December 10, 2008

The Drums of Autmum

The fourth installment of Diana's Outlander series was not as good as the first three...but still a very interesting read.
This book follows Jamie and Claire as they try to build a new life in America.  We also get to hear more from their children and we get a little trip to Lallybroch (one of my favorite fictional places). 

One of the things I love most about Diana's books are the history.  It is so fun to travel back in time.  She writes everything so well, you almost feel as it you were there.  I have learned quite a bit reading her books, and can say I am truly grateful that I live during the time that I do with hot showers, flushing toilets, an grocery stores. I have loved reading about Claire and her adventures in medicine.  I can't imagine how frustrated she must be trying to treat her patients with herbs and natural medicine...given all her knowledge from the future.  

As I approach the end of the series (well until she writes another book...2009!) I am getting a little sad.  I love being apart of these characters lives, as rich as they are....they will be missed.


Granny and Gramps said...

I love to read your book reports on these books. My thoughts are reflected in your's. II agree it is best to be living in this time, but it would be nice to go back and visit my ancestors. Would sure help my genealogy research along. I too liked some of the books better than others. It is howeververy interesting how questions from , say book one, are answered in a much later book. You may have even forgotten it, but Diana remembers all. I don't know how she keeps it all in her head. Gramps

Caleb said...

Your a machine April. My wife has been doing likewise with: Goose Girl & Princess Academy.