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Terugkeer naar Inverness by Diana Gabaldon

Terugkeer naar Inverness (original 1991; edition 2013)

by Diana Gabaldon, Annemarie Lodewijk

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For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotland's majestic mist-shrouded hills. Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as stunning as the events that gave it birth: about the mystery of an ancient circle of standing stones ... about a love that transcends the boundaries of time ... and about James Fraser, a Scottish warrior whose gallantry once drew a young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his. Now a legacy of blood and desire will test her beautiful copper-haired daughter, Brianna, as Claire's spellbinding journey of self-discovery continues in the intrigue-ridden Paris court of Charles Stuart ... in a race to thwart a doomed Highlands uprising ... and in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves.… (more)
Title:Terugkeer naar Inverness
Authors:Diana Gabaldon
Other authors:Annemarie Lodewijk
Info:Amsterdam Boekerij 2013
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Not as compelling as the first two books in the series. This one got off to a *really* slow start but luckily the adventure picked up again. However, while the first two books had the battle at Culloden driving the plot this one seemed a bit meandering and directionless. I was pleasantly surprised by the all the plot twists and how well they worked and how characters you thought were gone or insignificant would show back up. ( )
  nicole_a_davis | Dec 7, 2019 |
The second book, like the first, is epic in length, continuing the rich and wonderful relationship between Jamie and Claire. It shows the lengths they will go to in order to maintain the relationship and how good intentions cannot always change the future. Steeped again in witchcraft and mysticism this alluded to a century which saw massive change in both Scotland and England. A time when Catholicism was still viewed with suspicion and the void left by the enlightenment was to be filled by darker ideas, especially at the end of the century.

The story begins in 1968 with Claire and her daughter returning to Scotland after the death of the Reverend. Written in the third person this tells of Roger’s interest in Brianna, he was only a boy in the previous book. Claire wants him to search for survivors of Culloden. In his research he discovers Claire went missing and came back pregnant. He assumes Brianna does not know her real father, believing this is the reason for coming back to Scotland.

The story then goes back to Claire and Jamie in France and returns to the first person and Claire’s story. She tells how Jamie suffers from sea sickness on the journey, how he runs his cousin’s import business while researching sponsors for the Jacobite cause. Jamie’s business interests keep him close to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite cause, while they secretly seek to prevent the events which will lead to Culloden. When Charles Stuart lands in Scotland and draws pledges from the clans, including putting Jamie’s name to the list of supporters Culloden seems inevitable.

When Collum McKenzie dies it is Dougal who succeeds him as clan leader and overhearing a conversation believes Jamie to be betraying the Jacobite cause. In the ensuing fight Dougal is killed and Jamie insists Claire return to her own time for the sake of the baby.

Back in modern day Scotland we return to the third person and Rogers story. Claire in an attempt to change fate looks for Geilis Duncan to try and persuade her not to go. Like the first book the second ends with a satisfying conclusion, Claire finds out what happens to Jamie, but leaves the door open for the next book, with the question, will she return to Jamie or stay with her daughter.

In common with the first book this is beautifully written and there are some interesting points about the court of Versailles, but I suspect the passages in Scotland are more historically accurate than those of France. This did not diminish my enjoyment of the book. I really liked the introduction of her daughter Brianna who obviously idolised her father Frank and shows the other side of this three-way, complicated relationship. ( )
  TraceyMadeley | Nov 30, 2019 |
More like a 3.75 out of 5 stars ... Mostly, because the beginning was as dull as ditchwater. It picked up though, eventually. Push through the meh if you liked Outlander, but if you didn't then you probably won't like this book either. ( )
  MoniqueSnyman | Oct 3, 2019 |
I spent a long time trying to get through the part where they are in France. That was not so enjoyable as the rest of the novel. ( )
  tekknolagi | Aug 18, 2019 |
If you read this right after Outlander be aware it starts with Claire back to present with a 20 year old daughter Brianna and Claire is now a doctor and a widow. The beginning starts a bit slow as Claire meets with Robert to research survivors from the battle at Culloden. She tells them the story of what happened the year before the Stuart Rising, her and Jamie's part and how she was returned to the present. Be aware there is a rape scene. Diana doesn't hide any of the ugliness of the time, rich in detail fo the history and the realities of the time. I found myself not always liking our main characters and then hurting for them.
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  wyldheartreads | Jun 20, 2019 |
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