Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon; 880 pages
With little money and friends few and far between, Jamie and Claire must find a way to survive in the New World. After having landed in the Carolinas, Jamie makes the decision to go to his aunt, Jocasta Cameron, for help. However, he may find a little more than he bargained for when he gets there. Put in a tough spot, Jamie has a decision to make that will impact the life of his family.
“The breeze stirred the air above us with the sound of Angels’ wings, and we fell slowly asleep together, as the moonlight bathed us in its ageless peace.”
I love love love Diana Gabaldon’s writing. It’s just so beautiful.
I really enjoyed this book. What I didn’t put in my description is that we hear from Brianna and Roger more in this book as well. I didn’t mention them because I went from being indifferent to their storyline to hating it at times. Not so much Roger but definitely Brianna. She could have been such a sympathetic character but her actions, words, and decisions made her completely obnoxious. She acted like she knew everything about everything and only she knew what was best for her and only she deserved to know all the information and everyone else be damned. I wanted to slap her so bad. Her secrets and lies and lack of common sense nearly got Roger killed and nearly tore her family apart. I could not stand her by the end of the book. She never even acknowledged that she did anything wrong.
Everything else about the book was wonderful though! Jamie and Claire are life goals. Their relationship is far from perfect but it works so well and they know each other to a tee. I love the way they talk and act around each other, how they know each other’s strengths and weaknesses and that they know how to take care of each other. And their adventures are always fun to read about!
I can’t wait to get to The Fiery Cross!!
Next review: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins