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Written in My Own Heart's Blood
Written in My Own Heart's Blood | Diana Gabaldon
In her now classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon told the story of Claire Randall, an English ex-combat nurse who walks through a stone circle in the Scottish Highlands in 1946, and disappears... into 1743. The story unfolded from there in seven bestselling novels, and CNN has called it a grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries]. Now the story continues in Written in My Own Hearts Blood.1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, and George Washingtons troops leave Valley Forge in pursuit. At this moment, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife, his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is, and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamies wife, Claire, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the pieces.The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in twentieth-century Scotland. Or not. In fact, Brianna is searching for her own son, who was kidnapped by a man determined to learn her familys secrets. Her husband, Roger, has ventured into the past in search of the missing boy . . . never suspecting that the object of his quest has not left the present. Now, with Roger out of the way, the kidnapper can focus on his true target: Brianna herself.Written in My Own Hearts Blood is the brilliant next chapter in a masterpiece of the imagination unlike any other.
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irrelevance10
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The perfection that is this series continues with this book. I have no complaints or gripes. Gabaldon‘s research and attention to detail are flawless. I am so excited for the next book to come out.

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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I FINALLY FINISHED

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Cortg
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Book 8...Completed!
I liked this one a lot! I felt their living in N.C. in the previous books were a bit slow but this one picked up speed. I enjoyed the Revolutionary War parts and Bree & Roger‘s smaller parts were entertaining as well.

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Cortg
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I don‘t want summer weather to end! I‘m soaking up what‘s left of the warm weather and finishing up this book!.

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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Finally reading!

inthegreensandblues ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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Cortg
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Multitasking before work. Reading, doggie snuggles and laundry!

Hooked_on_books 🐶💙 2mo
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Cortg
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We went on a camping adventure with some friends this weekend. I didn‘t get much reading in but thought I‘d give my Littens a chuckle for the day. This is what coastal flooding is!

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looking_for_mikaela
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Most recently #readaroundtheworld took me to Lake Bled in Slovenia. I was too busy rowing with friends to read on this beautiful lake, but best believe I wanted nothing more than to float lazily with Claire and Jamie to accompany me. On book 8/8, now we might yet finish before fall begins!

monalyisha WOW! 😍 2mo
Freespirit Amazing! 2mo
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Cortg
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Lunch break reading and Angus wants attention!

ladym30 Angus is a cutie!❤️ 3mo
Cortg @ladym30 Thanks! He‘s my little buddy. 3mo
DrawingSustenance Give Angus some attention. 😍 3mo
Cortg @JulietBooks He got some! He also got a nice long walk after dinner! 3mo
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Cortg
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Started this series 6 years ago. Book 9 should be coming out soon, and I‘m super excited to get started on book 8! I‘m taking my time because I don‘t want this series to ever end! I think I read somewhere that a book 10 is in the works?!

cariashley I‘ve been doing the same with these and reading one every year! I have book six next 😁 3mo
Cortg @cariashley I‘m glad I‘m not the only one reading this series slow and steady. There were a couple years I read two but thought, woah, no need to rush! 3mo
cariashley @Cortg I just realized I‘m even slower.. I started in 2010 on my honeymoon! I did re-read the first one right before the show came out though! 3mo
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OnlyYoo
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Just finished and I‘ve never needed the next book so badly. I don‘t know if I can wait until 2020!

This might just be my second favorite book of the entire series. I would have said my absolute favorite but I feel like nothing can replace Outlander and where the journey all started.

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OnlyYoo
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My two favorite men at the moment: Jaime Fraser and Tyler from the bachelorette ❤️

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baes
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 Stars

I did it! I‘m up-to-date with the whole series!

I didn‘t love the first half of this one (again, way too much John Grey and William), but the second half was great.

I‘m glad the book ended where it did so it can be the #Outlander I loved a couple books back.

Now when is Book 9 being released? 🙂

Scochrane26 I have skimmed this one, & I hope she answers my burning question of what happened to Lallybroch and the letters if they left present day & came back. 4mo
baes @Scochrane26 Yeah the letters weren‘t really touched on much this book like in Echo. I hope they discuss it in the next book too. That was the most interesting part in the past couple books. 4mo
baes @Scochrane26 I‘m guessing everything stays in the care of Joe Abernathy and will pass in his family - with the intentions of giving it to the Fraser family should they come back (which I‘m sure they do). Letters will probably stay in their safety deposit box in bank? 4mo
Scochrane26 @baes that seems like a good solution. 4mo
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baes
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I‘m so frustrated with this series. I flew through the first 6 books. They are my favorite. Hated book 7. Not off to a very good start with book 8. Someone tell me it gets better. I really only love the Jamie & Claire story. I will be so sad if book 9 (which is suppose to come out later this year) is like this.

I hate Lord John Gray (and William) btw...John has his own books. Leave him in those. 🙄😩

#Outlander

Scochrane26 I‘m finally reading book 6, but as usual, I stop at times and read other books. So, I‘ll be reading it for awhile. I‘ve looked through the others. Love John grey but agree that he has his own books that are interesting. Not sure I‘ll like the 8th w/ all the time travel. My friend & I joke that the books are like “100 ways for Jamie & Claire to die”, so I think maybe she‘s just trying to find other storylines? 4mo
Scochrane26 I like the 1st & 3rd the best. I think they‘re less interesting when they are set in America. 4mo
Melissa_J I bailed after book 5. I loved the first four books, but book 5 was just okay for me, and I realized I‘d lost total interest in the series when I tried (and failed) to make it through book 6. 4mo
baes @Melissa_J Book 6 was very Claire centered. I loved it. Book 5 was just okay for me too. 4mo
baes @Scochrane26 I love The American setting but then they left their home...If you like John and his books then you‘ll love 7 and 8. 4mo
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ReadingMeagan
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Continuing my re-reading of Outlander books after a bit of a break. Anyone know when the newest book is supposed to be published?

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StrayCat13
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Check out this awesome #BookHaul I found at the library! It was only $4 for all of them!! 😁

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erzascarletbookgasm
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I‘m assuming if the person is right handed and the document is written in one‘s own blood, surely there‘ll be blood on the hand??

I know, it‘s a long shot..I‘m not being clever about this 😄🙈

#redrighthand #MayMovieMagic

rohit-sawant Love this interpretation! 🙌🏼 ❤ 6mo
Cinfhen On the contrary... you were being EXTRA CLEVER 6mo
Kalalalatja I second @Cinfhen - VERY clever! 6mo
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Birdsong28
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Today only in the UK

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Messiejessie
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Phew! I Can‘t believe I have finished the series! (Until #9 comes out). What will I do without Claire and Jamie until then?!
This book was throughly entertaining with all the usual stuff that we love as well as entwining story lines, expertly woven together to create an eventful and exciting read. Gotta love Outlander

Erofan Welcome 📚! 9mo
Messiejessie Thanks! 9mo
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swishandflick
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Was thinking about Outlander today and how long it has been since I got a new dose of Jamie and Claire (not counting the show since I already know the plot). Luckily, Diana Gabaldon has said that book 9, Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone, will release sometime in 2019 🤞🏽

4thhouseontheleft 🤞🤞🤞 9mo
bookishkris I better get to my re-read of Echo in The Bone and my first read of Written in My Own Heart‘s Blood. 9mo
Birdsong28 Here's hoping 🤞🤞🤞 But I'm late to the series, as I watched the t.v series first, so I'm on book 3 but I worry that I will get through them and still not have books 9 and 10!! 📚📖 9mo
sprainedbrain I cannot wait. It NEEDS to be this year. 🥰 9mo
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Nessavamusic
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Today‘s prompt #soulmate for #LiteraryLove
My favorite book soulmates:
Eve & Roarke
Clare & Jaime
Anna & Charles
Kate & Curran
❤️🥰😍💋
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

SpeculativeFemale I need to catch up on the Patricia Briggs books. I'm a book behind on the Mercy Thompson series, and I haven't even tried the Alpha and Omega series yet. 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💞❤️💗📚 9mo
Michollio 💜💜 Anna & Charles and Kate & Curran 9mo
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Nessavamusic @SpeculativeFemale I think I actually like the Anna & Charles series slightly more, though I enjoy both 9mo
vkois88 Outlander! 😍😍 9mo
iread2much @Michollio agreed! 💯 9mo
iread2much @Nessavamusic I prefer Kate & Curren because I think he‘s much more of a do your thing and I will back you, while Charles is more like we do it together. Both are great, but I prefer to see a man be back up at least most of the time 😉 9mo
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Mtroiano
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Perfect Christmas Eve eve 🎄📚

britt_brooke 🥰 11mo
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sebrittainclark
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❤Written in my Own Heart's Blood
💙G. Willow Wilson
❤Wonder Woman
💙Water

#manicmonday #letterW @joscho

JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 11mo
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Mtroiano
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I finally have a break from school and I‘m looking forward to spending Christmas break with Jamie and Claire! #outlander #jammf

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inthegreensandblues
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#BIGbooks Ranging from about 850 to 1450 pages, these are my most beloved chunksters. ❤️❤️❤️

#31bookpics @howjessreads

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ErinSueMreads
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Wait wait wait! Wasn‘t Jenny older than Jamie in the other books???? @vkois88 #outlander #question can anyone confirm this or am I losing my mind?

DGRachel Yes, I thought so. Does that change in this one?!? 1y
ErinSueMreads I thought so too! This one is saying Jenny is a couple years younger! @DGRachel 1y
Aimeesue Yes. Jenny's the middle child of Brian and Ellen Fraser, between William and Jamie. 1y
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ErinSueMreads Gah! I knew it! That‘s irritating.... @Aimeesue 1y
Wife @HOTPock3tt Did you catch this? 1y
HOTPock3tt @Wife @ErinSueG I didn‘t catch this at all when I read it!! 😱 1y
HOTPock3tt @ErinSueG Can u tell me what part that was? And spoiler tag it or something? Lol! I finished the book but I missed this... 🤔 (edited) 1y
ErinSueMreads @HOTPock3tt and @Wife it was when roger is at lollybrach and Jenny brings out the maps and he is trying to figure out what year he has landed in. Like first half of the book 1y
Caithling Yes she‘s older (she‘s the middle child) 1y
HOTPock3tt @ErinSueG Thanks!! ❤️ I‘m going to go back and review!! 😶Lol 🤣 1y
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ErinSueMreads
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I started WIMOHB today. Not looking forward to it being over. Also logged my hours read/listened in June July so far for our summer reading challenge. They serrrrriously add up!

Crewgurl Whoa 1y
ErinSueMreads I knowwww! I was kind of mortified...... @Crewgurl 1y
Crewgurl It‘s awesome! No need to be mortified, you are amongst your people! 1y
ErinSueMreads Ain't that the truth!!! @Crewgurl 💜💜💜 1y
Andrew65 That‘s a lot of hours 🙌🤩 1y
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BlenderOfTeasNerdOfBooks
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Mehso-so

I've had this for a while and I keep putting it down but I'm giving it another try. Hopefully I'll make it through. It's not that the story isn't interesting and full, I just keep getting busy with life and finding excuses not to read. Jamie is my secret lover though so I'm here for him always. 📖📖

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BooksTeaRobin
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I‘m emotionally exhausted from this book but so blissfully happy with it. Love this series so much!!

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HyperboreanWanderer
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Diana Gabaldon better hurry up and finish "Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone"!

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HyperboreanWanderer
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Yes.

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HyperboreanWanderer
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Awolfe
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After eight volumes, you know exactly what you are going to get and got exactly what you thought. Claire and Jamie survive the unfortunate circumstances they encounter. This series now has very little to do with a progression of a plot as it does with a progression of the history of the main characters. However, this installment still holds up as good fiction with a great ending that has me looking forward to the ninth.

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Tanner
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I‘m calling it a pick since I enjoyed it more than the previous book in the series and it‘s better than “meh” but I think it‘s longer than it needs to be. I‘m glad to be done this brick of a book so that I can give Mikey-Cat more attention.

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 1y
ladym30 Adorable!! 1y
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Tianarose
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Loved, Loved, Loved! This book took me through a full range of emotions and back again! Diana did not disappoint! Now hurry up and finish writing the next one!!

Tianarose @HOTPock3tt forgot to tag you! Loved this whole series so much! If you haven‘t started it yet. I highly recommended it! 2y
HOTPock3tt Thanks for tagging me!! This is my most FAVE book series!! ❤️🎊📚 I was just curious what you would think because you are literally the only other person I know (besides me) who has read the series all the way thru! I love how she mixes so many different genres! Claire and Jaime are addictive characters and I can‘t wait to see what happens next in their journey!! (edited) 2y
HOTPock3tt I loovved the beginning of the book where she had to explain to Jaime how it came to be that she slept with lord john 🤣lol. And the ending when Brianna (and family) finally came home!! ❤️ (edited) 2y
Tianarose @HOTPock3tt yes! So many good moments through out this one! But poor Henri- Christian. I bawled my eyes out!! 2y
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Tianarose
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Doctor Who reference! Love it!!!

Laura317 And who wouldn‘t be tempted by a TARDIS??!! 2y
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Tianarose
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Had a very busy weekend, working, with no much time to read. I almost feel too tired now, but I am going to get at least one more chapter in before my eyes close.

BookishTrish This is how I‘ve been feeling too! Hope you get a good chunk of time sometime soon! 2y
HOTPock3tt Can you tag me in your review of this book when you finish it? I‘m really curious what you will think of it and the series overall. You are the only other person I know of on Litsy who has read the outlander series all the way through! ☺️ 2y
Tianarose @HOTPock3tt , will do! 2y
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Tianarose
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Word of the day: Sparrow-fart; a time very early in the morning. 😂😂

ErinSueMreads 😂😂😂😂😂 so damn funny! 2y
julesG Better than 'stupid o'clock' or 'the butt-crack of dawn' 😁😁😁 2y
BiblioLitten I woke up at sparrow fart😂 2y
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Tianarose
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Spent over 3 hours at the children‘s hospital with my littlest one who smashed her nose, I know I should be in bed too but I‘m way too wound up to sleep, hopefully a little late night reading will help.
P.S. the little ones nose is good, so long as it doesn‘t start to heal crookedly.

BlameJennyJane Glad she‘s okay! 🤗 2y
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Tianarose
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Kids are in bed, time to get into WIMOHB

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Tianarose
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Here goes nothing, I‘m excited for this one, but I am also enjoying “Column of Fire”. Both being library books, we shall see if I can get through both of them in time.

Andrew65 That‘s two big books! 2y
Tianarose @Andrew65 yes they are! I‘m going to be a busy reader for the next few weeks. 2y
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Jas16
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I did it! I finished the Outlander books! I have such a love/hate relationship with this series. They are sooo long but it was honestly (mostly) fun reading them. I loved reading along with my sister and subjecting her to my frequent texts filled with complaints. I hope we can find something else to read together soon.

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Tianarose
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Bah! I was expecting this one to take a lot longer to come available!!! Now I have 2 chunksters to read within 3 weeks!!

LisaJo The struggle is real. The struggle is real. 2y
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nadine_swartz
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I finished this right before the new year. I was so impressed that I put down the book with 40 pages to go and never picked it up again.

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azulaco
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#riotgrams Feb. 14: #hearts. This is the only book I can think of right now that I know I have on my TBR pile with #hearts in the title, although I can‘t seem to lay hands on the physical copy at the moment. I have a goal to get through this entire series at some point. I loved the first two books.

somebooksaround yessss so so good! I‘m almost done the 3rd one - such a great story! 🙌🙌 2y
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HOTPock3tt
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Mehso-so

Finally completed! ❤️ The Outlander series as a whole just shined. It blended so many genres, and had lots of really compelling main characters. But this particular book in the series was not a favorite of mine. The pacing was slow, and mostly featured side characters (who were quite boring) the chapters featuring the main characters were very short. The ending was nice! But this one lacked the magic of others in the series 😕

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HOTPock3tt
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Sweatpants-check! Current read-check!! ☺️

JoScho Yassss! Same here girl! 2y
HOTPock3tt @JoScho 🤗!!! 2y
cocomass Saturday night 🙌🏽🙌🏽 2y
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amvs1111 Perfect night! 2y
HOTPock3tt @cocomass 🖐🏽I worked last weekend so trying to get some extra reading in for this one. Also trying to finish this 1014 page book by the end of the week if I can, so I can move on to others in my February TBR! 😄 2y
HOTPock3tt @amvs1111 I know right!! 😍 2y
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HOTPock3tt
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Staying up till 5:00am to read for the second night this week 😎 I do work midnights, but that‘s still pushing it a bit lol😅

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wingedsnails
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Done! I can‘t believe I‘m actually caught up on this series. Now, onto the Lord John books!

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