The Fiery Cross- Diana Gabaldon

Leah Courtney
The Fiery Cross (Outlander)

The Fiery Cross was the fifth installment in The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.  I'm sure my readers are getting a little tired of my gushings of praise for each one of these novels, but I must say again, I loved it.

In this book, Jamie and Claire, along with their daughter Brianna and her husband Roger, are facing the beginnings of the Revolutionary War in 18th century America.  Jamie, as the head of a small group of settlers on Fraser's Ridge, heads up a militia unit in support of the English crown.

My only complaint about the series, at this point, is that the books seem to be longer and longer.  The events seem to be a little drawn out.  I still think Gabaldon is a fantastic author who can make characters come alive and make history come alive to her readers.  And I deeply love Jamie Fraser, the rough and rugged Scottish Highlander, and his wife Claire, with her wry wit and humor and knowledge of another time.  I'm even beginning to love Brianna and Roger more and more- especially with their son, baby Jemmy.  I can't wait to read book 6, and I have a feeling I shall greatly miss them all when the series is over.

As always, my brief disclaimer: this series has some adult situations and some adult language.  Read with discretion.

Leah Courtney / Author & Editor

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