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By Diana Gabaldon

With her vintage novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon brought unforgettable characters—Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser—delighting readers with a narrative of experience and love that spanned centuries. Now Gabaldon returns to that notable time and position during this shiny, strong sequel to Outlander.
For two decades, Claire Randall has saved her secrets and techniques. yet now she is returning together with her grown daughter to the mysteries of Scotland’s mist-shrouded Highlands.
right here Claire plans to bare a fact as surprising because the occasions that gave it delivery: the key of an historic circle of status stones, the key of a love that transcends centuries, and the reality of a guy named Jamie Fraser—a Highland warrior whose gallantry as soon as drew the younger Claire from the safety of her century to the risks of his.
Claire’s spellbinding trip maintains in the course of the intrigue-ridden French court docket and the threat of Jacobite plots, to the Highlands of Scotland, via warfare and demise in a determined struggle to avoid wasting either the kid and the guy she loves.

Praise for Dragonfly in Amber
“Diana Gabaldon is a born storyteller. . . . The pages virtually flip themselves.”The Arizona Republic
“A triumph! a robust story layered in heritage and fantasy. I enjoyed each page.”—Nora Roberts
“Compulsively readable.”Publishers Weekly

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