Welcome to a special edition of Book Beginnings hosted by Rose City Reader. Well, it is special for me because today I am writing about the eighth Outlander novel called “Written In My Own Heart’s Blood” by Diana Gabaldon. It follows the story of Jamie and Claire during the start of the Revolutionary War. Here are the first lines:
“June 16, 1778
The forest between Philadelphia and Valley Forge
Ian Murray stood with a stone in his hand, eyeing the ground he’d chosen. A small clearing, out of the way, up among a scatter of great lichened boulders, under the shadow of firs and at the foot of a big red cedar; a place where no casual passerby would go, but not inaccessible. He meant to bring them up here – the family.”
Whenever I read one of Ms. Gabaldon’s books, I just get lost in it. I could read for hours at a time (if that were possible with a full time job and a household to take care). I was overjoyed to read it, but sad to see it end. Bring on number 9!!