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Written in my own heart's blood :

Gabaldon, Diana,

Written in my own heart's blood : a novel / Written in my own hearts blood Diana Gabaldon. - First edition. - xv, 825 pages : genealogical table ; 25 cm. - Outlander ; 8 . - Gabaldon, Diana. Outlander novels ; 8. .

Genealogical table on endpapers. Sequel to: An echo in the bone.

Includes bibliographical references.

It is June 1778, and the world seems to be turning upside-down. The British Army is withdrawing from Philadelphia, with George Washington in pursuit, and for the first time, it looks as if the rebels might actually win. But for Claire Fraser and her family, there are even more tumultuous revolutions that have to be accommodated. Her former husband, Jamie, has returned from the dead, demanding to know why in his absence she married his best friend, Lord John Grey. Lord John's son, the ninth Earl of Ellesmere, is no less shocked to discover that his real father is actually the newly resurrected Jamie Fraser, and Jamie's nephew Ian Murray discovers that his new-found cousin has an eye for the woman who has just agreed to marry him. And while Claire is terrified that one of her husbands may be about to murder the other, in the 20th century her descendants face even more desperate turns of events. "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...Now the story continues in Written in My Own Heart's Blood. 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"--Provided by publisher.

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Fraser, Jamie (Fictitious character)--Fiction.
Randall, Claire (Fictitious character)--Fiction.
Scottish Americans--Fiction.
Time travel--Fiction.


United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Fiction.


Romance fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Historical fiction.

PS3557.A22 / W85 2014

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