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The Fraser family is finally united, and Brianna and Roger have married and had a child. However, the coming revolution complicates matters, as both Jamie and Roger are sucked into the fighting. The crown expects the men to fight for them, but both Jamie and Roger know that their cause is doomed to failure. Claire and Brianna must find the safest solution for their family and their loves, using their time-travelling knowledge of the future.
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The review of this Book prepared by fran laniado

Delacorte, Oct 2001, 27.95, 976pp.
ISBN: 0385315279

    In 1770 the Colonial Governor of North Carolina Tryon drafts Jamie Fraser to head up a militia that is to help rout the rebellious Regulators. Jamie names his son-in-law Roger MacKenzie, who just married his daughter Briana, as an officer in his unit. Roger makes it clear that Jemmy is his son regardless of whether it his seed or that of Bree's rapist Stephen Bonnet. While Claire practices medicine, Jamie continues to search for information on Bonnet.

    Bonnet and an associate accost Jamie's Aunt Jocasta and her new husband in their home in search of gold brought from Scotland during the last failed Stuart effort to regain the throne. The adventures of Jamie, Roger, Claire and Bree continue as they struggle with health problems and finding Bonnet.

    The latest adventures of Diana Gabaldron's time traveling trio and Jamie are as exciting and insightful as any of its predecessors. Readers see inside the character's hearts and know they remain true to form. The audience also obtains a wondrous look at North Carolina prior to the Revolution. The story line is loaded with action through the deeds and motives of the four prime players. Fans of the series will be delighted with this novel and there are threads left dangling for another mega epic from the great author.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899    -   American "colonial" era Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   war bringing lovers together Making a living subplot    -   Yes Making a living:    -   office romance among coworkers Time Travel    -   Yes Type of time travel    -   present to past Family focus?    -   Yes Family, loving    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   laborer/blue collar    -   warrior/knight Age/status:    -   40's-50's Sex makes him    -   confident    -   blissful    -   mature    -   sensitive

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   40's-50's Profession/status:    -   doctor/medical Magical/mental powers of main antagonist:    -   teleportation Effect of sexing    -   confident    -   blissful    -   mature


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   50% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes Focus of story    -   equally on two couples How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   5-9 sex acts

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