Carol Blogs. Tracey Tweets. James Alexander Malcolm Mackenzie Fraser means to take his time about it, aye?
Oh give it a go - I'd like to hear your opinion anyway.
Prolly too early to say I don't like it (I think I'm in chapter 3 or 4), but I definitely think the writing is very...simplistic. Nathaniel seems like a nice young chap tho... :-)
Ha! Did I Tracey's reaction, or what?! How far are you?? I'm verra excited! :-DTracey, I can see what you mean about the writing. But I still love it. :-)
**um, did I "predict" Tracey's reaction, that is. ;-)
Hi Carole,Glad you're liking the Into the Wilderness series. Jamie and Claire Fraser are actually mentioned at some point. Here's another series for you: I just read the first book in the The Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger. It's set in Victorian England and features a very intelligent self-professed spinster (she's only 26, I think), who likes to solve mysteries and think deep thoughts. She's also a preternatural--a soul-less person, who can neutralize vampires and werewolves just with a touch of her hand. The vampires, ghosts, and werewolves are just part of English society. The main character gets involved (love story here) with a Lord Maccon--head of the local werewolves pack. So, the series is social satire, historical, and something called "steampunk." The book is pretty funny, there's a mystery, and the explanation of how vampires and werewolves were responsible for the expansion of the English Empire is a hoot! Check it out...! The first book in the series is Soul-less. --Julie in Montclair
Oh yay!And yes, Cari, you totally called Tracey's reaction.
Nathaniel is a nice chap, Tracey. I think it's a good call on the writing. It's not quite as rich as one might hope for.I would compare this book to Outlander in that it starts pretty slowly, then picks up and becomes much more enjoyable. I think it's worth the read.
I'll be curious to see what you guys think. I just finished the second book a few week ago and have the 3rd, 4th & 5th here as well. I'm trying to space them out a bit though so I don't get burned out. I am really enjoying the series but I think reading the Outlander books first has really tainted the series for me. So many times while reading it all I can think of is "this is such a rip off of Diana's books". Too many similar things happening I think. BUT I do like them cuz I'm a sucker for historical fiction no matter what it is and I'll keep reading them. I just think I would have enjoyed them much more if I hadn't read Diana's first.
ITW was only okay. I think I need more back-and-forth tension before I can buy into a relationship. It was a little too easy in ITW. ...Can't wait to hear what you think as you keep reading! :)
I'm not sure why but the Wildnerness blog won't let me post on it. Every time I try it says to 'select profile' but when I try nothing drops down and it won't let me post. Any ideas??
I loved this book right from the first page! (perhaps that makes me a simpleton? ha)
No!! I'm starting freak out like I did when people were writing negative comments about TBH when you first started! Just read it, and try to let it stand on it's own without comparisons to Outlander. I know it's hard when we're such huge fans but Sara Donati tells a great story that I was sucked into for 6 books! I really loved it. It's not Outlander and I don't mean that in a negative way at all.
I'm with Jen J. and Hildy - just enjoy them for what they are, and don't compare them to Outlander (they're really not that similar, except that they're both historical fiction/romances set in the 1700s). I'm not sure what I'm allowed to post here (dinna want to spoil for anyone who hasn't started the series yet), but I thought that the lack of conflict was refreshing. I just started book 3 this weekend, and I'm really enjoying it so far. :-)
BTW, me too, Brandy. I can't seem to post on the ITW Purg site. Carol???
Sorry about the comments! All is fixed! Go forth and comment! :)
Have my book on order at the library, hope it comes in soon so I can join in the fun!
Maybe I just read him different but I think Nathaniel is pretty hot.
Nat is totally hot.
Hildy (aka, Hot-4-Nat),agreed.
This is on my very long TBR list too. But I have to finish OL series first.
*downloading Into the Wilderness as we speak.* Looking forward to this series. I recently finished TBH and started rereading Outlander.This will be a good fall read I think.
Yey! I can dish with the Staceys! :)
Thank you reading the book. I read the whole series and loved it. I can't wait to hear all the opinions’.
Nathaniel is swoon-worthy, but I was underwhelmed by the book. I didn't go on to book 2.
I tried to read it a while back, but just couldn't get through it. I'm wondering if it's worth it to go back and try again. I just compare everything to either Outlander or The Bronze Horseman..
I have read the entire Wilderness series and really enjoyed it. No, it isn't Outlander, but it is still a good story AND the series is finished, so you get to know what happens in the end. I thought the way Donati ended the series was great.I also vote for The Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger. It is different and very humorous. I hate that there is only one book left in the series. I wish it would continue.
Thanks for the recommendation, Jane!! I just put it on my TBR list on GoodReads. Sounds verra interesting!