Thursday, May 1, 2014

Book Review Thursday - 5/2

I guess it has been a while since I have reviewed anything. Mostly it was due to the 2 week blog break. :)

Last month, I finished An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon - Book 7 of the Outlander series. Book 8 comes out in June and I wanted to get ready to listen to it and needed to catch up. I've already pre-ordered the Audible version of the new book!

In 1777 America, the Revolutionary War is starting and Claire and Jamie are in the thick of it. After their house on Fraser's Ridge burned to the ground, they have little to tie them to the area for the time being and have decided to travel back to Scotland. This turns out to be a year long journey with many stops along the way.

At the same time in 1980's, Brianna and Rodger are reading about the journey to Scotland through letters from Jamie and Claire that were saved for them. They are also making Lollybroch their home and trying to help the children adjust to modern times while they struggle through themselves.

These books are wonderfully written with amazing details. While Audible lists the length as just shy of 46 hours, the time flies with the storyline and the wonderful narration. I'm eagerly waiting for the next book to hear how the cliff hangers play out.

If you have not read this series, what is stopping you?

I also finished the third Joe Pickett novel, Winterkill, by C. J. Box. Joe is investigating the murder of a forest service supervisor after he went on a crazy shooting spree killing too many elk than he should have and many more than he would have been able to clean and take off the mountain with him. It seems like too much of a coincidence that a group of anti-government survivalists show up at the same time and set up camp in the forest campground. Part of that group is Jeannie Keeley, April's mother. Jeannie had abandoned April and Joe and Mary Beth took her in as their own and had been working on adopting her. Jeannie goes to a judge to regain custody of April and takes her back to the camp. And Joe is hell bent on saving April and bringing her home.

There was a lot going on in this book and a lot of new characters, but the story line moved along and the action kept up. I've been enjoying the descriptions of the land and Wyoming in these books. And the different aspects of life that Joe faces while being a game warden.

What are you reading?

1 comment:

Ted and Donna said...

Jill, what about the TV series? Has it been done?