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Posted September 23, 2011
This book is very simplistic but leaves a lot of questions unanswered and expects the reader to make quite a leap to think noone would report a missing person on the heroine. It bothered me that a 17th century doctor made a diagnosis of infection when it wasn't until the late 19th century that the development of germ theory was made by Louis Pasteur. The dialogue of the Scottish character was not decipherable at times. All the "Ah"'s for "I"s and so forth made him seem to have the mentality of a child. Some dialect is fine, but not when you have to stop & spend time trying to figure out what he's saying. Other things didn't seem to fit what I have read about this time period. I didn't think that bath houses were the norm in the late 1600's, rather that if one immersed themselves in water frequently they ran the chance of getting sick. One thing I did like was that the author didn't use soft porn in her novel as some authors do. All things considered, Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series is a better read, at least the first 3 books.
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Posted October 26, 2012
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