Written in My Own Heart's Blood - Diana Gabaldon

Written in My Own Heart's Blood

By Diana Gabaldon

  • Release Date: 2014-06-10
  • Genre: Historical
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 2,076 Ratings)

Book Synopsis


In her now classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon told the story of Claire Randall, an English ex-combat nurse who walks through a stone circle in the Scottish Highlands in 1946, and disappears . . . into 1743. The story unfolded from there in seven bestselling novels, and CNN has called it “a grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries].” Now the story continues in Written in My Own Heart’s Blood.
1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, and George Washington’s troops leave Valley Forge in pursuit. At this moment, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife, his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is, and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamie’s wife, Claire, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the pieces.
The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in twentieth-century Scotland. Or not. In fact, Brianna is  searching for her own son, who was kidnapped by a man determined to learn her family’s secrets. Her husband, Roger, has ventured into the past in search of the missing boy . . . never suspecting that the object of his quest has not left the present. Now, with Roger out of the way, the kidnapper can focus on his true target: Brianna herself.
Written in My Own Heart’s Blood is the brilliant next chapter in a masterpiece of the imagination unlike any other.

Praise for Written in My Own Heart’s Blood
“[Written in My Own Heart’s Blood] features all the passion and swashbuckling that fans of this historical fantasy series have come to expect.”People
“Another breakneck, rip-roaring, oh-so-addictive page-turner from Gabaldon . . . Take a deep breath, jump aboard, and enjoy the ride.”Library Journal

“With her Outlander series, Gabaldon . . . successfully [juggles] a sizable and captivating cast of characters; developing thrilling plotlines that borrow equally from adventure, history, and romance; and meticulously integrating a wealth of fascinating period details into the story without slowing down the pace. The result is a sprawling and enthralling saga that is guaranteed to keep readers up long past their bedtimes.”Booklist (starred review)

From the Hardcover edition.

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Latest Impressions

  • The Love Story of Jamie and Claire continues

    By crazyboutappaloosas
    I love these books so much. I can’t wait for the next book to come out. This love story is the best I’ve ever read!
  • MOBY

    By Deannabannana
    My favorite of all 8 books 📚 Can’t wait for Number 9!!!
  • Outlander Series

    By MStutts
    My sister-in-law recommended that I read the first book, "Outlander", because she thought I might enjoy reading the novel. That was an understatement. I have read each of Diana Gabaldon's novels repeatedly and often. "Outlander" itself has been read so often, the book is falling apart. Her most recent novel, "Written in My Own Heart's Blood" is a brilliant addition to the series. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading Claire and Jamie's continuing love story and I will be anxiously awaiting the next installment in their timeless adventures. I was especially heartened by the ending to this most recent novel. I don't want to spoil the ending for others, but I can't wait for another novel! I just re-read this novel and it was just as brilliant the second time around! The
  • Outlander Series

    By Opincar
    Just finished the outlander series, wow I want more....Beautifully written leaves you breathless
  • Loved it!

    By StricklyCute
    Filled with love, adventure, drama and history. I couldn't put it down.
  • Outlander

    By ireaneW
    I loved it. Didn't want to finish it. Ireane Whiteman
  • Loved every minute

    By Southern Yankee Honey Bee Co
    I just loved the end can't wait for the next one
  • A little more proofreading would have helped...

    By glaphron
    While the excellence of language and characters that I have come to expect from a Gabaldon novel are here, along with the compelling story, this one is full of holes and inconsistencies. Characters emerge in places where they have no reason to be. And they behave in ways that their access to information does not justify. I do sincerely hope that we have not heard the last from Fraser's Ridge. There do seem to be a few tantalizing threads left untucked. It would be a shame to loose touch with such treasured friends. But I would hope for more in the way of continuity moving forward...
  • Loved this book start to finish!

    By MLA Scottaholic
    This book zeros in on the main characters who by this 8th novel I am truly passionate about! I always have to read the Outlander books more than once because I speed read to find out how things shake out. I was very pleased at how this book ended!
  • Not as good

    By Nicholson5
    This is my least favorite of the entire series. It didn't hold my attention and storyline said not flow like the others. I was hoping to be taken away with this book I have waited patiently for, but it wasn't worth the wait.