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 Heart's
1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves
Philadelphia, and George Washington's 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, Jamie's 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 family's 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 Heart's Blood is the brilliant next
chapter in a masterpiece of the imagination unlike any other.