#RollBackWeek Review: The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon

#RollBackWeek Review: The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon
The Fiery Cross
Book Info

Released: August 30th 2005
Series: Outlander #5
Pages: 1443

Recommended Read!

“One thing is for sure… No one can write like Diana Gabaldon can.”
~ Under the Covers

Continuing the epic saga of Jamie and Claire, THE FIERY CROSS is rife with the trials and tribulations of our favorite characters. Gabaldon keeps things interesting with the various twists that occur in this book. However, my favorite aspect of this book has to be the small, intimate family moments sprinkled throughout. It’s not a strange notion, especially now with five books in the series that the characters feel a lot like family to the reader. If you’re anything like me, you love and there are even moments where you hate them. However, no matter what you feel like you already know them. So as Gabaldon explores the lives of the others like Brianna and Rogers, etc, everyone becomes one big family by the end.

I’ve been in the mood for epic romance sages. After trying and enjoying THE BRONZE HORSEMAN, I went straight into this one and found that Gabaldon’s writing style and voice can be considered a character itself. There’s so many layers to her writing and the attention to detail in each scene is all due to the amount of research she does for these books. I read somewhere that it takes her 2-3 years to write one of these books and it amazes me because I can only assume that the writing journey is just as long and consuming as the books are for readers. One thing is for sure… No one can write like Diana Gabaldon can.

Favorite Quote:

“Bedding her could be anything from tenderness to riot, but to take her when she was a bit the worse for drink was always a particular delight.

Intoxicated, she took less care for him than usual; abandoned and oblivious to all but her own pleasure, she would rake him, bite him – and beg him to serve her so, as well.

He loved the feeling of power in it, the tantalizing choice between joining her at once in animal lust, or of holding himself-for a time- in check, so as to drive her at his whim.”






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About Diana Gabaldon

Diana Jean Gabaldon Watkins grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona and is of Mexican-American and English descent. She has earned three degrees: a B.S. in Zoology, a M.S. in Marine Biology, and a Ph.D in Ecology.

She currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona .


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  1. Thanks for the review, I started book 2 but put it down because I wasn’t happy how it started. (It really pissed me off actually but I think I’m over my snit and ready to give it another go.)

    1. Ah, Amy. Don’t worry. There are plenty of times where I have been mad or upset with many of the things that happen in this series. But the characters for me have made me want to read on. I’ve grown attached to them and need to know where they end up.

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