WRITTEN IN MY OWN
HEART’S BLOOD is the eighth novel in the world-famous OUTLANDER series.
In June of 1778, the world turns upside-down. The British army withdraws
from Philadelphia, George Washington prepares to move from Valley Forge
in pursuit, and Jamie Fraser comes back from the dead to discover that
his best friend has married Jamie’s wife. The ninth Earl of Ellesmere
discovers to his horror that he is in fact the illegitimate son of the
newly-resurrected Jamie Fraser (a rebel and a Scottish criminal!) and
Jamie’s nephew Ian Murray discovers that his new-found cousin has an eye
for Ian’s Quaker betrothed.
Meanwhile, Claire Fraser deals with an asthmatic duke, Benedict Arnold, and the fear that one of her husbands may have murdered the other. And in the 20th century, Jamie and Claire’s daughter Brianna is thinking that things are probably easier in the 18th century: her son has been kidnapped, her husband has disappeared into the past, and she’s facing a vicious criminal with nothing but a stapler in her hand. Fortunately, her daughter has a miniature cricket bat and her mother’s pragmatism.
The best of historical fiction with a Moebius twist, WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD weaves the fibers of a family’s life through the tapestry of historical drama.
Diana Jean Gabaldon Watkins (born 1952) is an American author of Mexican-American and English ancestry. Diana Gabaldon is her maiden name, and the one she uses professionally.
Diana Gabaldon is the author of the best-selling Outlander series. Her books are difficult to classify by genre, since they contain elements of romantic fiction, historical fiction, and science fiction (in the form of time travel).
Photo: Picture of the author Diana Gabaldon during a book signing held in Fergus, Ontario (during the Scottish Festival) on August 11, 2007. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons.