for Jamie felt more surreal than her love for Frank. I just suggest taking breaks in between the first book then this book. 

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