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Dragonfly in Amber
Dragonfly in Amber | Diana Gabaldon
From the author of Outlander... a magnificent epic that once again sweeps us back in time to the drama and passion of 18th-century Scotland...For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotland's majestic mist-shrouded hills. Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as stunning as the events that gave it birth: about the mystery of an ancient circle of standing stones ...about a love that transcends the boundaries of time ...and about James Fraser, a Scottish warrior whose gallantry once drew a young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his ....Now a legacy of blood and desire will test her beautiful copper-haired daughter, Brianna, as Claire's spellbinding journey of self-discovery continues in the intrigue-ridden Paris court of Charles Stuart ...in a race to thwart a doomed Highlands uprising ...and in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves....From the Trade Paperback edition.
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kplovesbooks
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I didn't enjoy this one as much as the first. Honestly I was bored with the first half (the Paris section, and all the Bonnie Prince Charlie stuff). But the second half was SO GOOD. And the ending.... 😭😭💔

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This book has a lot of good quotes in it, but I really felt this one. 💔

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BookwormM
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This was an improvement over book 1 although there was the obligatory rape scene.

More what I expected from a time travel saga.

Must confess I have dived straight into book 3.

Literary_Siren I flew through the first 4 books. I hit the 5th book and it took me a really long time to finish it. But the 5th was the only one that held me up. 2mo
Kloves2read Funny, I felt the opposite. Book 2 for me was just ok. I have read all 9 books in this series. DIA was mostly centered around politics, and that made it just ok for me. But book 3, you will really enjoy. Loved it! Book.4 was just as great. My fav was 1, 3 and 8. It will be such a treat for you , that you won't have to wait as long as I did, to read book 9. Six years! 🤣 2mo
Kloves2read After reading the first comment, I too struggled reading book 5. 2mo
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Traci1
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I love Book Scents #candles. These are based on the Outlander series. Brianna is my absolute favorite smelling candle. I light them every now and then. Usually when there's a power outage. 😄

#OminousOctober
@Eggs
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

mdm139 Love these candles too. They are my favorite 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty ❤️🕯 2mo
Eggs Lovely 🕯🎃🖤 2mo
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kplovesbooks
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I am finally getting back into Outlander book 2 after being distracted by way too many other books. 😆 I'm at 38%. (I took this picture while on a walk at the park today. I wasn't reading anything while there, but what a lovely spot for it!!)

5feet.of.fury Gorgeous pic! 4mo
kplovesbooks @5feet.of.fury Thank you!! 4mo
mcctrish Gorgeous spot to just be 🥰 4mo
kplovesbooks @mcctrish YES. ♥️♥️ 4mo
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HeathHof
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I've been so looking forward to starting this one, three pages in and I'm like 🤯

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candc320
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I can see why this series is so popular! I loved this 2nd installment as much as the 1st! I think what I love most is that, while there is obviously a good amount of romance, I don‘t feel like it overpowers the history, drama, and character building of the larger cast. I also liked how much deeper the intrigue and scheming continued to build. And it left on somewhat of a cliffhanger, making it hard not to dive right into the next book! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Sparklemn 100% agree. This was my favorite of the first three. Glad you enjoyed it! 4mo
candc320 Thanks @Sparklemn !! I‘m so excited to see where it all goes! 4mo
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kplovesbooks
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Out of curiosity as to what monumental task I had gotten myself into by starting to read Outlander, I went count the combined page number of all nine books (per Goodreads)...8,565 😳🤯

rwmg Plus the associated short stories and the Lord John novels. 5mo
kplovesbooks @rwmg Please stop. 🤦😂 5mo
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mandarchy
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My visitor yesterday while reading the 7th book.

kspenmoll Beautiful!!! 5mo
Ruthiella Fitting! 🤩 5mo
mandarchy @kspenmoll & @Ruthiella I can't believe how gold it was! 5mo
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Addison_Reads
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#SeriesRead2022 @TheSpineView

I found Book 2 in this series to be a lot more enjoyable than the first book. There's more historical fiction in this one and less insta-romance and cringe worthy "I am man, you are woman" moments. ?

I'm actually finding myself excited now for the next book.

TheSpineView Great job! 5mo
Sparklemn I felt the same way about the second book. Hope you enjoy the next one! 5mo
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keys_on_fire
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Finished the tagged book to wrap up March last night. The shaded squares and the squares with book covers are the ones I completed. Pretty happy with getting both #bookspin, #doublespin and one bingo!

Looking forward to April, and will be posting my list and board momentarily!
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Fantastic month!!! 8mo
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ErinSueMreads
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#audiogardening 😍😍😍

mandarchy I am inspired! 8mo
ErinSueMreads Oh what a lovely compliment. Thank you! @mandarchy 8mo
MicrobeMom I love those big containers! What are you growing? 8mo
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ErinSueMreads They are mineral lick buckets left over from our cows 😂😂😂 totally stole them out of the burn pile. I have so many things started. I usually do a huge herb garden. In these I'll do tomatoes, okra, broccoli, green beans, corn, who knows what else 😂 8mo
janeycanuck Oh, man… I can‘t wait to get back into the veggie/fruit gardens. Do you eat everything as you grow it or do you do a lot of canning? 8mo
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Lizwarnerpdx
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Book #2 in the outlander series. I‘m re-reading my way through the lot. This book has sooo much in it. It stays with Claire & her 20 yr old daughter and tells the story of how Claire made it back through the stones.

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Lauredhel
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After a long hiatus in pattern releases, I've done a couple more Wrapped in Jamie blanket squares. Here's the Dragonfly one. #litsycrafters

wanderinglynn Ooh, I really like this one! 9mo
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ChasingOm
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My only plans for today. 🥰

mabell What a sweet face 😍🐶 10mo
ladym30 Such a beautiful face!❤️ 10mo
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slategreyskies
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#two4tuesday

1. I think it was the tagged book. I‘m guessing it was somewhere around 800-900 pages, but it‘s been a while…

2. Yes, I definitely put them off. It‘s just that they seem like they take so long to work through that sometimes I get really discouraged not feeling like I‘m making progress fast enough.

@TheSpineView

TheSpineView All of the Outlander books are chunksters! 10mo
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aa_guer2021
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🥲🇫🇷🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 This book. Set in both times it balances the historical with the personal and the powerful. Character growth, progression, and depth. It‘s helping my reading pace so far for this year, and so an update: my office book shelves are up, my stuffed animal collection has a new home, and my loyal Chatty #catsofLitsy still lays with me while I read. Also #blessed to work from home. #recentlyread #outlander #romance #timetravel 😻

RaeLovesToRead Aww, Chatty is so cute 💕 Also, good to see someone with as many cuddly toys as me 😄 11mo
Kloves2read Love this series so much! But this is actually my least fav. But i have to say, ironically it play out well on tv. Season two, turned out great! But just not on paper. Too much poltics for my taste. 11mo
Kloves2read But i love your kitty! 11mo
aa_guer2021 @RaeLovesToRead thanks. He‘s spoiled because he is my only fur baby, but he definitely knows how to cheer me up when I am down. 🥰🥲 I have been collecting stuffies for a long time, lol. Thankfully my husband doesn‘t mind. 😝 @Kloves2read I am approaching this series with new eyes. And really enjoying it, after seeing the TV show. You are right, the political stuff is a drag, but it is fascinating to read historical stuff in a new context. 11mo
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nibech
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Finally finished reading the second book in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. With the help of listening to the audio book during my commutes to and from work anyway! The books are quite long so having them read to me helps a lot or I wouldn't be able to get through them on my own. 😁

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TheSpineView
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#FallTreasures @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs
Prompt: Thrift Store Find

Found this hard cover copy in 2019. Have not been thrifting since Covid. I miss the thrill of finding books to read.🧡📚

Eggs 🧡📚👏🏻👍🏼 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I haven‘t either and I really want to go! But I have sooo many books to read already! 1y
TheSpineView @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Me too and just both 4 ebooks today!😏💸💸💸 1y
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mandarchy
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I'm two-thirds of the way through DiA. I have already read the series, and I'm noticing that I prefer the setting of Lallybroch. I never felt like the ridge was their place, as if it had a tinge of danger/haunting. There was something about it that didn't sit right. I don't think they were any safer at Lallybroch so I'm not sure why I like it. Did you have a favorite setting in the series? Oh, and the ridge was way nicer on TV than I pictured.

Scochrane26 My friend & I like the series better when it‘s in Scotland because of the history. 1y
mandarchy @Scochrane26 the history of Scotland? Because I got bored reading about the Revolutionary War, actual all the war scenes. Funny I like the series so much, when there are so many situations I can't wait to read out of. 1y
Scochrane26 @mandarchy Yes, I think the Scottish history & setting is more interesting since I already know plenty about the revolutionary war. 1y
HOTPock3tt I preferred Lallybroch too. In the books and the TV show (edited) 1y
mandarchy @HOTPock3tt it must be the safety zone. 1y
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mandarchy
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Re reading book two and preparing for a hot day. Starting with iced coffee from a local coffee shop, after dropping the dog off at the beauty parlour. Lunch will be a French fry feast at the Big Tom's. Later we'll stay inside and read. Currently savoring some porch time before the heat and the air quality drives me indoors.

BethM Looks and sounds lovely! 1y
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ajshrk90
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#bookhaul from earlier in the week after a trip at my brother‘s request to Barnes and Noble, which is always dangerous. 😅

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ajshrk90
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Dragonfly in Amber was my favorite book in the Outlander series when I first read them. I‘m remembering why that as I read through again for the #OutlanderReadAlong — the styles (and scandals) of French court, the dinner parties, the seedy streets of 18th century Paris, the magic and superstitions…it still reigns supreme and I don‘t think other installments will dethrone it. I‘m enjoying it so much I‘ve forgotten my other reads. 😅

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BayouGirl85
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This one ripped my heart out several times. Claire and Jamie's emotions are so rough on the page. Jamie with his steadfast presence and Claire with her constant flow of intense emotions that drive her decisions. Their love is earth-shattering which leads each of them do move heaven and earth to save the other. At times they feel star-crossed.

So happy my book club is taking this journey through the books.

July Book 6/25 #LitsyLove #Bookspin

BayouGirl85 @TheAromaofBooks not sure why it wasn‘t letting me tag you. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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ajshrk90
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Nothing like sitting under your umbrella outside listening to the rain while reading! Elsa isn‘t stopping my peaceful morning routine!

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ajshrk90
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Continuing the #OutlanderReadalong ! I‘m remembering why I fell in love with this series in the first place and I‘m able to take my time with it this go-around. I first read Outlander in between semesters in college and didn‘t want to waste any time so I feel like I buzzed through it! Taking my time is letting me pick up things I never noticed and reading them in succession helps me not forget anything! ☺️

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sprainedbrain
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And I absolutely love the dragonfly jewelry to go with this book.

Thank you SO MUCH @Gissy ❤️ I love it all so much, and hope your swap comes soon. 🤞🏻

britt_brooke So nice! 1y
SheReadsAndWrites ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍 1y
Gissy I was nervous with the necklace but I found it so pretty. I think that after I read the series, I will buy one for me☺️But I don‘t know anything about this series. 1y
sprainedbrain @Gissy it‘s gorgeous and I love it! Wearing it today. ☺️ If you do read the series, I hope you enjoy them! 1y
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OrangeMooseReads
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Yes please!
Clair‘s story continues.
The spice is strong in this one 🥵
👍🏼

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OrangeMooseReads
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Taking an outdoor break. I deep cleaned my bathroom yesterday and got a really good dent in my craft room today. Now hammock, dogs, and book.

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OrangeMooseReads
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My hold is in!
Time to continue the Outlander series 😀

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slategreyskies
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Mehso-so

This wasn‘t a new favorite of mine, but I got through it okay mostly by reading the audiobook and skipping the graphically violent parts. #chunkster

#NutsInMay #readathon

jackilynn Dragonfly in Amber is probably my least favorite of the series so far. I haven't read them all yet (I have read books 1-5) so it could change I guess. 2y
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danni0075
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It's official. I'm completely obsessed. Took me a weekend to wade through this tomb. Can't wait too start the third.

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rwmg
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We follow Claire and Jamie's further adventures up to Culloden.

If as the framing narrative in this volume implies, the first person narrative here represents Claire telling the story to her daughter, ☺☺☺🙉🙉🙉

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rwmg
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Roger Wakefield stood in the centre of the room, feeling surrounded.

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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rwmg
Dragonfly in Amber | Diana Gabaldon

I've read the first 50 pages or so and I must admit I'm flailing a bit because my memory of the ending of Outlander is rather vague. Should I watch the TV series to refresh my memory? Is it close enough to the book to do that?

mandarchy I think I had the same problem. The TV show won't help. The series jumps around, and I remember this book jolting me. It will all make sense eventually. 2y
rwmg In the end, I re-read the last chapter of Outlander and a summary of the plot, so I think I'm back up to speed 😁 2y
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ValerieAndBooks
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Yes this was looong, and there were times I wished it wasn‘t 😅. But I‘m already missing Claire and Jamie! Even so, will wait a while before going into the next book in the series. (This one is #2). I still haven‘t watched the TV show — but know I will!

Lynnsoprano I gave up after book #3 because they are sooooo long, and I just got tired. May pick it up sometime. 2y
ValerieAndBooks @Lynnsoprano I know what you mean! I do want to start the next one but keep thinking there are so many other books TBR and so why start such a chunkster. 2y
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Hestapleton
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This book is massively, massively long. Too long. I‘m 8 hours into the audiobook (roughly 21%) and even Davina Porter‘s beautiful voice can‘t stop me from being so freaking bored.

suvata Aww — I‘m sorry you didn‘t enjoy it. I‘ve read the whole series and loved all of them. They are, however, very time consuming. 2y
Hestapleton @suvata I really love the first one!! I just can‘t seem to get past this book - I‘ve tried a few times. :/ 2y
suvata @Hestapleton hey, it happens. There so many books that I didn‘t enjoy and everyone else loved. To each his own. 2y
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obviateit
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And this. 😠 It just seems wholly unnecessary to include these kinds of statements in their conversations. Maybe I‘m more sensitive to it than other readers. This was written as lighthearted teasing, not threatening.

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obviateit
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Lines like this one are killing me. If I ignore them, I can enjoy the story. I‘m definitely liking this character more in the show than the book though, and that‘s unusual for me.

CuriousG I think part of being able to tolerate it for me was remembering time period and context. To have someone acting like we would expect in 2021 in a historical novel would be completely unrealistic and make the novel seem disingenuous. In this case I sat with the squeamishness for that reason. 2y
CuriousG But I agree, not my favourite parts for sure 2y
obviateit @CuriousG , yes! That‘s exactly how I‘ve been getting past it as well. It does make sense in the context of a man from the 1700s saying these things, and a woman from the 1940s tolerating it, but I don‘t love it. Thank you for sharing your thoughts! ❤️ 2y
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thebacklistbook
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2. Yes and no. I've read a few less books than I would have likely done. Though that is more to do with the length of some of them and having time to read.
3. Haven't yet.
#sundayfunday

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Mrs-Hdz
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The parts in this book where Claire is in the present is excruciating. Claire's daughter is a bit annoying. I am sad and bored whenever Jamie is not in the picture.

Otherwise, this book is exciting and full of drama. I love them in France and how they set out on this mission together even though Jamie is battling his own demons. I love Claire's friendship with Master Raymond and the drama with her enemy the Comte St. Germain.

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Butterfinger
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I started reading these books in the 90s and fell in love with Jamie. I then became a fervent follower of the series. When 50 Shades of Grey was en vogue, I remember telling people there are no hotter books than Outlander and I still stand behind those words.

@jenniferw88 #jennyis30 eighteenth century

Curiouser_and_curiouser Oh Jamie...... 3y
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SaraHasClass
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The 2nd in a series & my 2nd time reading it, this series is one of the best love stories, steeped in historical fiction out there. Its a story of love of the fiercest kind--one that surpasses time, endures unspeakable hardship & soars with imagination. Not a silly romance, but a weighty, richly told historical fiction about Jamie & Claire & survival & trust & heartbreak, this is a series you can disappear into. (Book 1- Outlander)

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Butterfinger
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Lying on the floor, with the carved panels of the ceiling flickering dimly above, I found myself thinking that I had always heretofore assumed that the tendency of eighteenth century ladies to swoon was due to tight stays; now I know it might be due to the idiocy of eighteenth century men.

Poor Claire.

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Birdsong28
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This stumped me for a second! I only have the audiobook which is orange with a goblet on it, but this one of the versions of this cover.

#ispy for @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! You found one!! Sending lots of love your way ❤️😘 3y
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ReadingRobyn
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Ugh my graphic doesn‘t fit. Check out my blog! Posting everyday I‘m stuck in the house

https://readingrobyn22.wordpress.com/2020/03/25/behind-the-scenes-day-1/

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