From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes a deeply moving novel about the resilience of the human spirit in a moment of crisis.
Diana O’Toole is perfectly on track. She will be married by thirty, done having kids by thirty-five, and move out to the New York City suburbs, all while climbing the professional ladder in the cutthroat art auction world. She’s not engaged just yet, but she knows her boyfriend, Finn, a surgical resident, is about to propose on their romantic getaway to the Galápagos—days before her thirtieth birthday. Right on time.
But then a virus that felt worlds away has appeared in the city, and on the eve of their departure, Finn breaks the news: It’s all hands on deck at the hospital. He has to stay behind. You should still go, he assures her, since it would be a shame for all of their nonrefundable trip to go to waste. And so, reluctantly, she goes.
Almost immediately, Diana’s dream vacation goes awry. The whole island is now under quarantine, and she is stranded until the borders reopen. Completely isolated, she must venture beyond her comfort zone. Slowly, she carves out a connection with a local family when a teenager with a secret opens up to Diana, despite her father’s suspicion of outsiders.
Diana finds herself examining her relationships, her choices, and herself—and wondering if when she goes home, she too will have evolved into someone completely different.
The past may seem the safest place to be . . . but it is the most dangerous time to be alive. . . .
Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall were torn apart by the Jacobite Rising in 1743, and it took them twenty years to find each other again. Now the American Revolution threatens to do the same.
It is 1779 and Claire and Jamie are at last reunited with their daughter, Brianna, her husband, Roger, and their children on Fraser’s Ridge. Having the family together is a dream the Frasers had thought impossible.
Yet even in the North Carolina backcountry, the effects of war are being felt. Tensions in the Colonies are great and local feelings run hot enough to boil Hell’s tea-kettle. Jamie knows loyalties among his tenants are split and it won’t be long until the war is on his doorstep.
Brianna and Roger have their own worry: that the dangers that provoked their escape from the twentieth century might catch up to them. Sometimes they question whether risking the perils of the 1700s—among them disease, starvation, and an impending war—was indeed the safer choice for their family.
Not so far away, young William Ransom is still coming to terms with the discovery of his true father’s identity—and thus his own—and Lord John Grey has reconciliations to make, and dangers to meet . . . on his son’s behalf, and his own.
Meanwhile, the Revolutionary War creeps ever closer to Fraser’s Ridge. And with the family finally together, Jamie and Claire have more at stake than ever before
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Susanne: Oh wait think there is one on the 18th of June but that's it
May 31, 2021 16:57:56 GMT
Hippiejo: Morning everyone. Hope you have a good day today
Jun 8, 2021 7:11:58 GMT
Susanne: The evening I decide I want to watch Denmark's opening match at the European Championship and one of the Danish players falls to the ground and needs CPR. Never seen something so horrible on live television.
Jun 12, 2021 20:20:16 GMT
Deleted: I don't watch football, but saw the news about it online. Just terrible. I hope everyone is having a beautiful and quiet Sunday !!
Jun 13, 2021 7:35:34 GMT
Susanne: The Danish team will undergo therapy the next couple of days to process what happened plus the people at the stadium is urged to seek help if they feel the need for it.
Jun 13, 2021 8:43:34 GMT
Hippiejo: It was awful. The captain did a wonderful job of caring for him. Is there any update on how he's doing now Susanne?
Jun 14, 2021 20:42:01 GMT
Susanne: He's still in hospital undergoing various tests, but he is doing fine under the circumstances. A couple of his team mates visited him yesterday at the hospital. The captain was one of them and the goal keeper as they are close friends with him as well.
Jun 15, 2021 14:05:32 GMT
Susanne: So far tests have been fine and haven't showed anything wrong.
Jun 15, 2021 14:05:59 GMT
Susanne: The hospital he's at is the best in the country when it comes to heart deceases so if there is anything he will be in capable hands.
Jun 15, 2021 14:08:10 GMT
Hippiejo: Aah that's good to hear!
Jun 15, 2021 22:28:58 GMT
Susanne: Latest news. Christian Eriksen will get a pacemaker. A Dutch player who's at the European Championship has had the same procedure, so there is a chance for the Dane to get back on the field.
Jun 17, 2021 8:49:26 GMT
Susanne: And he's now had his operation and released from hospital.
Jun 18, 2021 18:55:02 GMT
Hippiejo: that's good news Susanne!
Jun 24, 2021 8:28:23 GMT
Hippiejo: hellooo anybody about?
Jun 27, 2021 9:33:45 GMT
Susanne: What a glorious morning. Denmark is in the semi-finals at the Euro Championship. Wednesday will be nerve wrecking, but I have hope
Jul 4, 2021 8:04:31 GMT
Hippiejo: hello all, hope you're all doing well. Sorry I've been away a few days, I've been busy in the garden and got absolutely sicked into the book club book at the weekend.
Jul 13, 2021 9:45:39 GMT
Hippiejo: ::785f7907-d695-4c66-952b-16efe91e85d6:: Happy Birthday to you... happy birthday to you... happy birthday dear Susanne... happy birthday to you!!! ::26d2c36e-9e62-487a-99c9-39543945f4a1::
Jul 30, 2021 10:05:38 GMT
Susanne: Just dropping in to say I'm still alive. Work is killing me and on the mends from a bad cold as well. The book is currently being transformed into book form, so waiting for it so I can give it the last approval before it goes into mass production.
Aug 30, 2021 17:46:56 GMT