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1. We FINALLY get to the scene we’ve all been waiting for. You know what I’m talking about–yay sexytimes! What were your impressions? Was it what you were expecting? Or did you want more?
To me? The sexytimes in this whole book were perfect! Jamie and Claire’s relationship seems so natural and real. Really? It’s my ideal relationship – it’s not all fluff, but they have an honest and sincere relationship with real problems and real love. So it all added up to a “perfect experience” in my thoughts!
2. I know that some readers thus far have been bothered by the fact of Claire being married to Frank but still being involved with Jamie, despite the different time periods. Does their time as newlyweds change anyone’s opinion of that? If not, now what are you thinking of the situation?
To me, by this point? I had all but forgotten about Frank and he was only a memory when Claire would bring him up. The situation around Claire and Frank’s marriage was so unique (having been separated for so long due to the war) that I think it made it easier for me to forget their relationship. Besides, he was just so stiff, and Jamie so real. (Team Jamie!! *lol* )
3. What did you think about the “waterhorse” that Claire saw? Why do you think Peter was so spooked? And what do you think this means for Claire?
I still grin everytime this section is mentioned – I think, like most people, I was thinking “Woah! Nessie!” It wasn’t until AFTER I’d finished the book and was talking it over with a good friend that I got it… *blush*
4. If you were Claire and you were knowingly in the vicinity of the stones, would you have done the same thing she did?
I think given her experience when she’s first come through the stones? I would have been really hesitant to go out on my own. Not to mention the obvious relationship building with Jamie? I’d like to think – out of respect to my husband- that I’d try it. But in reality? I don’t think I’d try, I think I’d stay put…
5. What do you think about Captain Randall? How do you think the family resemblance between him and Frank affects Claire and particularly her relationship with Jamie?
I have a hard time answering this question – having read the entire book and keeping spoilers out of it. But I don’t think anyone can blame Claire for the resemblance shaking her up. But most everyone I’ve talked with about this? They said the same thing I am about to say – it has a huge toll on my personal opinion of Frank, and I’ve always wondered if Diana Gabaldon did that intentionally? Because I feel like I’m not being fair to Frank because of this.
I do think that Randall is a necessary evil – he keeps Frank tied to the story, he stirs the pot. Really? He’s the perfect villain!