WHY I read this: I never thought I wanted to read this – too popular, too over-the-top gushed over. But then I found out it had a time travel component. And then! My friend Madeline read it (hated it) and loaned it to me. It is my year of chunksters.
I don’t want to review it. I thought maybe I would try to quickly hit all the plot points but that thought made me tired. It has a LOT of action.
I would much rather discuss why Miss Mad hated it and why I was thus mislead into thinking
that Claire was going to end up with the horrid Capt Randall (who happens to be the spitting image of his great- great- great- great – grandson Frank who is Claire’s husband, don’t forget) but then I realized that Miss Mad was most upset with the darling charming hot Scotsman Jamie.
he beat up his wife.
Apparently, this is a deal-breaker. No way this man could be forgiven.
See, Madeline said she got to a point that just infuriated her and so she skipped to the end to see if Claire and (this man) ended up together and they did and she got so mad that she ended up going back and reading the whole darn thing and it still upsets her to no end! So I had to read it just to find out what was so infuriating and how I would react.
I liked the experience of reading it, I did. I had to find out what happened next! (what I REALLY wanted to know was if Claire made it back ‘home’.)
Alas, not in THIS book. (?)
RATING: Three slices of pie. I found the botany stuff (and the lots of descriptions) enjoyable. But there was too much gosh darn crazy violent happenings. Not enough fear and confusion on Claire’s part of what she was really doing in 1743 Scotland. I didn’t get swept away. (Meaning, I won’t be reading any more of the series anytime soon.)