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tickledtrout | 16:38 Sat 17th Nov 2007 | Arts & Literature
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Has any one read anything by the above and would you recommend her?


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Absolutely, if you like time travelling. I've read them all from Cross Stitch (also published as Outlander), Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross and
will soon start on A Breath of Snow and Ashes. In that order, each book is a unit, but better as a continuing story.
They're hefty volumes but the story about a nurse who lands in the middle of the Jacobite Rebellion after going through a circle of stones in the Scottish Highlands is written with humour and is interwoven with historical fact.
Try Cross Stitch first and see how you like it.

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Thankyou, Cross stitch was the one I had looked at
Hi there tickledtrout

I have to say that unless you are a fan of mills and boon claptrap then don't bother with this. I was given a copy of Cross stitch and thought it was chronic......full of tripe like 'he swaggered through the heather with his kilts flowing in the breeze his muscles rippling' swoon swoon ARRGGH!!!
And as for her supposedly 'Scottish' narrative, there's not much to pick between that and Mel Gibson's absolutely shocking attempt at a Scottish accent in Braveheart.

Historically incorrect over romanticised rubbish IMO ("Jamie made a fire in a sheltered spot, and sat down next to it. The rain had eased to a faint drizzle that misted the air and spangled my eyelashes with rainbows when I looked at the flames") However if thats your thing then go for it.

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Thanks for the info twaflooers (ace name by the way). No thats not my thing at all, suffering through that type of narrative at the moment with Barbara Taylor Bradford's Ravenscar trilogy. Looks like I will have to give this some thought
You're very welcome tickledtrout. Bit of a scathing review of her work I'm afraid but it is of course just my opinion. I know that lots of women do enjoy that kind of book (my mother in law loves them) but they're not for me I'm afraid. Perhaps its an age thing ;-) lol.

Hope you find something rivetting to read soon x


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