Friday, May 14, 2010

A Lovely Birdhouse on the Bank of a River?

SPOILER ALERT: Dinna read unless you've finished the whole bloody series.

So last night around 3AM I had a visit from my 8 year old who I now know (one doctor's visit later) has strep throat. And while I was lying there trying to get back to sleep, all I could think of was Ian and Rachel.

Are they going to get married? I get the whole "Thee is my wolf" conversation (and loved it) but I don't see how that solves anything. As I once heard Drew Barrymore utter in Ever After: "A bird may love a fish, Signore, but where would they live?" If they get married - she'll be kicked out of the Meeting. Will she do it anyway? And if they don't get married, but live together, she'll be living in sin, and I dinna think Rachel would ever do anything of the sort.

Clearly I raced through this part and am missing something. I'm going back to read it right now. And since I'm home with "nuthin' to do, nowhere to go" - I'll be back shortly.


  1. Carol, ma dear, details, details...LOL

    If it's true love, they will have each other, I'm sure. And if Jamie and Claire ever get their butts back to the Ridge, they could live there with the rest of the gang, no problem. Isn't Lizzie still there with her twin lovers? I'm sure there is room for one more unconventional marriage there...

  2. Right Jeanie. Right right right. Gosh it's been a while since we were treated to any news of Lizzie and the Beardsleys. I hope we go back to the Ridge in the next book (although our time at Lallybroch was WAY TOO SHORT AND SAD in my opinion) and the Beardsley family is even more unbelievable than they were before.